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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.

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.

University of Rochester Study Examines Cognitive Impairment of Breast Cancer Survivors After Chemotherapy

University of Rochester Study Examines Cognitive Impairment of Breast Cancer Survivors After Chemotherapy

The University of Rochester study found that over a one-year period from diagnosis to post-chemotherapy follow-up, breast cancer survivors who had undergone chemotherapy had a 36.5 percent reduction in cognitive abilities compared to a 13.6 percent drop in the control group.

Ten Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Roles at Colleges and Universities

Ten Women Who Will Be 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 Nine Women Faculty Members in Higher Education

New Roles for Nine Women Faculty Members 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.

Eight Women Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Eight Women 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.

New Assignments for 14 Women Faculty Members

New Assignments for 14 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.

In Memoriam: Virginia Curran Shipman

In Memoriam: Virginia Curran Shipman

Virginia C. Shipman, the former chair of the family studies program in the College of Education at the University of New Mexico, died earlier this summer at a healthcare facility in Albuquerque.

University of Rochester Debuts Massive Online Archive of a Woman's Diaries from 1893 to 1914

University of Rochester Debuts Massive Online Archive of a Woman’s Diaries from 1893 to 1914

May Bragdon was the sister of architect Claude Bragdon. Her diaries spanning the years 1893 to 1914 offer a detailed look at the life of an ordinary woman over a 21-year period of rapid social and economic change.

Two Women Among the Finalists for Associate Provost Position at the University of Georgia

Two Women Among the Finalists for Associate Provost Position at the University of Georgia

The two women candidates for associate provost for international education are Kiki Caruson, assistant vice president for research, innovation, and global affairs at the University of South Florida and Jane E. Gatewood, associate provost for global engagement at the University of Rochester in New York.

Six Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Colleges and Universities

Six Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Colleges and Universities

The new deans are Melissa Sturge-Apple at the University of Rochester, Ellen S. Goldey at Florida Atlantic University, Twyla Cummings at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Marcella Runell Hall at Mount Holyoke College, Kelsey C. Martin at the UCLA School of Medicine, and Rebecca Crocker McMullen at Fort Valley State University in Georgia.

Ten Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Ten Women Who Will Be 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.

Two Women Historians Honored With Book Awards

Two Women Historians Honored With Book Awards

Laura Ackerman Smoller, professor of history at the University of Rochester in New York and Christine Leigh Heyrman is the Robert W. and Shirley P. Grimble Professor of American History at the University of Delaware. Both scholars were honored for their recent books.

In Memoriam: Stella Clifford Gray, 1919-2016

In Memoriam: Stella Clifford Gray, 1919-2016

A native of Maine, Stella Gray began teaching at what is now the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in 1958. Dr. Gray taught English composition, speech, and literature and was chair of the Humanities Division at the university. The university has established the Stella C. Gray Teaching Excellence Award in her honor.

Twelve Women Named to Dean Posts at Colleges and Universities

Twelve Women Named to Dean Posts at Colleges and Universities

This is the time of year when many scholars are changing jobs and taking on new assignments. Here are 12 women who will be assuming new duties as deans at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

University of Rochester Opens Archives of World War II Spy to Researchers

University of Rochester Opens Archives of World War II Spy to Researchers

Joan Bondurant was a spy for the Office of Strategic Services during World War II and later became an educator and proponent of nonviolent social activism to promote change.

Susan Hockfield to Lead the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Susan Hockfield to Lead the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Susan Hockfield, president emerita of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will officially become president-elect at the conclusion of the 182nd annual meeting of the association in Washington this coming February. A year later, she will become the association’s president.

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.

Five Women in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Five Women in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative duties are Holly G. Crawford at the University of Rochester, Amy Cole at Oklahoma State University, Tracey Beckley at West Virginia University, Heidi Conway at Johns Hopkins University, and Tresmaine Grimes at Bloomfield College.

UCLA's Connie Kasari to Lead a New Academic Network for Autism Intervention Research

UCLA’s Connie Kasari to Lead a New Academic Network for Autism Intervention Research

Connie Kasari, a professor of psychological studies in education and psychiatry at the University of California, Los Angeles, has been chosen to lead the Autism Intervention Research Network for Behavioral Health. The academic network of five universities will be supported by a $10 million federal grant.

Penn State Professor Wins Book Award From the Poe Studies Association

Penn State Professor Wins Book Award From the Poe Studies Association

Barbara Cantalupo is a professor of English at the Penn State Lehigh Valley campus in Center Valley. She is being honored for her book Poe and the Visual Arts (Pennsylvania State University Press, 2014).

