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University of Texas to Offer a Five-Year, Dual Degree Program in Women's and Gender Studies

University of Texas to Offer a Five-Year, Dual Degree Program in Women’s and Gender Studies

Undergraduate students who major in women’s and gender studies within the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas may begin graduate courses their junior year if they meet the academic requirements.

Teresa Sullivan to Serve as Provost at Michigan State University

Teresa Sullivan to Serve as Provost at Michigan State University

Teresa Sullivan is the former president of the University of Virginia. Earlier in her career, she was provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of Michigan.

New Responsibilities in Higher Education for Eleven Women Faculty Members

New Responsibilities in Higher Education for Eleven 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.

Anita Mahadevan-Jansen Elected to the Presidential Track of SPIE

Anita Mahadevan-Jansen Elected to the Presidential Track of SPIE

Dr. Mahadevan-Jansen currently serves as the Orrin H. Ingram Professor of Engineering and director of the Biophotonics Center at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. She will become president of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics in 2022.

Oklahoma State University Scholar Says Artificial Intelligence Can Eliminate Bias in the Hiring Process

Oklahoma State University Scholar Says Artificial Intelligence Can Eliminate Bias in the Hiring Process

Kimberly Houser, a professor of legal studies in the College of Business at Oklahoma State University, argues that using machine decision-making through artificial intelligence (AI) can remove unconscious bias and “noise” from the hiring and promotion process and begin making the workplace reflect a diverse society.

Donde Plowman Named Chancellor of the University of Tennessee

Donde Plowman Named Chancellor of the University of Tennessee

Currently Dr. Plowman serves as executive vice chancellor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Earlier in her career, Dr. Plowman served as a professor of management at the University of Tennessee and was head of the university’s management department from 2008 to 2010.

Jacqueline Gill is the First Woman President of Danville Community College in Virginia

Jacqueline Gill is the First Woman President of Danville Community College in Virginia

Currently, Dr. Gill serves as president of Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City, Missouri. Before that, she served as vice president of academic affairs and community and industry education at Tarrant County College in Hurst, Texas.

University of Texas Acquires Papers of Acclaimed Author Rachel Cusk

University of Texas Acquires Papers of Acclaimed Author Rachel Cusk

The materials reflect Cusk’s personal writing process within 16 notebooks and in additional papers and documents. The notebooks also include teaching notes, occasional journal entries, drawings by her children, appointment details, and records of everyday life.

Kellie Flood Named Clinician of the Year by the American Geriatrics Society

Kellie Flood Named Clinician of the Year by the American Geriatrics Society

Dr. Flood is an associate professor, director of gerontology, geriatrics, and palliative care, and a scientist at the Comprehensive Center for Health Aging at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She was honored for her efforts to expand the impact of geriatrics expertise and leadership for thousands of older adults across the nation.

In Memoriam: Lorraine Elizabeth Green Branham, 1952-2019

In Memoriam: Lorraine Elizabeth Green Branham, 1952-2019

A long-time journalist Lorraine Branham became dean of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University in New York in 2008.

Anna Maria Hong Wins Norma Faber Book Award From the Poetry Society of America

Anna Maria Hong Wins Norma Faber Book Award From the Poetry Society of America

Anna Maria Hong is a creative writing faculty member at Bennington College in Vermont. Earlier, she taught at the University of Pennsylvania, Ursinus College in Pennsylvania, the University of California, Los Angeles, Eastern Michigan University, and the University of Washington Bothell.

Karen Uhlenbeck Is the First Woman to Be Awarded the 2019 Abel Prize

Karen Uhlenbeck Is the First Woman to Be Awarded the 2019 Abel Prize

The award, modeled after the Nobel Prize, is considered the top international award in the field of mathematics. Dr. Uhlenbeck will receive the award, which comes with a monetary prize of approximately $700,000, at a ceremony in Oslo, Norway on May 21.

Eight Women Named Outstanding First-Year Student Advocates by the National Resources Center

Eight Women Named Outstanding First-Year Student Advocates by the National Resources Center

The National Resources Center at the University of South Carolina recently named 10 educators as 2019 Outstanding First-Year Student Advocates. Out of the 10 recipients, eight were women.

Four Women Who Have Been Selected to Serve as Deans

Four Women Who Have Been Selected to Serve as Deans

Newly appointed to dean positions are Ann Huff Stevens at the University of Texas, Allyson Watson at Florida A&M University, Barbara Hempstead at Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and Jill Creighton at Washington State University.

New Administrative Appointments Relating to Higher Education for a Dozen Women

New Administrative Appointments Relating to Higher Education for a Dozen Women

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

Study Examines the Political Perspectives of College Students by Gender and Sexual Orientation

Study Examines the Political Perspectives of College Students by Gender and Sexual Orientation

The study found that liberal political views may be more common among lesbian, gay and bisexual people as a group, and especially among lesbian and bisexual women. The study found a distinct “lavender liberalism” among mostly heterosexual, lesbian, gay and bisexual college students. Exclusive heterosexuals, on the other hand, are significantly less liberal.

