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In Memoriam: Ruth Ann Taylor Cade, 1937-2015

In Memoriam: Ruth Ann Taylor Cade, 1937-2015

Dr. Cade was the first women to earn a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering at Mississippi State University. She taught mathematics, computer science, and engineering at the University of Southern MIssissippi for 35 years.

Sixteen Women Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Sixteen Women Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of news of appointments of women to high-level administrative posts at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Judy Bonner to Step Down as President of the University of Alabama

Judy Bonner to Step Down as President of the University of Alabama

Dr. Bonner announced that she will step down from her post no later than September 2015. She plans on taking a sabbatical year and then return to her role as a professor in the department of human nutrition and hospitality at the university.

Honors Bestowed on Five Women Professors

Honors Bestowed on Five Women Professors

The women who won prestigious awards are Melissa Johnson of the University of Alabama, Natalia Peres of the University of Florida, Michelle Moseley-Christian of Virginia Tech, Dorothy D. Dunlop of Northwestern University, and Michela Gallagher of Johns Hopkins University.

University of Alabama Scholar Wins Book Award

University of Alabama Scholar Wins Book Award

Ellen Griffith Spears, an assistant professor in New College and the department of American studies at the University of Alabama is being honored by the medical care section of the American Public Health Association for her book on environmental racism.

In Memoriam: Judy Miles Merritt, 1943-2014

In Memoriam: Judy Miles Merritt, 1943-2014

Judy Merritt was the first woman to serve as a community college president in the state of Alabama. She served as president of Jefferson State Community College from 1979 to June 30, 2014.

University of Alabama Scholar Honored by the American Public Health Association

University of Alabama Scholar Honored by the American Public Health Association

Ellen G. Spears, assistant professor in the department of American studies at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, is being honored for her book on the long history of chemical pollution in Anniston, Alabama.

At the University of Alabama, 21 Black Women Accept Bids to Join Sororities

At the University of Alabama, 21 Black Women Accept Bids to Join Sororities

One year after a major uproar when it was revealed that no African American women were offered bids to join sororities at the University of Alabama, the university reports that all 21 Black women who registered for sorority recruitment this year received and accepted a bid.

University of Alabama's Cindy Hope Elected Chair of The Federal Demonstration Partnership

University of Alabama’s Cindy Hope Elected Chair of The Federal Demonstration Partnership

The Federal Demonstration Partnership includes representatives of 10 federal agencies and 119 institutions that receive federal research grants. Members of the group cooperate to identify, test, and implement new, more effective ways of managing the more than $15 billion in federal research grants.

Thirteen Women in New High-Level Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Thirteen Women in New High-Level Administrative Roles in Higher Education

The women taking on new assignments are Viji Murali, Tonia Moody, Pamela Ray, Megan Wilkinson, Mary Purvis, Angie Freeman Shephard, Kim Sims, Jeanette Kowalik, Naomi Powell, Megan Sanders, Lisa Cruces, Andrea Jenkins, and Judith E. Bergtraum.

Seven Women Named to Dean Positions at Major Universities

Seven Women Named to Dean Positions at Major Universities

The new deans are Bridgette Young Ross at Emory, Sheryl Fontaine at CalState, Fullerton, Beverly Wendland at Johns Hopkins, Vikki Vandiver at the University of Alabama, Ann B. Bain at the University of Arkansas Little Rock, Sharon Lovell at James Madison, and Tarrell Awe Agahe Portman at Winona State.

Ten Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Ten Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Yiyun Li, Rebecca Richards-Kortum, Viola L. Acoff, Helen Berman, Phebe Cramer, Nancy Folbre, Janet Corson-Rikert, Nancy Gertner, kacey Di Giacinto, and Dorinda Carter Andrews.

Gender Gap in Olympic Television Coverage Shrinks

Gender Gap in Olympic Television Coverage Shrinks

Men’s events made up 45.4 percent of the total coverage, women’s events were shown 41.4 percent of the time and events with both men and women (pairs figure skating and ice dancing) took up 13.2 percent of the coverage.

Seven Women Academics Honored With Prestigious Awards

Seven Women Academics Honored With Prestigious Awards

The women who are being honored with notable awards are Huda Akil, Suzie Allard, Jionna Carjuzaa, Marie Chisholm-Burns, Maria Hernandez-Reif, Adriana Hofer, and Amanda Jansen.

Six Women Academics Honored With Awards

Six Women Academics Honored With Awards

The honorees are Rita Knuesel of the College of Saint Benedict, Elizabeth Capezutiof New York University, Margaret Potter of the University of Pittsburgh, Charlene Johnson of South Carolina State, Beth A. Todd of the University of Alabama, and Tamzen Stringham of the University of Nevada.

