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Two Women Scholars Are Finalists for the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award

Two Women Scholars Are Finalists for the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award

The award, which comes with a $100,000 prize, is given annually to a mid-career poet. The winner will be announced in March and honored at a ceremony on April 7. The two women among the five finalists are Amy Gerstler of the University of California, Irvine and Jennifer Moxley of the University of Maine.

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Ann Clarke, 1928-2015

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Ann Clarke, 1928-2015

Elizabeth Ann Clark taught nursing at the University of Massachusetts, the University of Maine, and the Medical University of South Carolina. She was also the head nurse at Yale New Haven Hospital.

Seven Women Scholars in New Faculty Roles at Colleges and Universities

Seven Women Scholars in New Faculty Roles at Colleges and Universities

In new faculty roles are Maria Torres at Smith College, Jamie Monson at Michigan State University, Kate Ryan Reiling at Macalester College, Kendra Sharp at Oregon State University, Maya Steinitz at the University of Iowa, Heather Leslie at the University of Maine, and Nicole Pepinster Greene at Xavier University of Louisiana.

Five Women Announce Their Retirements From Higher Education Posts

Five Women Announce Their Retirements From Higher Education Posts

The five women leaving their positions are Carol Geary Schneider of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, Gianna Marrs at the University of Maine, Patricia Biesiot at the University of University of Southern Mississippi, Mimi Fenton of Western Carolina University, and Betty Porzuczek of Misericordia University.

Five Women Promoted to Full Professor at the University of Maine

Five Women Promoted to Full Professor at the University of Maine

The five new full professors are Kathleen P. Bell in resource economics, Amy M. Blackstone in sociology, Susan K. Gardner in higher education, Laura A. Lindenfeld in communication, and Judith A. Pearse in electrical engineering technology.

University of Maine Professor Honored by the Poetry Society of America

University of Maine Professor Honored by the Poetry Society of America

Jennifer Moxley, a professor of English at the University of Maine, has received the 2015 William Carlos Williams Award given to a U.S. resident who published a book of poetry with a small, nonprofit, or university press.

The New Leader of the University of Maine at Machias

The New Leader of the University of Maine at Machias

Joyce B. Hedlund will serve as interim president until a permanent president is selected. Dr. Hedlund has served as president of Eastern Maine Community College in Bangor and Washington County Community College in Calais, Maine.

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.

Six Women in New Faculty Roles at Colleges and Universities

Six Women in New Faculty Roles at Colleges and Universities

The women in new faculty roles are Mary Ziegler at Florida State University, Sally Cockburn at Hamilton College, Christa Jackson at Iowa State University, Kelly Klump at Michigan State University, Cassi Pittman at Case Western Reserve University, and Laura Lindenfeld at the University of Maine.

University of Maine at Machias President Announces She Will Step Down

University of Maine at Machias President Announces She Will Step Down

Cynthia Huggins, president of the University of Maine at Machias, has announced that she will retire in December after 10 years as the leader of the university. Dr. Huggins will take a position in the publishing field and work to complete a book project.

One Woman Among Four Finalists for Director of the Center for Agriculture at the University of Massachusetts

One Woman Among Four Finalists for Director of the Center for Agriculture at the University of Massachusetts

Jody L. Jellison is associate director of the Virginia Agricultural Experiment State on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg. Before coming to Virginia Tech in 2011, Dr. Jellison was director of the School of Biology and Ecology at the University of Maine.

President of the University of Maine at Augusta Is Moving On

President of the University of Maine at Augusta Is Moving On

Allyson Hughes Handley, president of the University of Maine at Augusta, has announced that she is leaving her post in September to become the inaugural executive director of the Sanford Education Center at National University in San Diego.

Thirteen Women in New High-Level Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Thirteen Women in New High-Level Administrative Roles in Higher Education

The women taking on new assignments are Viji Murali, Tonia Moody, Pamela Ray, Megan Wilkinson, Mary Purvis, Angie Freeman Shephard, Kim Sims, Jeanette Kowalik, Naomi Powell, Megan Sanders, Lisa Cruces, Andrea Jenkins, and Judith E. Bergtraum.

The First Woman President of the University of Maine

The First Woman President of the University of Maine

Susan J. Hunter was named the next president of the University of Maine in Orono. Since September 2013, Dr. Hunter has served as vice chancellor for academic affairs for the seven campuses of the University of Maine System. Earlier, she was executive vice president for academic affairs at the Orono campus.

