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Notable Honors or Awards for Four Women Scholars in Academia

Notable Honors or Awards for Four Women Scholars in Academia

The honorees are Toni Morrison, professor emerita at Princeton University in New Jersey, Audrey Adamson of the Quad Cities campus of Western Illinois University, Rae Goodwin of the University of Kentucky School of Art and Visual Studies, and Mary C. MacDonald of the University of Rhode Island.

University of Rhode Island Scholar Debuts New Online Journal on Sex Trafficking

University of Rhode Island Scholar Debuts New Online Journal on Sex Trafficking

The new online journal Dignity, supported by the library at the University of Rhode Island, deals with issues of sexual exploitation, violence, and slavery.

Six Women Scholars Who Have Earned Prestigious Honors or Awards

Six Women Scholars Who Have Earned Prestigious Honors or Awards

The honorees are Annemarie Vaccaro of the University of Rhode Island, Hortense Spillers at Vanderbilt University, Krishna Winston at Wesleyan University, Ona Renner-Fahey at the University of Montana, Bettye M. Clark at Clark Atlanta University, and Melissa Luke at Syracuse University.

Seven Women in Academia Selected for Prestigious Honors and Awards

Seven Women in Academia Selected for Prestigious Honors and Awards

The seven honorees are Lauren Pond at Ohio State, Rebecca J. White of the University of Tampa, Lynne E. Maquat at the University of Rochester, Frances Arnold at CalTech, Jennifer McCann of the University of Rhode Island, Renee A. Middleton of Ohio University, and Kathleen Brown-Rice of the University of South Dakota.

New Administrative Posts for Nine Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts 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.

Five Women Academics Are Honored with Notable Awards

Five Women Academics Are Honored with Notable Awards

The honorees are Joy Spanabel Emery, professor emerita at the University of Rhode Island, Terrie E. Moffitt of Duke University in North Carolina, Stacie Raucci at Union College in Schenectady, New York, Linda P. Fried of Columbia University in New York City, and Yvonne Janssen-Heininger of the University of Vermont.

Four Women in Academia Honored With Notable Awards

Four Women in Academia Honored With Notable Awards

The award winners are Goulda A. Downer of Howard University, Brooke Kreitinger of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Joelle Rollo-Koster of the University of Rhode Island, and Elisia Cohen of the University of Kentucky.

New Assignments for Seven Women Faculty Members

New Assignments for Seven 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.

New Administrative Posts for Five Women at Major Universities

New Administrative Posts for Five Women at Major Universities

The women in new administrative posts are Jennifer McMillin at Cleveland State University, Jeanne Durr at the University of Wyoming, Kit Walizer at West Virginia University, Joanna N. Ravello at the University of Rhode Island, and Kristan Tucker at Baylor University.

University of Rhode Island Achieves Progress in Closing the Gender Faculty Gap in STEM Fields

University of Rhode Island Achieves Progress in Closing the Gender Faculty Gap in STEM Fields

Today, there are 81 women tenured or tenure-track faculty in STEM fields, nearly double the number from 2003. Women now make up 28 percent of all STEM faculty. This is higher than the national average.

Four Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

Four Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

The four women named to endowed chairs are Betty Rambur at the University of Rhode Island, Cynthia Huntington at Dartmouth College, Susan Hermanson at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and Angela Olinto at the University of Chicago.

New Administrative Posts for 12 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for 12 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.

Seven Women Appointed to Positions as Deans

Seven Women Appointed to Positions as Deans

The women appointed to dean positions are Kathryn Chval at the University of Missouri, Camille A. Nelson at American University, Maria Claudia Tomany at North Dakota State, Sandra Witte at Fresno State, Barbara E. Wolfe at the University of Rhode Island, Kay M. Paln at the University of Alabama, and Margaret Raymong at the University of Wisconsin.

Notable Honors and Awards for Six Women Scholars

Notable Honors and Awards for Six Women Scholars

The honorees are Nancy Kleckner of Harvard University, Julia Bryan at Pennsylvania State University, Kelly Chezum of Clarkson University, Martha Minow, dean of Harvard Law School, Susanne Menden-Deuer of the University of Rhode Island, and Cait Lamberton of the University of Pittsburgh.

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.

Oceanographer, Eight Months Pregnant, Commands Ship Expedition From Shore

Oceanographer, Eight Months Pregnant, Commands Ship Expedition From Shore

Melissa Omand, an assistant professor in the Graduate School of Oceanography of the University of Rhode Island, recently led an ocean expedition through “telepresence” technology from shore when she was eight months pregnant and unable to travel.

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.

Six Women Selected as Rising Stars in Academic Chemistry

Six Women Selected as Rising Stars in Academic Chemistry

Recipients of the American Chemical Society’s Rising Star Award have “demonstrated outstanding promise for contributions to their respective fields.” Of this year’s 10 winners, six have current affiliations with academic institutions.

