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In Memoriam: Marilyn Yalom, 1932-2019

In Memoriam: Marilyn Yalom, 1932-2019

In 1976, Dr. Yalom was hired as deputy director of the Center for Research on Women at Stanford University. Later she was a senior scholar at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford, where she served as director from 1984 to 1985.

University of Kentucky Scholar Named the Outstanding Community Development Educator

University of Kentucky Scholar Named the Outstanding Community Development Educator

Rosalind Harris, an associate professor in the department of community leadership and development at the University of Kentucky, has won the 2019 Outstanding Community Development Educator Award from the Community Development Society.

Ann Merchant Boesgaard Wins Lifetime Achievement Award From the American Astronomical Society

Ann Merchant Boesgaard Wins Lifetime Achievement Award From the American Astronomical Society

Dr. Boesgaard was honored at the society’s semi-annual meeting in Seattle on January 8 for her work on light-element abundances to test Big Bang nucleosynthesis and for her research on stellar structure and stellar evolution.

Four Women Recognized as Emerging Leaders by <em>Nature</em>

Four Women Recognized as Emerging Leaders by Nature

Four women were among the 11 early-to-mid career scientists recognized as emerging leaders in their field by Nature, an international journal of science. One of the four teaches in the United States and one of the four received her Ph.D. in the United States.

New Assignments for 14 Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

New Assignments for 14 Women Faculty Members at Colleges and 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 Half Dozen Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

A Half Dozen Women Faculty Members Who Are 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.

Five Women in Higher Education Recognized for Outstanding Achievements

Five Women in Higher Education Recognized for Outstanding Achievements

The honorees are Patrician Rayas-Duarte of Oklahoma State University, Ruth Bingham of the University of Hawaii, Barbara Ainsworth of Arizona State University, Diane Welsh of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and Elizabeth H. Bradley, president of Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Four Women Professors Selected to Receive Notable Awards

Four Women Professors Selected to Receive Notable Awards

The honorees are Elizabeth Wichmann-Walczak of the University of Hawaii, Esther Sans Takeuchi of Stony Brook University in New York, Heather McPherson of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Emily Tanner-Smith of the University of Oregon.

Louise Pagotto Appointed Chancellor of Kapi'olani Community College in Honolulu

Louise Pagotto Appointed Chancellor of Kapi’olani Community College in Honolulu

Dr. Pagotto has been on the staff at Kapi’olani Community College since 1989, serving most recently as interim chancellor. Earlier, she was vice chancellor for academic affairs for 12 years.

In Memoriam: Helen Andrews Guthrie, 1925-2018

In Memoriam: Helen Andrews Guthrie, 1925-2018

Dr. Guthrie joined the faculty at Penn State in 1952 and served on the faculty for 40 years. For 14 years, she was chair of the department of nutrition in the College of Health and Human Development.

University of Hawai'i Releases Results of its Comprehensive Sexual Harassment Survey

University of Hawai’i Releases Results of its Comprehensive Sexual Harassment Survey

The results of the survey showed that 85.3 percent of all respondents said that they felt the likelihood of them experiencing sexual harassment was little or not at all. But 19 percent of students who were in a serious relationship with a partner reported that they had been a victim of domestic violence.

Five Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Five Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Mary Elizabeth Hatten of Rockefeller University in New York City, Laura Micheletti Puaca of Christopher Newport University in Virginia, Beth Wilson of Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, Nicole Lautze of the University of Hawaii, and Kelli McMahan of Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

Kalindi Vora Appointed Director of the Feminist Research Institute at the University of California, Davis

Kalindi Vora Appointed Director of the Feminist Research Institute at the University of California, Davis

The Feminist Research Institute is a collaborative, trans-disciplinary hub for exploring how gender, sexuality, race, and other social structures inform the design, execution, and interpretation of research. Among the institute’s current research projects are working groups on soil health, radical mycology, feminism and precision medicine, and speculative ecofeminist futures.

In Memoriam: Cecelia Marie O'Connell, 1927-2017

In Memoriam: Cecelia Marie O’Connell, 1927-2017

Peggy McConnell was a graduate of St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, and served on the faculty there from 1967 to `998.

In Memoriam: Verda Mae Dale, 1916-2017

In Memoriam: Verda Mae Dale, 1916-2017

Dr. Dale was a native of Kansas and grew up on a cattle farm. She rode a horse to her high school, where she was the valedictorian of her graduating class. Dr. Dale had a long career in higher education at the University of Massachusetts and the University of Hawaii.

