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In Memoriam: Judy Bolton, 1962-2019

In Memoriam: Judy Bolton, 1962-2019

Dr. Bolton was a Distinguished Professor and head of the medicinal chemistry and pharmacognosy in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She joined the faculty at the university in 1994.

The New Dean of the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago

The New Dean of the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago

Deborah Gorman-Smith is the Emily Klein Gidwitz Professor of the School of Social Service Administration and has been serving as interim dean since July 2017. Her research has focused on studying and addressing the underlying causes of youth violence.

In Memoriam: Michelle R. Howard-Vital, 1953-2018

In Memoriam: Michelle R. Howard-Vital, 1953-2018

Dr. Howard-Vital became Cheyney University’s eleventh and first woman president in 2007. She served in that role until 2014. After stepping down as president of Cheyney Univerity, Dr. Howard-Vital was named provost at Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens. A year later, she was appointed interim president.

Twelve Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Twelve Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

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.

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.

Researchers Document Why Sexual Harassment Is Rampant in Anthropological Field Work

Researchers Document Why Sexual Harassment Is Rampant in Anthropological Field Work

The new study found that field site directors who failed to establish clear ground rules for the behavior of their team also were more likely to tolerate, ignore – or in some cases, engage in and encourage – the physical and/or sexual harassment of some members of their team.

Michelle Howard-Vital Named to Lead Florida Memorial University

Michelle Howard-Vital Named to Lead Florida Memorial University

In 2016, Dr. Michelle Howard-Vital was chosen to serve as executive vice president and provost at Florida Memorial University. From 2007 to 2014, she was president of Cheyney University in Pennsylvania.

Two Women Are Finalists for Dean of the School of Nursing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Two Women Are Finalists for Dean of the School of Nursing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Linda A. Lewandowski is the associate dean for academic affairs at the University of Massachusetts College of Nursing and Linda Scott is the associate dean for academic affairs at the School of Nursing of the University of Illinois at Chicago.

University Study Finds Angry Men Are Persuasive But Angry Women Put People Off

University Study Finds Angry Men Are Persuasive But Angry Women Put People Off

A new study by women scholars at Arizona State University and the University of Illinois at Chicago finds that women who express anger during group discussions are likely to undermine their influence but men in the same situations who show anger tend to persuade others to agree with their position.

Barbara Schaal to Take the Helm at the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Barbara Schaal to Take the Helm at the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Barbara A. Schaal is the Marry-Dell Chilton Distinguished Professor of Biology and dean of the faculty at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Schaal was born in Germany but grew up in Chicago. She joined the Washington University faculty in 1980.

Appointments of Women to Teaching Positions

Appointments of Women to Teaching Positions

The six women in new university teaching roles are Rainu Kaushal, Sunshine Lahmers, Jena J. Steinle, Gertrude Fraser, Ellen Velie, and Marisha L. Humphries.

Patricia Finn Is the New President of the American Thoracic Society

Patricia Finn Is the New President of the American Thoracic Society

The American Thoracic society has more than 15,000 members worldwide. It is dedicated to research on pulmonary diseases, critical illnesses, and sleep-related breathing disorders.

New Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

New 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.