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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.

Ann E. Cudd Selected to Be the Next Provost at the University of Pittsburgh

Ann E. Cudd Selected to Be the Next Provost at the University of Pittsburgh

Since 2015, Dr. Cudd has served as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Boston University. Earlier, she was vice provost and dean of undergraduate studies at the University of Kansas. Dr. Cudd came to the University of Kansas in 1988 and was named a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy in 2012.

Pamela Whitten Chosen as the Next Leader of Kennesaw State University in Georgia

Pamela Whitten Chosen as the Next Leader of Kennesaw State University in Georgia

Since 2014, Dr. Whitten has been provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the University of Georgia. Earlier, she was dean of the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University.

Fourteen Women Appointed to Administrative Positions at Colleges and Universities

Fourteen Women Appointed to Administrative Positions 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.

New Positions for Six Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

New Positions for Six 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.

The Next President of the University of Louisville Will Be Neeli Bendapudi

The Next President of the University of Louisville Will Be Neeli Bendapudi

For the past two years, Dr. Bendapudi has been executive vice chancellor and provost at the flagship campus of the University of Kansas in Lawrence. Earlier, Dr. Bendapudi was the dean and H.D. Price Professor of Business at the University of Kansas School of Business.

In Memoriam: Elena Valentinovna Rybak-Akimova, 1961-2018

In Memoriam: Elena Valentinovna Rybak-Akimova, 1961-2018

A native of Ukraine, Rybak-Akimova, while in high school, was the first girl to win a gold medal in Ukraine’s National Chemistry Olympiad. Professor Rybak-Akimova joined the faculty at Tufts University in 1997 and was promoted to full professor of chemistry in 2009.

Marisa Kelly Appointed the Eleventh President of Suffolk University in Boston

Marisa Kelly Appointed the Eleventh President of Suffolk University in Boston

Dr. Kelly has been serving as interim president for the past 20 months. In 2014, she was named provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the university. Earlier, she was provost and vice president for educational affairs at Ithaca College in New York.

Jane Wood to Be the Tenth President of Bluffton University in Ohio

Jane Wood to Be the Tenth President of Bluffton University in Ohio

Dr. Jane Wood currently serves as vice president for academic affairs and dean of Mount Marty College, a Benedictine liberal arts educational institution in Yankton, South Dakota. She will become the tenth president of Bluffton University on July 1.

In Memoriam: Frances Johanne Ingemann, 1927-2018

In Memoriam: Frances Johanne Ingemann, 1927-2018

Dr. Ingemann joined the faculty at the University of Kansas in 1957 and taught there for 42 years. She founded the department of linguistics at the university in 1967 and was a pioneer in acoustic speech research.

Eight Women Taking on New Faculty Roles at Colleges and Universities

Eight Women Taking on New Faculty Roles 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.

Ruth V. Watkins Selected as the Next President of the University of Utah

Ruth V. Watkins Selected as the Next President of the University of Utah

When she takes office this spring, Dr. Watkins will be the first woman to serve as the permanent president of the University of Utah in its 168-year history. Since 2013, Dr. Watkins has served as the senior vice president for academic affairs at the university after a 20-year career at the University of Illinois.

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.

Another Honor for the Writing of University of Kansas Scholar Kij Johnson

Another Honor for the Writing of University of Kansas Scholar Kij Johnson

Kij Johnson, an assistant professor of English at the University of Kansas, received the 2017 World Fantasy Award at the World Fantasy Association convention in San Antonio, Texas. She previously won a Nebula Award for the best short story and a Hugo Award for the nest novella.

Nine Women Scholars Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Nine Women Scholars 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.

The New Provost at the University of California, Riverside

The New Provost at the University of California, Riverside

A scholar of bioanalytical chemistry, Dr. Cynthia K. Larive joined the faculty at the University of California, Riverside in 2005. Since coming to the university, she has served as vice provost for undergraduate education, interim dean of the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, and chair of the department of chemistry.

Six Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Six Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Appointed to endowed chairs are L. DeAne Lagerquist at St. Olaf College, Angela Banks at Arizona State University, Shannon Monnat at Syracuse University, Barbara Allen at Carleton College, Barbara Barnett at the University of Kansas, and Hong Liang at Texas A&M University.