Hannah Tavares Wins Book Award From the American Educational Studies Association

Hannah Tavares Wins Book Award From the American Educational Studies Association

Hannah M. Tavares is an associate professor in the College of Education at the University of Hawaii. She was honored for her book Pedagogies of the Image: Photo-Archives, Cultural Histories and Postfoundational Inquiry (Springer, 2016)

Shawna Yang Ryan to Receive the American Book Award From the Before Columbus Foundation

Shawna Yang Ryan to Receive the American Book Award From the Before Columbus Foundation

Shawna Yang Ryan, an associate professor of English and director of the creative writing program at the University of Hawaii Manoa, is being honored for her novel that tells a story of love, betrayal and family set against the backdrop of a changing Taiwan over the course of the 20th century.

University of Hawaii Sociologist Elected to Lead the American Society of Criminology

University of Hawaii Sociologist Elected to Lead the American Society of Criminology

Meda Chesney-Lind, a professor and chair of the women’s studies department at the University of Hawaii, Manoa, was named president-elect of the American Society of Criminology. The society has nearly 4,000 members in 63 countries around the world.

Six Women Academics Selected to Receive Prestigious Awards

Six Women Academics Selected to Receive Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Beverly Edmond of the University of Montana, Sally G. Hoskins of City College of New York, Gail Mellow of LaGuardia Community College in New York, Lori Ideta at the University of Hawaii, Tamara Scerpella at the University of Wisconsin, and Janelle Baker at Alcorn State University in Mississippi.

Eight Women Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Eight Women Appointed to New 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.

One Woman Among the Three Finalists for Chancellor of the University of Hawaii

One Woman Among the Three Finalists for Chancellor of the University of Hawaii

Lauren Robel is executive vice president and provost at Indiana University in Bloomington. Also, she is the Val Nolan Professor of Law in the university’s law school.

Notable Honors and Awards for Five Women Scholars at Major Universities

Notable Honors and Awards for Five Women Scholars at Major Universities

The honorees are Anna Nagurney of the University of Massachusetts, Sonia Rowley of the University of Hawaii, Wendy Wintersteen at Iowa State University, Susan L. Forsburg of the University of Southern California, and Deena Katz of Texas Tech University.

Research Uncovers an Alarming Trend in Maternal Mortality in the United States

Research Uncovers an Alarming Trend in Maternal Mortality in the United States

According to a new study led by a demographer at the University of Maryland, of the 31 countries reporting data on maternal mortality to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the United States ranked 30th. Only Mexico had a higher rate of maternal mortality.

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.

Louise Pagotto to Lead Kapiolani Community College in Hawaii

Louise Pagotto to Lead Kapiolani Community College in Hawaii

For the past 16 years, Dr. Pagatto has served as vice chancellor for academic affairs at the college. She joined the faculty at the college in 1989 and has served in many faculty and administrative posts. She will serve as interim chancellor of the community college while a national search for a new chancellor is completed.

New Proposed Legislation Would Support Programs to Encourage Women's Participation in STEM Fields

New Proposed Legislation Would Support Programs to Encourage Women’s Participation in STEM Fields

The “Women and Minorities in STEM Booster Act of 2016” would provide $15 million annually for the next five years to support programs that aim to increase the number of women studying in STEM fields. The bill was sponsored by Mazie Hirono, senator from Hawaii.

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The women taking on new administrative assignments are Tricia Ejima at the University of Hawaii, Stacey Corley at the Ringling College of Art and Design in Florida, Kristin Woods at the University at Buffalo, Gia Soublet at Xavier University in New Orleans, and Ashley Green at Michigan State University.

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.

New Administrative Posts for 11 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for 11 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.

Notable Honors for Four Women at Major Universities

Notable Honors for Four Women at Major Universities

The honorees are Doris Ching of the University of Hawaii, Kimberlé W. Crenshaw of Columbia University and the University of California, Los Angeles, Diane K. Newman of the California Institute of Technology, and Brené Brown of the University of Houston.

Four Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles

Four Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles

Taking on new roles are Bhramar Mukherjee at the University of Michigan, Judy J. Cha at Yale University in Connecticut, Colleen Hanabusa at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and Rebecca Weber at Oklahoma State University.

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.

Eighteen Women With New Administrative Responsibilities in American Higher Education

Eighteen Women With New Administrative Responsibilities in American 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.

New Administrative Posts for 22 Women at U.S. Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Posts for 22 Women at U.S. 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.

New Administrative Roles for Nine Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Roles for Nine Women in Higher Education

The nine women who have been appointed to administrative posts at colleges and universities are Carrie Okinaga, Celina Clarich Polanco, Lisa Wolf-Wendel, Elisabeth Medvedow, Beth Winkelstein, Elizabeth Smith, Alice Holland, Nicole Gibbs, and Heidi L. Tracey.