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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.

Art History Scholar Caitlin Beach From Fordham University Wins Book Prize

Art History Scholar Caitlin Beach From Fordham University Wins Book Prize

The University of Maryland-Phillips Collection Book Prize supports publication of the first book by an emerging scholar presenting new research in modern or contemporary art from 1780 to the present. Winners have their books published by the University of California Press

Seven Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Roles

Seven Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Roles

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 in Higher Education for Eight Women Scholars

New Assignments in Higher Education for Eight Women Scholars

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.

Swarthmore College Acquires Papers of Social Activist, Mira Sharpless Townsend

Swarthmore College Acquires Papers of Social Activist, Mira Sharpless Townsend

Mira Sharpless Townsend was a Philadelphia Quaker who was an advocate for social reform movements of the mid-19th century such as the abolition of slavery and capital punishment and the improvement of prison conditions.

In Memoriam: Joan Callahan, 1946-2019

In Memoriam: Joan Callahan, 1946-2019

In 1986, Dr. Callahan joined the faculty at the University of Kentucky, where she taught philosophy for the remainder of career. There she was director of what is now the Gender and Women’s Studies Program from 1998 to 2002 and again from 2003 to 2007. She retired in 2011.

Elizabeth Adkins-Regan Wins Lifetime Achievement Award From the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology

Elizabeth Adkins-Regan Wins Lifetime Achievement Award From the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology

Dr. Adkins-Regan joined the Cornell faculty as an assistant professor of psychology and of neurobiology and behavior in 1975. She retired and was conferred the title of professor emerita in 2018. As a researcher, Dr. Adkins-Regan focuses on the neuroendocrine basis of social behavior.

Ten Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at American Educational Institutions

Ten Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at American Educational Institutions

Here is a large group of women who recently have been appointed to dean positions at educational institutions across the United States.

Alicia Harvey-Smith Selected as the New President of Pittsburgh Technical College

Alicia Harvey-Smith Selected as the New President of Pittsburgh Technical College

Currently, Dr. Harvey-Smith serves as the executive vice chancellor at Lone Star College in Houston, Texas. Earlier in her career she served as president of River Valley Community College in Claremont, New Hampshire, and as vice president of student affairs at Baltimore City Community College.

Study Examines Obstacles Women Face in Climbing the Faculty Academic Ladder

Study Examines Obstacles Women Face in Climbing the Faculty Academic Ladder

In a new report for the Brookings Institution, Bridget Turner Kelly, an associate professor in the College of Education at the University of Maryland, finds that women are making slow progress in closing the gender gap in the highest levels of college and university faculty.

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts 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.

Universities Announce the Appointment of Seven Women to High-Level Administrative Positions

Universities Announce the Appointment of Seven Women to High-Level Administrative Positions

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Two Women Scholars Appointed as Co-Editors of the <em>American Journal of Political Science</em>

Two Women Scholars Appointed as Co-Editors of the American Journal of Political Science

Kathleen Dolan and Jennifer L. Lawless have been named co-editors of the American Journal of Political Science, the flagship journal of the Midwest Political Science Association. They will lead the editorial team, consisting of four associate editors and a 56-member editorial board, for a four-year term beginning in June 2019.

In Memoriam: Bernice Sandler, 1928-2019

In Memoriam: Bernice Sandler, 1928-2019

Bernice Sandler was often referred to as the “godmother of Title IX.” When she applied for her first job in academia, she was told she came “on too strong for a woman.”

Boston College Psychologist Honored With Two Lifetime Achievement Awards

Boston College Psychologist Honored With Two Lifetime Achievement Awards

Janet E. Helms, the Augustus Long Professor at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College, was presented with the Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring Award in Counseling Psychology by the Society of Counseling Psychology and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race.

New Roles for 10 Women Scholars at Colleges and Universities Throughout the United States

New Roles for 10 Women Scholars at Colleges and Universities Throughout the United States

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.

Gene Glickman Chosen to be the First Woman President of Massasoit Community College in Massachusetts

Gene Glickman Chosen to be the First Woman President of Massasoit Community College in Massachusetts

For the past decade, Dr. Glickman has served as president of Manchester Community College in Connecticut. Previously, she was vice president for teaching, learning, and student development at Elgin Community College in Illinois.

In Memoriam: Rebecca Young Tyree, 1955-2018

In Memoriam: Rebecca Young Tyree, 1955-2018

Rebecca Tyree was an assistant professor of choral music education and choral ensembles at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. She died late last month as a result of injuries sustained in a bicycle accident.

