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Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

The four women scholars appointed to endowed chairs are Melinda Lopez at Boston College, Holly Hillgardner at Bethany College in West Virginia, Clarissa Nobile at the University of California, Merced, and Debby R. Walser-Kuntz at Carelton College in Northfield, Minnesota.

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

Nine 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.

Six Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their Higher Education Posts

Six Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their Higher Education Posts

The women leaving their posts in academia are Melissa Thomas-Hunt at Vanderbilt University, Julie A. Hodge at the University of Mary Washington in Virginia, Dorothy Leland, chancellor of the University of California, Merced, Melissa R. Hyatt at Johns Hopkins University, Marie Lynn Miranda at Rice University in Houston, and Diane Cole Ahl at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania.

Six Women Academics Receive Notable Honors or Awards

Six Women Academics Receive Notable Honors or Awards

The honorees are: Frances Negrón-Muntaner of Columbia University, Barbara Shinn-Cunningham of Carnegie Mellon University, Linda Hirst of the University of California, Merced, Alsion Butler of the University of California, Santa Barbara, Anne Kapuscinski, of the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Nancy Deloye Fitzroy of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Nine Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Roles at Universities

Nine Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Roles at 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.

New Assignments for 13 Women Faculty Members in Higher Education

New Assignments for 13 Women Faculty Members 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.

Five Women Scholars at State Universities Honored With Prestigious Awards

Five Women Scholars at State Universities Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Gloria Billingsley at Jackson State University in Mississippi, Kristina Olson at the University of Washington, Sandra NcGeee at the University of Iowa, Janice Jackson at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Deborah J. Wiebe at the University of California, Merced.

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 Trio of Women Scholars Honored With Notable Awards

A Trio of Women Scholars Honored With Notable Awards

The honorees are Shelly Haley a professor of classics and Africana studies at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, Kathryn Edwards, a professor at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, and Marjorie Zatz, dean of the Graduate School at the University of California, Merced.

Nine Women Appointed to Dean Posts at American Colleges and Universities

Nine Women Appointed to Dean Posts at American Colleges and Universities

The new women deans are Elaine Clark, Shailey Menon, Evelyn B. Harrell, Sharon Meagher, Stacy A. Duhon, Elizabeth Dumont, Diane Helfers Petrella, Toni Doolen, and Jeannette Riley.

Ten Women Who Have Been Selected for Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Ten Women Who Have Been Selected for Administrative Positions 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.

A Trio of Women Faculty Members Honored With Prestigious Awards

A Trio of Women Faculty Members Honored With Prestigious Awards

The three women scholars who won notable honors are Gul E. Kremer, a professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering at Iowa State University, Jessica Blois, an environmental scientist at the University of California, Merced, and Jeanna Matthews, an associate professor of computer science at Clarkson University in New York.

The Few Universities Where Women Are a Majority of Ph.D. Recipients in Philosophy

The Few Universities Where Women Are a Majority of Ph.D. Recipients in Philosophy

Of the 86 Ph.D. programs in philosophy studied, women earned on average 29.3 percent of all doctorates awarded in the field from 2004 to 2014. Only six universities had a majority of women graduates in their Ph.D. programs in philosophy. The University of Memphis had the highest percentage of women among Ph.D. recipients in philosophy.

Anita Hill Will Be 10th Recipient of the Spendlove Prize in Social Justice, Diplomacy, and Tolerance

Anita Hill Will Be 10th Recipient of the Spendlove Prize in Social Justice, Diplomacy, and Tolerance

The honor, awarded by the University of California, Merced, comes with a $10,000 prize. Professor Hill will be honored on October 24 in Merced, 25 years after she testified before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, alleging sexual harassment by Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas.

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.

University of California, Merced Hires Four Women to Its Faculty

University of California, Merced Hires Four Women to Its Faculty

The University of California at Merced, the newest undergraduate campus of the university system, has hired Heather Bortfeld as a professor of developmental psychology, Nancy Burke as an associate professor of public health, Maria DePrano as an assistant professor of art history, and Danielle L. Edwards as an assistant professor of life and environmental sciences.

Eight Women Named Dean at U.S. Colleges and Universities

Eight Women Named Dean at U.S. Colleges and Universities

The eight women appointed to dean positions are Deirdre Yates at Seton Hall, Lori Phillips at the University of Wyoming, Jill Robbins at the University of California, Merced, Maura E. Hagan at Utah State. Nancy P. Kropf at Georgia State, Debra Spring at Alcorn State, Pamela Jackson at Fayetteville State, and Pamela J. DeWeese at Sweet Briar College.

<em>Business Insider</em> Honors the "Groundbreaking Women Scientists" at U.S. Universities

Business Insider Honors the “Groundbreaking Women Scientists” at U.S. Universities

Business Insider recently published its list of “50 Groundbreaking Scientists Who are Changing the Way We See the World.” Of these 50 groundbreaking scientists, 15 are women and 11 of these women have current ties to academic institutions in the United States.