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A Half Dozen Women Who Have Been Selected to Serve as Deans

A Half Dozen Women Who Have Been Selected to Serve as Deans

The new deans are Verna L. Williams at the University of Cincinnati, Melanie Stein at Ithaca College in New York, Denise Rush as Boston Architectural College, Alexis Abramson at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, Janis Terpenney at the University of Tennessee, and Beth McNeil at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Posts at State Universities

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Posts at State Universities

The new deans are Elizabeth Kronk Warner at University of Utah Law, Verna Williams at University of Cincinnati Law, Mei Wei at the College of Engineering and Technology at Ohio University, and Tamara Brown at the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at University of North Texas.

Seven Women Faculty Members Appointed to New Positions at Colleges and Universities

Seven Women Faculty Members Appointed to New Positions 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.

A Report Card on University Performance on Hiring Women Coaches for Women's Athletic Teams

A Report Card on University Performance on Hiring Women Coaches for Women’s Athletic Teams

Nationwide, women were 41. 5 percent of all head coaches of women’s teams at 86 colleges and universities that were members of seven major athletic conferences. The percentage varied greatly by sport. For example, 95.7 percent of field hockey coaches were women but there were no women head coaches in triathlon or alpine skiing.

Eleven Women Scholars Taking on New Academic Assignments

Eleven Women Scholars Taking on New Academic Assignments

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 Women Appointed to Lead Branch Campuses of Major State Universities

Two Women Appointed to Lead Branch Campuses of Major State Universities

Robin Lightner will serve as dean of Blue Ash College, a regional campus of the University of Cincinnati and Alysia Starkey was promoted to interim dean and CEO of the Polytechnic Campus of Kansas State University in Salina.

Kathleen Jagger to Lead Thomas More College in Kentucky

Kathleen Jagger to Lead Thomas More College in Kentucky

Since 2015, Dr. Jagger has served as vice president for academic affairs and dean of Thomas More College. Previously, she was a professor of biology and held several administrative posts at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky.

Beverly Davenport Fired as Chancellor of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Beverly Davenport Fired as Chancellor of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

On March 1, 2017, Beverly Davenport became the eighth chancellor of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Now 14 months later, she has been placed on administrative leave and will no longer serve as chancellor as of July 1.

Thirteen Women in Higher Education Who Are Taking on New Administrative Roles

Thirteen Women in Higher Education Who Are Taking on New Administrative Roles

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

Four Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Four Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Lynn E. Maquat of the University of Rochester in New York, Huda Zoghbi of the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, Linda Sealy of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, and Anita Tood of the University of Cincinnati.

Kristi A. Nelson Is the New Provost at the University of Cincinnati

Kristi A. Nelson Is the New Provost at the University of Cincinnati

Dr. Nelson had retired from the university in 2015 before being called to serve as interim provost in October 2016. She served on faculty of the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning for 36 years. She was senior vice provost for 15 years.

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.

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.

Thirteen Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Thirteen Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

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 Large Group of Women Faculty Members Taking on New Duties in Higher Education

A Large Group of Women Faculty Members Taking on New Duties 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 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.

A Trio of Women Who Have Been Appointed to Positions as Deans

A Trio of Women Who Have Been Appointed to Positions as Deans

Terry Martinez will be the new dean of students at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. Verna L. Williams is the new interim dean of the College of Law at the University of Cincinnati and Kathleen Canning will be the new dean of humanities at Rice University in Houston.

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.

A New One-Woman Play Honors Early Women Ph.D. Recipients at the University of Cincinnati

A New One-Woman Play Honors Early Women Ph.D. Recipients at the University of Cincinnati

Alice Jones, a professor of geosciences at Eastern Kentucky University, has written and now performs a one-woman play about Annette and Lucy Braun, sisters who were among the first women to earn Ph.D.s at the University of Cincinnati.

Cady Short-Thompson Named Provost at Hope College in Holland, Michigan

Cady Short-Thompson Named Provost at Hope College in Holland, Michigan

For the past seven years, Dr. Short-Thompson has been dean of Blue Ash College of the University of Cincinnati. Earlier in her career, Dr. Short-Thompson served for 13 years on the communication department faculty at the University of Northern Kentucky.

