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New Administrative Duties in Higher Education for 15 Women

New Administrative Duties in Higher Education for 15 Women

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

In Memoriam: Laurel L. Wilkening, 1944-2019

In Memoriam: Laurel L. Wilkening, 1944-2019

In 1993, Dr. Wilkening, a planetary scientist, came to the University of California, Irvine as the school’s third chancellor and the third woman chancellor in University of California System history. In 2013, an asteroid discovered by NASA-funded astronomers at the University of Arizona was officially named to honor Dr. Wilkening.

Thirteen Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Thirteen Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts 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.

A Dozen Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

A Dozen Women Who Have Been Appointed to 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.

Universities Appoint Six Women to Dean Posts

Universities Appoint Six Women to Dean Posts

The new deans are Michèle Alexandre at Stetson University in Florida, Kristine L. Blair at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Bernadette Boden-Albala at the University of California, Irvine, Melissa Gresalfi at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Julia DeLoia at Hollins University in Virginia, and Teresa Reed at the University of Louisville.

Nine Women Faculty Members Who Will Be Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Nine Women Faculty Members Who Will Be Taking on New Roles 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.

Deanna Shemek Wins an Award for the Best Translation of a Woman's Work

Deanna Shemek Wins an Award for the Best Translation of a Woman’s Work

Dr. Shemek, professor of Italian at the University of California, Irvine, was honored by the Society of the Study of Early Modern Women for her translation of Isabelle d’Este: Selected Letters. It is the first translation into English of more than 16,000 letters written by the influential Italian baroness.

A Quartet of Women Appointed to Dean Positions at State Universities

A Quartet of Women Appointed to Dean Positions at State Universities

Newly appointed to dean positions are Lynn Sargeant at South Dakota State University, Regina Carlow at the University of New Mexico, Jan Hirsh at the University of California, Irvine, and Dana Bradley at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Karen Lawrence Appointed President of the Huntington Library in California

Karen Lawrence Appointed President of the Huntington Library in California

Karen Lawrence, who served as president of Sarah Lawrence College in Yonkers, New York, for 10 years, has been named president of The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California. She is the former dean of the School of Humanities at the University of California, Irvine.

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 Administrative Duties for Seven Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Duties for Seven 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 Next Provost at the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, Arkansas

The Next Provost at the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, Arkansas

Dr. Alyson A. Gill has been serving as associate provost for instructional innovation at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She also was an associate professor of art history at the university. Earlier, she served for 15 years on the faculty at Arkansas State University.

The Only Woman of Color to Lead One of the Nation's 30 Highest-Ranked Law Schools

The Only Woman of Color to Lead One of the Nation’s 30 Highest-Ranked Law Schools

L. Song Richardson was named dean of the School of Law at the University of California, Irvine. Professor Richardson has served as interim dean since July and previously was senior associate dean for academic affairs. She joined the faculty at the law school in 2014.

Six Women Scholars Honored With Notable Awards

Six Women Scholars Honored With Notable Awards

The honorees are Diane Sevening of the University of South Dakota, Stacy Hawkins of Rutgers University-Camden, Emiliana Borrelli of the University of California, Irvine, Rachel Ivy Clarke of Syracuse University, A. Susana Ramirez of the University of California, Merced, and Lisa Sowie Cahill of Boston College.

A Quartet of Women Scholars Who Have Been Awarded Notable Honors

A Quartet of Women Scholars Who Have Been Awarded Notable Honors

The honorees are M. Shawn Copeland of Boston College in Massachusetts, Carrie Menkel-Meadon of the University of California, Irvine, Susan Bazyk of Cleveland State University in Ohio, and Mary Jo Fayoyin of Savannah State University in Georgia.

New Administrative Duties for 10 Women at American Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Duties for 10 Women at American 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.

Five Universities Appoint Women to Dean Positions

Five Universities Appoint Women to Dean Positions

The new deans are L. Song Richardson at the University of California, Irvine School of Law, Robin Lightner at Blue Ash College of the University of Cincinnati, L. Paige Fields at the University of Kansas, Kathleen B. Lustyk at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Arizona, and Victoria Rush at the School of Nursing of the University o South Florida.

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.

Two California Scholars Share the 2017 Potamkin Prize From the American Academy of Neurology

Two California Scholars Share the 2017 Potamkin Prize From the American Academy of Neurology

Claudia H. Kawas of the University of California, Irvine and Kristine Yaffe of the University of California, San Francisco are being honored for their research in Pick’s, Alzheimer’s and related diseases. They will share the $100,000 prize.

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.

