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Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Named Professorships

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Named Professorships

The five women appointed to endowed chairs are Thu H. Le at the University of Rochester in New York, Laura McGuinn at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Olena Morozova Vaske at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Melyna J. Price at the University of Kentucky, and Hui Cao at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.

Academic Study Finds Social Media Breastfeeding Support Groups Can Have Many Positive Effects

Academic Study Finds Social Media Breastfeeding Support Groups Can Have Many Positive Effects

The results of the study by researchers at the the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Johns Hopkins University found that new mothers were more comfortable communicating their experiences, asking questions and seeking out support within social media groups made up of their peers. As a result, they were more confident in breastfeeding their child.

New Assignments for Seven Women Faculty Members at Major Universities

New Assignments for Seven Women Faculty Members at Major Universities

Here is this week’s listing of women faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions or have been assigned new duties.

New Administrative Posts for Eight Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Posts for Eight Women at Colleges and Universities

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at Universities

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at Universities

Autumn Tooms Cypres was appointed dean of the School of Education at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Sonya Hardin was named dean of the School of Nursing at the University of Louisville, and Tara Bubble was appointed dean of admission at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York.

Four Women Professors Selected to Receive Notable Awards

Four Women Professors Selected to Receive Notable Awards

The honorees are Elizabeth Wichmann-Walczak of the University of Hawaii, Esther Sans Takeuchi of Stony Brook University in New York, Heather McPherson of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Emily Tanner-Smith of the University of Oregon.

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

New Positions for Six Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

New Positions for Six Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

Here is this week’s listing of women faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions or have been assigned new duties.

Two Women Scholars Appointed to Chair Academic Departments at Schools of Public Health

Two Women Scholars Appointed to Chair Academic Departments at Schools of Public Health

Cora E. Lewis was named chair of the department of epidemiology in the School of Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Leslie Kantor was named the inaugural chair of the department of urban-global public health at the Mailman School of Public Health at Rutgers University in Newark New Jersey.

The New Chair of the American Art Therapy Association Is Christianne Strang

The New Chair of the American Art Therapy Association Is Christianne Strang

Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, the American Art Therapy Association has about 5,000 members including professional art therapists, students, educational institutions, and related mental health professionals. Dr. Strang is a research instructor in psychology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Eight Women in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Eight Women in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

The women in new administrative positions are Breona M. Hayes, Kay Wolf, Sondra Schreiber, Leanne M. Shank, Allyson Zazulia, Leandra Celaya, Tanya L. Jachimiak, and Eileen G. McLoughlin.

Four Women Academics Honored With Prestigious Awards

Four Women Academics Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Marianne Kulow of Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts, Robin E. Dock of Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina, Donna Slovensky of the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Toni Graham of Oklahoma State University.

The New President of the American Society of Transplantation

The New President of the American Society of Transplantation

Roslyn Bernstein Mannon is a professor of medicine and surgery and the director of research for the Comprehensive Transplant Institute at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Holly Richter to Lead the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons

Holly Richter to Lead the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons

Dr. Richter holds the J. Marion Sims Endowed Chair in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.