In Memoriam: Linda Haenlein Peterson, 1948-2015

In Memoriam: Linda Haenlein Peterson, 1948-2015

Linda H. Peterson was the Neil Gray Jr. Professor of English at Yale University. She served on the Yale faculty for 38 years and was chair of the university’s English department for seven years.

University of Rhode Island Opens New Gender and Sexuality Center on Campus

University of Rhode Island Opens New Gender and Sexuality Center on Campus

The University of Rhode Island recently held grand opening ceremonies for its new Gender and Sexuality Center on campus. The 4,300-square-foot building has been under construction for the past year at a cost of $2.1 million.

New Administrative Posts for Seven Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for Seven Women in Higher Education

Taking on new roles are Cynthia Hoke at Albany State, Ruth Ann Swaney at the University of Montana, Jennifer Herrmann at Canisius College, Barbara A Chesler at Caldwell University, Vicki T. Sapp at the University of Rhode Island, Rebecca Bagley at the University of Pittsburgh, and Alise Hagan at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette.

Four Women Named to Dean Positions at American Universities

Four Women Named to Dean Positions at American Universities

The women appointed to positions as dean are Beverly Wendland at Johns Hopkins University, Christina Della Coletta at the University of California, San Diego, Amy Reynolds at Kent State University in Ohio, and Kathryn Jervis at the University of Rhode Island.

Sixteen Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Sixteen Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Here’s is this week’s roundup of appointments of women to high-level administrative posts at colleges and university across the United States.

University of Rhode Island Scholar Named to American College of Clinical Pharmacy Post

University of Rhode Island Scholar Named to American College of Clinical Pharmacy Post

Jayne Pawasauskas, a clinical associate professor of pharmacy at the University of Rhode Island, was named chair-elect of the Pain and Palliative Care Practice and Research Network of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.

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.

Katheryn Lee Johnson Shares the Lillian Smith Book Award

Katheryn Lee Johnson Shares the Lillian Smith Book Award

Katheryn Lee Johnson, an adjunct professor of teacher education who supervises the student teacher program at the University of Rhode Island, is sharing the 2014 Lillian Smith Book Award with her co-author Bernard Lafayette Jr. for their book on the Selma, Alabama, voting rights protests.

Eight Women Taking on New Teaching Roles at American Universities

Eight Women Taking on New Teaching Roles at American Universities

The women in new teaching posts are Fatemeh Akhlaghi, Sally Cornelison, Paola Bianco, Fatemeh Keshavarz, K. Joy Buck, Laura Fine Hawkes, Mercedes Baillargeon, and Kristy A. Brumfield.

A Trio of Women Who Have Been Named Recipients of Notable Awards

A Trio of Women Who Have Been Named Recipients of Notable Awards

The honorees at Noel Schulz, professor and associate dean at Kansas State University, Julie D. Goodwin general counsel at Morgan State University in Baltimore, and Judith Mercer, clinical professor emerita of nursing at the University of Rhode Island.

This Week's Roundup of Appointments of Women to Key Administrative Posts in Higher Education

This Week’s Roundup of Appointments of Women to Key Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The appointees are Shirley M. Collado, Shannon McGee, Christine Byrd-Jacobs, Lynn Babington, Mary Berry, Katherine Johnson Suski, Estela Gavosto, Beverly L. Downing, Rachel Reuben, A. Madison Cario, Marthe Druska Golden, Kimberly Washor, and Susan Goodin.

Thirteen Women Named to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Thirteen Women Named to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The appointees are Michele T. Villinski, Karen Ely Sanders, Valerie Taylor, Deborah M. McCreery, Monica Terrell Leach, Kimberly Andrews Espy, Patricia H. Cronin, Yvonne Harris, Huapei Chen, Deborah L. Sheely, Bethany Pace, Mollie Marcoux, and Susan J. Wilson.

University of Rhode Island Students Screen Rural Women in Peru for Cervical Cancer

University of Rhode Island Students Screen Rural Women in Peru for Cervical Cancer

Professor Barbara Klitz and a group of 10 graduate students from the University of Rhode Island recently spent 10 days in Peru conducting cervical cancer screening for rural women in the Andes Mountains.

A Dozen Women With New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

A Dozen Women With New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to key administrative and leadership posts at college and universities across the United States.

A Successful Program to Add Women Faculty in the Sciences

A Successful Program to Add Women Faculty in the Sciences

In the four years after the program began at the University of Rhode Island, 54 percent of new faculty hires in science programs were women, compared to 24 percent in the three years prior to the initiation of the program.

Four New Women Deans

Four New Women Deans

The new deans are Mary Jo Gonzales at the University of Rhode Island, Susan Frye at the University of Wyoming, Shirley Lefever-Davis at Wichita State University and Mary Gowan at the College of Business at James Madison University in Virginia.

University of Rhode Island's Cheryl Foster Wins Inspirational Teacher Award

University of Rhode Island’s Cheryl Foster Wins Inspirational Teacher Award

A professor of philosophy at the University of Rhode Island is one of this year’s winners of The Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards. The award comes with a $10,000 prize.