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Two Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships at Flagship State Universities

Two Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships at Flagship State Universities

Lynn Stephen was appointed to the Philip H. Knight Chair in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University or Oregon and Patricia Richards was named to the Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professorship in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Georgia.

Nine Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Nine Women Who Will Be Taking on New 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.

In Memoriam: Mary Cornelia Spinks Weil, 1942-2018

In Memoriam: Mary Cornelia Spinks Weil, 1942-2018

Mary Weil was the managing editor of the University of Delaware Messenger, a magazine for alumni and other friends of the university. She worked in the public relations office of the university for 24 years.

New Duties for Five Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

New Duties for Five Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new roles are Mehrsa Baradaran at the University of Georgia, Laura Ephraim at Williams College in Massachusetts, Nancy Lynch at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Elinor Sullivan at the University of Oregon, and Marianne Janack of Hamilton College in Clinton, New York.

Four Universities Make Appointments of Women to Dean Positions

Four Universities Make Appointments of Women to Dean Positions

Appointed to dean posts are Vicky Wilkins at American University in Washington, D.C., Constance Smith Hendricks at Tuskegee University in Alabama, Sabrina Madison-Cannon at the University of Oregon, and Judith Karshmer at Arizona State Unviersity.

Sigma Xi Chooses the University of Oregon's Geri Richmond to Lead the Honor Society

Sigma Xi Chooses the University of Oregon’s Geri Richmond to Lead the Honor Society

Sigma Xi was founded in 1886 at Cornell University by a group of engineering students and a junior faculty member. Today, it is the world’s largest multidisciplinary honor society for scientists and engineers with nearly 60,000 members in more than 500 chapters around the world.

The First Woman President of Pratt Institute in New York

The First Woman President of Pratt Institute in New York

Since 2015, Frances Bronet has been senior vice president and provost at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. Previously, she served as a distinguished professor and dean of the School of Architecture and Allied Arts at the University of Oregon.

Two Women Scholars Resign Their Administrative Posts to Return to Full-Time Faculty Roles

Two Women Scholars Resign Their Administrative Posts to Return to Full-Time Faculty Roles

Margaret Himley has been serving as associate provost for international education and engagement at Syracuse University in New York and Lisa Freinkel was dean of undergraduate studies at the University of Oregon. Both women will remain at their respective universities in full-time faculty positions.

Eleven Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Eleven Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties 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.

Four Women Retiring From High-Level Posts in Higher Education

Four Women Retiring From High-Level Posts in Higher Education

The four women who are stepping down are Anna Wasescha, president of Middlesex Community College in Connecticut, Susan Athey, an associate professor at Colorado State University, Sue Eveland, registrar at the University of Oregon, and Carolyn Lynn Coleman, an associate professor at California Lutheran University.

University of Wyoming Scholar Wins Book Award

University of Wyoming Scholar Wins Book Award

Rachel McLean Sailor, an associate professor of art history at the University of Wyoming, has been named the winner of the Barbara Sudler Award from History Colorado. The award is presented biennially to a woman author of a nonfiction book on a western American topic.

Lynn Stephen of the University of Oregon to Lead the Latin American Studies Association

Lynn Stephen of the University of Oregon to Lead the Latin American Studies Association

Lynn Stephen is a Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences and professor of anthropology at the University of Oregon. She is an affiliated faculty member in programs on ethnic studies, Latin American studies, and women’s and gender studies.

Three Women Named Dean at Major U.S. Law Schools

Three Women Named Dean at Major U.S. Law Schools

Cathy Cox was selected as the next dean of the School of Law at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. Marcilynn Burke was named dean of the University of Oregon School of Law and Susan Duncan will be the next dean of the University of Mississippi School of Law.

Fourteen Women Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Fourteen Women Appointed to 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.

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.

A Trio of New Deans at Colleges and Universities

A Trio of New Deans at Colleges and Universities

Newly appointed to dean positions are Mary Beth Lancaster at Jefferson Davis Community College in Alabama, Sarah Nutter at the University of Oregon, and Heid Gilligan at Trident University in California.

New Faculty Assignments for Seven Women in Higher Education

New Faculty Assignments for Seven Women in Higher Education

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.

