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Myra Marx Ferree Receives the 2024 Harvard University Centennial Medal

Myra Marx Ferree Receives the 2024 Harvard University Centennial Medal

The Harvard Centennial Medal is awarded annually to Harvard University graduate alumni who have made significant contributions to society. Over the past 50 years, Dr. Ferree has conducted extensive research on gender studies in both American and European contexts.

New Dean Appointments for Eight Women Scholars

New Dean Appointments for Eight Women Scholars

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed dean at universities throughout the United States. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

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.

Deborah Reibe Honored for Contributions to Sports Medicine and Exercise Science

Deborah Reibe Honored for Contributions to Sports Medicine and Exercise Science

The American College of Sports Medicine has recognized Dr. Riebe for her contributions to the field of sports medicine and exercise science. Her research focuses on the development of physical activity interventions for a variety of populations.

In Memoriam: Ruth R. Martin, 1930-2024

In Memoriam: Ruth R. Martin, 1930-2024

Dr. Martin was a professor emerita of social work at the University of Connecticut. In addition to teaching, she served the university as associate dean prior to retiring in 1999.

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.

American Heart Association Bestows Lembright Award on University of Connecticut Researcher

American Heart Association Bestows Lembright Award on University of Connecticut Researcher

Nancy Schmieder Redeker is a professor at the University of Connecticut Schools of Nursing and Medicine, senior associate dean for research, and interim director of the Ph.D. program in nursing. The Lembright Award, established in 1987, is the top award for excellence in research given by the American Heart Association.

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles

The women scholars taking on new assignments are Heidi Hehnly at Syracuse University, Hope Wilson at Northern Illinois University, Chinenye Anyanwu at the University of Connecticut, Jennifer Freeman at Purdue University, Sabrina Jedlicka at Lehigh University, Smanathat Francois at Clark University, and Jocelyn Viterna at Harvard University.

Carey McDougall Is the New Leader of the Penn State Beaver Campus in Monaca

Carey McDougall Is the New Leader of the Penn State Beaver Campus in Monaca

McDougall has served as the chief academic officer at the Beaver campus since 2014. Before coming to Penn State Beaver, she was an associate professor of art at the Stark campus of Kent State University in Ohio.

University of Connecticut Begins New Women's Leadership Program

University of Connecticut Begins New Women’s Leadership Program

The 12-credit, fully online Emerging Women’s Leadership Online Graduate Certificate is designed for those who have recently completed their bachelor’s degree and wish to better understand organizational change, as well as develop their creative and critical thinking and leadership potential.

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Mary McCormick, 1963 -2023

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Mary McCormick, 1963 -2023

At the University of Tulsa College of Law, Professor McCormick founded the Immigrant Rights Project. She was the first associate dean of experiential learning, interim dean in the fall 2001 semester, and served for several semesters as the associate dean of academic affairs.

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to University Dean Positions

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to University Dean Positions

Taking on new roles as deans are Eun-Ok Im at the University of Texas at Austin, Andrea Tapia at Pennsylvania State University, Cindy Juntunen at California State University, Monterrey Bay, Nikesha Nesbitt at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, and Molly Land at the University of Connecticut.

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Duties at Major Universities

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Duties at Major Universities

The women faculty members taking on new roles are Bandana Purkayastha at the University of Connecticut, Paula Austin at Boston University, Kelly Pender at Virginia Tech, Katia Obraczka at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Kari Nadeau at the School of Public Health at Harvard University, Mary Klotman at Duke University in Durham North Carolina, and Megan Saylor at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

Colleges and Universities Appoint Eight Women to Dean Positions

Colleges and Universities Appoint Eight Women to Dean Positions

The new deans are Ruma Chopra at the University of Utah, Deborah L. Nelson at the University of Chicago, Sheryl Long at Meredith College in North Carolina, Abimbola O. Asojo at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Jill Swisher at Northwestern College in Iowa, Julie Sanford at the University of Alabama, M. Evelyn Fields at South Carolina State University, and Laura Curran at the University of Connecticut.

Three Nursing Schools Announce the Appointment of New Deans

Three Nursing Schools Announce the Appointment of New Deans

Angela Amar will be the next dean of the Rory Meyers College of Nursing at New York University. Julie McCullough has been appointed dean of the College of Nursing and Health Professions at the University of Southern Indiana and Victoria Vaughan Dickson has been selected to serve as the eleventh dean of the School of Nursing at the University of Connecticut.

Three Women Scholars Who Have Been Named to Provost Positions at State Universities

Three Women Scholars Who Have Been Named to Provost Positions at State Universities

Allyson L. Watson will assume the role of interim provost and vice president for academic affairs at Florida A&M University. Anne D’Alleva was appointed provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of Connecticut and Barbara E. Wolfe will be the new provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of Rhode Island.

Fumiko Hoeft Named Director of the Waterbury Campus of the University of Connecticut

Fumiko Hoeft Named Director of the Waterbury Campus of the University of Connecticut

Dr. Hoeft joined the faculty at the University of Connecticut in 2018 as a professor of psychological sciences. She has also served as the director of the Brain Imaging Research Center. Earlier, Dr. Hoeft taught at the Weill Institute for Neurosciences at the University of California, San Francisco.

