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Chaudron Gille Is the New Provost at the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega

Chaudron Gille Is the New Provost at the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega

Dr. Gille has served as interim provost since November 2018. Before joining the staff at the University of North Georgia, Dr. Gille was a professor of French at Gainesville State College, which merged with the University of North Georgia in 2012.

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.

Study Finds Gender Gap Shrinks When Companies Are Required to Report Wage Data

Study Finds Gender Gap Shrinks When Companies Are Required to Report Wage Data

Several nations now require companies to make their wage data public in an effort to encourage them to pay men and women equally. A recent study of companies in Denmark co-authored by scholars at several U.S. universities finds that when this policy is enacted, the gender pay gap shrinks.

Margaret Spellings to Retire as President of the University of North Carolina System in March

Margaret Spellings to Retire as President of the University of North Carolina System in March

Before taking on her presidency, Spellings served as the U.S. Secretary of Education for President George W. Bush from 2005 to 2009 and as Chief Domestic Policy Advisor to the White House from 2001 to 2005. She has been president of the University of North Carolina Systems since 2016.

Widener University Names Its Next Provost

Widener University Names Its Next Provost

Dr. Scalise-Smith has been serving as dean of the College of Health Professions at Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights. Earlier, she was vice president of the School for Online & Extended Studies and External Partnerships at Utica College in New York.

Molly Corbett Broad to Step Down From the Presidency of the American Council on Education

Molly Corbett Broad to Step Down From the Presidency of the American Council on Education

Molly Corbett Broad became the 12th president of the American Council on Education in 2008. She is the first woman to serve in the post since the organization’s founding in 1918. She will step down as president on October 31.

In Memoriam: Debra Saunders-White, 1957-2016

In Memoriam: Debra Saunders-White, 1957-2016

Debra Saunders-White, the 11th chancellor of North Carolina Central University in Durham, died on November 26. Dr. Saunders-White was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2015 and took a medical leave of absence in August 2016.

In Memoriam: Sandra Lynn Morgen, 1950-2016

In Memoriam: Sandra Lynn Morgen, 1950-2016

Dr. Morgen joined the faculty at the University of Oregon in 1991 as an associate professor of sociology. She joined the anthropology department in 2002. From 1991 to 2006, Dr. Morgen was director of the Center for the Study of Women in Society at the university.

Woman Scholar Earns Award for Best Book on Southern History

Woman Scholar Earns Award for Best Book on Southern History

Alison Collis Greene, an assistant professor of history at Mississippi State University, has been chosen as the winner of the Charles S. Sydnor Award from the Southern Historical Association.

Kimberly Gold Named President of Robeson Community College in North Carolina

Kimberly Gold Named President of Robeson Community College in North Carolina

Dr. Gold has been serving as executive vice president and chief academic officer at Isothermal Community College in Spindale, North Carolina. She has been on the faculty at Isothermal Community College since 1995.

Two Women Academics at Leading Universities Announce Their Intention to Retire in June 2017

Two Women Academics at Leading Universities Announce Their Intention to Retire in June 2017

Dr. Nancy White, the founding director of the University of North Carolina’s Coastal Studies Institute, and Dr. Diana Robertson, director of student housing at the University of Kansas, have announced they will retire at the end of the current academic year.

Nine Women Awarded Prestigious Churchill Scholarships

Nine Women Awarded Prestigious Churchill Scholarships

Nine women from the United States are among the 15 students who have been awarded Churchill Scholarships for master’s degree programs in STEM fields at the University of Cambridge in England.

Boston University Leads Archival Project of Florence Nightingale's Letters

Boston University Leads Archival Project of Florence Nightingale’s Letters

The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University has led an international effort to make the correspondence of Florence Nightingale available online.

Bernadette Gray-Little Named Board Chair at the Association of Public Land-grant Universities

Bernadette Gray-Little Named Board Chair at the Association of Public Land-grant Universities

The Association of Public Land-grant Universities is a research, policy, and advocacy organization representing 238 public research universities and land-grant institutions. Dr. Gray-Little has been chancellor of the University of Kansas since 2009.

Margaret Spellings Elected President of the University of North Carolina System

Margaret Spellings Elected President of the University of North Carolina System

Margaret Spellings has been serving as president of the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texas. During President George W. Bush’s second term, Spellings was U.S. Secretary of Education.

