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Universities Announce the Appointment of Six Women to Dean Positions

Universities Announce the Appointment of Six Women to Dean Positions

The six women appointed to dean positions are Nell Jessup Newton at the University of Miami School of Law, Mira Lowe at Florida A&M University, Megan Walsh at St. Bonaventure University in Allegany, New York, Eileen G. Collins at the University of Illinois Chicago, Sarah Szanton at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and Catherine R. Squires at the University of Minnesota.

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

The four women scholars who were named to endowed professorships are Yelena Yesha at the University of Miami in Florida, Elyshia Aseltine at Towson University in Maryland, Willemien Otten a the University of Chicago Divinity School, and Srividya Ramasubramanian at Newhouse School of Communication of Syracuse University in New York.

International Study Finds a Gender Bias in the Perception of Other People's Pain

International Study Finds a Gender Bias in the Perception of Other People’s Pain

When male and female patients expressed the same amount of pain, observers viewed female patients’ pain as less intense and more likely to benefit from psychotherapy versus medication as compared to men’s pain, exposing a significant patient gender bias that could lead to disparities in treatments.

Study Confirms a Global Surge in Domestic Violence During the Pandemic

Study Confirms a Global Surge in Domestic Violence During the Pandemic

Researchers compared the number of domestic violence incidents before and after multiple jurisdictions began imposing stay-at-home restrictions last spring. They found an average 8.1 percent spike in the U.S. The authors say the increase is probably much higher as they believe many incidents were not reported.

In Memoriam: Dina Marie Randazzo, 1975-2021

In Memoriam: Dina Marie Randazzo, 1975-2021

Dr. Randazzo was a respected and admired neuro-oncologist in the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University. Her research focused on understanding and treating glioblastoma, an aggressive form of cancer of the brain and spine.

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.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Ten Women to Administrative Posts

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Ten Women to Administrative Posts

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

Three Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of Women to Dean Positions

Three Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of Women to Dean Positions

Newly appointed to dean positions are Vicki Mazur at McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland, Maria Galli Stampino at the Univerity of Miami in Florida, and Deborah Uman at Weber State Univerity in Ogden, Utah.

In Memoriam: Constance Janet Weldon, 1932-2020

In Memoriam: Constance Janet Weldon, 1932-2020

Constance J. Weldon was the first woman tubist to earn a position in a major symphony orchestra. In 1972, she was appointed professor of tuba and the first assistant dean for undergraduate studies at what is now known as the University of Miami Frost School of Music. She taught there for nearly two decades until her retirement in 1991.

Four Women Authors Are Selected as Winners of National Book Critics Circle Awards

Four Women Authors Are Selected as Winners of National Book Critics Circle Awards

Each year, the National Book Critics Circle presents awards for the finest books published in English in six categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Biography, Autobiography, Poetry, and Criticism. Four of the six winning authors this year are women. Each has some ties to higher education.

Two Women Academics Inducted Into the Women in Technology International Hall of Fame

Two Women Academics Inducted Into the Women in Technology International Hall of Fame

The two inductees into the Women in Technology International Hall of Fame with ties to the academic world are Natalia Trayanova, a professor in the department of biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and Sara Rushinek, a professor of business technology and health informatics at the University of Miami.

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.

Three Women Who Are Stepping Down From Posts in Higher Education

Three Women Who Are Stepping Down From Posts in Higher Education

The three women who are leaving their posts are Susan Day at Virginia Tech, Patricia White, dean of the School of Law at the University of Miami, and Joyce E. Smith, CEO of the National Association for College Admission Counseling.

New Administrative Posts for Nine Women at Major Universities in the United States

New Administrative Posts for Nine Women at Major Universities in the United States

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

Gianna Mosser is the Next Leader of the Vanderbilt University Press

Gianna Mosser is the Next Leader of the Vanderbilt University Press

Gianna Mosser has been serving as editor-in-chief of the Northwestern University Press in Illinois. She joined Northwestern University Press in 2009 as journal managing editor and project editor. She later worked in acquisitions as an assistant editor and acquisitions editor before being named editor-in-chief in 2016.

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

The three women scholars who were recently appointed to endowed chairs are Rebecca Saxe at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ruth Yeazell at Yale University in Connecticut, and Elizabeth Cerejido at the University of Miami in Florida.

Nine Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Major Universities

Nine Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Major Universities

The women appointed to dean positions are Laura Mosqueda, Rochelle L. Ford, Elizabeth Theiss-Morse, Jana Hawley, Emile M. Townes, Deborah Ward, Laura Kohn-Wood, Amy B. Henley, and Hilary Godwin.

Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia, Chooses Irma Becerra as Its Next President

Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia, Chooses Irma Becerra as Its Next President

Irma Becerra was born in Cuba and was raised in Puerto Rico. For the past four years, she has served as provost and chief academic officer at St. Thomas University in Miami, Florida. Earlier she served on the faculty of Florida International University in Miami for nearly 30 years.

In Memoriam: Julia Rose Cayuso, 1957-2018

In Memoriam: Julia Rose Cayuso, 1957-2018

Julia Cayuso was the director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Miami in Florida. Dr. Cayuso worked at the University of Miami for more than 29 years.

In Memoriam: Susan Tammy Jones, 1945-2017

In Memoriam: Susan Tammy Jones, 1945-2017

Susan T. Jones was associate vice president for university advancement at the University of Miami. A graduate of the university, she served as a fundraiser there for more than 20 years.

Nine Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Nine Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts 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.

New Administrative Duties for 10 Women at American Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Duties for 10 Women at American 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 Dozen Women in New Administrative Posts at American Colleges and Universities

A Dozen Women in New Administrative Posts at American 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.

Six Women Scholars Named to Dean Positions at Major Universities

Six Women Scholars Named to Dean Positions at Major Universities

The women appointed deans are Katharyne Mitchell at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Germaine M. Louis at George Mason University, Cindy Munro at the University of Miami, Rebecca Chaisson at Southern University-New Orleans, Jean King at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and Sarah Cole at Columbia University.

Six Women Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Six Women Appointed to New Administrative Posts 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.

Four Women Named to Positions as Deans

Four Women Named to Positions as Deans

Appointed to dean positions are Anne Norris at the University of Miami in Florida, Alyson Hagy at the University of Wyoming, Sharon Matusik at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and Paul McClain at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

The Next Leader of the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut

The Next Leader of the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut

Gladis Kersaint is a professor of mathematics education and associate dean of the College of Education at the University of South Florida in Tampa. She will begin her new duties at the University of Connecticut in July.

Susan Kaufman Purcell Stepping Down From Her Post at the University of Miami

Susan Kaufman Purcell Stepping Down From Her Post at the University of Miami

Susan Kaufman Purcell has announced that she is stepping down as director of the Center for Hemispheric Policy at the University of Miami. She founded the center 11 years ago.

The First Woman to Earn a Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Miami

The First Woman to Earn a Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Miami

Negin Arhami, a native of Tehran, Iran, received a Ph.D. in computer science on December 17 from the University of Miami. She is the first woman in history to earn a Ph.D. in computer science at the university.

Ana Mari Cauce Appointed the 33rd President of the University of Washington

Ana Mari Cauce Appointed the 33rd President of the University of Washington

Dr. Cauce is the first woman and the first Latina to serve as president of the flagship state university. For the past seven months she has been serving as interim president. Earlier she was provost and a professor of psychology and American ethnic studies.

In Memoriam: Mary Theresa Somers Urbano, 1944-2015

In Memoriam: Mary Theresa Somers Urbano, 1944-2015

She was a clinical professor of pediatrics emerita at the Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Before joining the faculty at Vanderbilt in 1999, she taught at the University of Miami for 20 years.

Initiative to Combat "Revenge Porn" Finds a New Home at the University of Miami School of Law

Initiative to Combat “Revenge Porn” Finds a New Home at the University of Miami School of Law

The mission of Cyber Civil Rights Initiative is to provide resources and advocacy for victims of online harassment. The CCRI has provided support to thousands of victims, brought global attention to this issue, and advocated for legislation that would criminalize revenge porn.

Six Women in New Faculty Roles at Colleges and Universities

Six Women in New Faculty Roles at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new teaching posts are Jie Xiao at the University of Arkansas, Felicia Knaul at the University of Miami, Graziella Parati at Dartmouth College, Yajin Wang at the University of Maryland, Jessica E. Brophy at Bridgewater College, and Leigh Ann White at Sweet Briar College.

Florida International University's Research on the Gender Gap in the Nation's Newsrooms

Florida International University’s Research on the Gender Gap in the Nation’s Newsrooms

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Florida International University in Miami has teamed up with the American Society of News Editors to collect and analyze data on the presence of women and minorities in the nation’s newsrooms.

New Administrative Posts for 22 Women at U.S. Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Posts for 22 Women at U.S. 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.