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Safiya Sinclair Wins the 2015 Prairie Schooner Book Prize for Poetry

Safiya Sinclair Wins the 2015 Prairie Schooner Book Prize for Poetry

Sinclair, a native of Montego Bay, Jamaica, is a graduate of Bennington College in southwestern Vermont and holds a master of fine arts degree from the University of Virginia. She is currently a Dornsife Doctoral Fellow at the University of Southern California.

The New Provost at Berkeley College

The New Provost at Berkeley College

Dr. Mary McDonough joined the faculty of the business department at Berkeley College in 2000. The college operates three campuses in New York and six in New Jersey as well as an extensive online degree program.

Six Women Are Promoted to Full Professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Six Women Are Promoted to Full Professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The women promoted to full professor are Radha Balasubramanian in modern languages and literatures, Vanessa Gorman in history, Eileen Hebets and Etsuko Moriyama in biological sciences, Shari Stenberg in English, and Amalia Yiannaka in agricultural economics.

New University Administrative Posts for Seven Women

New University Administrative Posts for Seven Women

The appointees are Amanda Walsh at Brown, Laura Spitz at Cornell, Ramona L. Taylor at Virginia State, Lynn Okagaki at the University of Delaware, Raquel Alexander at Washington and Lee, Shelley Zabrorowski at the University of Nebraska, and Elizabeth Tranter at Virginia Tech.

University of Toledo Has Announced the Appointment of Its First Woman President

University of Toledo Has Announced the Appointment of Its First Woman President

Sharon L. Gaber is provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Arkansas. Earlier in her career she held faculty and administrative posts at Auburn University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Six Women in New Teaching Roles at Major Universities

Six Women in New Teaching Roles at Major Universities

The women in new roles are Erica J. Hashimoto at the University of Georgia, Julia Randall at Wesleyan University, Hilary Blumberg at Yale University, Lydia Conklin at Emory University, Concetta DiRusso at the University of Nebraska, and Carol Berry at Louisiana State University.

Ten Women in New Faculty Roles at U.S. Colleges and Universities

Ten Women in New Faculty Roles at U.S. Colleges and Universities

The 10 women in new teaching posts are Margot Quijano, Stefanie Jegelka, Leora Auslander, Kathryn Ellerbeck, Debra Romberger, Dana Levin, Aarti Gupta, Ericka A. Albaugh, Sally Radovick, and Kal Alston.

A Dozen Women Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

A Dozen Women Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of news of appointments of women to high-level administrative posts at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

University of Nebraska Scholar Finds What She Believes Is an Undiscovered Poem by Walt Whitman

University of Nebraska Scholar Finds What She Believes Is an Undiscovered Poem by Walt Whitman

The poem, found in an 1842 newspaper, was signed simply “W.W.” But Dr. Katz believes the poem was written by Walt Whitman. She recently published an article that explains her theory that the poem was written by Whitman.

One Woman Among the Four Finalists for President of the University of Nebraska System

One Woman Among the Four Finalists for President of the University of Nebraska System

Sally Rockey is deputy director for extramural research at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Previously, Dr. Rockey worked at the U.S. Department of Agriculture for nearly 20 years.

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.

New Information on the First American Woman to Earn a Ph.D. in Chemistry

New Information on the First American Woman to Earn a Ph.D. in Chemistry

Mark Griep, an associate professor of chemistry at the University of Nebraska has spent the past 17 years trying to find out more information about Rachel Lloyd, who taught at the university for seven years from 1887 to 1894. He found what he was looking for in a time capsule in the cornerstone of a university building.

A Dozen Women With New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

A Dozen Women With New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

The women taking on new administrative roles are Carrie Landa, Brianna Bunce-Douglas, Mary Corcoran, Windsor Westbrook Sherrill, Deborah Blum, Sandy Barbour, Tiffancy C. Graham, Yana Cornish, Annie Wright, Gabrielle Banick, Rhonda Kitch, and Ellen de Graffenreid.

The New Provost at the University of Nebraska

The New Provost at the University of Nebraska

Susan M. Fritz was named executive vice president for academic affairs and provost at the University of Nebraska. She was serving as interim provost and dean of the graduate college. Dr. Fritz joined the faculty at the university as an instructor in 1984.

Four Women Announce Their Retirements From High-Level University Posts

Four Women Announce Their Retirements From High-Level University Posts

The women stepping down from their positions are Sarah Wallace at Lenior-Rhyne University, Delores Taylor at Virginia Commonwealth University, Alla Efimova at the University of California, Berkeley, and Linda R. Crump at the University of Nebraska.

Study Finds That Women Are Less Likely Than Men to Return to Rural Areas After College

Study Finds That Women Are Less Likely Than Men to Return to Rural Areas After College

The study found that during the 2000 to 2010 period more than half of local communities with fewer than 800 people showed an increased ratio of young men to young women of traditional college age.

The New Provost at Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas

The New Provost at Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas

Terri L. Bonebright has been serving as a professor of psychology and dean of the faculty at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. She joined the faculty at DePauw University in 1995 and will begin her new job in July.