Mary Sue Coleman Chosen to Lead the Association of American Universities

Mary Sue Coleman Chosen to Lead the Association of American Universities

Dr. Coleman has served as president of the University of Michigan and the University of Iowa. She will lead an association that represents 60 research universities in the United States and two in Canada. Member institutions confer nearly one half of all doctoral degrees awarded in the United States.

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.

Clemson University Scholar Is the New Leader of the American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners

Clemson University Scholar Is the New Leader of the American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners

Patty B. Scharko is a professor of animal and veterinary sciences and a field and extension veterinarian at Clemson University in South Carolina. She has been on the staff at Clemson since 2008. Previously, she was an extension veterinarian at the University of Kentucky.

Only One Woman Among the Five Finalists for Dean of the University of North Carolina School of Law

Only One Woman Among the Five Finalists for Dean of the University of North Carolina School of Law

Since 2006, Michelle J. Anderson has served as dean of the City University of New York School of Law in Long Island City. Previously, Dean Anderson was on the faculty at the Villanova University School of Law in Pennsylvania for eight years.

University of Alabama Scholar Wins Book Award

University of Alabama Scholar Wins Book Award

Ellen Griffith Spears, an assistant professor in New College and the department of American studies at the University of Alabama is being honored by the medical care section of the American Public Health Association for her book on environmental racism.

Elizabeth Spencer Wins the Rea Award for Short Fiction

Elizabeth Spencer Wins the Rea Award for Short Fiction

Spencer, now 92 years old, has taught creative writing at the University of Mississippi, Concordia University in Montreal, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the author of eight short story collections and nine novels.

 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.

Debra W. Stewart to Step Down as President of the Council of Graduate Schools

Debra W. Stewart to Step Down as President of the Council of Graduate Schools

Dr. Stewart has led the organization, dedicated to the improvement of graduate education and research, since 2000. She will stay on until June 30, 2014 and then turn her full attention to writing and research.

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.

Barbara Rimer Wins the American Cancer Society’s Highest Honor

Barbara Rimer Wins the American Cancer Society’s Highest Honor

The dean of the Gillings School of Global Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill received the Medal of Honor from the American Cancer Society for her research on breast cancer screening.

Rosalind Fuse-Hall Chosen as the Next President of Bennett College

Rosalind Fuse-Hall Chosen as the Next President of Bennett College

Dr. Fuse-Hall is the former chief of staff to the president of Florida A&M University and previously was executive assistant to the chancellor of North Carolina Central University.

Four Women Faculty Members Taking On New Roles

Four Women Faculty Members Taking On New Roles

Debra Barsdale will lead the new doctoral program in nursing at the University of North Carolina. Melissa Harshman will direct the freshman seminar program at the University of Georgia. Meredith Lewis will lead a legal studies center at the University at Buffalo and former N.C. Governor Bev Purdue will teach at Duke.

Complaint Charges University of North Carolina Violated Rights of Sexual Assault Victims

Complaint Charges University of North Carolina Violated Rights of Sexual Assault Victims

Five women have filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education claiming that the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill violated the rights of sexual assault victims and created a hostile environment for students who reported sexual assaults.

Two Women in New Roles for the University of North Carolina System

Two Women in New Roles for the University of North Carolina System

Emily Dickens is the new assistant vice president for federal relations and Ann Marie Beall was named director of military education for the University of North Carolina system.

In Memoriam: Gillian T. Cell, 1937-2012

In Memoriam: Gillian T. Cell, 1937-2012

She was the first woman hired to a tenure-track position in the history department of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and later was provost at the College of William and Mary.

University of North Carolina Study Shows Eating Disorders Are Common Among Older Women

University of North Carolina Study Shows Eating Disorders Are Common Among Older Women

Some 3.5 percent of older women reported binge eating and 8 percent reported purging themselves after eating. More than 7 percent said they used diet pills.

In Memoriam: Doris Waugh Betts (1932-2012)

In Memoriam: Doris Waugh Betts (1932-2012)

The author of six novels and three collections of short stories, Professor Betts taught the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for 32 years.

Nine Women Assuming New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Nine Women Assuming New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Here is news of nine women who have or will soon be taking on new duties.

Ten New Appointments of Women to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Ten New Appointments of Women to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Here is a roundup of new appointments of women to key posts in the academic world.

Seven Women Scholars Named Fellows of the Association for Computer Machinery

Seven Women Scholars Named Fellows of the Association for Computer Machinery

These women are some of the leading thinkers and practitioners in computer science and engineering.