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In Memoriam: Ava Preacher, 1953-2021

In Memoriam: Ava Preacher, 1953-2021

Preacher taught at the University of Iowa and Wayne State University in Detroit before coming to the University of Notre Dame in 1985. She was director of the gender studies program for three years and served as an assistant dean in the College of Arts and Letters for a quarter-century.

A Quartet of Women Who Have Been Named to Endowed Positions at Colleges and Universities

A Quartet of Women Who Have Been Named to Endowed Positions at Colleges and Universities

The four women appointed to endowed positions in higher education are Ellen Perry at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, Martha Feldman at the University of Chicago, Suzanne Shanahan at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, and Linda Comer at Florida Southern College in Lakeland.

New Assignments for 10 Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

New Assignments for 10 Women Faculty Members 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, have been assigned new duties, or have been promoted.

Five Women Who Are Stepping Down From High-Level University Positions

Five Women Who Are Stepping Down From High-Level University Positions

The women who are retiring or leaving higher education are Robin Morgan at the University of Delaware, Claire Max of the University of California, Santa Cruz, Anne Margulies at Harvard University, Madlyn Hanes at Pennsylvania State University, and Erin Hoffman Harding at the University of Notre Dame.

Amy C. Novak Named the Fourteenth President of St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa

Amy C. Novak Named the Fourteenth President of St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa

Since 2013, Dr. Novak has been president of Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, South Dakota. Before being appointed president, she was provost from 2007 to 2013 and vice president for enrollment management from 2004 to 2007.

Lafayette College in Easton Pennsylvania Appoints Nicole Hurd as Its Eighteenth President

Lafayette College in Easton Pennsylvania Appoints Nicole Hurd as Its Eighteenth President

Dr. Hurd has been serving as chief executive officer of College Advising Corps, which she launched in 2005.  CAC has helped more than 525,000 low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented students enroll in higher education by placing more than 800 recent college graduates as near-peer advisers in 795 high schools across America.

New Assignments in Higher Education for Eight Women Faculty Members

New Assignments in Higher Education for Eight Women Faculty Members

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, have been assigned new duties, or have been promoted.

American Society of Civil Engineers Honors Notre Dame's Patricia J. Culligan

American Society of Civil Engineers Honors Notre Dame’s Patricia J. Culligan

Patricia J. Culligan, professor of civil engineering and the Matthew H. McCloskey Dean of the University of Notre Dame’s College of Engineering, received the 2021 H. Bolton Seed Medal for her work “expanding the boundaries of geoenvironmental and sustainability engineering to enhance human health and the environment.”

American Humor Studies Association Has Recognized the Work of Notre Dame's Perin Gürel

American Humor Studies Association Has Recognized the Work of Notre Dame’s Perin Gürel

Awarded by the American Humor Studies Association, the Jack Rosenbalm Prize for American Humor is given for the best article on American humor by a pre-tenure scholar, graduate student, adjunct professor, or independent scholar published in a peer-reviewed academic journal or book in 2018 or 2019.

In Memoriam: Janice Marie Portman, 1953-2021

In Memoriam: Janice Marie Portman, 1953-2021

Dr. Poorman served for 28 years in numerous positions at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, including associate dean of the Graduate School, director of formation and field education, and professor of the practice in the department of theology.

American Society of Church History Recognizes University of Notre Dame Scholar

American Society of Church History Recognizes University of Notre Dame Scholar

Katie Bugyis, an assistant professor in the program of liberal studies at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, has been awarded the Frank S. and Elizabeth D. Brewer Prize from the American Society of Church History. The award honors outstanding scholarship in the history of Christianity by a first-time author.

Kimberly Blaeser Honored by the Native Writers Circle of the Americas for Lifetime Achievement

Kimberly Blaeser Honored by the Native Writers Circle of the Americas for Lifetime Achievement

A faculty member affiliated with the English department and the American Indian Studies Program, Professor Blaeser specializes in poetry and creative nonfiction writing. An award-winning poet, Dr. Blaeser has published eight books including five poetry collections as well as short stories, creative nonfiction, and scholarship.

Ten Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Ten Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Frederick Douglass Book Award to Be Presented to Sophie White of the University of Notre Dame

Frederick Douglass Book Award to Be Presented to Sophie White of the University of Notre Dame

In her new book, Sophie White, a professor in the department of American studies at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, offers a glimpse into the lives of enslaved people — through their own words — by analyzing courtroom testimony from enslaved Africans in French colonies, primarily in 18th-century Louisiana.

Five Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their Posts in Higher Education

Five Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their Posts in Higher Education

The women leaving their posts are Susan Cole at Montclair State University in New Jersey, Linda D. Norman at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Theresa McBride at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, Judi Henry at Texas Tech University, and Mary Galvin at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana.