Fourteen Women "Geniuses" Win MacArthur Fellowships

Fourteen Women “Geniuses” Win MacArthur Fellowships

The Chicago-based MacArthur Foundation has announced the selection of 25 individuals in this year’s class of MacArthur Fellows. Fourteen women are among the 25 new MacArthur Fellows.

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.

Thirteen Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Duties at Colleges and Universities

Thirteen Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Duties 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.

In Memoriam: Dolores Sands, 1930-2018

In Memoriam: Dolores Sands, 1930-2018

From 1984 to 1989, Dr. Sands was a professor and the director of the Center of Health Care Research and Evaluation (now the Cain Center for Nursing Research)at the University of Texas at Austin. In 1989, she was named dean of the School of Nursing and served in that role for 20 years.

Karen Haynes Announces Her Retirement As President of California State University, San Marcos

Karen Haynes Announces Her Retirement As President of California State University, San Marcos

Dr. Haynes became president of California State University, San Marcos in 2004. At the time, the university only enrolled 7,000 students, but under her leadership she more than doubled that number.

Study Finds That the Math Gender Gap in Ninth Grade Is Large But It Expands Further As Girls Get Older

Study Finds That the Math Gender Gap in Ninth Grade Is Large But It Expands Further As Girls Get Older

The study by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Pennsylvania, found that of the top 5,000 ninth graders in the American Mathematics Competitions, only 30 percent were female. In the top 500, 18 percent were female and in the top 50, 8 percent were female.

Four Women Scholars Selected as Finalists for the Frederick Douglass Book Prize

Four Women Scholars Selected as Finalists for the Frederick Douglass Book Prize

The Frederick Douglass Book Prize recognizes the best book on slavery, resistance, and/or abolition published in the preceding year. It comes with a $25,000 award. The winner of the prize will be announced this fall and be presented in a ceremony in New York City on February 28, 2019. All four finalists are women faculty members at U.S. colleges and universities.

In Memoriam: Sandra Bishnoi, 1973-2018

In Memoriam: Sandra Bishnoi, 1973-2018

Dr. Bishnoi served as a research scientist for the Laboratory for Nanophotonics at Rice University in Houston, Texas, before becoming a lecturer in natural sciences and the coordinator of the Sustaining Excellence in Research Scholar program at the university.

Pamela Thoma to Lead the Women's Studies Program at Washington State University

Pamela Thoma to Lead the Women’s Studies Program at Washington State University

Dr. Thoma joined the faculty at Washington State University in 2007. She is an expert in Asian American literary and cultural studies, feminist media studies, and women’s literature.

In Memoriam: Cheryl Rodgers: 1967-2018

In Memoriam: Cheryl Rodgers: 1967-2018

Cheryl Rodgers was an associate professor at the Duke University School of Nursing where she worked in the children’s oncology group. Dr. Rodgers was a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Pediatric Oncology.

Terry Ballman Appointed Provost at Western Kentucky University

Terry Ballman Appointed Provost at Western Kentucky University

Dr. Ballman has been serving as dean of the College of Arts and Letters at California State University, San Bernardino. She joined the faculty there in 2013. Earlier, she was a professor of Spanish and special assistant to the provost at California State University, Channel Islands in Camarillo.

In Memoriam: Margaret J. Barr, 1940-2018

In Memoriam: Margaret J. Barr, 1940-2018

Dr. Barr spent 38 years as a student affairs administrator in higher education. After working at Northern Illinois University and Texas Christian University, she served as vice president for student affairs at Northwestern University from 1992 to 2000.

University of Texas Scholar Rasha Diab Wins Outstanding Book Award

University of Texas Scholar Rasha Diab Wins Outstanding Book Award

Rasha Diab, an associate professor in the department of rhetoric and writing at the University of Texas at Austin, received the Outstanding Book Award from the Conference on College Composition and Communication.

The Next President of St. Cloud Technical and Community College in Minnesota

The Next President of St. Cloud Technical and Community College in Minnesota

Since 2014, Dr. Annesa Cheek has been serving as vice president of school and community partnerships at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio. She has been on the staff at the college since 2006 serving in a number of roles.

Bentley University in Massachusetts Selects Alison Davis-Blake to Be Its Next Leader

Bentley University in Massachusetts Selects Alison Davis-Blake to Be Its Next Leader

Dr. Davis-Blake is the former dean of the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and the former dean of the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. She will become president of Bentley University on July 1.

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.

In Memoriam: Suanne Davis Roueche, 1942-2017

In Memoriam: Suanne Davis Roueche, 1942-2017

Suanne Roueche, served for than 20 years as director of the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development and was senior lecturer emerita in the department of educational administration at the University of Texas. She was a leading advocate of community college education.

Harvard's Michele Lamont Awarded the 2017 Erasmus Prize  in Amsterdam

Harvard’s Michele Lamont Awarded the 2017 Erasmus Prize in Amsterdam

Professor Lamont was honored for her “devoted contribution to social science research in the relationship between knowledge, power, and diversity.” She was honored at a ceremony in Amsterdam presided over by King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands.

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Capaldi Phillips, 1945-2017

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Capaldi Phillips, 1945-2017

Elizabeth Capaldi Phillips was a professor of psychology and served as provost at the University of Florida, the University at Buffalo, and Arizona State University.