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The American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics Honors University of Kentucky Neuroscientist

The American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics Honors University of Kentucky Neuroscientist

Jill Turner, an associate professor in the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, concentrates her research on the pharmacogenomics of addiction, which is a way of applying precision medicine to patients with substance use disorders. She focuses on creating therapy specific to the patient instead of using a ‘one size fits all’ approach.

The School Science and Mathematics Association Names Its Next Leader

The School Science and Mathematics Association Names Its Next Leader

Margaret Mohr-Schroeder is a professor of STEM Education and associate dean for clinical preparation and partnerships in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky. Her term as president of the School Science and Mathematics Association will begin in 2022.

New Assignments in Higher Education for Eight Women Faculty Members

New Assignments in Higher Education for Eight Women Faculty Members

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, have been assigned new duties, or have been promoted.

In Memoriam: Wanda Ruth Hammack Alexander, 1938-2021

In Memoriam: Wanda Ruth Hammack Alexander, 1938-2021

Ruth Alexander was an instrumental figure in the establishment of women’s sports at the University of Florida. Under her leadership, the University of Florida was the first institution in the Southeastern Conference to field women’s intercollegiate athletics.

In Memoriam: Susan Anne Odom, 1980-2021

In Memoriam: Susan Anne Odom, 1980-2021

Susan Odom, an associate professor of chemistry at the University of Kentucky, died late last month after falling on the stairs at her home in Lexington, Kentucky. She was 40 years old.

For the First Time, the University of Michigan Is Naming an Academic Building for a Woman

For the First Time, the University of Michigan Is Naming an Academic Building for a Woman

For the first time in its history, the University of Michigan has named an academic building to honor a woman. The building that houses the Life Sciences Institute, a hub for bioscience research, will be known as Mary Sue Coleman Hall. Dr. Coleman was president of the university from 2002 to 2014.

Two Women Faculty Members Named Poet Laureates of Their States

Two Women Faculty Members Named Poet Laureates of Their States

Catherine Pierce, a professor of English at Mississippi State University, was named poet laureate of the state of Mississippi and Crystal Wilkerson, a professor of English at the University of Kentucky, has been appointed poet laureate for the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Pamela Whitten Will Be the First Woman President of Indiana University

Pamela Whitten Will Be the First Woman President of Indiana University

Dr. Whitten has served as president of Kennesaw State University in Georgia since 2018. From 2014 to 2018, she was provost and senior vice president of academic affairs at the University of Georgia. Earlier in her career, Dr. Whitten was dean of the College of Communication Arts & Sciences at Michigan State University.

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Domestic Violence in the United States

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Domestic Violence in the United States

A survey sponsored by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence found that intimate partner violence, child abuse, and sexual assault have increased during the pandemic. Also, researchers found that professionals who deal with these issues have faced many barriers to serving victims of domestic violence.

New Assignments or Roles for Eight Women Who Serve as University Faculty Members

New Assignments or Roles for Eight Women Who Serve as University Faculty Members

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 Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions in Higher Education

Six Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions in Higher Education

The women appointed to dean posts are Pamela R. Jeffries at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Indy Burke at Yale University, Rhea Ballard-Thrower at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Diane Ring at Boston College Law School, Trisha Clement-Montgomery at the University of Kentucky, and Margaretha Geertsema-Sligh at Butler University in Indianapolis.

Five Women Appointed to Diversity Positions at Colleges and Universities

Five Women Appointed to Diversity Positions at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new diversity assignments are Jin Feng at Grinnell College in Iowa, Jessica Harris at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Rosta Farzan at the University of Pittsburgh, Precious Porras at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois, and Marilyn Clark at the University of Kentucky.

Ten Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Ten Women Who Have Been Appointed to 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.

Six Women Faculty Members Who Will Be Taking on New Assignments

Six Women Faculty Members Who Will Be Taking on New Assignments

Taking on new roles are Dava Newman at MIT, Aria S. Halliday at the University of Kentucky, Tiffany Murphy at the University of Arkansas School of Law, Beth Montelone of Kansas State University, Jennifer Duckworth at Washington State University, and Jennifer M. Granholm of the University of California, berkeley.

Five Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Given New Roles in Higher Education

Five Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Given New Roles in Higher Education

Appointed to new positions are Shelley Liu at the University of California, Berkeley, Jazmine Wells at the University of Kentucky, Melissa E. Sanchez at the University of Pennsylvania, Alessandra Morello Gearhart at Oklahoma State University, and Cindy Bethel at Mississippi State University.

The University of Louisville Names Its Next Provost

The University of Louisville Names Its Next Provost

Dr. Lori Stewart Gonzalez currently serves as vice chancellor for academic, faculty, and student affairs at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. Before taking this position in 2015, Dr. Gonzalez served as senior advisor to the senior vice president for academic affairs at the University of North Carolina General Administration.

Vernell Bennett-Fairs Named the Thirteenth President of LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis

Vernell Bennett-Fairs Named the Thirteenth President of LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis

Since 2016, Dr. Bennett-Fairs has been serving as vice president for student affairs at Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi. Earlier, she was vice president for student affairs at Kentucky State University.

