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The First Woman President of Delaware Valley University

The First Woman President of Delaware Valley University

Maria Gallo is dean of the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Earlier in her career, she was chair of the department of agronomy at the University of Florida. When she takes office in July, Dr. Gallo will be the first woman president in the 120-year history of Delaware Valley University.

A Dozen Women With New Administrative Responsibilities in Higher Education

A Dozen Women With New Administrative Responsibilities 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.

A Half Dozen Women in New University Teaching Roles

A Half Dozen Women in New University Teaching Roles

Taking on new assignments are Elizabeth Roussele at Xavier University in New Orleans, Eliza Pavalko at Indiana University, Donna Brown at the University of Wyoming, Gabriela Weaver at the University of Massachusetts, Yun Yao at the University of Arkansas, and Coco Fusco at the University of Florida.

A Pair of Women Academics Elected to Lead National Organizations

A Pair of Women Academics Elected to Lead National Organizations

Candace Floyd of the University of Alabama Birmingham is president-elect of the National Neurotrauma Society. Marilys R. Nepomechie of Florida International University is the new president of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture.

New Faculty Roles for Seven Women Scholars

New Faculty Roles for Seven Women Scholars

The seven women with new teaching positions are Guangzhao Mao at Wayne State, Lorraine S. Lange at Hollins University, Lauren Emberson at Princeton, Maureen Conroy at the University of Florida, Holly Willis at St. Catherine University, Emily Conover at Hamilton College and Carlin Rafie at Virginia Tech.

New Faculty Roles for Seven Women at American Universities

New Faculty Roles for Seven Women at American Universities

Taking on new roles are Emma Teng at MIT, Leslie Beck at New Mexico State, Marcia DiStaso at Penn State, Julie L. Ozanne of Virginia Tech, Iris Mack at Tulane University in New Orleans, Dena Register at West Virginia University, and Lisa S. Scott at the University of Florida.

Four Women Appointed to Dean Positions

Four Women Appointed to Dean Positions

The women appointed to dean posts are Kanwal Singh at Sarah Lawrence College in New York, Tammy Beckham at Kansas State University, Bridget M. Keegan at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, and Laura Ann Rosenbury at the University of Florida.

In Memoriam: Suzan Maria Armstrong-West, 1948-2015

In Memoriam: Suzan Maria Armstrong-West, 1948-2015

Professor Armstrong-West had served on the faculty at Edward Waters College since 2008. Earlier, she was assistant dean of student at the University of Texas at Austin and dean of academic programs at Rutgers University.

Seven Women Appointed to Teaching Positions at Major Universities

Seven Women Appointed to Teaching Positions at Major Universities

The women in new teaching posts are Lorna McGhee at Carnegie Mellon, Sonal S. Tuli at the University of Florida, Jeannine Bell at Indiana University, Amy Landis at Clemson, Norma Riccucci at Rutgers, Donita Brady at the University of Pennsylvania, and Ann Burkhardt at Drake.

Palm Beach State College Names Its Next President

Palm Beach State College Names Its Next President

Ava L. Parker is executive vice president and chief operating officer at Florida Polytechnic University in Lakeland. Earlier, Parker served for 10 years as chair of the Board of Governors of the State University System in Florida.

The Three Finalists for This Year's $250,000 Cherry Award for Great Teaching Are All Women

The Three Finalists for This Year’s $250,000 Cherry Award for Great Teaching Are All Women

The three finalists for the $250,000 Cherry Award are Teresa C. Balser of the University of Florida, Michelle Rae Hebl of Rice University, and Lisa Russ Spaar of the University of Virginia.

Women Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Women Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

The appointees are Letizia Gambrelle-Boone at Virginia State, Evangeline Cummings at the University of Florida, Karen Nelson Moore at Harvard, Audrey Marcus Berkman at Wellesley College, Joanne Woodward at the University of North Texas, Marsha Mailick at the University of Wisconsin, and Hemlata Jhaveri at the University of Texas.

Honors and Awards for Seven Women in Academia

Honors and Awards for Seven Women in Academia

The women who have received prestigious honors or awards are Linda Roussel, Lori Reesor, M. Kathleen Heid, Kathryn Leonard, Donna E. Shalala, Julie A. Johnson, and Elizabeth Mullin.

University of Florida Adds Three Women to Its Senior Faculty Ranks

University of Florida Adds Three Women to Its Senior Faculty Ranks

Jane V. Aldrich was appointed professor of medicinal chemistry. Morgan Ernest was named an associate professor of wildlife ecology and conservation and Karen Garrett was appointed professor of plant pathology.

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.

Honors Bestowed on Five Women Professors

Honors Bestowed on Five Women Professors

The women who won prestigious awards are Melissa Johnson of the University of Alabama, Natalia Peres of the University of Florida, Michelle Moseley-Christian of Virginia Tech, Dorothy D. Dunlop of Northwestern University, and Michela Gallagher of Johns Hopkins University.

Two Women Are Finalists for Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Georgia

Two Women Are Finalists for Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Georgia

Milagros Pena is a professor of sociology and women’s studies and associate dean for social and behavioral sciences at the University of Florida and Victoria Greene is a professor and senior associate dean for graduate education at Vanderbilt University.

