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A Quartet of Women in New Administrative Roles at Universities

A Quartet of Women in New Administrative Roles at Universities

Taking on new administrative positions are Susan Baida at a research and action partnership between the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, Michelle Hargis Wolfe at the University of Arkansas, De Acker at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Marta Panickar is the inaugural director of research security at the University of Mississippi.

Four Women Faculty Members Assigned to New Roles at Major Universities

Four Women Faculty Members Assigned to New Roles at Major Universities

Appointed to new positions or taking on new duties are Lorgia García Peña at Princeton University in New Jersey, Heather Smith at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Mary Frances Luce at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and Kyaien Conner at the University of Pittsburgh.

New Administrative Duties for Eight Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Duties for Eight Women 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed University Diversity Officers

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed University Diversity Officers

Rashanda Booker is the inaugural chief diversity officer at Fresno State University in California. Cara Takakjian has been named associate dean of diversity, equity, and inclusion for the College of Humanities and Fine Arts at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Dan’Talisha Deans was appointed the director of development for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging at the University of Pittsburgh.

A Quartet of Women Who Have Been Named Leaders of Their Academic Departments

A Quartet of Women Who Have Been Named Leaders of Their Academic Departments

The four women who were named chairs of academic departments are Reshma Jagsi at the Emory School of Medicine in Atlanta, Carlayne E. Jackson at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Jennifer Ogle at Clemson University in South Carolina, and Mary Hawk in the School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh.

Julie Fiez and Lori Holt Are the New Leaders of the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition in Pittsburgh

Julie Fiez and Lori Holt Are the New Leaders of the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition in Pittsburgh

The Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition is a collaboration of Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh. The center provides students and faculty at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh to connect formally and informally in graduate training, undergraduate research opportunities, and collaboration clusters, which encourage joint publications and grant submissions.

The University of Pittsburgh Names Christine Kasper Dean of Its School of Nursing

The University of Pittsburgh Names Christine Kasper Dean of Its School of Nursing

For the past four years, Dr. Kasper has served as dean of the University of New Mexico’s College of Nursing. Before joining the University of New Mexico faculty, Dr. Kasper served as a senior nurse executive in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Nursing Services. She will begin her new job on January 1.

Three Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Selected to Lead National Associations

Three Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Selected to Lead National Associations

Xiuli Liu, of the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been elected president of the Chinese American Pathologists Association. Octavia Peck Palmer, an associate professor in the School of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, was named president-elect of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry and Amanda Bettencourt, an assistant professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania is the new president of the American Association of Critical Nurses.

A Dozen Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties at Universities

A Dozen Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties at 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Ten Women to Administrative Posts

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Ten Women to Administrative Posts

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

Jill M. Baren Will Be the First Woman President of Lake Forest College in Illinois

Jill M. Baren Will Be the First Woman President of Lake Forest College in Illinois

Dr. Baren currently serves as provost and vice president of academic affairs at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Earlier, she taught at the University of California, Los Angeles, Yale University, and the University of Pennsylvania. She will become the 14th president of Lake Forest College in July.

New Study Examines Impact of Industrial Robots on the Male and Female Workforces

New Study Examines Impact of Industrial Robots on the Male and Female Workforces

In 741 U.S. regions that were more exposed to industrial robots, the research team found a statistical decline in men’s wages and workforce participation. They also saw a decline in marriage stability, marriage fertility, and the earning power of men. Men’s decreased income translated into a reduction in the gender income gap by 4.2 percent and the workforce-participation gender gap by 2.1 percent.

Five Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New University Assignments

Five Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New University Assignments

The five women scholars in new roles are Jennifer Lodge at Duke University in North Carolina, Tracey Conti at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Lindy Elkins-Tanton at Arizona State University, Angela Williams at the University of Arkansas, and Nicole Roberson at the University of Mississippi.

University of Pittsburgh's Pamela Moalli Shares the $1 Million Magee Prize

University of Pittsburgh’s Pamela Moalli Shares the $1 Million Magee Prize

Pamela Moalli is the director of urogynecology and pelvic reconstruction surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s  Magee-Womens Hospital and the Magee-Womens Research Institute. She and her research team were honored for their work to develop new biomaterials to repair tissue loss in women with compromised vaginal structure and function.

New Assignments for Five Women Faculty Members at Universities

New Assignments for Five Women Faculty Members at Universities

taking on new roles are Sandra Ryeom at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dana Franz at Mississippi State University, Melissa Bilec at the University of Pittsburgh, D’Jaris Coles-White at Western Michigan University, and Mary McKay at Washington University in St. Louis.