In Memoriam: Mary Levi Smith, 1936-2020

In Memoriam: Mary Levi Smith, 1936-2020

Dr. Mary L. Smith served as the eleventh president of Kentucky State University from 1991 to 1998. She was the first woman to serve as university president.

Six Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Posts at Colleges and Universities

Six Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Posts at Colleges and Universities

The six women named to diversity posts are Robin R. Means Coleman at Northwestern University, Lisa Guerrero at Washington State University, Jasmine A. Lee at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, Andreá Williams at Ohio State University, Yolanda Caldwell at the College of St. Rose in Albany, New York, and Tiffany Hayden at the University of Kentucky.

In Memoriam: Carolyn Sundy, 1951-2020

In Memoriam: Carolyn Sundy, 1951-2020

More than 40 years ago, Dr. Sundy joined the staff at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College to head up the college’s Upward Bound program.

New Assignments for Five Women Scholars at Major Universities

New Assignments for Five Women Scholars at Major Universities

Taking on new duties are Nancy Cox at the University of Kentucky, Tonya Mitchell-Spradlin at Pennsylvania State University, Kristen H. Lagattuta at the University of California, Davis, Shatema Threadcraft at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and Tammy Kahrig at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.

University of Kentucky's Cheryl Matias Honored by the American Educational Research Association

University of Kentucky’s Cheryl Matias Honored by the American Educational Research Association

Professor Cheryl Matias’ research and teaching are primarily focused on racial justice in education. But, she also is committed to efforts to remove barriers in academia that often impact women, faculty of color, and mothers.

Six Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Six Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Taking on new assignments are Kajal Gulati at Purdue University, Krystle Kuhs at the University of Kentucky, Gillian Ice at Ohio University, Bridget Willeford at Mississippi State University, Lindsey Gustafson at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and Colette Morrow at Purdue University Northwest.

The First Woman Editor in Chief of the <em>Latin American Research Review</em>

The First Woman Editor in Chief of the Latin American Research Review

Carmen Martínez-Novo, professor at the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida, was named the new editor in chief of the Latin American Research Review. She joined the faculty at the University of Florida in 2019 after teaching at the University of Kentucky.

Gretchen Wells  Honored With a Mentoring Award From the American Heart Association

Gretchen Wells Honored With a Mentoring Award From the American Heart Association

Gretchen Wells is a professor of medicine and the director of the Women’s Heart Program at the Gill Heart & Vascular Institute at the University of Kentucky. She was honored for her work mentoring women cardiologists.

Five Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships at Major Universities

Five Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships at Major Universities

Named to endowed chairs are Sarah Abrevaya Stein at the University of California, Los Angeles, Pamela Hill at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Wendy Cadge at Brandeis University in Waltham Massachusetts, Brooke E. Blevins at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and Angela Duckworth at the University of Pennsylvania.

University of Nebraska Scholar Honored by the National Association of School Psychologists

University of Nebraska Scholar Honored by the National Association of School Psychologists

Beth Doll, professor of educational psychology at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln has been honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of School Psychologists. The award recognizes outstanding school psychologists who have had a national impact on the field.

Nine Women Scholars Who Have Been Given New Assignments or Duties in Higher Education

Nine Women Scholars Who Have Been Given New Assignments or Duties 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.

A Dozen Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

A Dozen 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.

A Significant Safety Issue: Women Firefighters Who Work in Gear Designed for Men

A Significant Safety Issue: Women Firefighters Who Work in Gear Designed for Men

A study finds that due to the fact that most firefighters’ gear is designed for men, women firefighters are hampered in their ability to perform their jobs under dangerous circumstances.

Mary Chandler Bolin Receives Award From the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors

Mary Chandler Bolin Receives Award From the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors

Mary Chandler Bolin hs been the director of the University of Kentucky Counseling Center since 1998. Dr. Bolin was recognized with the Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to campus mental health.

University of Kentucky's Amy Murrell Taylor Wins the Frederick Douglass Book Prize

University of Kentucky’s Amy Murrell Taylor Wins the Frederick Douglass Book Prize

The Frederick Douglass Book Prize was established in 1999 and recognizes the best book published in English on slavery, resistance or abolition. The award and a $25,000 prize are presented annually by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the Gilder Lehrman Center for Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition at Yale University.

Tina Harris Given Distinguished Scholar Award from the National Communications Association

Tina Harris Given Distinguished Scholar Award from the National Communications Association

Tina M. Harris holds the Douglas L. Manship Sr.-Dori Maynard Race, Media, and Cultural Literacy Endowed Chair at the Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University. She joined the faculty at LSU this past summer after teaching at the University of Georgia for more than two decades.

Angela Dearinger Is the New Commissioner of Public Health in Kentucky

Angela Dearinger Is the New Commissioner of Public Health in Kentucky

Dr. Dearinger is assistant dean of accreditation with the Graduate Medical Education office and an associate professor in the department of internal medicine at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. She will remain a member of the university faculty during her service to the state.

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.