University of Florida Wins the Capital One Cup for Women's Collegiate Sports

University of Florida Wins the Capital One Cup for Women’s Collegiate Sports

The Capital One Cup signifies the best overall performance by women’s team at a college or university. Eight team at the University of Florida earned Capital One Cup points by finishing among the top 10 ranked teams nationally. The university won national championships in softball and gymnastics.

Four Women Scholars Are Taking on New University Teaching Positions

Four Women Scholars Are Taking on New University Teaching Positions

Lynn Nottage is joining the faculty at Columbia University. Janet Shibley Hyde at the University of Wisconsin and Anna Frebel at MIT have been appointed to named professorships and Janice Krieger was appointed to the faculty at the University of Florida.

Six Women in New Teaching Posts at Leading Universities

Six Women in New Teaching Posts at Leading Universities

The women in new teaching roles are Carole R. Beal of the University of Florida, Denise Ogden of Penn State, Susan Shapiro of the University of Massachusetts, Theresa Rebeck at the University of Houston, J. Meejin Yoon of MIT, and Anne B. Newman at the University of Pittsburgh.

Two Women Candidates for Dean of the College of Agriculture at Montana State University

Two Women Candidates for Dean of the College of Agriculture at Montana State University

The two woman finalists are Teresa Balser a professor of soil and water science at University of Florida and Beverly Durgan, dean of University of Minnesota Extension and professor at the University of Minnesota.

Four Full Professors Receive New University Teaching Assignments

Four Full Professors Receive New University Teaching Assignments

Taking on new roles are Margaret Hostetter at the University of Cincinnati, Laura Dugan at Vanderbilt University, Tracy Irani at the University of Florida, and Maria Siemionow at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

New Deans Named at Five Institutions of Higher Learning

New Deans Named at Five Institutions of Higher Learning

The new deans are Pam Grossman at the University of Pennsylvania, Elaine Turner at the University of Florida, Marianne Yoshioka at Smith College in Massachusetts, Krystyna Aune at the University of Hawaii, and Maryam Alavi at Georgia Tech.

University of Florida Study Links Outdoor Air Pollution to Hypertension in Pregnant Women

University of Florida Study Links Outdoor Air Pollution to Hypertension in Pregnant Women

The study of more than 22,000 women who gave birth in a two-year period found that women who lived in areas of high pollution were significantly more likely to develop hypertension during pregnancy than women in areas with cleaner air.

Two Women Named to New Teaching Posts

Two Women Named to New Teaching Posts

Debra Lyon was named to an endowed chair at the University of Florida College of Nursing and Hazel Sive, an associate dean at MIT’s College of Science is stepping down to return full-time to her post as professor of biology.

Study Finds One Quarter of Women Drug Offenders Are Victims of Sexual Misconduct by Police

Study Finds One Quarter of Women Drug Offenders Are Victims of Sexual Misconduct by Police

The study, by Linda B. Cottler, now a professor and chair of the department of epidemiology at the University of Florida, surveyed women who were arrested on drug charges in the St. Louis metropolitan area.

University of Florida Study Finds College-Age Women Don't Report Pelvic Pain to Their Doctors

University of Florida Study Finds College-Age Women Don’t Report Pelvic Pain to Their Doctors

Some 72 percent of college-age women in the survey reported some type of pelvic pain in the previous 12 months but three quarters of those women who reported pain stated that they did not report it to their doctor.

University of Florida Scholar Elected President of IUAES

University of Florida Scholar Elected President of IUAES

Faye V. Harrison, professor of anthropology and professor of African American studies at the University of Florida, has been elected president of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences.

Texas A&M Scholar Inducted Into the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame

Texas A&M Scholar Inducted Into the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame

Eleanor M. Green, who has sered as the Carl B. King Dean of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University since 2009, has owned and shown horses for nearly 60 years, winning numerous state championships.

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.

In Memoriam: Jacqueline Fowler Byers, 1957-2013

In Memoriam: Jacqueline Fowler Byers, 1957-2013

Dr. Byers served on the faculty at the University of Central Florida from 1998 to 2012. Earlier in her career she was director of research at Orlando Health and held clinical positions at Vanderbilt University Hospital and Duke University Hospital.

The First Woman Dean of the University of Florida College of Pharmacy

The First Woman Dean of the University of Florida College of Pharmacy

When she begins her new post on August 5, Dr. Johnson will be the first woman dean in the college’s 90-year history. Professor Johnson joined the faculty at the University of Florida in 1999. Previously she taught at the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy.

Kelli McCormack Brown Is the New Provost at Georgia College & State University

Kelli McCormack Brown Is the New Provost at Georgia College & State University

Dr. Brown was the interim dean at the College of Health and Human Performance at the University of Florida and previously served for five years as associate dean for academic affairs.

Lisa Bartoshuk to Receive the Highest Honor of the Association for Psychological Science

Lisa Bartoshuk to Receive the Highest Honor of the Association for Psychological Science

Dr. Bartoshuk, presidential endowed professor of community dentistry and behavioral science at the University of Florida, is known for her research on “supertasters,” people who have a significantly greater number of taste buds.

Appointments to Dean for Five Women Scholars

Appointments to Dean for Five Women Scholars

The five new deans are Kalpana Misra at the University of Tulsa, Anna McDaniel at the University of Florida, Wendy Raymond at Davidson College, Kelli Styron at Tarleton State University, and Cindy Claycomb at Wichita State University.