Three Universities Announced the Appointments of Women Deans

Three Universities Announced the Appointments of Women Deans

Elisabeth Long has been appointed the next sean of University Libraries at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Aisha Morris Moultry has been named interim dean of the College of Transdisciplinary Studies at Texas Southern University in Houston and Fany DeJesús Hannon is the new interim dean of students at the University of Connecticut.

Seven Women Who Have Been Named to New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Seven Women Who Have Been Named to New 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Six Women Faculty Members Taking on New Duties or Roles in Higher Education

Six Women Faculty Members Taking on New Duties or Roles in Higher Education

Taking on new roles are Jessica Logan at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, K. Avvirin Gray at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, Meredith Frazier at the College of Charleston in South Carolina, Stefanie Jegelka at MIT, Amy Harder at the University of Connecticut Extension, and Catherine Hill at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Nine Women Faculty Members in New Roles or Taking on New Duties

Nine Women Faculty Members in New Roles or Taking on New Duties

Here is this week’s roundup of women faculty members who have been appointed to new positions or given new duties at colleges and universities throughout the United States. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Randenka Maric Appointed President of the University of Connecticut

Randenka Maric Appointed President of the University of Connecticut

Dr. Maric has served as interim president of the University of Connecticut since February 1. Earlier, she served as vice president for research from 2017 to 2022. Dr. Maric is the second woman to serve as president of the university.

University of Connecticut's Manisha Sinha Wins the James W.C. Pennington Award

University of Connecticut’s Manisha Sinha Wins the James W.C. Pennington Award

Manisha Sinha, the James L. and Shirley A. Draper Professor in American History at the University of Connecticut, is the recipient of the James W.C. Pennington Award from the Heidelberg Center for American Studies and the faculty of theology of Heidelberg University in Germany.

Six Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments at Universities

Six Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments at Universities

Taking on new roles or duties are Mary Bernstein at the University of Connecticut, Kristina G. Douglass at Columbia University in New York City, Shannon Monnat at Syracuse University in New York, Miranda Drake at the University of South Dakota, Ashleigh Graveline at Clarkson University in Postdam, New York, and Nancy Glenn at Boise State University in Idaho.

Two Women Selected to Lead Regional Campuses of the University of Connecticut

Two Women Selected to Lead Regional Campuses of the University of Connecticut

Fumiko Hoeft was appointed interim director of the Waterbury campus of the University of Connecticut and Jennifer Orlikoff will the next director of the university’s Stamford campus, effective July 1.

Three Women Who Have Been Selected to Serve as Provosts

Three Women Who Have Been Selected to Serve as Provosts

The three women appointed to provost positions are Neslihan Alp at the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, Andrea Kent at the University of South Alabama, and Anne D’Alleva at the University of Connecticut.

Five Women Faculty Members Appointed to New University Positions

Five Women Faculty Members Appointed to New University Positions

Taking on new duties are Terrah Akard at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Michelle Williams at the University of Connecticut, Gabrielle Allen at the University of Wyoming, Paula Fitzpatrick at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, and Kim Dupree Jones at the School of Nursing at Emory University in Atlanta.

Radenka Maric Is the New Leader of the University of Connecticut

Radenka Maric Is the New Leader of the University of Connecticut

Radenka Maric has been appointed interim president of the University of Connecticut. Dr. Maric has served as vice president for research since 2017 and oversees the university’s $375 million research enterprise. She holds faculty appointments in the department of chemical and biomolecular engineering and the department of materials science and engineering.

Marion Ehrich Wins the Mildred Christian Women's Leadership in Toxicology Award

Marion Ehrich Wins the Mildred Christian Women’s Leadership in Toxicology Award

Marion Ehrich is professor emerita of pharmacology and toxicology at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. This honor is given by the American College of Toxicology to a woman who has impacted the advancement of science and practice of toxicology on a global level in a field dominated by men.

Study Finds a Gender Gap in Work Interruptions for Employees Working at Home Due to the Pandemic

Study Finds a Gender Gap in Work Interruptions for Employees Working at Home Due to the Pandemic

The researchers found that even when both partners worked from home, the woman reported more demands related to childcare and household tasks. Women reported more interruptions than men did prior to the pandemic, but this difference has only increased. Women also noted more frequent interruptions from co-workers and supervisors while working from home than did men.

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Colleges and Universities

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Colleges and Universities

The five women appointed to endowed professorships are Susana Marcos at the University of Rochester, Kristin Haglund, at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Jan Lacina at Texas Cristian University in Fort Worth, Leslie Lyons at Grinnell College in Iowa, and Morgaen L. Donaldson at the University of Connecticut.

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.

Ten Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Ten Women Who Have Been Appointed to 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.

In Memoriam: E. Jacquelin Dietz

In Memoriam: E. Jacquelin Dietz

After earning her doctorate, Professor Dietz joined the faculty at North Carolina State University. There, in 1992, she became the founding editor-in-chief of the Journal of Statistics Education.

In Memoriam: Jacqueline Rosemarie Satchell, 1968-2020

In Memoriam: Jacqueline Rosemarie Satchell, 1968-2020

A native of Jamaica, Jacqueline Rosemarie Satchell was an assistant professor of medicine and a leading clinician-educator in the Yale Section of General Internal Medicine and Veterans Administration’s Connecticut Healthcare System.