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New Administrative Duties in Higher Education for 15 Women

New Administrative Duties in Higher Education for 15 Women

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 Who Have Been Named to Dean Posts at Major Universities

A Dozen Women Who Have Been Named to Dean Posts at Major Universities

The twelve women appointed to dean posts at major universities are: Amy Falkner, Grace Kuo, Amy Hungerford, Lynn Boyd, Catrine Tudor-Locke, Haifa Abou Samra, Pamela F. Cipriano, Susan McIntosh, Kristi Palmer, Jane Aiken, Safiya George, and Allison Brashear.

New Study Examines the Huge Gender Income Gap in the Nation's Wealthiest Households

New Study Examines the Huge Gender Income Gap in the Nation’s Wealthiest Households

The researchers found that women’s income alone is sufficient to place a family within the top one percent of all families in only 5 percent of all elite households. Moreover, women’s income is necessary in pushing a household into the one percent threshold in only an additional 15 percent of all wealthy households.

New Assignments in Higher Education for Eleven Women Scholars

New Assignments in Higher Education for Eleven Women Scholars

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.

Six Women Who Are Retiring From High-Level University Positions

Six Women Who Are Retiring From High-Level University Positions

The women who are stepping down are Katherine Ku at Stanford University, Judy Rose at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Sarah Thomas at Harvard University, Paula Miller at Texas A&M University, Karin M. Wiburg at New Mexico State University, and Diane Herson at the University of Delaware.

Nancy Fey-Yensan Appointed Provost at Keene State College in New Hampshire

Nancy Fey-Yensan Appointed Provost at Keene State College in New Hampshire

For the past seven years, Dr. Fey-Yensan has served as the dean of the College of Health and Human Services at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Previously, she was the associate dean of the College of Human Science and Services at the University of Rhode Island.

University of Michigan Scholar Wins the Pulitzer Prize in History

University of Michigan Scholar Wins the Pulitzer Prize in History

Heather Ann Thompon, professor of history at the University of Michigan, has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize in history for her book on the Attica Prison riot of 1971 and its aftermath. She spent 13 years researching and writing the book.

University of North Carolina Charlotte Aims to Address the Gender Gap in Computer Science

University of North Carolina Charlotte Aims to Address the Gender Gap in Computer Science

The College of Computing and Informatics at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte has launched a new Women in Computing Initiative. The goal is to increase the number of women majoring in computer science at the university and to help them succeed and earn their degrees.

Krista Newkirk Appointed the Tenth President of Converse College in South Carolina

Krista Newkirk Appointed the Tenth President of Converse College in South Carolina

Krista Newkirk, chief of staff at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, will become president of Converse College on July 1. The college enrolls about 825 women in its undergraduate programs and more than 500 students in graduate programs.

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.

University of North Carolina Charlotte Study Estimates the Economic Price Tag of Domestic Violence

University of North Carolina Charlotte Study Estimates the Economic Price Tag of Domestic Violence

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte estimate that domestic violence produces a direct hit of more than $300 million annually on the North Carolina economy.

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 Teaching Roles for Six Women Faculty Members

New Teaching Roles for Six Women Faculty Members

The new appointees are Rania Habib at Syracuse University, Denise Tucker at the University of North Carolina Greensboro, Ann Stoeckmann at Frances Marion University, Mignon Fogarty at the University of Nevada, Jingjing Huang at Virginia Tech, and Fumie Kato at the University of North Carolina Charlotte.

A Quartet of New Women Deans at State Universities

A Quartet of New Women Deans at State Universities

The new deans are Ellen McIntyre at the University of North Carolina Charlotte, Stefanie Linquist at the University of Georgia, Danita Brown at the University of Minnesota, and Vasti Torres of the University of South Florida.

Dean of the College of Education at the University of North Carolina Charlotte to Retire

Dean of the College of Education at the University of North Carolina Charlotte to Retire

Mary Lynne Calhoun, dean of the College of Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte since 1999, has announced that she will step down at the end of June.

Nancy Gutierrez Elected President of the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences

Nancy Gutierrez Elected President of the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences

Since July 2005 she has served as dean of the College of Liberal Art and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Eight Women Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Eight Women Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Sarha Pearson, Jeanette Sims, Kiron Skinner, Anne O’Leary-Kelly, Ruby Perry, Sharon Marine, Jane McQueeny, and Cindy Faria are taking on new duties.

Laura Talbot Appointed Dean of the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Laura Talbot Appointed Dean of the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Currently, Dr. Talbot is the Dean W. Colvard Distinguished Professor in Nursing and professor in the College of Health and Human Services at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Three Finalists for Dean of the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Three Finalists for Dean of the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Sally J. Reel, Laura A. Talbot, and Sarah Ann Thompson are the three candidates.

Two Education Professors Honored at National Education Finance Conference

Two Education Professors Honored at National Education Finance Conference

Two women education professors were among the 10 recipients of 2011 Distinguished Research & Practice Fellow Awards given out recently at the National Education Finance Conference in Tampa, Florida.