Five Women Taking on New University Administrative Roles

Five Women Taking on New University Administrative Roles

The women in new administrative posts are Pascha Gerni at Virginia Tech, Kristi Wold-McCormick at the University of Colorado, Tonia Walker at Winston-Salem State, Judy Ryan at the University of Maine, and Nedra Brown at Jackson State.

Two Women Among the Finalists for Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Maine

Two Women Among the Finalists for Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Maine

The candidates are Emily A. Haddad, professor and associate dean for academics in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of South Dakota and Pamela Kalbfleisch, professor and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Concordia University in Chicago.

Five Women Appointed to New Teaching Positions at American Universities

Five Women Appointed to New Teaching Positions at American Universities

The appointees are Vivian Chi-Hua Wu at the University of Maine, Miranda Waggoner at the University of Virginia, Ann M. Reed at Duke University, Dora Malech at Princeton University, and Marianne Hillemeier at Pennsylvania 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.

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.

Ten Women in New Higher Education Administrative Roles

Ten Women in New Higher Education Administrative Roles

The 10 women taking on new roles are Colleen Preuninger, Michele Halstead, Caroline Dowd-Higgins, Michele Deramo, Kimberly Conway Dumpson, Marina Markot, Tracie Hunter, Eunice Bellinger, Carol Kim, and Sonja Bennett.

Long-Time Faculty Member at the University of Maine Wins Award Named in Her Honor

Long-Time Faculty Member at the University of Maine Wins Award Named in Her Honor

The first recipient of the Judith A. Hakola Award in Professional and Technical Communication will be Judith A. Hakola. She came to the university in 1963 as a teaching assistant and was appointed an instructor in 1965. She also teaches civil engineering courses.

Honors for Three Women Academics

Honors for Three Women Academics

The honorees are Vivian Chi-Hua Wu of the University of Maine, Catherine Pierce of Mississippi State University, and Marion Nestle of New York University.

Four Women Promoted to Full Professor at the University of Maine

Four Women Promoted to Full Professor at the University of Maine

Nory Jones was promoted to full professor of management information systems. Karen Horton was named professor of mechanical engineering technology. Margaret Lukens was promoted to professor of English and Jasmine Saros was named professor of paleoecology.

Deirdre Mageean Named Provost at Cleveland State University

Deirdre Mageean Named Provost at Cleveland State University

A native of Ireland, for the past seven years, Dr. Mageean has served as vice chancellor for research and graduate studies at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.

New Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Wright State University

New Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Wright State University

Since 2010, Kristin D. Sobolik has served as associate dean for research and external affairs for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Maine.

Nine Women Named to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Nine Women Named to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

The new appointees are Kathey Porter, Jaclynn Davis-Wallatte, Tammy Spradlin, Danilee Goodroe, Janet Pelt Wisdom, Karen Weddle-West, Cynthia Sagers, Kimberly page, and Halima Leak.

University Study Shows Successful Women Professionals More Likely to Be Sexually Harassed

University Study Shows Successful Women Professionals More Likely to Be Sexually Harassed

The data showed that 58 percent of women supervisors in predominantly male workplaces experienced sexual harassment.

Ten Women Faculty Promoted at the University of Maine

Ten Women Faculty Promoted at the University of Maine

Three women were promoted to full professor and seven more were named associate professors.

Linda K. Schott Slated to Be the Next President of the University of Maine at Presque Isle

Linda K. Schott Slated to Be the Next President of the University of Maine at Presque Isle

Dr. Schott currently serves as dean of the School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado.

One Woman Among the Finalists for Provost at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

One Woman Among the Finalists for Provost at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

Since 2005, Deirdre M. Mageean has been vice chancellor for research and graduate studies at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.

A Dozen Women Named to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

A Dozen Women Named to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Here is news of 12 women who have or will soon be taking on new responsibilities in higher education administration.

Meredith Hay Is One of Five Finalists for the Presidency of the University of Vermont

Meredith Hay Is One of Five Finalists for the Presidency of the University of Vermont

She was a finalist for the presidency of the University of New Mexico and currently is one of three finalists for chancellor of the University of Maine system.

Two Women Among the Three Finalists for Chancellor of the University of Maine System

Two Women Among the Three Finalists for Chancellor of the University of Maine System

Current Chancellor Richard L. Pattenaude is stepping down in June 2012.

Theodora Kalikow Leaving Presidency of University of Maine at Farmington

Theodora Kalikow Leaving Presidency of University of Maine at Farmington

She will continue to work on special projects for two years after leaving the presidency.

A Quartet of Award Winners

A Quartet of Award Winners

Notable honors bestowed on women in the academic world.