Notable Honors or Awards for Three Women Associate Professors

Notable Honors or Awards for Three Women Associate Professors

The honorees are Alexandra Hui, a historian at Mississippi State University, Kristen Turney, a sociologist at the University of California, Irvine, and Julie-Ann Scott-Pollock, an associate professor of communication studies at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

Honors and Awards for Seven Women in Higher Education

Honors and Awards for Seven Women in Higher Education

The honorees are Elizabeth F. Loftus of the University of California, Irvine, Frances Griffith of the University of Arkansas, Karla Smith Fuller of Guttman Community College, Sarah Parcak of the University of Alabama Birmingham, the late Marie W. Wooten at Auburn University, Mahzarin R. Banaji at Harvard University, and Nancy A. Miller at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

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.

How the University of California, Irvine Narrowed the Gender Faculty Gap

How the University of California, Irvine Narrowed the Gender Faculty Gap

In the early 1990s, women accounted for just 20 percent of the faculty at the Irvine campus. In 2001, the university adopted the ADVANCE program that designated 10 senior faculty member to act as equity advisers in faculty searches. Today women make up 34 percent of the total faculty.

Two Women Scholars Are Finalists for the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award

Two Women Scholars Are Finalists for the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award

The award, which comes with a $100,000 prize, is given annually to a mid-career poet. The winner will be announced in March and honored at a ceremony on April 7. The two women among the five finalists are Amy Gerstler of the University of California, Irvine and Jennifer Moxley of the University of Maine.

Ann Blair Named a University Professor at Harvard

Ann Blair Named a University Professor at Harvard

University Professorships are Harvard’s highest faculty honor. Holders of these prestigious positions can teach and conduct research in any of Harvard’s schools. There are currently 24 scholars who are University Professors at Harvard. When Dr. Blair takes her new post, she will be the fifth woman among the 24 University Professors at Harvard.

Three Women Appointed to Dean Positions at State Universities

Three Women Appointed to Dean Positions at State Universities

The women appointed to dean posts are Traki L. Taylor in the College of Education at Florida A&M University, Risa L. Goluboff at the University of Virginia School of Law, and Nancy Guerra at the School of Social Ecology at the University of California, Irvine.

Six Women Selected as Rising Stars in Academic Chemistry

Six Women Selected as Rising Stars in Academic Chemistry

Recipients of the American Chemical Society’s Rising Star Award have “demonstrated outstanding promise for contributions to their respective fields.” Of this year’s 10 winners, six have current affiliations with academic institutions.

Five Women Academics Awarded the National Humanities Medal

Five Women Academics Awarded the National Humanities Medal

Nine individuals received the National Humanities Medal at a White House ceremony on September 10. Among the nine individual winners are five women with current ties to the academic world.

Women Who Were Low Birthweight Babies Tend to Have Low Birthweight Children and Grandchildren

Women Who Were Low Birthweight Babies Tend to Have Low Birthweight Children and Grandchildren

A new study by Jennifer B. Kane, an assistant professor of sociology at the University of California, Irvine, has found that a woman’s weight when she was born, marital status at the time of pregnancy, and a woman’s level of education can have repercussions for generations to come in regards to low birthweight babies.

In Memoriam: Carolyn Patricia Boyd, 1944-2015

In Memoriam: Carolyn Patricia Boyd, 1944-2015

Dr. Boyd taught history at the University of Texas at Austin from 1973 to 1999. She then joined the faculty at the University of California, Irvine. There she served as director of the Honor Program and in 2006 was named dean of graduate studies.

In Memoriam: Linda Mae Ahuna-Hamill, 1958-2015

In Memoriam: Linda Mae Ahuna-Hamill, 1958-2015

Linda Ahuna-Hamill was the assistant vice president for student affairs at Colorado State University. She was one of the founders of the university’s Asian/Pacific American Cultural Center and served as its director for 20 years.

New Faculty Posts at Leading Universities for Six Women

New Faculty Posts at Leading Universities for Six Women

Taking on new teaching roles are Margaret Karagas at Dartmouth, Jennifer Alexander at the Air Force Academy, Naomi Halas at Rice University, Constance Iloh at the University of California, Irvine, Nancy Nelson Hodges at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro and Deepa Bhojwani at the University of Southern California.

Catherine Brock to Lead The Center for Autism & Neurodevelopment Disorders

Catherine Brock to Lead The Center for Autism & Neurodevelopment Disorders

Among the center’s partners are Chapman University and the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. Brock was the associate director of the University of Washington Autism Center.

Two Women Join the Dance Faculty at the University of Southern California

Two Women Join the Dance Faculty at the University of Southern California

Jackie Kopcsak is a ballet dancer and choreographer who has taught at the University of California, Irvine. Saleemah E. Knight, a choreographer and performer, will be a lecturer at the dance school.