A Trio of Women Scholars Appointed to Positions as Deans

A Trio of Women Scholars Appointed to Positions as Deans

Carolyn Ma was appointed dean at the College of Pharmacy at the University of Hawaii-Hilo. Kris Winter will be the new dean of students at the University of Oregon and Renee Middleton was appointed to a third, five-year term as dean of the College of Education at Ohio University.

Fourteen Women Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Fourteen Women Appointed to 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.

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to High-Level Administrative Posts in the Academic World

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to High-Level Administrative Posts in the Academic World

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

Eleven Women Taking on New Administrative Roles at Colleges and Universities

Eleven Women Taking on New Administrative Roles 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.

New Roles for a Dozen Women Faculty Members

New Roles for a Dozen Women Faculty Members

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

In Memoriam: Joan Acker, 1924-2016

In Memoriam: Joan Acker, 1924-2016

Joan Acker was the first woman professor of sociology at the University of Oregon. When Dr. Acker joined the faculty at the University of Oregon in 1967, women were less than 3 percent of the total faculty at the university.

Eight Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles and Responsibilities

Eight Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles and Responsibilities

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

Five Women in Higher Education Who Have Received Prestigious Awards

Five Women in Higher Education Who Have Received Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Tanya Sudia at Baylor University in Texas, Esther Jacobson-Tepfer at the University of Oregon, Karina Maza at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Ann Swinker at Pennsylvania State University, and Elizabeth M. Holloway at Purdue University in Indiana.

Notable Honors and Awards for 10 Women Scholars

Notable Honors and Awards for 10 Women Scholars

The honorees are Ruth Harper, Jean Bolognia, M. Lisa Manning, Jennifer Van Hook, Helen Sheehy, Carla Della Datta, Faye W. Gilbert, Jennifer Freyd, Barbara Voorhies and Alexandra Navrotsky

University of Oregon Scholar Conducts an Oral History of Women in the Spanish Civil War Period

University of Oregon Scholar Conducts an Oral History of Women in the Spanish Civil War Period

Gina Herrmann is associate professor of Spanish at the University or Oregon. In examining the the stories of Spanish women survivors of civil war and political incarceration, Dr. Herrmann hopes to shed light on the circumstances of many women political prisoners and refugees today.

In Memoriam: Frances Browning Cogan, 1947-2016

In Memoriam: Frances Browning Cogan, 1947-2016

Frances “Francie” Cogan, professor emerita of literature, joined the faculty at the Honors College at the University of Oregon in 1981 and remained on the faculty until her retirement in 2013.

Four Women Who Are Leaving Their Administrative Posts in Academia

Four Women Who Are Leaving Their Administrative Posts in Academia

Stepping down from high-level administrative posts are Elizabeth Dykens at Vanderbilt University, Ewa Barczyk at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Candis Claiborn at Washington State University, and Melissa Woo at the University of Oregon.

University of Oregon Hires Four Women for a Faculty Group on Obesity

University of Oregon Hires Four Women for a Faculty Group on Obesity

The Health Promotion and Obesity Prevention Initiative will address obesity rates in the United States, where 35 percent of adults and one-third of all children are considered to be overweight or obese.

New Administrative Posts for 11 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for 11 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.

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

This week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

Lee Snyder to Lead Eastern Mennonite University in Virginia

Lee Snyder to Lead Eastern Mennonite University in Virginia

From 1996 to 2006, Dr. Snyder was president of Bluffton University in Ohio. Earlier, she served for 12 years as vice president and academic dean at Eastern Mennonite University. Dr. Snyder is expected to serve as interim president for the fall 2016 semester only.

Three Women Academics Selected to Receive the National Medal of Science

Three Women Academics Selected to Receive the National Medal of Science

President Obama has chosen nine individuals to receive the National Medal of Science at a White House ceremony early in 2016. Among the nine individuals selected for the honor this year, three are women.

In Memoriam: Susan Hardwick, 1945-2015

In Memoriam: Susan Hardwick, 1945-2015

Professor Hardwick joined the faculty of the geography department at the University of Oregon in 2000 and retired from the full-time faculty in 2010. Earlier in her career, she taught at Texas State University in San Marcos, California State University, Chico and Cosumnes River College in Sacramento, California.