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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.

Sixteen Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Sixteen Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments 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.

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 <em>Journal of Biological Chemistry</em>

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 <em>The Indicted South</em>

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.