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Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at State Universities

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at State Universities

The new deans are Kathryn Sloan at the University of Arkansas, Emily Frazier at North Dakota State University, Joi Spencer at the University of California, Riverside, Michelle Clare at the University of Cincinnati, Ethel Scurlock at the University of Mississippi, Whitney Nash at Georgia Southern University, Lisa Owens-Jackson at North Carolina A&T State University, and Elizabeth Yakel at the University of Michigan.

Guillermina Gina Núñez-Mchiri Will Be the Next Leader of the Imperial Valley Campus of San Diego State University

Guillermina Gina Núñez-Mchiri Will Be the Next Leader of the Imperial Valley Campus of San Diego State University

Dr. Núñez-Mchiri, a native of Calexico, California, has been serving as an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Texas at El Paso. She began as a visiting assistant professor at UTEP, where she eventually gained tenure and became director of Women’s and Gender Studies.

In Memoriam: Marilyn Louise Fogel 1952-2022

In Memoriam: Marilyn Louise Fogel 1952-2022

Professor Fogel pioneered the use of different forms of the same chemical element, called isotopes, to understand the life history of organisms, both modern and ancient. In so doing, she helped develop biogeochemistry as a new field of science with many seminal papers in the field and earned herself the moniker ‘isotope queen.’

Universities Announce the Appointments of Seven Women to Administrative Positions

Universities Announce the Appointments of Seven Women to Administrative Positions

Taking on new jobs are Dyann Margolis at the University of Cincinnati, Monique Michelle Dozier at the University of California, Riverside, Heather Christophersen at the University of Notre Dame, Nakita Haynie at the University of Kansas, Allison Morgan Bryant at Howard University, Tina Mammone at Virginia Commonwealth University, and Edvige Jean-François at Georgia State University.

Jennifer Brown Will Be the Next Provost at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Jennifer Brown Will Be the Next Provost at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Dr. Brown is currently the vice provost and dean for undergraduate education at the University of California, Riverside. Prior to joining the University of California, Riverside in 2018, Dr. Brown served as vice provost and dean of the Graduate School at Oregon State University. She began her faculty career at Purdue University in 2004. She will begin her new duties on April 1.

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.

Sheila Edwards Lange Chosen to Be the Next Chancellor of the University of Washington-Tacoma

Sheila Edwards Lange Chosen to Be the Next Chancellor of the University of Washington-Tacoma

Dr. Edwards Lange has been serving as president of Seattle Central College. She was the vice president for minority affairs and diversity for the University of Washington from 2007 to 2015. Dr. Edwards Lange is scheduled to become chancellor at the University of Washington-Tacoma on September 16.

Elizabeth Watkins Will Be the Next Provost at the University of California, Riverside

Elizabeth Watkins Will Be the Next Provost at the University of California, Riverside

Dr. Watkins currently serves as vice chancellor, dean of the Graduate Division, and professor in the department of anthropology, history, and social medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. She is the author or co-editor of five books.

Purchase College in New York Announces Its Next President

Purchase College in New York Announces Its Next President

The State University of New York Board of Trustees announced today that Dr. Milagros Peña will become the sixth president of Purchase College. Since 2015, Dr. Peña has been serving as dean of the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at the University of California, Riverside.

Is the Choice of College Major a Significant Factor in the Gender Wage Gap Later in Life?

Is the Choice of College Major a Significant Factor in the Gender Wage Gap Later in Life?

A working paper from the Becker Friedman Institute authored by researchers at the University of California, Riverside and the University of Chicago, finds that women today still choose college majors associated with lower potential wages than men.

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.

Nine Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Nine 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.

In Memoriam: Gwendolyn Lytle

In Memoriam: Gwendolyn Lytle

Gwendolyn Lytle, a member of the music department faculty at Pomona College in Claremont, California, for 35 years. Earlier, she taught at the University of California, Riverside.

Colby College Historian Elizabeth D. Leonard Wins Book Award

Colby College Historian Elizabeth D. Leonard Wins Book Award

Elizabeth D. Leonard, the John J. and Cornelia V. Gibson Professor of History at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, has been selected to receive the Thomas D. Clark Medallion from the Thomas D. Clark Foundation. She is being honored for her book on slavery in Kentucky.

Cynthia Larive Named Chancellor of the University of California, Santa Cruz

Cynthia Larive Named Chancellor of the University of California, Santa Cruz

Dr. Larive currently serves as provost and executive vice chancellor at the University of California, Riverside, a position she has held since 2017. She has been a member of the UC Riverside community since 2005. Dr. Larive will begin her tenure as chancellor of the University of California, Santa Cruz on July 1.

Six Women Named to the Engineering Faculty at the  University of California, Riverside

Six Women Named to the Engineering Faculty at the University of California, Riverside

Thew six women who have joined the faculty in the College of Engineering at the University of California, Riverside are Giulia Palermo in bioengineering, Cesunica Ivey and Kandis Leslie Gilliard-AbdulAziz in chemical and environmental engineering, Mariam Salloum in computer science, and Mona Eskandari and Luat Vuong in mechanical engineering.