Ashley Moerke Chosen to Lead the Society of Freshwater Science

Ashley Moerke Chosen to Lead the Society of Freshwater Science

Dr. Moerke serves as a professor in the School of Natural Resources and Environment at Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Before joining the faculty at Lake Superior State University in 2004, Dr. Moerke was a scientist for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Lori Varlotta Will Be the First Woman to Lead California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks

Lori Varlotta Will Be the First Woman to Lead California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks

Dr. Varlotta comes to Cal Lutheran having served as president of Hiram College in Ohio since 2014. Earlier, she spent 11 years at Sacramento State University, ultimately serving as senior vice president of planning, enrollment management, and student affairs.

In Memoriam: Ann-Margaret Anselmo, 1925-2020

In Memoriam: Ann-Margaret Anselmo, 1925-2020

Ann-Margaret Anselmo, who served for a quarter-century on the faculty at the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, Connecticut. She was a graduate of the university and earned graduate degrees at the University of Notre Dame.

Notre Dame Professor Sophie White Wins Multiple Honors for Her New Book

Notre Dame Professor Sophie White Wins Multiple Honors for Her New Book

Professor White won the Kemper and Leila Williams Book Prize from the Historic New Orleans Collection and the Louisiana Historical Association and the 2020 Summerlee Book Prize from the Center for History and Culture of Southeast Texas and the Upper Gulf Coast at Lamar University.

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Kirsten Martin will hold a chair in the Technology Ethics Center at the University of Notre Dame. Aviva Briefel was appointed to an endowed chair in English language and literature and cinema studies at Bowdoin College in Maine, and Sophie Paczesny will hold an endowed chair at the Hollings Cancer Center of the Medical Univerity of South Carolina.

Marie Lynn Miranda Will Be the Next Provost at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana

Marie Lynn Miranda Will Be the Next Provost at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana

A professor of statistics at Rice University in Houston, Texas, Dr. Miranda was the university’s Howard R. Hughes Provost from 2015 to 2019. Earlier, she taught at the University of Michigan and Duke Univerity. Dr. Miranda will become provost at the University of Notre Dame on July 1.

Adding Women to Corporate Boards Impacts the Efficiency of Product Recalls

Adding Women to Corporate Boards Impacts the Efficiency of Product Recalls

A new study led by Kaitlin Wowak, assistant professor of information technology, analytics, and operations in the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, finds that products that injure or kill consumers are recalled much faster when there are women on the board of the company that makes the product.

Katie Conboy Selected to Be the Next President of St. Mary's College in Indiana

Katie Conboy Selected to Be the Next President of St. Mary’s College in Indiana

Since 2013, Dr. Conboy has served as provost and senior vice president at what is now Simmons University in Boston. Earlier, she was a professor of English literature and later provost at Stonehill College in North Easton, Massachusetts. She will become president of St. Mary’s College on June 1.

A Trio of Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at Universities

A Trio of Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at Universities

Nicoleta Bugnariu was appointed dean of the new School of Health Sciences at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. Dori Borjesson will be the next dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University and Patricia J. Culligan was named dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana.

Eleonory Gilburd to Receive the 2020 Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies

Eleonory Gilburd to Receive the 2020 Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies

The award, given out by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame, honors “the best book in European studies that transcends a focus on any one country, state or people to stimulate new ways of thinking about contemporary Europe as a whole.”

New Administrative Duties for Nine Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Duties for Nine Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

In Memoriam: John Miriam Jones, 1924-2019

In Memoriam: John Miriam Jones, 1924-2019

Dr. Jones was appointed assistant provost at the University of Notre Dame in 1972 and charged with facilitating the integration of the first 400 women students into the university.

For the First Time in 140 Years, Women Serve as Members of the University of Notre Dame Fire Department

For the First Time in 140 Years, Women Serve as Members of the University of Notre Dame Fire Department

Founded in 1879, the Univerity of Notre Dame Fire Department is the first and oldest University fire department in the nation. Now, for the first time in this long history, there are women firefighters: Christi Shibata and Michelle Woolverton.

New Roles in Higher Education for Six Women Faculty Members

New Roles in Higher Education for Six Women Faculty Members

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.

Eight Women Faculty at Major Universities Who Are Taking on New Duties

Eight Women Faculty at Major Universities Who Are Taking on New Duties

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.

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.

Nine Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Nine Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts 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.

The First Woman Leprechaun Mascot in the History of the University of Notre Dame

The First Woman Leprechaun Mascot in the History of the University of Notre Dame

In her application to become the leprechaun mascot at the University of Notre Dame, Wukie states “Who says the Fighting Irish can’t fight like a girl?”

University of Notre Dame Launches New Program to Increase Women's Participation on Nonprofit Boards

University of Notre Dame Launches New Program to Increase Women’s Participation on Nonprofit Boards

The BRITE (Board Readiness Initiative to Empower) Women Project at the University of Notre Dame seeks to equip women with the skills they need to provide transformational nonprofit board leadership that benefits their communities.

Eleven Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Positions at Colleges and Universities

Eleven Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Positions 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.