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Nine Women Faculty Members Who Have New Posts or Duties

Nine Women Faculty Members Who Have New Posts or Duties

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.

Karen Whitney to Lead the 14-Campus Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education

Karen Whitney to Lead the 14-Campus Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education

Since 2010, Dr. Whitney has served as president of Clarion University, a campus of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. She had previously announced that she would leave the presidency of Clarion at the end of the 2017-18 academic year.

In Memoriam: Margaret Catherine Berry, 1915-2017

In Memoriam: Margaret Catherine Berry, 1915-2017

Margaret Berry served in several administrative positions during a long career at the University of Texas at Austin. She also wrote several books about the university’s history.

At the University of Texas, 15 Percent of Women Undergraduates Report Being Raped

At the University of Texas, 15 Percent of Women Undergraduates Report Being Raped

A survey found that 15 percent of women undergraduate students at the University of Texas at Austin reported that they had been raped. Furthermore, 28 percent of undergraduate women said they were the victims of unwanted sexual touching, and 12 percent experienced attempted rape.

A Quartet of New Deans at Top Universities in the United States

A Quartet of New Deans at Top Universities in the United States

The four women appointed to dean positions are Lisa K. Nolan at the University of Georgia, Jennifer Widom at Stanford University, Lynn Perry Wooten at Cornell University, and Michelle Addington at the University of Texas.

Anne Lambright Wins Book Award From the Modern Language Association

Anne Lambright Wins Book Award From the Modern Language Association

Anne Lambright, the Charles A. Dana Research Professor of Language and Culture Studies and dean of academic affairs at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, is the winner of the 26th annual Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize presented by the Modern Language Association.

The Next Provost at James Madison University in Virginia

The Next Provost at James Madison University in Virginia

Dr. Heather Coltman currently serves as dean of the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. She made her debut as a pianist at the age of five and has performed in concerts on five continents.

Five Rising Stars in Chemistry Win 2017 Marion Milligan Mason Awards

Five Rising Stars in Chemistry Win 2017 Marion Milligan Mason Awards

The awards, given out by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, are meant “to kick start the research efforts of early-career professional women in the chemical sciences.” Award winners receive grant funding, leadership development training, and mentors.

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.

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.

Two Women Appointed to Dean Positions

Two Women Appointed to Dean Positions

Elana Zolfo was appointed dean of the Larry I. Luing School of Business at Berkeley College and Sonica Reagins-Lilly was named dean of students and vice president for student affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.

Five Women Scientists Named Rita Allen Foundation Scholars

Five Women Scientists Named Rita Allen Foundation Scholars

The honor is awarded to young scholars in biomedical science “who have shown great promise in revealing new pathways to advance human health.” Five of the seven 2016 Rita Allen Foundation Scholars are women.

Seventeen Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles

Seventeen Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles

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.

New Roles for 10 Women Faculty Members in Higher Education

New Roles for 10 Women Faculty Members in Higher Education

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.

Three Women Academics Named Macy Faculty Scholars

Three Women Academics Named Macy Faculty Scholars

The five scholars will receive $100,000 each to fund their research for the next two years. The Macy Faculty Scholars Program, launched in December 2010, aims to accelerate needed reforms in health professions education to accommodate the dramatic changes occurring in medical practice and health care delivery.

A Milestone Appointment at Christ's College of the University of Cambridge

A Milestone Appointment at Christ’s College of the University of Cambridge

Jane Stapleton was named the 38th master of Christ’s College of Cambridge University. She is the first woman to lead Christ’s College since its founding in 1505. She is the former Ernest E. Smith Professor of Law at the University of Texas at Austin.

Research Finds That High School Vocational Training Benefits Men More Than Women

Research Finds That High School Vocational Training Benefits Men More Than Women

The study found that high school training in blue-collar communities reduced both men’s and women’s odds of enrolling in a four-year college but led to different outcomes for men and women when they looked for jobs.

Mississippi State Scholar Is the First Woman to Receive a Prestigious Award in the Geosciences

Mississippi State Scholar Is the First Woman to Receive a Prestigious Award in the Geosciences

Brenda Kirkland, associate professor of geosciences at Mississippi State University, received the Grover E. Murray Memorial Distinguished Educator Award at the annual convention of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists in Calgary, Alberta.

In Memoriam: Nancy Kinnersley, 1944-2016

In Memoriam: Nancy Kinnersley, 1944-2016

Nancy Kinnersley was associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Kansas. She taught at the university for 27 years and served as president of the Faculty Senate.

Five Women in Higher Education Chosen for Notable Honors

Five Women in Higher Education Chosen for Notable Honors

The honorees are Julie Smart of Utah State University, Maria C. Papadakis of James Madison University in Virginia, Amy Ratto Parks of the University of Montana, Joy Williams of the University of Wyoming, and Megan S. Ballard of the University of Texas.

