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Universities Announce the Appointments of Nine Women to Dean Positions

Universities Announce the Appointments of Nine Women to Dean Positions

The nine women who have been appointed to university dean positions are Muge Akpinar-Elci, Kathryn Chval, Carroll Ann Trotman, Sharon E. Milligan, Susan Ettner, Diane Rowland, Shannon Collier-Tenison, Estella Atekwana, and Colleen L. Barry.

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.

In Memoriam: Patricia Ann Kearney, 1943-2020

In Memoriam: Patricia Ann Kearney, 1943-2020

In her 28-year career at the University of California, Davis from 1974 to 2002, Pat Kearney was involved in every aspect of student housing, ultimately serving as the executive director of Student Housing and Financial Aid.

The First Woman to Be Honored With the World Agriculture Prize

The First Woman to Be Honored With the World Agriculture Prize

Pamela Ronald, distinguished professor in the department of plant pathology at the University of California, Davis, has been named a 2020 World Agriculture Prize laureate by the Global Confederation of Higher Education Associations for Agricultural and Life Sciences.

New Assignments for Five Women Scholars at Major Universities

New Assignments for Five Women Scholars at Major Universities

Taking on new duties are Nancy Cox at the University of Kentucky, Tonya Mitchell-Spradlin at Pennsylvania State University, Kristen H. Lagattuta at the University of California, Davis, Shatema Threadcraft at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and Tammy Kahrig at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.

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.

In Memoriam: Vicki Cassman, 1957-2020

In Memoriam: Vicki Cassman, 1957-2020

Vicki Cassman a former professor of art conservation at the University of Delaware. Earlier in her career, she taught at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Posts at Colleges and Universities

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Posts at Colleges and Universities

At some colleges and universities, a hiring freeze has been enacted due to the pandemic. But with the world’s new focus on racism and social justice, the hiring of diversity and inclusion officers at colleges and universities remains at a brisk pace.

Seven Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Seven Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

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.

Four Women in Academia Who Are Stepping Down From Their University Positions

Four Women in Academia Who Are Stepping Down From Their University Positions

The women who are stepping down at Maura E. Hagan at Utah State University, Julie Barrett Heffington at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Lenore D. Miller at George Washington University, and Jennifer Sinclair Curtis at the University of California, Davis.

Mary Croughan Is the New Provost at the University of California, Davis

Mary Croughan Is the New Provost at the University of California, Davis

Dr. Croughan has been serving as a professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. From 1987 to 2010, Dr. Croughan served as a faculty member in the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.

Michigan State's Mariah Meek Honored by the Society for Conservation Biology

Michigan State’s Mariah Meek Honored by the Society for Conservation Biology

Dr. Meek, who joined the faculty at Michigan State in 2016 after teaching at the University of California, Davis, is being honored for her outstanding contributions to the conservation of marine and freshwater ecosystems using genomic data.

In Memoriam: Anne Hornickel Yuska, 1956-2020

In Memoriam: Anne Hornickel Yuska, 1956-2020

Anne Yuska was the former program director of the NorthStar STEM Alliance at the University of Minnesota. She retired in 2019 after serving on the staff at the university fo a dozen years.

In Memoriam: Karen L. Daniel, 1957-2019

In Memoriam: Karen L. Daniel, 1957-2019

Karen L. Daniel, professor emerita of law at Northwestern University and the former director of the Center on Wrongful Convictions at the university, was killed when she was struck by a pick-up truck while she was walking her dog in Oak Park, Illinois.

New Assignments for Nine Women Scholars at Colleges and Universities

New Assignments for Nine Women Scholars 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.

Southern Methodist University in Dallas Names Its Next Provost

Southern Methodist University in Dallas Names Its Next Provost

Dr. Elizabeth Loboa is a biomedical engineer. She is currently vice chancellor for strategic partnerships and dean and Ketchum Professor of the College of Engineering at the University of Missouri. Earlier, she taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University.

Elizabeth Spiller to Be the Next Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer at the University of Nebraska

Elizabeth Spiller to Be the Next Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer at the University of Nebraska

Since 2017, Dr. Spiller has served as dean of the College of Letters and Science at the University of California, Davis. Earlier, Professor Spiller served as dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech. She will begin her new job at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in March.

In Memoriam: Karen Roth, 1956-2019

In Memoriam: Karen Roth, 1956-2019

A native of La Crosse, Wisconsin, Roth began her career at the University of California, Davis in 1986 as the assistant director of residential life in the Office of Student Housing. She left Davis in 2006 to teach at Oregon State University-Cascades and then was director of diversity at Central Oregon Community College.

