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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.

Leamor Kahanov Named Provost at the State University of New York at Oneonta

Leamor Kahanov Named Provost at the State University of New York at Oneonta

Since 2014, Dr. Kahanov has served as dean of the College of Health Sciences and Education at Misericordia University in Dallas, Pennsylvania. Prior to that, she held various positions at Indiana State University, San Jose State University, and San Francisco State University.

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.

Study Finds the Wage Penalty for Working Mothers Evaporates for Single Mothers

Study Finds the Wage Penalty for Working Mothers Evaporates for Single Mothers

Previous research has shown that in the United States, working mothers are subject to a net wage penalty of 5 to 7 percent per child. But a new study led by a sociologist at the University of Arizona found that single mothers are not penalized at work in the same way that occurs for married mothers.

University of Delaware Scholar's Book Honored by the American Political Science Foundation

University of Delaware Scholar’s Book Honored by the American Political Science Foundation

Kara Ellerby, associate professor of political science and international relations at the University of Delaware, has received the Victoria Schuck Award from the American Political Science Association, which is given annually for the best book on women and politics. This award honors the late Victoria Shuck, a political scientist, Mount Holyoke College professor,

Three Women Scholars Retiring From High-Level Academic Posts

Three Women Scholars Retiring From High-Level Academic Posts

Melissa Vito, the vice president for student affairs, enrollment management, and strategic initiatives at the University of Arizona, Barbara Jones, vice president for student affairs at Boston College, and Alice M. Clark, professor and vice chancellor for university relations at the University of Mississippi, have retired.

Study Led by a University of Maryland Psychologist Finds Abortion Does Not Increase Depression in Women

Study Led by a University of Maryland Psychologist Finds Abortion Does Not Increase Depression in Women

Women who have had an abortion are indeed more likely to be depressed. But the new study found that the higher risk for depression among these women existed for as much as a year before they had an abortion and did not increase after they had an abortion.

Two Women Appointed to New Endowed Chairs at Western Universities

Two Women Appointed to New Endowed Chairs at Western Universities

Yishi Jin is the inaugural holder of the Junior Seau Foundation Endowed Chair in Traumatic Brain Injury at the University of California, San Diego, and Beth Plummer is the inaugural Susan C. Karant-Nunn Professor of Reformation and Early Modern European History at the University of Arizona.

Adela de la Torre Will Be the First Woman President of San Diego State University

Adela de la Torre Will Be the First Woman President of San Diego State University

Currently, Dr. De la Torre serves as vice chancellor for student affairs and campus diversity at the University of California, Davis. Earlier in her career, Dr. De la Torre was director of the Mexican American Studies and Research Center at the University of Arizona. She will begin her new job this coming June.

Former Dean Sues the University of Arizona Claiming She Was Underpaid for More Than 20 Years

Former Dean Sues the University of Arizona Claiming She Was Underpaid for More Than 20 Years

Professor Patricia MacCorquodale claims that she was underpaid for two decades. According to the lawsuit, when she was let go as dean of the Honors College in 2016 after 23 years on the job, she had a salary of $162,750 while the average salary paid to male deans at the university was $320,212.

New Roles for Six Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

New Roles 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.

New Administrative Positions for Seventeen Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Positions for Seventeen 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.

The New Leader of the Moab Campus of Utah State University

The New Leader of the Moab Campus of Utah State University

Dr. Lianna Etchberger joined the faculty at the Uintah Basin campus of Utah State University as a an adjunct lecturer in 1995. She was promoted to a full tenured professorship in biology in 2015. She will be the executive director of the Moab campus and lead all Utah State University operations in the Southwest region of the state.

Five Universities Announce the Appointments of Women Deans

Five Universities Announce the Appointments of Women Deans

The new deans are Barbara Krauthamer at the University of Massachusetts, Judy Wiles at Southeast Missouri State University, Robin Ploeger at the University of Tulsa, Robin Sronce at the University of Southern Arkansas and Nancy Pollock-Ellwand at the University of Arizona.

New Assignments for 10 Women Faculty Members

New Assignments for 10 Women Faculty Members

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.

Veronica Garcia Will Be the Next President of Northeast Lakeview College in Texas

Veronica Garcia Will Be the Next President of Northeast Lakeview College in Texas

Dr. Garcia has been serving as vice president of student affairs at Paradise Valley Community College in Phoenix, Arizona. Earlier, she was district dean of student affairs and enrollment management at Portland Community College.

Molly Corbett Broad to Step Down From the Presidency of the American Council on Education

Molly Corbett Broad to Step Down From the Presidency of the American Council on Education

Molly Corbett Broad became the 12th president of the American Council on Education in 2008. She is the first woman to serve in the post since the organization’s founding in 1918. She will step down as president on October 31.

The Next Dean of the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst

The Next Dean of the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Tricia R. Serio currently serves as a professor and chair of the department of molecular and cellular biology at the University of Arizona. Dr. Serio, who holds a Ph.D. in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from Yale University, will begin her new duties at the University of Massachusetts in August.

