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Five Women in Higher Education Honored With Notable Awards

Five Women in Higher Education Honored With Notable Awards

The honorees are Mariana Federica Wolfner of Cornell University, Leslie Jill Patterson of Texas Tech University, Jessica R. Kramer of the University of Utah, Shideh Dashti of the University of Colorado, and Mary Ann Klassen of Swarthmore College.

Law Professor Appointed to the Colorado Supreme Court

Law Professor Appointed to the Colorado Supreme Court

Melissa Hart, a tenured professor and the director of the Bryon R. White Center for Constitutional Law at the University of Colorado, was appointed by Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper to serve on the Colorado Supreme Court. Professor Hart will continue to teach at the law school while sitting on the Court.

Rice University's Linda Capuano Appointed to High-Level Energy Department Post

Rice University’s Linda Capuano Appointed to High-Level Energy Department Post

Linda Capuano, a fellow in energy technology for the Center for Energy Studies in the Baker Institute for Public Policy at Rice University in Houston, has been appointed by President Trump as administrator of the Energy Information Administration of the U.S. Department of Energy.

University of Central Florida Anthropologist Joanna Mishtal Wins Book Award

University of Central Florida Anthropologist Joanna Mishtal Wins Book Award

Joanna Mishtal, an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, was chosen as the recipient of the Adele E. Clark Book Award from the ReproNetwork, an organization of scholars who are concerned with reproductive rights and research.

University of Central Florida Physicist Wins Early Career Award from NASA

University of Central Florida Physicist Wins Early Career Award from NASA

Adrienne Dove, an assistant professor of physics at the University of Central Florida, was honored for her research on microgravity and dusty plasmas, collisions, and planet formation. She is a strong advocate for increasing the presence of women in physics and space sciences.

Four Women Named to Lead Business Schools as Deans

Four Women Named to Lead Business Schools as Deans

The new business school deans are Sharon F. Matusik at the University of Colorado-Boulder, Simone Cummings at Webster University in St. Louis, Debra Louis at Trident University in Cypress, California, and Kathy White Loyd at Arkansas State University.

Kristina Johnson Named the Thirteenth Chancellor of the State University of New York System

Kristina Johnson Named the Thirteenth Chancellor of the State University of New York System

Currently, Dr. Johnson is the chief executive officer of Cube Hydro Partners, which develops hydroelectric generation facilities. She served as under secretary of energy in the Obama administration and earlier was provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

In Memoriam: Vivien Alice Casagrande, 1942-2017

In Memoriam: Vivien Alice Casagrande, 1942-2017

Vivien Casagrande was a research professor of cell and development biology, a professor of ophthamology and visual sciences, and a professor of psychology at Vanderbilt University. She had taught at Vanderbilt since 1975.

In Memoriam: Vivien Casagrande, 1942-2017

In Memoriam: Vivien Casagrande, 1942-2017

Dr. Casagrande joined the faculty at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 1975. She was promoted to full professor in 1986. She also served as an investigator in the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and the Vanderbilt Brain Institute.

Ten Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Roles at Colleges and Universities

Ten Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Roles 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.

Four Women Named to Positions as Deans

Four Women Named to Positions as Deans

Appointed to dean positions are Anne Norris at the University of Miami in Florida, Alyson Hagy at the University of Wyoming, Sharon Matusik at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and Paul McClain at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

In Memoriam: Deborah Jin, 1968-2016

In Memoriam: Deborah Jin, 1968-2016

Deborah Jin was an adjunct professor in the department of physics at the University of Colorado and a fellow of JILA (formerly the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics), a joint endeavor of the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the University of Colorado

Nine Women Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Nine Women 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.

New Women Deans at Six Major Universities

New Women Deans at Six Major Universities

Appointed to dean positions are Akirah J. Bradley at the University of Colorado, Mary Loeffelholz at Northeastern University, Alison Carr-Chellman at the University of Idaho, Anne Balsamo at the University of Texas-Dallas, Susamma Barua at California State University, Fullerton and Suri Duitch at Tulane University.

One Woman Among Four Finalists for Dean Post at the University of Colorado

One Woman Among Four Finalists for Dean Post at the University of Colorado

Margaret R. Martonosi is the Hugh Trumball Adams ’35 Professor of Computer Science at Princeton University in New Jersey. For three years she served as associate dean for academic affairs for the university’s School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Study Finds That Women Rated as "More Feminine" Are Less Likely to be Identified as Scientists

Study Finds That Women Rated as “More Feminine” Are Less Likely to be Identified as Scientists

The study led by researchers at the University of Colorado showed that the women who were rated as most feminine in appearance were the least likely to be identified as scientists. Women who were rated as being the most masculine in appearance were the most likely to be identified as scientists.

