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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.

Honors and Awards for Seven Women in Academia

Honors and Awards for Seven Women in Academia

The women who have received prestigious honors or awards are Linda Roussel, Lori Reesor, M. Kathleen Heid, Kathryn Leonard, Donna E. Shalala, Julie A. Johnson, and Elizabeth Mullin.

Ana Mari Cauce to Lead the University of Washington

Ana Mari Cauce to Lead the University of Washington

Dr. Cauce joined the faculty at the University of Washington in 1986 as an assistant professor of psychology. For the past three years she has served as provost and executive vice president at the university.

Donna Shalala Announces She Is Stepping Down as President of the University of Miami

Donna Shalala Announces She Is Stepping Down as President of the University of Miami

Dr. Shalala was named the fifth president of the University of Miami in 2001. When appointed president, she had just completed eight years of public service as secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Two Women Named Directors of University Art Museums

Two Women Named Directors of University Art Museums

Jill Deupi was named director of the Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami in Florida and LouAnne Greenwald was named director of the Paul and Lulu Hilliard Art Museum on the campus of the University of Louisiana Lafayette.

Six Women Scholars Receive Notable Awards

Six Women Scholars Receive Notable Awards

The winners are Hannah Sanghee Park of USC, Kathy Lee Heuston of Austin Peay State, Alicia Dewey of Biola University, Sylvia Barack Fishman of Brandeis, Donna Shalala of the University of Miami, and Diana Lados of Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Ten Women With New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Ten Women With New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

The new appointees are Adela de la Torre, Alice Kinsler, Marie Blakey, Lorna Jean Edmonds, Julie Buehler, Jennifer Curry, Aida Martinez-Freeman, Julie Barroso, Helen Shapiro, and Carol Carbary.

An All-Women Team of Oceanographers Study the Agulhas Current in the Indian Ocean

An All-Women Team of Oceanographers Study the Agulhas Current in the Indian Ocean

The expedition was led by Lisa M. Beal, an associate professor of meteorology and physical oceanography at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science.

University of Miami's Dean of Architecture Is Stepping Down After 18 Years

University of Miami’s Dean of Architecture Is Stepping Down After 18 Years

Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, dean of the School of Architecture at the University of Miami, announced that she will step down from her post on July 1. She has served as dean for the past 18 years and has been on the faculty at the school since 1979. She will continue to teach at the university.

Four Women in New Teaching Roles in Higher Education

Four Women in New Teaching Roles in Higher Education

Maria Estorino was named to an endowed chair at the University of Miami. Lisa Bowens was appointed to the faculty at the Princeton Theological Seminary and Claudia Emerson is joining the faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University. Azadeh Osanloo was appointed to a named chair at New Mexico State University.

Four Women Academics Win Awards

Four Women Academics Win Awards

The honorees are Patricia Whitely of the University of Miami, Shara McCallum of Bucknell University, Leslie Gordon of Georgia State University, and Ivy Schweitzer of Dartmouth College.

Research Dismisses Stereotypes About Gender Gap in Math

Research Dismisses Stereotypes About Gender Gap in Math

A new study by researchers at Brigham Young University and the University of Miami has found that gender differences in the results of mathematical competitions evaporate after the first round of the competitions.

Six Women in New Higher Education Administrative Roles

Six Women in New Higher Education Administrative Roles

Carmen Green at the University of Michigan, Kathy Spiegelman at Northeastern University, Jamie Slater at Winston-Salem State University, Wendy Parent-Johnson at the University of South Dakota, Lois Badey at Virginia Tech, and Pat Whitely of the University of Miami are taking on new duties.

New Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

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.

Five Women Scholars Honored With Awards

Five Women Scholars Honored With Awards

The honorees are Christine Thompson of Penn State, Patricia Dove of Virginia Tech, Rachael Navarro of the University of North Dakota, Ayse Papatya Bucak of Florida Atlantic University, and Patricia White of the University of Miami.

Natalie Geary Named Executive Vice President of the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation

Natalie Geary Named Executive Vice President of the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation

The Diabetes Research Institute is a center of excellence in the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami in Florida.

Six Women Academics Honored With Notable Awards

Six Women Academics Honored With Notable Awards

The honorees are Donna Shalala, Mary Lou Soffa, Pamela Hallock-Muller, Mary Ann Fitzpatric, Elizabeth Andress, and Michelle Scollo.

Three Women Named Department Chairs at the University of Miami's School of Communication

Three Women Named Department Chairs at the University of Miami’s School of Communication

The new department chairs are Diane Millette, Terry Bloom, and Alyse Lancaster. All three are associate professors.

Six Women Academics Receive Notable Awards

Six Women Academics Receive Notable Awards

The honorees are Susanna Childress, Marika Botha, Patricia Whitely, Margaret Campbell, Karen Richman, and Kimberly Bess.

Five Women Scholars Selected for Prestigious Awards

Five Women Scholars Selected for Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Dorsey Kendrick, Donna Shalala, Susan Loepp, Lesley Wheeler, and Eugenia Weiss.

Geneticist Wins Lifetime Achievement Award from Alzheimer's Association

Geneticist Wins Lifetime Achievement Award from Alzheimer’s Association

Margaret Pericak-Vance of the University of Miami was honored in Paris.

The Scholarly Journal, <em>Early Modern Women</em>, Moving to the University of Miami

The Scholarly Journal, Early Modern Women, Moving to the University of Miami

Since its founding in 2006 the journal was housed at the University of Maryland.

Two New Deans at the University of North Dakota

Two New Deans at the University of North Dakota

Kathryn R.L. Rand was appointed dean of the School of Law and Denise Korniewicz was named dean of the College of Nursing.