University of Alabama Appoints Two Women as Interim Deans

University of Alabama Appoints Two Women as Interim Deans

At the University of Alabama, Jennifer Greer has been named interim dean of the College of Communication and Information Sciences and Rebecca J. Pow was appointed interim dean of the College of Continuing Studies.

Fourteen Women in New Higher Education Administrative Positions

Fourteen Women in New Higher Education Administrative Positions

Here is a collection of new appointments of women to administrative posts at colleges and universities across the United States.

Six Women Named to Dean Positions

Six Women Named to Dean Positions

The new deans are Suzanne Prevost at the University of Alabama, Natasha Billie at Langston University, Alberta Davis Comer at the University of Utah, Ann Cary at the University of Missouri at Kansas City, Sandra Edmonds Crewe at Howard University, and Patricia Davidson at Johns Hopkins University.

Honors for Six Women Academics

Honors for Six Women Academics

Angela Sewall of the University of Arkansas, Marianne Boruch of Purdue University, Mary Stone of the University of Alabama, Spoma Jovanovic of the University of North Carolina Greensboro, Carolyn Medine of the University of Georgia, and Carol Sheriff of the College of William and Mary are honored.

Five Women in New University Administrative Roles

Five Women in New University Administrative Roles

The new appointees are Regina Jenkins at Boise State, Amy Nagorski Johnson at the University of Delaware, Melissa McDaniels at Michigan State, Yohna Chambers at Virginia Tech, and B. Joyce Stallworth at the University of Alabama.

Nine Women Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Nine Women Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The women taking on new roles are Alison McFarlane, Tracy Payne-Rockco, Solveig Ovstebo, Karin Wulf, Susan Assouline, Nichelle Perkins, Tammi Dahle, Karen Baldwin and Chris Martin.

Six Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Six Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Deborah Appleman of Carleton College, Deborah Jin of the University of Colorado, Margaret Sayers Peden of the University of Missouri, Lisa Hooper of the University of Alabama, Sonia Carrizales of Texas Woman’s University, and Sherry Field of Arkansas Tech University.

Southern Public Relations Federation Names Its Educator of the Year

Southern Public Relations Federation Names Its Educator of the Year

J. Suzanne Horsley is an assistant professor of advertising and public relations at the University of Alabama.

University of Alabama Graduate Named President of Lockheed Martin

University of Alabama Graduate Named President of Lockheed Martin

Marilyn Hewson, who serves on the board of visitors of the Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration at the University of Alabama, was named president of the large defense contractor.

Seven Women Named to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Seven Women Named to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Here is news of seven women who have been assigned to new administrative posts at universities across the United States.

Eight Women Academics Are Honored With Distinguished Awards

Eight Women Academics Are Honored With Distinguished Awards

Mary Rittling, Shannon Rinaldo, Cortney Franklin, Ji Kying Park, Barbara Johnson, Mary Hamilton, Bronwen Lichtenstein, and Susan Adams are the honorees.

Judy Bonner Is Serving as Interim President of the University of Alabama

Judy Bonner Is Serving as Interim President of the University of Alabama

Dr. Bonner fills the role vacated by Robert Witt, who was named chancellor of the University of Alabama System.

In Memoriam: Karen Faye Steckol (1949-2011)

In Memoriam: Karen Faye Steckol (1949-2011)

Karen F. Steckol, professor of communicative disorders at the University of Alabama, has died after a three-year battle with cancer. She was 62 years old.

A Quartet of Award Winners

A Quartet of Award Winners

Notable honors bestowed on women in the academic world.

University of Alabama Professor Wins Award for Post-Tornado Volunteer Work

University of Alabama Professor Wins Award for Post-Tornado Volunteer Work

J. Suzanne Horsley coordinated the public information efforts for the Red Cross and participated in more than 50 interviews with the media following the April tornado in Alabama.

Marsha McSpadden Wins Inaugural Bevel Summers Prize for Short, Short Fiction

Marsha McSpadden Wins Inaugural Bevel Summers Prize for Short, Short Fiction

Marsha McSpadden, an instructor of creative writing and English composition at the University of Alabama, is the inaugural winner of the Bevel Summers Prize.

Appointments of Women to Key Administrative Positions

Appointments of Women to Key Administrative Positions

Here is news of five women who have recently been appointed to executive positions in higher education.

"Rocket Girls" Ready to Blast Off

“Rocket Girls” Ready to Blast Off

On Saturday April 16, teams from 30 universities will be competing in the 2011 NASA University Launch Initiative in Toney, Alabama. One of the 30 teams is the “Rocket Girls” from the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa. The team is made up of 16 women, most of whom are majoring in either aerospace or mechanical engineering.