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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.

New Assignments for Nine Women Faculty Members

New Assignments for Nine Women Faculty Members

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.

Seven Women Scholars Are Named to Dean Positions at Major Universities

Seven Women Scholars Are Named to Dean Positions at Major Universities

The new deans are Judy Neubrander at Illinois State, Bonita Stanton at Seton Hall University, Elizabeth Moje at the University of Michigan, Margaret Fitzgerald at North Dakota State, Anna Scheyett at the University of Georgia, Mariale Hardiman at Johns Hopkins University, and Amanda Moore McBride at the University of Denver.

Ten Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Ten Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

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.

Nine Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Nine Women Who Have Been 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.

Virginia Carson to Step Down as President of South Georgia State College

Virginia Carson to Step Down as President of South Georgia State College

Dr. Carson became interim president of South Georgia College in 2008 and president in 2009. In 2013, South Georgia College merged with Waycross College to form South Georgia State College with Dr. Carson named to lead the merged institution. She will step down as president on June 30.

Two Women Among the Four Finalists for Dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Georgia

Two Women Among the Four Finalists for Dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Georgia

Among the candidates are Judy L. Postmus, an associate professor of social work and the founder of the Center on Violence Against Women & Children at Rutgers University in New Jersey, and Anna Scheyett, a professor and dean of the College of Social Work at the University of South Carolina.

Director Announced for New Legal Clinic on Child Endangerment and Sexual Exploitation

Director Announced for New Legal Clinic on Child Endangerment and Sexual Exploitation

Emma M. Hetherington, a graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law, was named as the inaugural director of the new clinic at the law school. She had been in private practice representing clients in child welfare dependency proceedings and sexual exploitation cases.