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Eight Women Scholars Taking on New Duties at Major Universities

Eight Women Scholars Taking on New Duties 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.

American Chemical Society Recognizes the Work of Kristin Bowman-James

American Chemical Society Recognizes the Work of Kristin Bowman-James

Kristin Bowman-James, University of Kansas Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, will be the recipient of the American Chemical Society Award in Inorganic Chemistry. She is only the second woman to receive the award since its inception in 1962.

New Assignments in Higher Education for Six Women Faculty Members

New Assignments in Higher Education for Six Women Faculty Members

Taking on new assignments are Seulgie Lim at Bates College in Maine, M. Denise Lovett at Valdosta State University in Georgia, Yiwei Haung at Purdue University in Indiana, Nina Lyon Bennett at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Holly Storkel at the University of Kansas, and Anjalé Welton at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

American Society for Cell Biology Recognizes the Research of Dartmouth's Prachee Avasthi

American Society for Cell Biology Recognizes the Research of Dartmouth’s Prachee Avasthi

The 2020 Women in Cell Biology Junior Award for Excellence in Research is given each year “to a woman who is making exceptional scientific contributions to cell biology, is developing a strong independent research program, and exhibits the potential for continuing at a high level of scientific endeavor and leadership.”

In Memoriam: Donna Jeanne Kelly, 1955-2020

In Memoriam: Donna Jeanne Kelly, 1955-2020

Donna Kelly was an associate professor in the department of speech-language pathology and coordinator for the Communication Sciences and Disorders program at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Earlier, she taught for 14 years at Marquette University in Milwaukee.

Jacqueline Bixler Named Director of the School of Performing Arts at Virginia Tech

Jacqueline Bixler Named Director of the School of Performing Arts at Virginia Tech

Professor Bixler, who served as chair of the department of modern and classical languages and literatures from 2012 to 2018, is an internationally recognized scholar of contemporary Latin American theatre, with a focus on Mexican performance art.

Daughters of Feminist Women Have a Significant Positive Influence on Their Mothers' Psyche

Daughters of Feminist Women Have a Significant Positive Influence on Their Mothers’ Psyche

A new study by researchers at the University of Georgia and the University of Kansas finds that not only do feminist mothers have more self-assured feminist daughters, their young adult daughters’ voices have a significant, positive psychological influence on their mothers.

Five Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles at Major Universities

Five Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles at Major Universities

The five women scholars taking on new assignments are Melanie K. Prusakowski at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Cheryl Holder at Florida International University, Ashley Steffens at the University of Georgia, Kim Warren at the University of Kansas, and Camille Wilson at the University of Michigan.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of Ten Women to Administrative Posts

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of Ten Women to Administrative Posts

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

Mentors and Role Models Can Make the Difference for Women in Academic Economics

Mentors and Role Models Can Make the Difference for Women in Academic Economics

New research led by Donna Ginther, the Dean’s Professor of Economics at the University of Kansas, finds that women economists who participated in a mentoring workshop have had a significant improvement in their career success rate compared to women economists who did not participate in the program.

Mary Dana Hinton Appointed President of Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia

Mary Dana Hinton Appointed President of Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia

Since 2014, Dr. Hinton has served as president of the Collge of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, Minnesota. Before becoming president at the College of St. Benedict, Dr. Hinton was vice president for academic affairs at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, New York.

Katie Conboy Selected to Be the Next President of St. Mary's College in Indiana

Katie Conboy Selected to Be the Next President of St. Mary’s College in Indiana

Since 2013, Dr. Conboy has served as provost and senior vice president at what is now Simmons University in Boston. Earlier, she was a professor of English literature and later provost at Stonehill College in North Easton, Massachusetts. She will become president of St. Mary’s College on June 1.

University of Kansas Opens Exhibit on the Public Service of Elizabeth Dole

University of Kansas Opens Exhibit on the Public Service of Elizabeth Dole

The exhibit is entitled “What Would a Woman Offer Her Country?: Elizabeth Dole’s Ground-Breaking, Trail-Blazing Life of Service.” The exhibition features over 100 items from her personal collections, documenting her career across six decades of public service.

