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Nine Women Faculty Members Who Are Assuming New Roles in Academia

Nine Women Faculty Members Who Are Assuming New Roles in Academia

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.

Three Women Who Are Stepping Down From High-Level Posts in Academia

Three Women Who Are Stepping Down From High-Level Posts in Academia

The three women who are leaving their posts are Gail Norris, vice president and general counsel for the University of Rochester, Kimberly Gold, president of Robeson Community College in Lumberton, North Carolina, and Eunice John, professor of pediatrics at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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.

Eleven Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Eleven Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Roles 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.

Eleven Women Scholars Taking on New Academic Assignments

Eleven Women Scholars Taking on New Academic 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.

New Roles for 10 Women Scholars at Colleges and Universities Throughout the United States

New Roles for 10 Women Scholars at Colleges and Universities Throughout the United States

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.

Six Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Assignments in Higher Education

Six Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty 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.

Five Women Scholars Selected to Receive Prestigious Honors and Awards

Five Women Scholars Selected to Receive Prestigious Honors and Awards

The honorees are Camilla P. Benbow of Vanderbilt University, Linda Clement of the University of Maryland, College Park, Katherine Flowers of Mississippi State University, Mary M. Case of the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Polina Anikeeva of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

In Memoriam: Cynthia Barnes-Boyd, 1953-2017

In Memoriam: Cynthia Barnes-Boyd, 1953-2017

Cynthia Barnes-Boyd was a clinical associate professor of community health and director of the Office of Community Engagement and Neighborhood Health Partnerships at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Linda Skitka Chosen to Lead the Society for Personality and Social Psychology

Linda Skitka Chosen to Lead the Society for Personality and Social Psychology

Founded in 1974, the society is the largest organization of social psychologists and personality psychologists. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the society has about 7,500 members. Dr. Skitka is a professor of psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

A Quartet of Women Scholars Selected to Receive Prestigious Awards

A Quartet of Women Scholars Selected to Receive Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Janie Simms Hipp of the University of Arkansas School of Law, Eva Tardos of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, Catherine Dulac of Harvard University, and Susan Goldman of the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Two Women Academics Elected to Lead National Organizations

Two Women Academics Elected to Lead National Organizations

Mary M. Case, professor and university librarian at the University of Illinois at Chicago, has been elected president of the Association of Research Libraries and Lora Lee Howard, a University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension agent, has been named president-elect of the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Barbara Ransby Elected President of the National Women's Studies Association

Barbara Ransby Elected President of the National Women’s Studies Association

Barbara Ransby is the Distinguished Professor of African American studies, gender and women’s studies, and history at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her two-year term as president will begin at the conclusion of the association’s annual conference in Montreal in November.

University at Buffalo Scholar Wins Two of Science Fiction's Most Prestigious Awards

University at Buffalo Scholar Wins Two of Science Fiction’s Most Prestigious Awards

Nnedi Okorafor, an associate professor of English at the University at Buffalo of the State University of New York System, is only bthe fourth author in the past two decades who has won both the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award for the same novella. The awards are among the highest honors given to science fiction authors.

The New Provost at Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens

The New Provost at Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens

From 2007 to 2014, Dr. Michelle Howard-Vital was president of Cheyney University in Pennsylvania. Earlier in her career, she served as interim chancellor of Winston-Salem State University and as associate vice president for the University of North Carolina System.

Four Women Scholars Presented With Notable Awards

Four Women Scholars Presented With Notable Awards

The honorees are Meira L. Orentlicher of the Touro College School of Health Sciences, Teresa Cordova of the University of Illinois at Chicago, Sheila Levrant de Bretteville of Yale University, and Nancy Condee of the University of Pittsburgh.

Boston University Leads Archival Project of Florence Nightingale's Letters

Boston University Leads Archival Project of Florence Nightingale’s Letters

The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University has led an international effort to make the correspondence of Florence Nightingale available online.

Northwestern University Art History Scholar Wins Book Award

Northwestern University Art History Scholar Wins Book Award

Krista A. Thompson, the holder of the Weinberg College Board of Advisers Chair in the department of art history at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, has been selected to receive the the Charles Rufus Morey Book Award from the College Art Association.

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

Nine Women Who Have Been Appointed to High-Level 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.

Eleven Women Appointed to New University Administrative Posts

Eleven Women Appointed to New University Administrative Posts

The new appointees are Lisa A. Holstrom, Karen Engelbourg, Theresa Johansson, Ellen Eardly, Dorothy Stripling, Jodi Goldstein, Lynn Holleran, Canan Bilen-Green, Christa Johnson, Jennifer A Scott, and Susan K. Cerovsky.

Seven Women Among the 63 New Fellows of the American Mathematical Society

Seven Women Among the 63 New Fellows of the American Mathematical Society

The seven women elected fellows of the American Mathematical Society are Irena Lasiecka, Kristin E. Lauter, Gordana Matic, Irina Mitrea, Andrea R. Nahmod, Brooke Shipley, and Christina Sormani.

Five University Professors Receive National Honors

Five University Professors Receive National Honors

The award winners are Emily Auerbach of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Mary Louise Hemmeter of Vanderbilt University, Susan R. Wessler of the University of California, Riverside, Tonda Hughes of the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Melody Graulich of Utah 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.

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.

Two Women Among the Four Finalists for Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Nebraska

Two Women Among the Four Finalists for Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Nebraska

Barbara J. Risman is professor and chair of the department of sociology at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Susan Sterett is a professor of political science and former department chair and associate dean at the University of Denver.

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.

A Living Legend in Nursing Education

A Living Legend in Nursing Education

Mi Ja Kim has been on the faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago since 1975 and served as dean of the School of Nursing from 1989 to 2005 and again from 2009 to 2010.

New Study Explores the Impact on Poor Black Women of the High Incarceration Rate of Men

New Study Explores the Impact on Poor Black Women of the High Incarceration Rate of Men

Beth Richie, of the University of Illinois at Chicago, has written a new book focusing on the impact on women in poverty neighborhoods of high incarceration rates among Black men.

Six Women Appointed to Dean Positions

Six Women Appointed to Dean Positions

The six women named to dean posts are Desiree Polk-Bland, Astride Orle Tantillo, Susan W. Stinson, Nadine Aubry, Katherine Nugent, and Susan Duncan.

Fourteen Women Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Fourteen Women Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Here is a host of appointments of women to key posts at colleges and universities across the United States.

New Grant Programs Relating to Women in Higher Education

New Grant Programs Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants to women’s colleges or other grants that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

Seven Women Named to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Seven Women Named to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Here is news of seven women who have been assigned to new administrative posts at universities across the United States.