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Council of Social Work Education Honors June Gary Hopps for Lifetime Achievement

Council of Social Work Education Honors June Gary Hopps for Lifetime Achievement

June Gary Hopps is the Thomas M. “Jim” Parham Professor of Family and Children Studies in the School of Social Work at the University of Georgia. Earlier she was dean of the Boston College School of Social Work.

Connie Ledoux Book to Be the First Woman President of Elon University in North Carolina

Connie Ledoux Book to Be the First Woman President of Elon University in North Carolina

Dr. Book is no stranger to Elon University. She joined the faculty in 1999 as an assistant professor of communications. Dr. Book left Elon in 2015 to become the first woman provost at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina.

Barnard College's Paige West Earns a Prestigious Book Award

Barnard College’s Paige West Earns a Prestigious Book Award

Paige West, the Claire Tow Professor of Anthropology at Barnard College in New York City, received the Distinguished Book Award from Columbia University Press. The award is given to the author of a book that “brings the highest distinction to Columbia University and Columbia University Press for its outstanding contribution to academic and public discourse.”

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

Eight 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.

Yale's Liza Comita to Be Honored by the British Ecological Society

Yale’s Liza Comita to Be Honored by the British Ecological Society

Liza Comita, assistant professor of tropical forest ecology in the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University, will receive the Founders’ Award, which recognizes “an outstanding early career ecologist who is starting to make a significant contribution to the science of ecology.”

Women With Bulimia Have Different Neural Reactions When They Are Shown Pictures of Food

Women With Bulimia Have Different Neural Reactions When They Are Shown Pictures of Food

Brain scans of women bulimics showed decreased blood flow in the precuneus, the area of the brain responsible for self-reflection, when the women were shown pictures of high-sugar and high-fat foods. Women without bulimia had increased blood flow to the same neural region when shown the identical photographs.

Eleven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Duties

Eleven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Duties

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 Scholars Win Lillian Smith Book Awards

Two Women Scholars Win Lillian Smith Book Awards

The winners are Patricia Bell-Scott, professor emerita of women’s studies and also human development and family studies at the University of Georgia and Risa Goluboff dean and the Arnold H. Leon Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law.

Susan Wessler Chosen as a Member of Britain's Royal Society

Susan Wessler Chosen as a Member of Britain’s Royal Society

Dr. Susan Wessler holds the Neil A. and Rochelle A. Campbell Presidential Chair for Innovation in Science Education in the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at the University of California, Riverside.

New Assignments for Eight Women Faculty Members

New Assignments for Eight 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 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.

A Quartet of New Deans at Top Universities in the United States

A Quartet of New Deans at Top Universities in the United States

The four women appointed to dean positions are Lisa K. Nolan at the University of Georgia, Jennifer Widom at Stanford University, Lynn Perry Wooten at Cornell University, and Michelle Addington at the University of Texas.

In Memoriam: Pamela Denise Anthony, 1971-2017

In Memoriam: Pamela Denise Anthony, 1971-2017

Pamela D. Anthony, vice president for student affairs at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. From 2012 to 2016, she was dean of students at Iowa State University.

Meg Amstutz to Lead the College of Coastal Georgia

Meg Amstutz to Lead the College of Coastal Georgia

The College of Coastal Georgia in Brunswick announced that Meg Amstutz will assume the role of interim president on July 1, after current president Greg Aloia retires. Currently, she is a professor of English and associate provost for academic programs at the University of Georgia.

Three Women Among the Four Finalists for Dean of Veterinary School at the University of Georgia

Three Women Among the Four Finalists for Dean of Veterinary School at the University of Georgia

All four candidates will visit the veterinary school by February 15 to meet with members of the college community and to make a public presentation. Three of the four candidates are women.

New Administrative Appointments for 14 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Appointments for 14 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.

A Pair of Women Scholars Named to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

A Pair of Women Scholars Named to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

Hai “Helen” Li has joined the faculty at the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina as the Clare Boothe Luce Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Sonja R. West is the inaugural holder of the Otis Brumby Distinguished Professorship in First Amendment Law at the University of Georgia School of Law.

One Woman Among Finalists for Dean of the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia

One Woman Among Finalists for Dean of the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia

Sara McLaughlin Mitchell is a professor of political science at the University of Iowa. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in political science from Michigan State University.

