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Nine Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Duties at Colleges and Universities

Nine Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Duties 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.

Nine Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Roles at Universities

Nine Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Roles at 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.

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.

Thirteen Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Duties at Colleges and Universities

Thirteen Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Duties 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.

A Quartet of Women Appointed to Dean Positions at State Universities

A Quartet of Women Appointed to Dean Positions at State Universities

Newly appointed to dean positions are Lynn Sargeant at South Dakota State University, Regina Carlow at the University of New Mexico, Jan Hirsh at the University of California, Irvine, and Dana Bradley at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

La Jerne Terry Cornish Appointed Provost at Ithaca College in New York

La Jerne Terry Cornish Appointed Provost at Ithaca College in New York

Dr. Cornish has been serving since 2014 as associate provost for undergraduate studies at Goucher College in Baltimore. She joined the faculty at Goucher in 1998 as an instructor of English. Dr. Cornish will take on her new duties at Ithaca College on July 1.

New Assignments for Seven Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

New Assignments for Seven 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.

A Trio of Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Colleges and Universities

A Trio of Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Colleges and Universities

Katharine H. Cole is the new dean of undergraduate affairs at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Marsha Horton was named interim dean of the College of Education, Health, and Policy at Delaware State University and Marilyn Helms was named dean of the Wright School of Business at Dalton State College in Georgia.

In Memoriam: Julia Blanche Anderson, 1951-2017

In Memoriam: Julia Blanche Anderson, 1951-2017

Julia B. Anderson was the founding director of the Institute for Racial and Ethnic Health Studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Later, she was a special assistant to the deputy director of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

Julia Ross Named Dean of Engineering at Virginia Tech

Julia Ross Named Dean of Engineering at Virginia Tech

Dr. Ross has been serving as dean of engineering and information technology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She joined the faculty there in 1995. Dr. Ross’ research focuses on the role of fluid dynamics in infection formation in the human cardiovascular system.

New Scholars Program Seeks to Support Women in STEM Fields

New Scholars Program Seeks to Support Women in STEM Fields

The University of Maryland Baltimore County’s Hill-Lopes Scholars Program provides financial assistance and connects participating scholars with faculty mentors and campus services that can propel them toward their degrees.

University of Maryland, Baltimore County Scholar Wins Best Book Award

University of Maryland, Baltimore County Scholar Wins Best Book Award

Nancy Rankie Shelton, a professor of education at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, received the 2016 Best Book Award for the memoir of her 35-year relationship with her husband and their six-month battle against her husband’s lung cancer.

Honors and Awards for Seven Women in Higher Education

Honors and Awards for Seven Women in Higher Education

The honorees are Elizabeth F. Loftus of the University of California, Irvine, Frances Griffith of the University of Arkansas, Karla Smith Fuller of Guttman Community College, Sarah Parcak of the University of Alabama Birmingham, the late Marie W. Wooten at Auburn University, Mahzarin R. Banaji at Harvard University, and Nancy A. Miller at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Three Women Named Postdoctoral Fellows for Faculty Diversity at UMBC

Three Women Named Postdoctoral Fellows for Faculty Diversity at UMBC

Three women make up the third cohort of the Postdoctoral Fellows for Faculty Diversity at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. They are Keisha McIntosh Allen, Nkiru Nnawulezi, and Mejdulene Shomali.

Mary Way Bolt Named President of Cecil College in Maryland

Mary Way Bolt Named President of Cecil College in Maryland

Dr. Bolt She has been serving as interim president since November 2014. Previously, she was vice president for academic programs. She has served on the faculty and/or the administrative staff at the college since 1990. Dr. Bolt will be the college’s first woman president.

Four Women Named to Dean Posts

Four Women Named to Dean Posts

Julia Ross was named dean of engineering at the University of Maryland Baltimore County and Deborah Prentice will be the new dean of the faculty at Princeton. Donna Covington was named dean of business at Delaware State University and Maud Mandel will be dean of the college at Brown University.

Study Finds That New Mothers Who Share Their Bed With Their Infants Are More Likely to Breastfeed Longer

Study Finds That New Mothers Who Share Their Bed With Their Infants Are More Likely to Breastfeed Longer

A new study by university and government researchers finds that mothers who sleep in the same bed as their infants tend to breastfeed longer than mothers who do not sleep in the same bad as their baby. But this practice also has risks for the baby.

New 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.

American Scholar to Head Historical Archive on Victims of the Holocaust

American Scholar to Head Historical Archive on Victims of the Holocaust

Rebecca Boehling, professor of history at the University of Maryland Baltimore County will become director of the International Tracing Service in Bad Arolsen, Germany.