University Study Finds Women Managers Who Hire Other Women Are Likely to Be Rated Less Competent

University Study Finds Women Managers Who Hire Other Women Are Likely to Be Rated Less Competent

The results showed that women managers were rated as less effective when they hired a woman for the open position than women mangers who hired a man for the post. For male managers, there was no difference in competency rating on whether they hired a man or a woman.

In Memoriam: Qinghong Zhang, 1968-2016

In Memoriam: Qinghong Zhang, 1968-2016

Qinghong Zhang was an associate professor of dermatology on the Anschutz Medical Campus of the University of Colorado in Aurora. Dr. Zhang’s research focused on therapeutics for skin diseases such as psoriasis.

Three Women Among the Four Finalists for Dean of Colorado Law

Three Women Among the Four Finalists for Dean of Colorado Law

The three women finalists are all law school professors. They are Mary Anne Bobinski of the University of British Columbia, Laura Gomez of the University of California, Los Angeles, and Angela Onwuachi-Willig of the University of Iowa.

Five Women Appointed to Positions as Dean at Major Universities

Five Women Appointed to Positions as Dean at Major Universities

The new deans are Katherine Schultz at the University of Colorado, Sabrina Zirkel at Santa Clara University in California, Mary McKernan McKay at Washington University in St. Louis, Marta Kuzma at the Yale School of Art, and Lori Ploutz-Snyder at the University of Michigan.

Three Women Scholars Appointed by President Obama to the National Council on the Humanities

Three Women Scholars Appointed by President Obama to the National Council on the Humanities

The three presidential appointees are computer science professor Francine Berman of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, history professor Patricia Limerick of the University of Colorado at Boulder, and Shelly C. Lowe executive director of the Native American Program at Harvard University.

New Administrative Roles for 11 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Roles for 11 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: Diana Reid Nemergut, 1974-2015

In Memoriam: Diana Reid Nemergut, 1974-2015

Diana Nemergut was an associate professor of biology at Duke University. She came to Duke in 2014 after teaching in the department of environmental studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Six Women Faculty Members Have Been Appointed to New Positions

Six Women Faculty Members Have Been Appointed to New Positions

The six women in new roles are C. Jessie Jones at California State University, Fullerton, Laurie Sharp at West Texas A&M University, Patty Limerick of the University of Colorado, Brenda McComb at Oregon State University, Laura E. Niklason at Yale University, and Laurel Hartman at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Eleven Women Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Eleven Women 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.

Eleven Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Eleven Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Assignments

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

New Administrative Duties for 10 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Duties for 10 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.

<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.

A Dozen Women With New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

A Dozen Women With New 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.

New Administrative Posts for 22 Women at U.S. Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Posts for 22 Women at U.S. 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.

Nine Women Announce Their Retirements From University Faculty or Administrative Posts

Nine Women Announce Their Retirements From University Faculty or Administrative Posts

Here is a roundup of women who recently announced that they are stepping down from faculty positions or administrative posts at American universities.

New Women Deans at Six Colleges and Universities

New Women Deans at Six Colleges and Universities

The new deans are Kristie Ogilvie at Meredith College in North Carolina, Jill Dolan at Princeton University, Sara Thompson at the University of Colorado, Cheryl Wyrick at Cal Poly Pomona, Cheryl Healton at New York University, and Gina S. Brown at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Barbara McDonald Named President of North Hennepin Community College in Minnesota

Barbara McDonald Named President of North Hennepin Community College in Minnesota

Dr. McDonald, who will take office on July 1, has been serving since 2014 as interim president of Minnesota West Community and Technical College in Granite Falls. Previously, she was provost at Itasca Community College in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

Nine Women Academics Elected to the American Philosophical Society

Nine Women Academics Elected to the American Philosophical Society

Of the 27 new American members of the American Philosophical Society, 10 are women. Nine of the 10 women selected have current ties to the academic world.

Two Women Among the Three Finalists for Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Colorado

Two Women Among the Three Finalists for Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Colorado

Terri Fiez is director of strategic initiative and a professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University. Patricia Rankin is associate vice chancellor for research and a professor of physics at the University of Colorado at Boulder.