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Carol Johnson-Dean Will Be the New Leader of LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis

Carol Johnson-Dean Will Be the New Leader of LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis

Dr. Johnson-Dean has been serving as executive director of the Memphis chapter of New Leaders, a nonprofit organization that develops educators’ leadership skills. Earlier, she led the public school systems in Memphis, Boston, and Minneapolis.

Patricia Rogers Named President of Lake Superior College in Duluth, Minnesota

Patricia Rogers Named President of Lake Superior College in Duluth, Minnesota

Dr. Rogers has served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Winona State University in Minnesota since 2013. From 2007 to 2013, Dr. Rogers served as the founding dean of the Health Sciences and Human Ecology and the School of Graduate Studies at Bemidji State University in Minnesota. She will become president in July.

University of Minnesota Graduate Student Analyzes Gender Gap in Public Sculptures

University of Minnesota Graduate Student Analyzes Gender Gap in Public Sculptures

Sydney Shea, a landscape architecture graduate student found that there are 25 statues honoring historical figures in Central Park in New York City. Not one is in honor of a woman.

The First Woman President of the University of Rochester

The First Woman President of the University of Rochester

Sarah Mangelsdorf was appointed President of the University of Rochester in New York. When she takes office in the summer of 2019, she will be the first woman to serve as president of the university. She is currently the provost and a professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Delmore, 1921-2018

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Delmore, 1921-2018

Sister Delmore served on the faculty at St. Catherine University for 20 years and was library director for 10 years. After retiring in 1984, Sister Delmore served for seven years as chaplain in the cardiac unit at a local hospital.

Joan T. A. Gabel Named President of University of Minnesota

Joan T. A. Gabel Named President of University of Minnesota

Gabel has served as the executive vice president for academic affairs and provost at the University of South Carolina since 2015. Previously, she served as dean of the University of Missouri’s Trulaske College of Business.

Smita Bhatia Receives the Outstanding Investigator Award From the National Cancer Institute

Smita Bhatia Receives the Outstanding Investigator Award From the National Cancer Institute

Smita Bhatia is the director of the Institute for Cancer Outcomes and Survivorship in the School of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Bhatia also serves as vice chair for outcomes research in the university’s department of pediatric oncology.

Study Finds That Women Heart Attack Victims Are More Likely to Survive If Treated by a Woman Doctor

Study Finds That Women Heart Attack Victims Are More Likely to Survive If Treated by a Woman Doctor

A new study by researchers at the business schools of the University of Minnesota, Washington University in St. Louis, and Harvard University also found that male physicians who have a large number of female colleagues or who have treated a large number of female heart attack patients have better success rates with female heart attack patients.

The New Leader of the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics at Iowa State

The New Leader of the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics at Iowa State

Dr. Kedrowski is a professor of political science at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina. She is also the director of the Center for Civic Learning and co-director of the John C. West Forum on Politics and Policy at the university. She will begin her new job at Iowa State University in January.

A Report Card on University Performance on Hiring Women Coaches for Women's Athletic Teams

A Report Card on University Performance on Hiring Women Coaches for Women’s Athletic Teams

Nationwide, women were 41. 5 percent of all head coaches of women’s teams at 86 colleges and universities that were members of seven major athletic conferences. The percentage varied greatly by sport. For example, 95.7 percent of field hockey coaches were women but there were no women head coaches in triathlon or alpine skiing.

In Memoriam: Martha Elizabeth Andresen Wilder, 1944-2018

In Memoriam: Martha Elizabeth Andresen Wilder, 1944-2018

After teaching for two years at the University of Pittsburgh, Professor Andresen joined the faculty at Pomona College in 1972. A scholar of Renaissance literature and Shakespeare, Dr. Andresen remained on the faculty at Pomona College for 34 years.

Bentley University in Massachusetts Selects Alison Davis-Blake to Be Its Next Leader

Bentley University in Massachusetts Selects Alison Davis-Blake to Be Its Next Leader

Dr. Davis-Blake is the former dean of the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and the former dean of the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. She will become president of Bentley University on July 1.

In Memoriam: Julie Belle White-Newman, 1943-2017

In Memoriam: Julie Belle White-Newman, 1943-2017

After earning a doctorate at the University of Minnesota, Dr. White-Newman joined the faculty at St. Catherine University in 1975. She served on the faculty for 30 years, retiring in 2005 as an associate professor of speech communication.

In Memoriam: Joan Kain, 1927-2017

In Memoriam: Joan Kain, 1927-2017

oan Kain, who served for 17 years on the biology department faculty at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, held master’s degrees from Marquette University, the University of Northern Arizona, the University of Minnesota, and Macalester College.

Testing Practices May Be Driving Women Out of Some STEM Disciplines, Study Finds

Testing Practices May Be Driving Women Out of Some STEM Disciplines, Study Finds

A new study led by Cissy J. Ballen of the University of Minnesota and Shima Salehi of Stanford University, found that women students in introductory biology courses performed worse on average than men on high-stakes examinations but better on other types of assessments, such as lab work and written assignments.

In Memoriam: Jackie O'Hara, 1933-2017

In Memoriam: Jackie O’Hara, 1933-2017

In announcing her death, the university stated that Professor O’Hara “taught, mentored, and advised more St. Catherine students than anyone who has ever taught at the university.”

In Memoriam: John Christine Wolkerstorfer, 1931-2017

In Memoriam: John Christine Wolkerstorfer, 1931-2017

Professor Wolkerstorfer taught American history at Saint Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, for 24 years. She retired in 1997.

In Memoriam: Patricia K. Keely, 1963-2017

In Memoriam: Patricia K. Keely, 1963-2017

Patti Keely was the Jan and Kathryn Ver Hagan Professor of Translational Research and chair of the department of cell and regenerative biology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

In Memoriam: Mary Thompson, 1928-2017

In Memoriam: Mary Thompson, 1928-2017

Sister Mary Thompson joined the faculty at Saint Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1964. She taught there for 36 years until her retirement in 2000. She chaired the chemistry department there for 21 years.

Dawn Tilbury Named to Head the Directorate of Engineering at the National Science Foundation

Dawn Tilbury Named to Head the Directorate of Engineering at the National Science Foundation

Since 1995, Dr. Tilbury has served on the mechanical and electrical engineering faculty at the University of Michigan. She also served as associate dean for research in the College of Engineering.

Eight Women Scholars Taking on New Roles at Colleges and Universities

Eight Women Scholars Taking on New Roles 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.

Professors Find Gender Discrimination in Punishment of Financial Advisers Who Commit Misconduct

Professors Find Gender Discrimination in Punishment of Financial Advisers Who Commit Misconduct

The report, authroed by finance professor at the University of Minnesota, the University of Chicago, and Stanford University, finds that women financial advisers are half as likely as their male colleagues to commit misconduct. But the study found that after cases of misconduct 55 percent of men – but only 45 percent of women – remain with the same firm.

A Quartet of Women Named to Dean Positions at State Universities

A Quartet of Women Named to Dean Positions at State Universities

The new deans are Alison Harmon at Montana State University in Bozeman, JoAnn Slama Lighty at Boise State University in Idaho, Laura Bloomberg at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, and Sarah Gehlert at the University of South Carolina.

A Half Dozen Women Who Have Been Named to Dean Positions in Higher Education

A Half Dozen Women Who Have Been Named to Dean Positions in Higher Education

The new deans are Allyson Leggett Watson at the University of South Florida, Soyeon Shim at the University of Wisconsin, Carol Strohecker at the University of Minnesota, Kathryn Graff low at Bates College in Maine, Ann Walters Robertson at the University of Chicago, and Bonnie J. Dow at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee.

Academic Paper Finds Women Face Harsher Discipline Than Men in the Financial Services Industry

Academic Paper Finds Women Face Harsher Discipline Than Men in the Financial Services Industry

According to the study, following an incidence of misconduct, female advisers are 20 percent more likely to lose their jobs and 30 percent less likely to find new jobs relative to male advisers. This is true despite the fact that males are more likely to commit acts of misconduct.

A Trio of New Women Deans at Flagship State Universities

A Trio of New Women Deans at Flagship State Universities

Laura M. Haas was appointed dean of the College of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of Massachusetts. Lynda Welage was named dean of the College of Pharmacy at the University of Minnesota and Elizabeth Moje will be the next dean of the School of Education at the University of Michigan.

University of Minnesota Report Offers Data on Head Coaches of Women's College Teams

University of Minnesota Report Offers Data on Head Coaches of Women’s College Teams

The report from the Tucker Center for Women for Research on Women & Girls in Sport shows that in the 2016-17 academic year, women were 41.2 percent of all head coaches of women’s teams at these institutions. This is up from 41.1 percent a year ago.

Two Women Appointed Directors of Schools at Major State Universities

Two Women Appointed Directors of Schools at Major State Universities

Elisia Cohen was named director of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota and Kaye E. Reed was appointed director of the School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University.

In Memoriam: Susan M. Christopherson, 1947-2016

In Memoriam: Susan M. Christopherson, 1947-2016

Dr. Christopherson joined the faculty at Cornell University in 1987. She was the first woman to be appointed a professor of city and regional planning at Cornell and the first woman to chair her department.

Marilyn Nelson Wins the $25,000 Neustadt Prize for Children's Literature

Marilyn Nelson Wins the $25,000 Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature

Marilyn Nelson is a professor emerita at the University of Connecticut. Professor Nelson is a winner of the Pushcart Prize and has been a finalist for the National Book Award three times. From 2001 to 2006, Dr. Nelson was the poet laureate of the state of Connecticut.

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Florence Colson, 1917-2016

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Florence Colson, 1917-2016

Elizabeth Colson, a professor emerita of anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley, retired in 1984 after reaching the mandatory retirement age of 67. She spent the next 32 years conducting field research in Zambia.

Glena Temple Will Be the Next President of Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin

Glena Temple Will Be the Next President of Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin

Dr. Glena Temple joined the faculty at Viterbo University in 2001 and served as dean of the School of Letters and Sciences from 2008 to 2013. She was appointed vice president for academic affairs in 2015.

Two Women Musicians Earn Milestone Appointments at Major Universities

Two Women Musicians Earn Milestone Appointments at Major Universities

Elizabeth Kerns McCann of the University of Minnesota is the first woman to direct a marching band in the Big 10 Conference and newly appointed Erin Cooper of the University of Missouri is the only woman director of a marching band in the 14-member Southeastern Conference.

Why Women Do Better in College Than Their SAT or ACT Scores Predict

Why Women Do Better in College Than Their SAT or ACT Scores Predict

Researchers at the University of Minnesota found that women tended to take courses that were a bit easier than the courses taken by men. But a far more significant contributing factor to women’s better grade point average was the fact that women tended to be more conscientious than men. In short, women are better students than men.

Sherlyn Fritz Is the New Co-Chair of Past Global Changes

Sherlyn Fritz Is the New Co-Chair of Past Global Changes

Dr. Fritz is the George Holmes University Professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is now co-chair of the international organization that aims to understand the Earth’s past environment in order to obtain better predictions of its environmental future.