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.

Study Led by a University of Maryland Psychologist Finds Abortion Does Not Increase Depression in Women

Study Led by a University of Maryland Psychologist Finds Abortion Does Not Increase Depression in Women

Women who have had an abortion are indeed more likely to be depressed. But the new study found that the higher risk for depression among these women existed for as much as a year before they had an abortion and did not increase after they had an abortion.

In Memoriam: Susan Williams, 1951-2018

In Memoriam: Susan Williams, 1951-2018

Susan Williams a distinguished professor in the department of evolution and ecology at the University of California, Davis, died late last month in a six-vehicle automobile crash in Petaluma, California. She was one of the most respected marine biologists in the nation.

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts at Universities

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts 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.

New Study Aims to Identify Best Practices in Mentoring to Increase Diversity in STEM Fields

New Study Aims to Identify Best Practices in Mentoring to Increase Diversity in STEM Fields

Angela Byars-Winston, professor of medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been selected to lead a committee of the National Academy of Sciences that will seek to identify the best mentoring techniques to bring more women and members of underrepresented groups into STEM fields.

Wake Forest University's Penny Rue is the New Board Chair at NASPA

Wake Forest University’s Penny Rue is the New Board Chair at NASPA

Penny Rue, vice president for campus life at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, was elected board chair of NASPA, the nation’s leading organization for student affairs professionals in higher education.

In Memoriam: Margaret Ruth Bogue, 1924-2018

In Memoriam: Margaret Ruth Bogue, 1924-2018

Before joining the faculty at the University of Wisconsin in 1966, Dr. Bogue taught at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, and the University of Western Ontario. She served on the faculty at the University of Wisconsin for a quarter century before retiring in 1991.

Five Women Scholars Selected to Receive Prestigious Honors and Awards

Five Women Scholars Selected to Receive Prestigious Honors and Awards

The honorees are Camilla P. Benbow of Vanderbilt University, Linda Clement of the University of Maryland, College Park, Katherine Flowers of Mississippi State University, Mary M. Case of the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Polina Anikeeva of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

In Memoriam: Leslie Rosenberg Wolfe, 1943-2017

In Memoriam: Leslie Rosenberg Wolfe, 1943-2017

Leslie R. Wolfe was the long-time director of the Center for Women Policy Studies in Washington, D.C. She is perhaps best known for her 1989 report that exposed gender bias in the SAT college entrance examination that allegedly caused women to score lower on the test than men.

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.

Merodie Hancock Selected to Be the Fourth President of Thomas Edison State College in New Jersey

Merodie Hancock Selected to Be the Fourth President of Thomas Edison State College in New Jersey

Since 2013, Dr. Hancock has served as president of Empire State College in Saratoga Springs, New York, a campus of the State University of New York System. Earlier, Dr. Hancock was the vice president of the Global Campus of Central Michigan University.

New Duties for Six Women Faculty Members at State Universities

New Duties for Six Women Faculty Members at State 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.

Two Women Are Finalists for Dean of the College of Environment and Design at the University of Georgia

Two Women Are Finalists for Dean of the College of Environment and Design at the University of Georgia

Patsy Eubanks Owens is a professor of landscape architecture and environmental design at the University of California, Davis and Sonia Hirt is dean and professor at the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Ten Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Roles in Higher Education

Ten Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Roles 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.

University of Arkansas Scholar Wins Book Award From the National Communication Association

University of Arkansas Scholar Wins Book Award From the National Communication Association

Lisa M. Corrigan is an associate professor in the department of communication and director of the gender studies program at the University of Arkansas. Her book explores the role of prison in the emergence of the Black Power movement.

Scholarly Study Finds a Possible Contributing Factor to the High Maternal Mortality Rate in the United States

Scholarly Study Finds a Possible Contributing Factor to the High Maternal Mortality Rate in the United States

Researchers surveyed a large group of postpartum nurses in hospitals across the country. All respondents were members of the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses. The researchers found that many of these nurses were not properly informed of the dangers mother face after giving birth

Women Leaders in College Sports to Honor Pat Griffin of the University of Massachusetts

Women Leaders in College Sports to Honor Pat Griffin of the University of Massachusetts

Pat Griffin, professor emerita of education at the University of Massachusetts, will be honored for outstanding achievement and dedication to the advancement of women in leadership, administration, and intercollegiate athletics.