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Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at Universities

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at Universities

Autumn Tooms Cypres was appointed dean of the School of Education at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Sonya Hardin was named dean of the School of Nursing at the University of Louisville, and Tara Bubble was appointed dean of admission at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York.

A Dozen Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

A Dozen Women Faculty Members 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.

New Assignments for Eight Women Faculty Members

New Assignments 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 or have been assigned new duties.

Four Women Faculty Members Receive Notable Awards

Four Women Faculty Members Receive Notable Awards

The honorees are M. Cynthia Logsdon of the University of Louisville, Ming Fang He of Georgia Southern University, Karen Skolfield of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and Ursula Emery McClure of the University of Louisville.

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.

Effective Communication Methods for Diverse Teams Vary Depending on the Gender Makeup of Group Members

Effective Communication Methods for Diverse Teams Vary Depending on the Gender Makeup of Group Members

The study found that text-messaging is the most effective communications method for racially diverse teams rather than face-to-face communications. However, for teams that were diverse along gender lines, using text messages had the opposite impact.

Temple University's Sara Goldrick-Rab Wins the 2018 Grawemeyer Award in Education

Temple University’s Sara Goldrick-Rab Wins the 2018 Grawemeyer Award in Education

This year the $100,000 Grawemeyer Education Award was given to Sara Goldrick-Rab, a professor in the College of Education at Temple University in Philadelphia. Professor Goldrick-Rab is being honored for her research on financing higher education.

In Memoriam: Barbara Buchanan Lewis, 1938-2017

In Memoriam: Barbara Buchanan Lewis, 1938-2017

Barbara Buchanan Lewis was the first woman to serve as dean of the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville. Prior to her career in academia, Professor Lewis worked as an attorney for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Why the Gender Makeup of the Nursing Profession Is Changing

Why the Gender Makeup of the Nursing Profession Is Changing

The study, published by the Washington Center for Equitable Growth and authored by economists at the University of Notre Dame and the University of Louisville, finds that from 1960 to 2013, the percentage of men among all registered nurses rose from 2.2 percent to 13 percent.

Fourteen Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Fourteen 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.

Four Women Scholars Win 2017 Grawemeyer Awards

Four Women Scholars Win 2017 Grawemeyer Awards

The four women scholars are Diana Hess and Paula McAvoy who will share the prize in Education, Marsha Linehan who will receive the award in Psychology, and Dana Burde who will be honored in the Improving World Order category.

Nine Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

Nine Women Faculty Members 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.

Tara J. Schapmire to Serve as President of the Association of Oncology Social Work

Tara J. Schapmire to Serve as President of the Association of Oncology Social Work

Tara J. Schapmire is an assistant professor of general internal medicine at the School of Medicine of the University of Louisville. She also is an affiliated faculty member at the university’s School of Social Work. She will serve one-year as president-elect and then become president of the organization in January 2018.

In Memoriam: Ann Wagner Harper, 1924-2016

In Memoriam: Ann Wagner Harper, 1924-2016

Ann Wagner Harper was a long-time faculty member at Butler University in Indianapolis and a member of the Indiana Broadcasters Hall of Fame. She was the first woman disc jockey in Indiana and the first woman vocalist for an Indiana television station.

University of Louisville Scholar Named Editor of Medical Journal

University of Louisville Scholar Named Editor of Medical Journal

Heidi Koenig, a professor of anesthesiology and perioperative medicine at the University of Louisville and president of the Kentucky Society of Anesthesiologists, was named editor-in-chief of the journal of the Federation of State Medical Boards.

Seven Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Seven Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Taking on new roles are Susan Galandiuk at the University of Louisville, Monica Biernat at the University of Kansas, Sara Sybesma Tolsma at Northwestern College, Karla McGehee at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, J’Aime Jennings of the University of Louisville, Shana Hagan-Burke at Texas A&M, and Erin Kempker at Mississippi University for Women.

The New President of the American Academy of Oral Medicine

The New President of the American Academy of Oral Medicine

Wendy S. Hupp is an associate professor and interim chair of the department of general dentistry and oral medicine at the School of Dentistry at the University of Louisville. Dr. Hupp has served on the faculty at the University of Louisville since 2007.

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.

New Roles for Three Women Faculty Members

New Roles for Three Women Faculty Members

Taking on new assignments are B. Gloria Choi at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Adrea Lawrence of the College of Education at the University of Montana, and Brandy N. Kelly Pryor at the University of Louisville.

Susan Holman Selected to Receive the 2016 Grawemeyer Award in Religion

Susan Holman Selected to Receive the 2016 Grawemeyer Award in Religion

Dr. Holman is a senior writer at the Global Health Education and Learning Incubator at Harvard University. The award is one of five Grawemeyers given out annually by the University of Louisville. Each Grawemeyer Award comes with a $100,000 honorarium.