Rachelle Cruz Wins a 2018 American Book Award for Her Debut Poetry Collection

Rachelle Cruz Wins a 2018 American Book Award for Her Debut Poetry Collection

Rachelle Cruz, a lecturer in the department of creative writing at the University of California, Riverside, has won a 2018 American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation for her debut poetry collection, God’s Will for Monsters.

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.

Fourteen Women Appointed to Administrative Positions at Colleges and Universities

Fourteen Women Appointed to Administrative Positions 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.

Two Women Scholars Changing Universities to Take Dean Positions

Two Women Scholars Changing Universities to Take Dean Positions

Sharon L. Walker was appointed dean of the College of Engineering at Drexel University in Philadelphia and Beth Angell will be the next dean of the School of Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. Both women will begin their new jobs this summer.

New Assignments for 11 Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

New Assignments for 11 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.

Two Young Scholars Aiming to Boost Gender Diversity in the Soil Sciences

Two Young Scholars Aiming to Boost Gender Diversity in the Soil Sciences

Angelia Seyfferth, an assistant professor in the department of plant and soil sciences at the University of Delaware, and Samantha Ying, an assistant professor of soil biogeochemistry at the University of California, Riverside, thought 21 women were going to attend a networking event at a recent convention. Nearly 100 showed up.

The New Provost at the University of California, Riverside

The New Provost at the University of California, Riverside

A scholar of bioanalytical chemistry, Dr. Cynthia K. Larive joined the faculty at the University of California, Riverside in 2005. Since coming to the university, she has served as vice provost for undergraduate education, interim dean of the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, and chair of the department of chemistry.

Careers of Women Faculty Members Are Burdened by "Academic Housekeeping" Chores

Careers of Women Faculty Members Are Burdened by “Academic Housekeeping” Chores

Research by Cassandra Guarino, professor of education and public policy at the University of California, Riverside, finds that women faculty members continue to disproportionately serve on committees and handle departmental administrative duties.

University of California, Davis Scholar to be Honored by the Geological Society of America

University of California, Davis Scholar to be Honored by the Geological Society of America

Isabel Montanez, the Chancellor’s Leadership Professor at the University of California, Davis, is being honored for her scientific contributions to geology, her service to the society, and for mentoring young women geoscientists. She will be honored at the society’s annual meeting in October.

Three Women Scholars at Major Universities Honored With Prestigious Awards

Three Women Scholars at Major Universities Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Davene M. White, a clinical assistant professor at the Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, D.C., Julia Bailey-Serress, a professor of genetics at the University of California, Riverside, and Kathleen M. Rasmussen , a professor of nutritional sciences at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

Susan Wessler Chosen as a Member of Britain's Royal Society

Susan Wessler Chosen as a Member of Britain’s Royal Society

Dr. Susan Wessler holds the Neil A. and Rochelle A. Campbell Presidential Chair for Innovation in Science Education in the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at the University of California, Riverside.

A Half Dozen Women Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

A Half Dozen Women Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Taking on new roles are Anna Barone at Pennsylvania State University, Michele Harper at Alcorn State University, Samantha K. Huge at the College of William and Mary, Alice A. Ruth at Dartmouth College, Tamala Tamu Sukari Choma at the University of California, Riverside, and Robin Dozier Otten at the University of New Mexico.

University of California, Riverside Scholar Honored With a Book Award

University of California, Riverside Scholar Honored With a Book Award

Anthea Kraut, professor of dance at the University of California Riverside, will receive the 2015-16 Emory Elliott Book Award that honors a book published by a faculty member in the College of Humanities at the university.

New Assignments for Seven Women Faculty Members

New Assignments for Seven 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 Trio of Women Faculty Members Appointed to Endowed Chairs at American Universities

A Trio of Women Faculty Members Appointed to Endowed Chairs at American Universities

Newly appointed to endowed chairs are Norma Hafenstein at the University of Denver, Jennifer Richeson at Yale University, and Melissa M. WIlcox at the University of California, Riverside.

Nine Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

Nine Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments 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.

Eight Women Faculty Members Who Are Assuming New Roles in Higher Education

Eight Women Faculty Members Who Are Assuming New Roles in Higher Education

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

Glena Temple Will Be the Next President of Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin

Glena Temple Will Be the Next President of Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin

Dr. Glena Temple joined the faculty at Viterbo University in 2001 and served as dean of the School of Letters and Sciences from 2008 to 2013. She was appointed vice president for academic affairs in 2015.

New Deans Are Named at Eight Colleges and Universities

New Deans Are Named at Eight Colleges and Universities

The women who have been appointed to dean posts are Jane E. Carreiro, Sara Rosen, Laura Bertonazzi, Patricia A. Okker, Sharon Walker, Paula O’Loughlin, Gloria Jones-Johnson, and Ingrid C. Burke.