Women Archaeologists Negatively Impacted by the Pandemic More Than Their Male Peers

Women Archaeologists Negatively Impacted by the Pandemic More Than Their Male Peers

A new study led by Julie Hoggarth, an associate professor of anthropology at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, surveyed a large group of professional archaeologists on their experiences of job loss; economic, workload, research and training impacts; and changes in personal responsibilities after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Four Women Who Are Taking on New Roles in Higher Education Relating to Diversity

Four Women Who Are Taking on New Roles in Higher Education Relating to Diversity

The four women appointed to diversity posts are Angela Marquez at the Community College of Aurora in Colorado, Natara Gray at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Jordan Brandt at the University of Kansas, and Randi Congleton at the University of Pittsburgh.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of 10 Women to Administrative Posts

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of 10 Women to Administrative Posts

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

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Named to Dean Positions in Higher Education

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Named to Dean Positions in Higher Education

Taking on new roles as deans are Jin Wang at Florida State University, Carla Panzella at the University of Pittsburgh, Tywana Hemby at Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina, Ashley C. Benson at Luther College in Decorak, Iowa, and Sabine Heinhorst at the University of Southern Mississippi.

New Assignments or Roles for Eight Women Who Serve as University Faculty Members

New Assignments or Roles for Eight Women Who Serve as University 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.

Alyson Stover Selected to Lead the American Occupational Therapy Association

Alyson Stover Selected to Lead the American Occupational Therapy Association

Alyson Stover is an assistant professor of occupational therapy in the University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. Stover is the first Pitt occupational therapy alumnus or faculty member to ever be selected to hold this national position.

Five Women Appointed to Diversity Positions at Colleges and Universities

Five Women Appointed to Diversity Positions at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new diversity assignments are Jin Feng at Grinnell College in Iowa, Jessica Harris at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Rosta Farzan at the University of Pittsburgh, Precious Porras at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois, and Marilyn Clark at the University of Kentucky.

Study Led by UCLA Faculty Finds Prenatal Stress of Mothers May Negatively Impact a Child's Aging Process

Study Led by UCLA Faculty Finds Prenatal Stress of Mothers May Negatively Impact a Child’s Aging Process

The researchers found evidence that maternal stress during pregnancy adversely affects the length of a baby’s telomeres — the small pieces of DNA at the ends of chromosomes. Shortened telomeres have been linked to a higher risk of cancers, cardiovascular and other diseases, and earlier death.

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

Maysa Akbar of Yale University was named chief diversity officer for the American Psychological Association. Lorie Johnson-Osho is the new director of faculty diversity and development at the Univerity of Pittsburgh and Eboni Britt was named executive director of strategic communications in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Syracuse 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.

Major Research Universities Appoint Four Women to Dean Positions

Major Research Universities Appoint Four Women to Dean Positions

The new deans are Maureen Lichtveld at the University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health, Doneka Scott for the Division of Academic and Student Affairs at North Carolina State University, Michelle Sabick at the University of Denver’s School of Engineering and Computer Science, and Rhea Ballard-Thrower at the University of Chicago Libraries.

The University of Oregon Appoints Carol A. Stabile to Lead its Clark Honors College

The University of Oregon Appoints Carol A. Stabile to Lead its Clark Honors College

Dr. Stabile is a professor of journalism and communication and has been serving as the associate dean for strategic initiatives for the College of Arts and Sciences. From 2008 to 2014, Professor Stabile was the director of the Center for the Study of Women in Society at the University of Oregon.

University of Louisville's Manju Ahuja Wins Lifetime Achievement Award From the Academy of Management

University of Louisville’s Manju Ahuja Wins Lifetime Achievement Award From the Academy of Management

Dr. Ahuja, Frazier Family Professor of Computer Information Systems in the University of Louisville College of Business, received the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Management’s Organizational Communication and Information Systems division.

University of Pittsburgh's Sharon Alvarez to Lead the Academy of Management

University of Pittsburgh’s Sharon Alvarez to Lead the Academy of Management

Sharon Alvarez is the Thomas W. Olofson Chair in Entrepreneurship and professor of business administration at the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. She will serve a five-year term in leadership posts, culminating as president of the Academy of Management.

Jill M. Baren is the New Provost at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

Jill M. Baren is the New Provost at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

Dr. Baren comes to the University of the Sciences from the University of Pennsylvania where she has been serving as a professor of emergency medicine, pediatrics, and medical ethics at the Perelman School of Medicine. She was chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Penn from 2011 to 2017, where she was the first woman to hold the position.

In Memoriam: Eleanor Maxine Moose Bruhns, 1924-2020

In Memoriam: Eleanor Maxine Moose Bruhns, 1924-2020

E. Maxine Bruhns served as the director of the Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs at the University of Pittsburgh for more than half a century.

A Half Dozen Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Colleges and Universities

A Half Dozen Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Colleges and Universities

Appointed to dean positions are Cheryl Anderson at the University of California, San Diego, Sharon Wise at Utica College in New York, Diana Hess at the University of Wisconsin, Judith A. Ponticell at the University of South Florida, Jasmine Alinder at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Carissa Schively Slotterback at the University of Pittsburgh.

New Roles or Duties for Six Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

New Roles or Duties for Six 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 or have been assigned new duties.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of Ten Women to Administrative Posts

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of Ten Women to Administrative Posts

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 President of Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania

The New President of Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania

Victoria L. Bastecki-Perez has been selected to serve as the college’s sixth president. She has been serving as interim president so the appointment is effective immediately. Dr. Bastecki-Perez has been on the staff at the college since 1996 and was provost and vice president for academic affairs before being named interim president.