Flora Tydings Named Chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents

Flora Tydings Named Chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents

Since July 2015, Dr. Tydings has served as president of Chattanooga Community College. Before taking over as president of Chattanooga Community College, Dr. Tydings was president of Athens Technical College in Georgia from 2003 to 2015.

Honors and Awards for Six Women Scholars

Honors and Awards for Six Women Scholars

The honorees are Tisha Lewis Ellison of the University of Georgia, Lori Pompa of Temple University, Patricia M. Dove at Virginia Tech, Kristina Killgrove of the Unversity of West Florida, Elizabeth McNally at Northwestern University and Naomi Ehrich Leonard of Princeton University.

Academic Study Finds Older Women Underutilize the Web to Deal With Chronic Health Conditions

Academic Study Finds Older Women Underutilize the Web to Deal With Chronic Health Conditions

The study of hundreds of women over the age of 44 with at least one chronic condition, found that 35 percent did not use the internet to help them deal with their afflictions. Of those who did go online to obtain more information, most did not use the resources available to them.

In Memoriam: Dorothy McDonnell Cooke, 1946-2016

In Memoriam: Dorothy McDonnell Cooke, 1946-2016

Dorothy McDonnell Cooke won a Bronze Star for her service as a flight nurse during the Vietnam War. Dr. Cooke taught in the School of Nursing at Saint Louis University for 32 years.

Emory Professor Honored by the Academy of American Poets

Emory Professor Honored by the Academy of American Poets

Natasha Trethewey, the Robert W. Woodruff Professor of English and Creative Writing at Emory University and the former poet laureate of the United States, received the 2016 Fellowship for Distinguished Poetic Achievement from the Academy of American Poets. The award comes with a $25,000 prize.

The Next President of the University of West Florida in Pensacola

The Next President of the University of West Florida in Pensacola

Since 2013, Dr. Martha Saunders has been serving as provost and executive vice president at the University of West Florida. She is the former chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and the former president of the University of Southern Mississippi.

Two Women Among the Finalists for Associate Provost Position at the University of Georgia

Two Women Among the Finalists for Associate Provost Position at the University of Georgia

The two women candidates for associate provost for international education are Kiki Caruson, assistant vice president for research, innovation, and global affairs at the University of South Florida and Jane E. Gatewood, associate provost for global engagement at the University of Rochester in New York.

After 15 Years, Ruth Knox to Retire From the Presidency of Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia

After 15 Years, Ruth Knox to Retire From the Presidency of Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia

Ruth Knox is the first alumna of the college to serve as president. President Knox’s mother was a 1940 graduate of the college and her father served on the board of trustees. She will retire next June after serving 15 years as president of her alma mater.

Ten Women Faculty Members Assigned to New Roles

Ten Women Faculty Members Assigned to New Roles

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.

Thirteen Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Thirteen Women Who Will Be Taking on New 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.

College of Business at the University of Georgia Launches New Women's Initiative

College of Business at the University of Georgia Launches New Women’s Initiative

The Terry Women’s Initiative is aimed at inspiring confidence and competence in women students to pursue their academic and career goals.

New Administrative Posts at Major Universities for 11 Women

New Administrative Posts at Major Universities for 11 Women

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

University of Georgia Study Links Narcissism to Propensity for Sexual Assault

University of Georgia Study Links Narcissism to Propensity for Sexual Assault

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Georgia found that college-age men who exhibited traits of pathological narcissism were more likely to have committed sexual assault.

Ten Women Scholars Selected for Prestigious Honors and Awards

Ten Women Scholars Selected for Prestigious Honors and Awards

Here is this week’s listing of women scholars at college and universities throughout the United States who have been honored with notable awards

Eight Women Faculty Members Appointed to New Posts

Eight Women Faculty Members Appointed to New Posts

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.

Six Women Named to Dean Positions in Higher Education

Six Women Named to Dean Positions in Higher Education

The new deans are Michelle Sabick at St. Louis University, Michelle Nuss at the University of Georgia, Dana Heller at Old Dominion University, Elizabeth D. Liddy at Syracuse University, Abigail Tilton at Texas Woman’s University and Mindy J. Deardurff at Macalester College.

Cornelia Bargmann to Receive the $125,000 Edward M. Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience

Cornelia Bargmann to Receive the $125,000 Edward M. Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience

Cornelia Bargmann is the Torsten N. Wiesel Professor and the director of the Lulu and Anthony Wang Laboratory of Neural Circuits and Behavior at Rockefeller University in New York City. She will be honored at MIT on March 30.