Leigh Neumayer to Lead the Medical Schools at the University of Arizona

Leigh Neumayer to Lead the Medical Schools at the University of Arizona

Dr. Neumayer was named interim senior vice president for health sciences at the University of Arizona. In this role she will lead the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson and the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix.

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.

Kathleen Rose Appointed President of Gavilan College in Gilroy, California

Kathleen Rose Appointed President of Gavilan College in Gilroy, California

Dr. Rose has been serving as executive vice president and chief instruction officer at Galivan College for the past seven years. Previously, she was vice president of instruction and dean of fine arts, language arts, and social sciences at Hartnell College in Salinas, California.

Ann Weaver Hart to Leave Presidency of the University of Arizona in 2018

Ann Weaver Hart to Leave Presidency of the University of Arizona in 2018

Before becoming president of the University of Arizona in 2012, Dr. Hart was president of Temple University in Philadelphia and the University of New Hampshire. She also served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Claremont Graduate University in California.

In Memoriam: Maria Teresa Velez, 1946-2016

In Memoriam: Maria Teresa Velez, 1946-2016

Since 1996, Dr. Velez served as associate dean of the Graduate College at the University of Arizona. She taught in the departments of psychology, family studies, Mexican American studies, women’s and gender studies as well as the Center for Latin American Studies.

Six Women Faculty Members Appointed to New Positions

Six Women Faculty Members Appointed to New Positions

Appointed to new faculty posts are Jeannette R. Ickovics at Yale University, Jane D. McLeod at Indiana University, Taja-Nia Y. Henderson at Rutgers University, Renu Malhotra at the University of Arizona, Shana Levin at Claremont McKenna College, and Diane Lipscombe at Brown University.

Saint Mary's College in Indiana Names a New President

Saint Mary’s College in Indiana Names a New President

Janice A. Cervelli will become the 12th president of Saint Mary’s College on June 1. Currently she serves as a professor and dean of the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Earlier, she taught at Clemson University in South Carolina and the University of Kentucky.

Maureen O'Connor Appointed President of Palo Alto University

Maureen O’Connor Appointed President of Palo Alto University

For the past 18 years, Dr. O’Connor has been a member of the faculty at the City University of New York. She was chair of the department of psychology at John Jay College from 2002 to 2008. Since 2008, Dr. O’Connor has been the director of the doctoral program in psychology at the CUNY Graduate Center.

Nine Women Awarded Prestigious Churchill Scholarships

Nine Women Awarded Prestigious Churchill Scholarships

Nine women from the United States are among the 15 students who have been awarded Churchill Scholarships for master’s degree programs in STEM fields at the University of Cambridge in England.

In Memoriam: Jennifer Fish Kashay, 1966-2016

In Memoriam: Jennifer Fish Kashay, 1966-2016

Jennifer Fish Kashay, an associate professor of history at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, died on January 3 after suffering a heart attack. She was 49 years old.

Terri Camesano Honored at the Third International Conference on Prevention and Infection Control in Geneva

Terri Camesano Honored at the Third International Conference on Prevention and Infection Control in Geneva

Dr. Camesano is a professor of chemical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts. She was honored for her ongoing research into the use of antimicrobial peptides to prevent catheter-related infections.

Ten Women in New Faculty Posts at Colleges and Universities in the U.S.

Ten Women in New Faculty Posts at Colleges and Universities in the U.S.

Taking on new assignments are Linda Mansfield, Deana Lawson, Henrietta Kralovec, Alice Y. Kaplan, Deborah C. Haynes, Elizabeth M. Brannon, Grace Wasike Namwamba, Linda Babcock, Catherine Mobley, and Tracy Colemen.

Four Women Named to New Faculty Positions at Leading Universities

Four Women Named to New Faculty Positions at Leading Universities

Lara Harb is joining the faculty at Princeton University. Kathryn M. Dudley was named chair of American studies at Yale. Julia Clancey Smith was named a Regents Professor at the University of Arizona and Mary Hausbeck was named Distinguished Professor at Michigan State.

Five Women in New Teaching Roles

Five Women in New Teaching Roles

The women in new teaching posts are Anjelica L. Gonzalez at Yale University, Luann Lynch at the University of Virginia, Mary C. Stiner at the University of Arizona, Mea S. Cook at Williams College, and Janet Napolitano at the University of California, Berkeley.

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.

Abigail Van Slyck Appointed Dean of the Faculty at Connecticut College

Abigail Van Slyck Appointed Dean of the Faculty at Connecticut College

Professor Van Slyck joined the faculty at Connecticut College in 1999. Currently she is the Dayton Professor of Art History at the college. Before joining the faculty at Connecticut College, Dr. Van Slyck taught at the University of Arizona.

Four Women in New Faculty Posts

Four Women in New Faculty Posts

The women in new teaching roles are Jasmine Johnson at Brandeis University in Massachusetts, Tara Tietjen-Smith at Texas A&M University-Commerce, Elizabeth Calhoun at the University of Arizona, and Christena Cleveland at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota.