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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.

Anne Cafer Wins Donald W. Littrell Award from the Community Development Society

Anne Cafer Wins Donald W. Littrell Award from the Community Development Society

Anne Cafer is an assistant professor of sociology and anthropology at the University of Mississippi. As an emerging leader in the community development field, Dr. Cafer combines research, teaching, and on-the-ground practitioner work in both the Mississippi Delta and several African countries.

Fourteen Women Taking on New Administrative Roles at Colleges and Universities

Fourteen Women Taking on New Administrative Roles 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.

Three Women Named to Endowed Professorships at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Three Women Named to Endowed Professorships at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The three women appointed to named faculty positions at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are Grace Bauer in English, Julia McQuillan in sociology, and Kristi Montooth in biological sciences.

Susan Fritz Will Be the First Woman to Lead the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Susan Fritz Will Be the First Woman to Lead the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Dr. Fritz began her career in higher education in 1989 as an instructor in the university’s department of agricultural leadership, education, and communications. In 2011, Dr. Fritz joined the central administration of the university as associate vice president for academic affairs. She was named interim provost in 2014 and was later promoted to the senior position on a permanent basis.

Seven Universities Announce the Appointment of Women Scholars to Dean Positions

Seven Universities Announce the Appointment of Women Scholars to Dean Positions

The women appointed to dean posts are Susan Parish at Virginia Commonwealth University, Claire Stewart at the University of Nebraska, Laris Genin at Wichita State, Gretchen Ritter at Ohio State, Rachel Nardo at Utah State, Barbara Rasco at the University of Wyoming, and Tamar Szabó Gendler at Yale University.

Five Universities Appoint Women to Dean Positions

Five Universities Appoint Women to Dean Positions

The new deans are April Barton at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Carol Anne Murdoch-Kinch at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Bethany Nowviskie at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, Sherri Jones at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Maria Donoghue Velleca at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

A Quartet of Women Appointed to Positions as Deans at Colleges and Universities

A Quartet of Women Appointed to Positions as Deans at Colleges and Universities

The four women appointed to dean positions are Diana Kostrzewski at the University of North Dakota, Tiffany Heng-Moss at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nancy Kropf at Georgia State University, and Carol Ash at Central New Mexico Community College in Albuquerque.

Three Women Appointed to Endowed Professorships at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Three Women Appointed to Endowed Professorships at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The three women appointed to named faculty posts at the flagship campus of the University of Nebraska in Lincoln are Joy Castro in English, Katrina Jagodinsky in history and Debra Hope in psychology.

Julie Murray-Jensen Will Be the Next President of Blackburn College in Illinois

Julie Murray-Jensen Will Be the Next President of Blackburn College in Illinois

Blackburn College in Carlinville, Illinois, is one of the very few educational institutions in the country classified as a “work college.” Students work on campus and receive tuition discounts as a result. Julie Murray-Jensen will become president in January. She has been serving in various roles at Klamath Community College in Oregon.

Deanna Shemek Wins an Award for the Best Translation of a Woman's Work

Deanna Shemek Wins an Award for the Best Translation of a Woman’s Work

Dr. Shemek, professor of Italian at the University of California, Irvine, was honored by the Society of the Study of Early Modern Women for her translation of Isabelle d’Este: Selected Letters. It is the first translation into English of more than 16,000 letters written by the influential Italian baroness.

Two Women Named to Chief Academic Officer Positions

Two Women Named to Chief Academic Officer Positions

Debra Larson was named provost and vice president for academic affairs at California State University, Chico, and Donde Plowman was named executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Ten Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Roles at Colleges and Universities

Ten Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Roles 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.

Three Women Appointed to Named Chairs at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Three Women Appointed to Named Chairs at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Three women faculty members at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln were named as Willa Cather/Charles Bessey Professors. They are Gwnedolyn Audrey Foster in English, Melanie Simpson in biochemistry, and Kimberly A. Tyler in sociology.

Political Scientist at the University of Nebraska Omaha Wins Book Award

Political Scientist at the University of Nebraska Omaha Wins Book Award

Lana Obradovic, an assistant professor of political science at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, has won the Best Book Award from the European Research Group on Military and Society. Her book examines the status of women in the military of 24 NATO countries.

Three Women Appointed to Named Professorships at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Three Women Appointed to Named Professorships at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The three women faculty members appointed to named chairs are Susan M. Swearer in educational psychology, Rebecca Lai in chemistry, and Laura White in the English department.