Two Universities Join Forces to Develop an Educational Program for Women Exiting Prison

Two Universities Join Forces to Develop an Educational Program for Women Exiting Prison

The new initiative is led by Hyunjin Seo, an associate professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Kansas and Baek-Young Choi, associate professor of computer science and electrical engineering at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

University of Kansas Renames its Integrated Sciences Building for Bernadette Gray-Little

University of Kansas Renames its Integrated Sciences Building for Bernadette Gray-Little

Dr. Gary-Little became the 17th chancellor of the University of Kansas in 2009. She is the only woman to serve in that role. Dr. Gray-little stepped down as chancellor after the 2016-17 academic year.

The University of Kansas Has Appointed Barbara Bichelmeyer as Its Next Provost

The University of Kansas Has Appointed Barbara Bichelmeyer as Its Next Provost

Dr. Bichelmeyer is currently a professor of management and the provost and executive vice chancellor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where she also served as interim chancellor. Prior to that, she held numerous leadership roles at Indiana University-Bloomington.

In Memoriam: Carol Wolfe Konek, 1934-2019

In Memoriam: Carol Wolfe Konek, 1934-2019

Dr. Konek was associate dean of the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Wichita State University in Kansas for 19 years. She served on the faculty of the English department and the women’s studies department for 35 years until her retirement in 2005.

Ten Women Scholars Appointed to New Academic Posts in Higher Education

Ten Women Scholars Appointed to New Academic Posts 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.

Eight Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Eight Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Duties 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 Dozen Women Faculty Members Who Will Be Taking on New Assignments

A Dozen Women Faculty Members Who Will Be 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.

Eleven Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Eleven Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Duties 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 Quartet of Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Faculty Posts

A Quartet of Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Faculty Posts

The four women scholars named to endowed faculty posts are Marcy Lascano at the University of Kansas, Martine Vanryckeghem at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Barbara Kazmierczak at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, and Serena Zabin at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota.

Two Women Scholars Appointed to Named Professorships

Two Women Scholars Appointed to Named Professorships

Daphne Ann Brooks has been named the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of African American Studies at Yale University and Sherry Fowler has been named a Keeler Family Intra-University Professor at the University of Kansas.

Alisa Plant Appointed Director of Louisiana State University Press

Alisa Plant Appointed Director of Louisiana State University Press

Most recently, Dr. Plant served as editor-in-chief of the University of Nebraska Press, a position she has held since 2015. Under her leadership, the press increased its annual output of titles by 35 percent.

Four Women Who Are Retiring From High-Level University Positions

Four Women Who Are Retiring From High-Level University Positions

The four women who are stepping down from their posts are Kathy Rose-Mockry at the University of Kansas, Nicole Prudent at the Boston University School of Medicine, Jeanne Horrigan at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Nancy Hargrave Meislahn at Wesleyan University in Connecticut.

A Dozen Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

A Dozen Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Duties 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.

In Memoriam: Jan Kozma (1946-2018)

In Memoriam: Jan Kozma (1946-2018)

Dr. Kozma began her career at the University of Kansas in 1977 as an assistant professor. For 37 years she taught Italian language and literature in the department of French & Italian. Dr. Kozma retired in 2014.

Six Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Faculty Chairs

Six Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Faculty Chairs

The six women named to endowed chairs are April Hill at Bates College in Maine, Tina Nabatchi at Syracuse University in New York, Jennifer Hurley at Rennsselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York, Sabriya Rice at the University of Georgia, Shawon Kinew at Harvard University, and Kelly Chong at the University of Kansas.

Twenty-One Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Twenty-One Women Faculty Members 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.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of 21 Women to Administrative Posts

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of 21 Women to Administrative Posts

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 Assignments for 13 Women Faculty Members in Higher Education

New Assignments for 13 Women Faculty Members 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.

New Administrative Posts for Eight Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Posts for Eight Women 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.

How Mentors Can Help Women College Athletes Succeed

How Mentors Can Help Women College Athletes Succeed

The results of a study conducted at the University of Kansas showed that when mentors instill self-esteem and the idea that the students’ lives matter to others, it can boost athletic ability, provide opportunities for leadership and leave a positive effect on women’s continued involvement in sports.

Four Women Faculty Members Share Book Prize From the National Council of Teachers of English

Four Women Faculty Members Share Book Prize From the National Council of Teachers of English

Four of the five authors of the award-winning book have faculty affiliations at universities in the United States: Donna L. Pasternak at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Heidi L. Hallman at the University of Kansas, Laura Renzi at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, and Leslie S. Rush of the University of Wyoming.

Ten Women Scholars Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

Ten Women Scholars Taking on New Assignments 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.