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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.

In Memoriam: Ruth B. Mandel, 1938-2020

In Memoriam: Ruth B. Mandel, 1938-2020

Professor Mandel served for 24 years as director of Rutgers University’s Eagleton Institute of Politics. She was a Board of Governors Professor of Politics and a senior scholar at the Center for American Women and Politics.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Five Women to Dean Positions

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Five Women to Dean Positions

Appointed to dean posts are Carey Busch at Ohio University, Janice Naegele at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, Eboni Nelson at the University of Connecticut School of Law, Maria Donoghue Velleca at the College of William and Mary, and Barbara Krauthamer at the University of Massachuhsetts at Amherst.

In Memoriam: Patricia Sankey Imfeld Robinson, 1926-2020

In Memoriam: Patricia Sankey Imfeld Robinson, 1926-2020

Patricia Sankey Imfeld Robinson taught at Bates College in Lewiston, Mine, from 1947 to 1950. She later taught physical education classes at the University of Connecticut for 22 years.

University of Kentucky's Amy Murrell Taylor Wins the Frederick Douglass Book Prize

University of Kentucky’s Amy Murrell Taylor Wins the Frederick Douglass Book Prize

The Frederick Douglass Book Prize was established in 1999 and recognizes the best book published in English on slavery, resistance or abolition. The award and a $25,000 prize are presented annually by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the Gilder Lehrman Center for Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition at Yale University.

In Memoriam: Barbara Losty, 1942-2019

In Memoriam: Barbara Losty, 1942-2019

Barbara Losty had a long career in higher education including service as president of Waycross College in Georgia.

A Pair of Women Scholars Appointed to Positions as Deans at Universities in New England

A Pair of Women Scholars Appointed to Positions as Deans at Universities in New England

Juli Wade was appointed dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the largest academic unit at the University of Connecticut and Anne P. Massey was named the next dean of the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Both women will take on their new duties this coming summer.

Twenty-One Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Twenty-One Women Faculty Members 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.

Six Women Appointed to Positions as Dean at Major Universities

Six Women Appointed to Positions as Dean at Major Universities

The new deans are Sarah Beth Estes at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock, Christine Kelleher Palus at Villanova University, Elaine M. O’Neal at North Carolina Central University, Denise M. Seabert at the University of West Florida, Kathryn Drager at Penn State and Sharon M. Gordon at the University of Connecticut.

Susan Herbst Announces She Will Leave Presidency of the University of Connecticut

Susan Herbst Announces She Will Leave Presidency of the University of Connecticut

Dr. Herbst was appointed the 15th president of the University of Connecticut in December 2010. She is the only woman to serve as president of the university since its founding in 1881. Dr. Herbst will step down as president on June 30, 2019.

Nancy Fey-Yensan Appointed Provost at Keene State College in New Hampshire

Nancy Fey-Yensan Appointed Provost at Keene State College in New Hampshire

For the past seven years, Dr. Fey-Yensan has served as the dean of the College of Health and Human Services at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Previously, she was the associate dean of the College of Human Science and Services at the University of Rhode Island.

Three Women Among the Four Finalists to Be the Next President of the University of Maine

Three Women Among the Four Finalists to Be the Next President of the University of Maine

Susan Hunter, the first woman president of the University of Maine, will be retiring on June 30. The university has selected a field of four finalists to replace Dr. Hunter. Three of the four finalists are women: Joan Ferrini-Mundy, Sally Reis, and Nancy Targett.

Five Women Appointed to Dean Positions in  Higher Education

Five Women Appointed to Dean Positions in Higher Education

The five women appointed deans are Maria del Carmen Flores-Mills at Colgate University in New York, Patrice Gilliam-Johnson at Delaware State University, Anne Langley at the University of Connecticut, Dianna Graves at Claremont McKenna College in California, and Quincy A. Rose at Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis.

Manisha Sinha Named as the Winner of the 2017 Frederick Douglass Book Prize

Manisha Sinha Named as the Winner of the 2017 Frederick Douglass Book Prize

Dr. Sinha is the James L. and Shirley A. Draper Professor in American History at the University of Connecticut. Professor Sinha was honored for her book The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition (Yale University Press, 2016).

Two Women Among the Three Finalists for the Frederick Douglass Book Prize

Two Women Among the Three Finalists for the Frederick Douglass Book Prize

Rashauna Johnson and Manisha Sinha are among the three finalists for the 19th annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize

Mary Holz-Clause Appointed Chancellor of the University of Minnesota Crookston

Mary Holz-Clause Appointed Chancellor of the University of Minnesota Crookston

Dr. Holz-Clause has been serving as a tenured professor and dean of the Huntley College of Agriculture at California State Polytechnic University Pomona. Earlier, she was vice president for economic development at the University of Connecticut.

The Next President of the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston

The Next President of the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston

Paula Milone-Nuzzo currently serves as a professor and dean of the College of Nursing at Pennsylvania State University. She joined the faculty at Penn State in 2003. Earlier in her career, Dr. Milone-Nuzzo was a professor and associate dean for academic affairs at the Yale School of Nursing.

New Assignments for Eight Women Faculty Members at Major Universities

New Assignments for Eight Women Faculty Members at Major 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.

Cornell University Offers New Online Certificate Program on Women in Leadership

Cornell University Offers New Online Certificate Program on Women in Leadership

The five-course certificate program examines the issues facing women in leadership positions and offers strategies for handling them. The program can be completed in three months with five, two-week courses.

The Inaugural Dean of the School of Cultural and Social Transformation at the University of Utah

The Inaugural Dean of the School of Cultural and Social Transformation at the University of Utah

Kathryn Bond Stockton has been named the inaugural dean of the new School for Cultural and Social Transformation. Dr. Stockton is a Distinguished Professor of English and associate vice president in the Office for Equity and Diversity at the University of Utah.

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.

Marilyn Nelson Wins the $25,000 Neustadt Prize for Children's Literature

Marilyn Nelson Wins the $25,000 Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature

Marilyn Nelson is a professor emerita at the University of Connecticut. Professor Nelson is a winner of the Pushcart Prize and has been a finalist for the National Book Award three times. From 2001 to 2006, Dr. Nelson was the poet laureate of the state of Connecticut.

Birmingham-Southern College Names Linda Flaherty-Goldsmith as Its Fifteenth President

Birmingham-Southern College Names Linda Flaherty-Goldsmith as Its Fifteenth President

Since 2013, Flaherty-Goldsmith has worked as a pro bono consultant with Human Rights First, a non-profit, nonpartisan human rights organization. Earlier she was chief of staff for the president of Birmingham-Southern College.