Terri Camesano Honored at the Third International Conference on Prevention and Infection Control in Geneva

Terri Camesano Honored at the Third International Conference on Prevention and Infection Control in Geneva

Dr. Camesano is a professor of chemical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts. She was honored for her ongoing research into the use of antimicrobial peptides to prevent catheter-related infections.

A Dozen Women Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

A Dozen Women Taking on New Administrative Roles 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.

Women Named to Dean Posts at Seven Universities

Women Named to Dean Posts at Seven Universities

The new deans are Maria Toyoda at Suffolk University, Nancy McIntyre at West Virginia University, Carol Ann Gittens at Santa Clara University, Robin P. Newhouse at Indiana University, Ellen Nerenberg at Wesleyan University, Suzanne Barbour at the University of Georgia, and Gloria Culver at the University of Rochester.

Ohio State's Bernadette Melnyk to Lead New Consortium That Aims to Build Healthy Academic Communities

Ohio State’s Bernadette Melnyk to Lead New Consortium That Aims to Build Healthy Academic Communities

Dr. Melnyk is the associate vice president for health promotion, chief wellness officer, dean of the College of Nursing, professor of pediatrics, and professor of psychiatry at Ohio State University in Columbus.

Four Women Honored With Awards From National Organizations

Four Women Honored With Awards From National Organizations

The four women honored with awards are Karen Yehle of Purdue University, Stacey Fisher of the University of Rochester, Arlene Schmid of Colorado State University, and Patricia J. Vittum of the University of Massachusetts.

Georgetown University's Elissa Newport to Receive the Benjamin Franklin Medal

Georgetown University’s Elissa Newport to Receive the Benjamin Franklin Medal

Elissa L. Newport, professor of neorology, director of the Center for Brain Plasticity and Recovery, and the director of the Georgetown University/MedStar National Rehabilitation Network has been selected to receive the 2015 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive Science.

In Memoriam: Esther Marley Conwell, 1922-2014

In Memoriam: Esther Marley Conwell, 1922-2014

Esther Conwell, research professor of chemistry and physics at the University of Rochester and a pioneer in the field of semiconductor research, died as a result of injuries from an automobile accident. She was 92 years old and was still active in the university community.

Chair of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to Join the Faculty at George Washington University

Chair of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to Join the Faculty at George Washington University

Alison Macfarlane has served as the 15th chair of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission since July 2012. She is the third woman to hold the post. In January, she will join the faculty at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University.

University of Rochester Acquires Collection of Susan B. Anthony Letters

University of Rochester Acquires Collection of Susan B. Anthony Letters

The University of Rochester has acquired a new collection of letters written by Susan B. Anthony to Rachel Foster Avery, who Anthony called her “most cherished young lieutenant.” The letters were written between 1881 and 1900.

Five Women Appointed to Named Professorships

Five Women Appointed to Named Professorships

The women named to endowed chairs are Amy Ellen Schwartz at Syracuse University, Joan Shelly Rubin at the University of Rochester, Kimberly Dozier at Penn State, Jingyu Lin at Texas Tech, and Suzanne L. Baldwin at Syracuse University.

Do American Bar Association Ratings Serve to Unfairly Exclude Women From the Federal Bench?

Do American Bar Association Ratings Serve to Unfairly Exclude Women From the Federal Bench?

A study by a political scientist at the University of Rochester finds that women nominees to the federal bench were 19 percentage points less likely to be highly rated than men with comparable educational and professional qualifications.

Three Academic Women Awarded Book Prizes

Three Academic Women Awarded Book Prizes

The honorees are Brigid Cohen of New York University, Elizabeth Harris of the University of North Dakota, and Kathleen Parthe of the University of Rochester.

University of Rochester Study Examines Differences in Recovery Times for Women Who Suffer a Concussion

University of Rochester Study Examines Differences in Recovery Times for Women Who Suffer a Concussion

Women who were injured in the two weeks prior to having their menstrual period recovered from their concussion significantly more slowly than women who were injured in the two-week period following the onset of menstruation.

Eight Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Eight Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The eight women honored with awards are Mary Kay Hemenway, Jenna Price Carpenter, Huda Y. Zoghbi, Rosalie Carpenter, Linda Florence Callahan, Diana Lados, Rebecca Patton and Sheree Toth.