Lila Gierasch Named Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Biological Chemistry

Lila Gierasch Named Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Biological Chemistry

Dr. Gierasch is a Distinguished Professor in biochemistry and molecular biology and chemistry at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Earlier in her career, she taught at Amherst College, the University of Delaware, and the University of Texas.

Angie Maxwell Wins Two Awards for Her Book The Indicted South

Angie Maxwell Wins Two Awards for Her Book The Indicted South

Angie Maxwell, the Blair Professor of Southern Studies and associate professor of political science at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, was honored by the Society for the Study of Southern Literature and the Southern Political Science Association.

New Administrative Posts for Seven Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for Seven 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.

Rice University Executive Leaves to Become Director of Education for the City of Houston

Rice University Executive Leaves to Become Director of Education for the City of Houston

For the past three years, Juliet Stipeche has served as associate director of the Richard Tapia Center for Excellence and Equity at Rice University in Houston, Texas. But now Stipeche has been named to the new position of director of education for the city of Houston by Mayor Sylvester Turner.

In Memoriam: Pauline Henderson Turner, 1937-2016

In Memoriam: Pauline Henderson Turner, 1937-2016

Pauline “Polly” Turner joined the faculty at the University of New Mexico in 1977 and served as a professor of family studies until her retirement. She served president of the faculty senate at the university from 1984 to 1985.

Study Finds Gender Bias Among Students in Undergraduate Biology Classrooms

Study Finds Gender Bias Among Students in Undergraduate Biology Classrooms

A new study led by researchers at the University of Washington, found that men enrolled in undergraduate courses in biology consistently rank their male peers as being more knowledgeable and competent in the coursework than their female classmates, even when the women performed better academically in the course.

Six Women Academics Elected Fellows of the National Academy of Engineering

Six Women Academics Elected Fellows of the National Academy of Engineering

Recently, the National Academy of Engineering announced its 2016 class of new fellows. According to WIAReport‘s analysis, only 12 of the 80 new members are women. Thus, women are just 15 percent of the new members.

In Memoriam: Toni Kay Johnson, 1956-2016

In Memoriam: Toni Kay Johnson, 1956-2016

Dr. Johnson joined the faculty at the University of Kansas in 2005 and was promoted to associate professor in 2012. Before joining the University of Kansas faculty, Dr. Johnson taught in the College of Social Work at the University of Tennessee-Memphis.

Two Women Among Four Finalists for Dean of the University of Wyoming Libraries

Two Women Among Four Finalists for Dean of the University of Wyoming Libraries

Catherine Hamer is associate director for user services for the University of Texas Libraries and Marilyn Moody is dean of the library at Portland State University in Oregon.

University of Texas at Austin Names Its Next Provost

University of Texas at Austin Names Its Next Provost

Maurie D. McInnis currently serves as vice provost for academic affairs and a professor of art history at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. She will begin her new duties in Austin on July 1.

Three Women Scholars Will Begin 2016 in New Dean Posts

Three Women Scholars Will Begin 2016 in New Dean Posts

Taking on new duties as deans are Angela Evans in the School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, Audrey Bilger at Pomona College in Claremont, California, and Jenna Crabb at the University of New Mexico.

Examining the Gender Pay Gap at the University of Texas

Examining the Gender Pay Gap at the University of Texas

The data shows that the average salary for male faculty and staff at the university was $9,700 more than the average for women. In the 290 academic and administrative departments at the university, men made more than women in 202 departments. Of the 100 highest-paid employees at the university, only 20 are women.

University of Texas Introduces the "Rooney Rule" for High-Level Administrative Searches

University of Texas Introduces the “Rooney Rule” for High-Level Administrative Searches

William H. McRaven, chancellor of the University of Texas System is instituting a new rule for all administrative searches for deans and higher posts in the 14-campus system. At least one woman must be included in the final pool of candidates for all high-level administrative positions.

New York University's Ada Ferrer to Be Awarded the Frederick Douglass Book Prize

New York University’s Ada Ferrer to Be Awarded the Frederick Douglass Book Prize

She is a professor of history and professor of Latin American and Caribbean studies at New York University. Professor Ferrer will receive the $25,000 prize for the best book of the year on slavery or abolition at ceremonies in New York this coming February.

Study Finds a Gender Gap in Juvenile Justice Incarceration

Study Finds a Gender Gap in Juvenile Justice Incarceration

A new study, led by Erin Espinosa of the University of Texas, found that girls were held in pretrial detention five days longer on average than boys despite the fact that their offenses tended to be less serious. Females were released from confinement at a much slower pace than males.