Four New Deans at American Universities

Four New Deans at American Universities

Women appointed to dean positions are Janet Guthmiller at the College of Dentistry of the University of Nebraska, Sharon Lovell at James Madison University, Cynthia J. Reed at Northern Kentucky University and Karin Ruhlandt at Syracuse University.

AAUW Names Seven Colleges and Universities That Empower Women

AAUW Names Seven Colleges and Universities That Empower Women

The American Association for University Women has identified seven colleges and universities that the group says empower women. The AAUW says that these seven schools are “making the world a more equitable place for women.”

Sheri Noren Everts Named Chancellor at Appalachian State University in North Carolina

Sheri Noren Everts Named Chancellor at Appalachian State University in North Carolina

Dr. Everts currently serves as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Illinois State University. She has served in these posts since 2008. She will become chancellor at Appalachian State University on July 1.

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

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

The seven women in new administrative roles are Kathie Stromile Golden, Cheri St. Arnauld, Amy Campbell, Leslie Levy, Deidra Dennie, Ro Di Brezzo, and Jo-Ann Robinison.

Awards Bestowed on Seven Women Faculty Members

Awards Bestowed on Seven Women Faculty Members

The honorees are Lara Pudwell of Valparaiso University, Nancy Amato of Texas A&M, Elizabeth Gerber of Northwestern, Cecilia Graham of the University of Alabama Birmingham, Linda Gottfredson of the University of Delaware, Elizabeth Jones of the University of Nebraska, and Luisa Igloria of Old Dominion University.

Two Women Among the Four Finalists for Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Nebraska

Two Women Among the Four Finalists for Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Nebraska

Barbara J. Risman is professor and chair of the department of sociology at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Susan Sterett is a professor of political science and former department chair and associate dean at the University of Denver.

A Quartet of Women Academics Awarded Honors

A Quartet of Women Academics Awarded Honors

The award winners are Drucy S. Borowitz of the University of Buffalo School of Medicine, Dawn Braithwaite of the University of Nebraska, Gail Mitchell Hoyt of the University of Kentucky, and Diana McCormick Strickland of East Carolina University.

A Quartet of New Women Deans

A Quartet of New Women Deans

The new deans are Diana R. Lawson at Grand Valley State University in Michigan, Fredda Carroll at the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff, Maria Marron at the University of Nebraska and Laura Burney Nissen at Portland State University.

Two Women Among the Five Finalists for Dean of the College of Journalism at the University of Nebraska

Two Women Among the Five Finalists for Dean of the College of Journalism at the University of Nebraska

Maria B. Marron is professor and chair of the department of journalism at Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant and Derina R. Holtzhausen is a professor and director of the School of Media and Strategic Communication at Oklahoma State University.

Study Finds That Men and Women Both Tend to Stare at Women With Objectifying Gazes

Study Finds That Men and Women Both Tend to Stare at Women With Objectifying Gazes

Researchers at the University of Nebraska used sophisticated eye-tracking technology to record where test subject eyes focused when they were shown images of women.

Five Women Scholars Awarded Distinguished Honors

Five Women Scholars Awarded Distinguished Honors

The honorees are Lynne Billard of the University of Georgia, Mary Ann Glendon of Harvard University, Karen Meneses of the University of Alabama Birmingham, Mary L. Vaughn of Mississippi State University, and Sherilyn Fritz of the University of Nebraska.

Faculty News: Eight Women in New Teaching Roles

Faculty News: Eight Women in New Teaching Roles

The women in new teaching posts are L. Ebony Boulware, Pameal A. Weaver, Kemba Clapp, Kate Adams, Sandra Bastin, Hannah W. Hazard, Laura M. DeCastro, and Mary G. Padua.

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.

Six Women Named to Dean Positions

Six Women Named to Dean Positions

The new deans are Maria Franquiz at the University of Utah, Laura Carlson at Notre Dame, Nancy Busch at the University of Nebraska, Susan Stocker at Kent State University, Marsha Horton at Delaware State University and Kristin Sosnowsky at Louisiana State University.

Two Women Appointed to Named Professorships at the University of Nebraska

Two Women Appointed to Named Professorships at the University of Nebraska

Joy Castro and Myra B. Cohen were appointed Susan J. Rosowski Professors. These positions, for faculty at the associate professor level, recognize distinguished records of scholarship or creativity and who show exception promise for future excellence.

Six Women in New Higher Education Administrative Posts

Six Women in New Higher Education Administrative Posts

The women in new posts are Deloris Pettis at Northeastern University, Judith Burnfield at the University of Nebraska, Christine Tysor at Virginia Tech, Amber Ivins at Rice University, Monica Medina at the Wharton School and Cara Leeman at the University of Wisconsin.

University of Nebraska Professor Teams Up With Lady Gaga

University of Nebraska Professor Teams Up With Lady Gaga

Susan M. Swearer, professor of school psychology at the University of Nebraska, was named chair of the six-member Research and Advisory Board of Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation.

Eight New Women Deans

Eight New Women Deans

Brid Grant, Ann Carruth, Julie DeGraw, Elizabeth Cada, Susan Stapleton, Laurie Achenbach, Jennifer Iacino, and Kim Wilson are all named to dean positions.