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In Memoriam: Carol Wolfe Konek, 1934-2019

In Memoriam: Carol Wolfe Konek, 1934-2019

Dr. Konek was associate dean of the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Wichita State University in Kansas for 19 years. She served on the faculty of the English department and the women’s studies department for 35 years until her retirement in 2005.

Seven Women Scholars Who Have Been Selected to Receive Notable Awards

Seven Women Scholars Who Have Been Selected to Receive Notable Awards

The honorees are Tayari Jones of Emory University in Atlanta, Jamilla Lyiscott at the University of Massachusetts, Susan Dresser at the University of Oklahoma, Bertha Hidalgo at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Sherry Farra at Wright State University in Ohio, Eranda Nikolla at Wayne State University in Detroit, and Camelia Maier at Texas Woman’s University.

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed Deans at Colleges and Universities

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed Deans at Colleges and Universities

The five women appointed to dean positions are Whitney Witt at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Lesley Reid at the University of Alabama, Julia Moffitt at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, Jill Irvine at the University of Oklahoma and Sonya Cooper at New Mexico State University.

Study Examines the Political Perspectives of College Students by Gender and Sexual Orientation

Study Examines the Political Perspectives of College Students by Gender and Sexual Orientation

The study found that liberal political views may be more common among lesbian, gay and bisexual people as a group, and especially among lesbian and bisexual women. The study found a distinct “lavender liberalism” among mostly heterosexual, lesbian, gay and bisexual college students. Exclusive heterosexuals, on the other hand, are significantly less liberal.

Five Women in Academia Who Have Been Selected to Receive Notable Honors or Awards

Five Women in Academia Who Have Been Selected to Receive Notable Honors or Awards

The honorees are Alexandra Ros at Arizona State University, Michele Eodice at the University of Oklahoma, Rohini Pande at the Kennedy School at Harvard University, Susan Fullerton of the University of Pittsburgh, and Michelle Petri at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Nine Women Who Have Been Named to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Nine Women Who Have Been Named to New Administrative Posts 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.

The New Leader of the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics at Iowa State

The New Leader of the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics at Iowa State

Dr. Kedrowski is a professor of political science at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina. She is also the director of the Center for Civic Learning and co-director of the John C. West Forum on Politics and Policy at the university. She will begin her new job at Iowa State University in January.

In Memoriam: Jacqueline D. St. John, 1934-2018

In Memoriam: Jacqueline D. St. John, 1934-2018

Professor St. John joined the faculty at the University of Nebraska-Omaha in 1968. She taught classes in Russian and Soviet history there for nearly 30 years.

Fannone Jeffers Wins the 2018 Harper Lee Award From the Alabama Writers' Forum

Fannone Jeffers Wins the 2018 Harper Lee Award From the Alabama Writers’ Forum

Fanonne Jeffers, a tenured full professor of creative writing at the University of Oklahoma, will receive the honor during a gala dinner at the Alabama Writers Symposium in Monroeville, Alabama, on April 19.

In Memoriam: Barbara Buchanan Lewis, 1938-2017

In Memoriam: Barbara Buchanan Lewis, 1938-2017

Barbara Buchanan Lewis was the first woman to serve as dean of the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville. Prior to her career in academia, Professor Lewis worked as an attorney for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

In Memoriam: Ann Jennalie Cook Calhoun, 1934-2017

In Memoriam: Ann Jennalie Cook Calhoun, 1934-2017

Ann Cook Calhoun, an expert on Shakespeare, was a professor of English emerita at Vanderbilt University. in 1982, she became the first woman in the English department at Vanderbilt to earn tenure after being promoted through the ranks.

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Winans, 1965-2016

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Winans, 1965-2016

Elizabeth Winans was a clinical associate professor in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She had served on the university’s faculty since 2007.

Six Women Scholars Have Been Selected to Receive Notable Awards

Six Women Scholars Have Been Selected to Receive Notable Awards

The honorees are Heather Shotton of the University of Oklahoma, Jackie Luedtke of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Monica Olvera de la Cruz from Northwestern University, Severine Van Slambrouck from South Dakota State University, Leah Ceccarelli of the University of Washington, and Leona Sevick of Bridgewater College in Virginia.

Ten Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Ten Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

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.

In Memoriam: Helen Elizabeth Garrett, 1963-2016

In Memoriam: Helen Elizabeth Garrett, 1963-2016

Elizabeth Garrett was the 13th president of Cornell University and its first woman president. She had served as Cornell’s president for only eight months. Earlier, she was a professor of law, provost, and senior vice president for academic affairs at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

Seven Women Taking on New Faculty Roles at U.S. Universities

Seven Women Taking on New Faculty Roles at U.S. Universities

Taking on new roles are Tameka E. Lester at Georgia State, Paula Grammas at the University of Rhode Island, Althema Etzioni at Tuskegee University, Karrie Shogren at the University of Kansas, Amber McLendon at Campbell University, Leslie Greenberg at the University of Nevada, and Alicia Kae Koger at the University of Oklahoma.