Study Finds Men Are Less Likely Than Women to Support Gender Equality

Study Finds Men Are Less Likely Than Women to Support Gender Equality

Support for gender equality has increased consistently over the last four decades, with a slowdown only in the 1990s. The last year of the survey, 2016, showed the highest rates of feelings of egalitarianism for almost all demographic groups.

In Memoriam: Louise H. Kellogg, 1959-2019

In Memoriam: Louise H. Kellogg, 1959-2019

Louise Kellogg was a professor in the department of earth and planetary sciences at the University of California, Davis. As a researcher, Dr. Kellogg worked on a planetary scale, developing 3D modeling tools to visualize the flows within Earth’s mantle that shape our planet and its environment.

Six Women STEM Scholars Honored by Johnson & Johnson

Six Women STEM Scholars Honored by Johnson & Johnson

In 2015, Johnson & Johnson launched the WiSTEM2D (Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing, and Design) program to increase the representation of women in these fields. Two years later they established an awards program to honor outstanding women in these fields.

A Dozen Women Who Have Been Named to Dean Posts at Major Universities

A Dozen Women Who Have Been Named to Dean Posts at Major Universities

The twelve women appointed to dean posts at major universities are: Amy Falkner, Grace Kuo, Amy Hungerford, Lynn Boyd, Catrine Tudor-Locke, Haifa Abou Samra, Pamela F. Cipriano, Susan McIntosh, Kristi Palmer, Jane Aiken, Safiya George, and Allison Brashear.

Nine New Women Deans at Colleges and Universities Throughout the United States

Nine New Women Deans at Colleges and Universities Throughout the United States

The nine women deans are: Claire Garcia at Colorado College, Rachel Kyte at Tufts, Susan Catron at the University of California, Davis, Laura Vandeburgh at the University of Oregon, Susan Lozier at Georgia Tech, Gennifer Weisenfeld at Duke, Stephanie Gray at Montana State University, Nicole Pennington at Ohio University, and Wendi S. Williams at Mills College in Oakland.

Brooke Newman of Virgnia Commonwealth University Wins 2019 Independent Publisher Book Award

Brooke Newman of Virgnia Commonwealth University Wins 2019 Independent Publisher Book Award

Brooke N. Newman is an associate professor in the department of history in the College of Humanities and Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University. She ws honored for her book, A Dark Inheritance: Blood, Race, and Sex in Colonial Jamaica.

Susan Elrod Will Be the Next Chancellor of Indiana University South Bend

Susan Elrod Will Be the Next Chancellor of Indiana University South Bend

Currently, Dr. Elrod serves as the provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She is the former dean of science and mathematics at Fresno State University and director of the Center for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Education at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

Carol Folt Will Be the Next President of the University of Southern California

Carol Folt Will Be the Next President of the University of Southern California

Dr. Folt left the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill this past January after taking the bold and controversial step of removing the pedestal for a Confederate monument from a main entrance to the campus. She became chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in July 2013.

Kimberlee Messina Will Be the Next President of Spokane Falls Community College in Washington

Kimberlee Messina Will Be the Next President of Spokane Falls Community College in Washington

Currently, Dr. Messina serves as the interim vice president of instruction at Clovis Community College in California. She previously served for five years at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California, as the vice president of instruction and institutional research and as interim president.

Eleven Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Eleven Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

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

New Duties or Positions in Higher Education Assigned to Eight Women Faculty Members

New Duties or Positions in Higher Education Assigned to Eight 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.

A Dozen Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

A Dozen Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

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

Fourteen Women "Geniuses" Win MacArthur Fellowships

Fourteen Women “Geniuses” Win MacArthur Fellowships

The Chicago-based MacArthur Foundation has announced the selection of 25 individuals in this year’s class of MacArthur Fellows. Fourteen women are among the 25 new MacArthur Fellows.

New Administrative Roles for 17 Women at Colleges and Universities Across America

New Administrative Roles for 17 Women at Colleges and Universities Across America

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

Ten Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Ten Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

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

Lynne A. Isbell Chosen to Lead the American Society of Primatologists

Lynne A. Isbell Chosen to Lead the American Society of Primatologists

Professor Isbell, a professor of anthropology at the University of California, Davis, studies the behavior, ecology, and evolutionary history of primates. She researches primate socio-ecology and any topic that relates to how ecological conditions influence social behavior and organization.

Princeton University's Bonnie Bassler to Receive the 2018 Dickson Prize in Medicine

Princeton University’s Bonnie Bassler to Receive the 2018 Dickson Prize in Medicine

Bonnie Bassler, the Squibb Professor in Molecular Biology and chair of the biology department at Princeton University in New Jersey, will be honored this October in Pittsburgh for her research on cell-to-cell communication among bacteria.