Johns Hopkins University Scholars Share the 2016 Grawemeyer Award in Education

Johns Hopkins University Scholars Share the 2016 Grawemeyer Award in Education

The award is being shared by three scholars including the late Doris Entwisle, who was a research professor of sociology at Johns Hopkins, and Linda Olson, who recently retired as an associate research scientist at the university’s Center for Social Organization of Schools.

In Memoriam: Diana S. Richmond Garland, 1950-2015

In Memoriam: Diana S. Richmond Garland, 1950-2015

She was the founding dean of the School of Social Work at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and had served on the faculty at the university since 1997. Earlier, she taught for 17 years at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.

The New President of Saint Catharine College in Kentucky

The New President of Saint Catharine College in Kentucky

Cindy Meyers Gnadinger was named the eighth president of Saint Catharine’s College in Kentucky. She had been serving as provost at the college. Previously, Dr. Gnadinger was vice president for academic affairs at William Peace University in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Northwestern University Study Questions the Practice of Mothers Eating Their Placenta

Northwestern University Study Questions the Practice of Mothers Eating Their Placenta

Many non-human mammal mothers consume their placenta after giving birth. Now the practice – called placentophagy – is becoming popular among new mothers. But the benefits and the possible risks are unknown, according to a new study by scholars at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University.

Three Women in High-Level University Positions Are Stepping Down

Three Women in High-Level University Positions Are Stepping Down

Mary Brown Bullock executive vice chancellor of Duke Kunshan University in China, Shirley Willihnganz, provost at the University of Louisville, and Laura Huenneke, provost at Northern Arizona University are all leaving their posts this summer.

New Administrative Posts for 11 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for 11 Women in Higher Education

The women with new administrative roles are Joan Gallagher, Susan S. Williams, Jean Rawlings Sumner, Bess Marcus, Leslie Chambers Strohm, Theresa Mendoza, Jyl R. Shaffer, Patricia R. DeLucia, Nancy R. Grden, Dorianne Johnson, and Shirley A. Weis.

In Memoriam: Connie L. Drisko, 1941-2014

In Memoriam: Connie L. Drisko, 1941-2014

Dr. Drisko worked as a dental hygienist for 16 years before earning a doctor of dental medicine degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. From 2003 to 2013 she served as dean of the College of Dental Medicine at Georgia Regents University in Augusta.

Seven Women Appointed to Dean Positions

Seven Women Appointed to Dean Positions

The new deans are Barbara J. Wilson at the University of Illinois, Erica D’Agostino at Lafayette College, Susan Duncan at the University of Louisville, Alondra Nelson at Columbia, Barbara Atkinson at UNLV, Tina Whalen at the University of Cincinnati, and Denise Seachrist at Kent State.

Four Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their Higher Education Posts

Four Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their Higher Education Posts

The women stepping down from administrative or faculty posts are Dorothy Robinson at Yale University, Linda Abriola at Tufts University, Carolyn Callahan at the University of Louisville, and Elizabeth Tyree at the University of North Dakota.

Seven Women Tabbed for Dean Positions

Seven Women Tabbed for Dean Positions

The new deans are Christine Himes at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Camilla Bendow at Vanderbilt, Elizabeth Spiller at Virginia Tech, Nancy Butler Songer at Drexel, Kimberly Kempf-Leonard at the University of Louisville, Marion Preest at Scripps College, and Marsha Mailick at the University of Wisconsin.

Four Women Named to Dean Positions

Four Women Named to Dean Positions

The four women who have or will become deans are Laura Burton at Duke University, Graciela Slesaransky-Poe at Arcadia University, Ann Larson at the University of Louisville, and Nancy Mathews at the University of Vermont.

Two Women Are Winners of the 2014 Iowa Short Fiction Awards

Two Women Are Winners of the 2014 Iowa Short Fiction Awards

Heather A. Slomski held the Axton Fellowship in Fiction at the University of Louisville and taught English at Concordia College and Kathleen Founds in an instructor in English at Cabrillo College in Watsonville, California.

Stanford Professor Wins the Grawemeyer Award for Religion

Stanford Professor Wins the Grawemeyer Award for Religion

Tanya Luhrmann, the Watkins University Professor in the department of anthropology at Stanford University, wins one of five Grawemeyers given out annually by the University of Louisville. The award includes a $100,000 prize.

Diane Ravitch Wins Grawemeyer Award in Education

Diane Ravitch Wins Grawemeyer Award in Education

Diane Ravitch, now a research professor of education at New York University, had been a strong advocate for standardized testing, universal educational standards, charter schools, and school choice. But in a 2010 book, Dr. Ravitch said she had been wrong.

Social Work Scholar Examines Cancer Patients' Relationships With Their Daughters

Social Work Scholar Examines Cancer Patients’ Relationships With Their Daughters

The study found that mutual concern about each other’s well-being enabled mothers who were battling cancer and their daughters to become more comfortable with emotional expression.