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.

The Next President of the International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology

The Next President of the International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology

Marsha L. Richmond is an associate professor of history at Wayne State University in Detroit. Dr. Richmond will serve as president-elect until the society’s biennial meeting in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 2017. She will then serve a two-year term as president.

SUNY Geologist Named the New York State Paleontologist

SUNY Geologist Named the New York State Paleontologist

Lisa Amati will be the second woman and the first since 1954, to serve as New York State Paleontologist. In this role, Dr. Amati will be the curator of the New York State Museum’s paleontology collections.

New Project Aims to Make Mechanical Engineering Programs Better for Women

New Project Aims to Make Mechanical Engineering Programs Better for Women

The universities selected to participate in the program funded by the National Science Foundation are Purdue University, Michigan Technological University, Oregon State University, Texas Tech University, and the University of Oklahoma.

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.

Three Women Announce They Are Leaving Their University Posts

Three Women Announce They Are Leaving Their University Posts

The women who announced they are stepping down are Susan Buckley at the University of Iowa, Emily Ballew Neff of the University of Oklahoma, and Cynthia Griggs Fleming at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.

Five Women Appointed to Positions as Dean at Colleges and Universities

Five Women Appointed to Positions as Dean at Colleges and Universities

The new deans are Renee Johnson-Thornton at Wesleyan University, Mary Margaret Holt at the University of Oklahoma, Karin Ruhlandt at Syracuse University, Valerie Martin Conley at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, and Tania Sheldahl at Yavapai College in Arizona.

In Memoriam: Paulette Gail Burns, 1949-2014

In Memoriam: Paulette Gail Burns, 1949-2014

Since 2006, Paulette Burns was dean of the Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. Before joining the faculty at TCU, she was director of the Tulsa campus of the University of Oklahoma College of Nursing.

Donna Nelson to Lead the American Chemical Society

Donna Nelson to Lead the American Chemical Society

Donna Nelson is a professor of organic chemistry at the University of Oklahoma. In addition to teaching, Dr. Nelson was science adviser for the television series Breaking Bad. She has also done extensive research on faculty diversity in STEM fields.

Professor Linda Zagzebski to Give the Gifford Lectures at the University of St. Andrews

Professor Linda Zagzebski to Give the Gifford Lectures at the University of St. Andrews

Dr. Zagzebski serves as the George Lynn Cross Research Professor in the department of philosophy at the University of Oklahoma. The prestigious honor is given to a leading intellectual to encourage the public discussion of philosophy.

Four Women Stepping Down From Key Higher Education Posts

Four Women Stepping Down From Key Higher Education Posts

Sue DeWin is retiring as president of Hanover College in Indiana in 2015. Also, Carla Sanderson, provost of Union University, Nancy Meglar, provost at the University of Oklahoma, and Connie Vinita Dowell, dean at Vanderbilt University are stepping down.

New Posts for Five Women at Major Universities

New Posts for Five Women at Major Universities

The women taking on new administrative roles are Shelley M. Moss at Mississippi University for Women, Katie Giacalone at Clemson University, Emily Ballew Neff at the University of Oklahoma, Amy Noah at Purdue University, and Jennifer Peluso at Florida Atlantic University.

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 Oklahoma Scholar Named President of National Organization

University of Oklahoma Scholar Named President of National Organization

Alicia Knoedler, associate vice president for research and director of the Center for Research Program Development and Enrichment at the University of Oklahoma, was elected as the next president of the National Organization of Research Development Professionals.

In Memoriam: Dorothy Truex, 1915-2013

In Memoriam: Dorothy Truex, 1915-2013

After a 27-year career at the University of Oklahoma, Dr. Truex joined the administration at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 1974. At the time she was the highest ranking women administrator at a college or university in Arkansas.

In Memoriam: Gloria Richardson Smith, 1934-2013

In Memoriam: Gloria Richardson Smith, 1934-2013

She was the former dean of the nursing schools at the University of Oklahoma and Wayne State University was the first nurse to be named director of the Michigan Department of Public Health.

Four Women Named to Dean Posts

Four Women Named to Dean Posts

The new deans are Suzette Grillot at the University of Oklahoma, Celia Hooper at the University of North Carolina Greensboro, Rachel Van Cleave at Golden Gate University, and Susan Elrod at Fresno State University.

A Dozen Women With New Administrative Appointments in Higher Education

A Dozen Women With New Administrative Appointments in Higher Education

Here are 12 women who will be taking on new administrative responsibilities at colleges and universities across the nation.

A Quartet of Women Who Have Been Chosen for Major Awards

A Quartet of Women Who Have Been Chosen for Major Awards

The honorees are Deborah Canter, M. Bernadine Dias, Andrea Deaton, and Mary Thompson.