Dean Jennifer Bard Placed on Leave at the University of Cincinnati College of Law

Dean Jennifer Bard Placed on Leave at the University of Cincinnati College of Law

On July 1, 2015, Jennifer S. Bard became dean of the College of Law at the University of Cincinnati. She is the first woman dean in the 184-year history of the law school. Now, the interim provost at the university has placed Dean Bard on administrative leave.

New Administrative Posts for Six Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for Six Women in Higher Education

Taking on new roles are Kallie Bila Michels at the University of Michigan, Katie Rae at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Gina Sanchez Gibau at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Anne Van Arsdall at Colorado State University, Jennifer Barut at Vanderbilt University, and Lori A. Ross at the University of Cincinnati.

In Memoriam: Jill Carol Dustin, 1959-2017

In Memoriam: Jill Carol Dustin, 1959-2017

Jill Dustin was an associate in the department of counseling and human services in the Darden College of Education at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. She joined the faculty at Old Dominion University in 1998.

Elizabeth Scarpelli Named the Inaugural Director of the University of Cincinnati Press

Elizabeth Scarpelli Named the Inaugural Director of the University of Cincinnati Press

Initially, the University of Cincinnati Press will focus on two programs: peer-reviewed scholarly works in social justice and a community engagement imprint featuring the rich history of Cincinnati and its university, especially with respect to social justice themes.

University of Cincinnati Study Examines Gender Differences in Goals of Campus Hook Ups

University of Cincinnati Study Examines Gender Differences in Goals of Campus Hook Ups

A new study by Eliza Weitbrecht, a Ph.D. student in clinical psychology at the University of Cincinnati, finds that the “hooking up” culture of college students can have more negative effects on women’s mental health than is the case for men.

Beverly Davenport Named Chancellor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Beverly Davenport Named Chancellor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Since July, Dr. Davenport has been serving as the interim president of the University of Cincinnati. In July 2013, she was appointed senior vice president for academic affairs and provost at the University of Cincinnati. She will begin her new duties at the University of Tennessee on March 1.

Three Women Appointed to New Faculty Roles

Three Women Appointed to New Faculty Roles

Sally Taylor was appointed an assistant professor of entomology at Virginia Tech. Karen V. Guth was named an assistant professor of religious studies at the College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts and Patricia Mezinskis, professor of nursing emerita at the University of Cincinnati, was named interim executive director of the university’s Emeriti Center.

New Assignments for 14 Women Faculty Members

New Assignments for 14 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.

New Administrative Duties for 18 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Duties for 18 Women 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: Claire Beth Sponsler, 1954-2016

In Memoriam: Claire Beth Sponsler, 1954-2016

Claire Sponsler was the M.F. Carpenter Professor of English at the University of Iowa. She taught at the university for 23 years.

University of Cincinnati Offers New Resources for Victims of Sexual Assault

University of Cincinnati Offers New Resources for Victims of Sexual Assault

Under the agreement, the community organization Women Helping Women will offer an on-call service 24 hours a day, seven days a week so that students at the university will always have someone to help them if they experience or witness a sexual assault, domestic violence, or stalking.

Study Finds That for College-Age Women, Alcohol Significantly Increases the Risk of Unprotected Sex

Study Finds That for College-Age Women, Alcohol Significantly Increases the Risk of Unprotected Sex

The study found that 40 percent of women ages 18 to 24 have more than three drinks per day. And the survey found that 66.9 percent of college-age women reported that they had unprotected sex the last time they had sex when they had been drinking alcohol.

Four Women Academics Honored With Notable Awards

Four Women Academics Honored With Notable Awards

The honorees are Laura Bartell of the Wayne State University Law School in Detroit, H. Jane Brockmann, professor emerita of biology at the University of Florida, Bridgette Peteet, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Cincinnati, and Cynthia A. Smith, associate provost for health affairs and academic integrity at Yale University.

New Roles for a Dozen Women Faculty Members

New Roles for a Dozen Women Faculty Members

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.

Beverly Davenport to Lead the University of Cincinnati

Beverly Davenport to Lead the University of Cincinnati

Since 2013, Dr. Beverly Davenport has served as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the university. Earlier, she was vice provost for faculty affairs at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.