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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.

In Memoriam: Ruth Trinidad Galván

In Memoriam: Ruth Trinidad Galván

Ruth Trinidad Galván, an associate professor in the department of language, literacy and sociocultural studies at the University of New Mexico. She was also affiliated with the women’s studies program and the department of Chicana and Chicano studies.

Ten Women Scholars Who Will Be Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

Ten Women Scholars Who Will Be Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

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.

Thirteen Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Thirteen Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts 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.

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

Eleven 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.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Eight Women to Administrative Positions

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Eight Women to Administrative Positions

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

A Dozen Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

A Dozen Women Who Have Been Appointed to New 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.

Eight Women Elected Members of the American Academy of Arts and Letters

Eight Women Elected Members of the American Academy of Arts and Letters

The American Academy of Arts and Letters recently inducted 11 individuals into the 250-member honorary society. New members are elected only upon the death of other members. Of the 11 new members, eight are women.

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Posts at State Universities

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Posts at State Universities

The new deans are Elizabeth Kronk Warner at University of Utah Law, Verna Williams at University of Cincinnati Law, Mei Wei at the College of Engineering and Technology at Ohio University, and Tamara Brown at the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at University of North Texas.

Terry Tempest Williams Wins the Robert Kirsch Award from the <em>Los Angeles Times</em>

Terry Tempest Williams Wins the Robert Kirsch Award from the Los Angeles Times

Terry Tempest Williams, writer-in-residence at Harvard Divinity School, will receive the Robert Kirsch Award from the Los Angeles Times. According to the newspaper, the award is a lifetime achievement prize “given to a writer with a substantial connection to the American West.”

New Administrative Posts for Seven Women at Major Universities

New Administrative Posts for Seven Women at Major 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 Assignments in Higher Education for 14 Women Faculty Members

New Assignments in Higher Education 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.

New Academic Study Finds That Inducing Early Labor May Help Mother and Baby

New Academic Study Finds That Inducing Early Labor May Help Mother and Baby

The study included more than 6,1000 first-time mothers at 41 hospitals. For women who chose to induce, labor 18.6 percent had cesarean sections compared to 22.2 percent of women who were not induced. Based on this data, researchers estimate that inducing labor at 39 weeks could eliminate the need for one C-section for every 28 deliveries.

Harvard University's Laurel Thatcher Ulrich Awarded the Evans Biography Award

Harvard University’s Laurel Thatcher Ulrich Awarded the Evans Biography Award

The Evans Awards, given out by the the Mountain West Center for Regional Studies at Utah State University, honor the best books that focus on the stories of people who shaped the character on the interior West. The award comes with a $10,000 prize.

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Faculty Chairs

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Faculty Chairs

Laura R. Olson was named the J. Strom Thurmond Professor of Political Science at Clemson University. Wendy W. Chapman was appointed to a Jon M. Huntsman Presidential Faculty Chair at the University of Utah, and Deborah L. Nelson has been named the Helen B. and Frank L. Sulzberger Professor at the University of Chicago.

Twelve Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Twelve Women Faculty Members Who Are 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.

Cathy Sandeen Named Chancellor of the University of Alaska Anchorage

Cathy Sandeen Named Chancellor of the University of Alaska Anchorage

Dr. Sandeen has been serving as chancellor of the University of Wisconsin Colleges and University of Wisconsin Extension. Earlier, she held leadership positions at University of California campuses at Los Angeles, Santa Cruz, and San Francisco. She will begin her new job on September 15.

Amy Wildermuth Will Be the Next Leader of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Amy Wildermuth Will Be the Next Leader of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Professor Wildermuth currently serves as associate vice president for faculty and academic affairs at the University of Utah. Earlier, she was the university’s chief sustainability officer and a professor in the university’s College of Law. She was a clerk for Justice John Paul Stevens at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Ruth V. Watkins Selected as the Next President of the University of Utah

Ruth V. Watkins Selected as the Next President of the University of Utah

When she takes office this spring, Dr. Watkins will be the first woman to serve as the permanent president of the University of Utah in its 168-year history. Since 2013, Dr. Watkins has served as the senior vice president for academic affairs at the university after a 20-year career at the University of Illinois.

Five Women in Higher Education Honored With Notable Awards

Five Women in Higher Education Honored With Notable Awards

The honorees are Mariana Federica Wolfner of Cornell University, Leslie Jill Patterson of Texas Tech University, Jessica R. Kramer of the University of Utah, Shideh Dashti of the University of Colorado, and Mary Ann Klassen of Swarthmore College.

University of Utah Dean Stepping Down to Take Major Humanities Post at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

University of Utah Dean Stepping Down to Take Major Humanities Post at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Dianne S. Harris, dean of the College of Humanities and a professor of history at the University of Utah since 2015, will be leaving the university to take on the duties as senior program officer in higher education and scholarships in the humanities at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in New York City.

The Next Director of the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University

The Next Director of the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University

Ranjana Khanna, a noted feminist scholar, is a professor of English, literature, and gender, sexuality, and feminist studies at Duke University. She joined the university’s faculty in 2000 after teaching at the University of Washington and the University of Utah.

Nine Women Appointed to Dean Posts at American Colleges and Universities

Nine Women Appointed to Dean Posts at American Colleges and Universities

The new women deans are Elaine Clark, Shailey Menon, Evelyn B. Harrell, Sharon Meagher, Stacy A. Duhon, Elizabeth Dumont, Diane Helfers Petrella, Toni Doolen, and Jeannette Riley.

New Administrative Appointments for 14 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Appointments for 14 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.

The Inaugural Dean of the School of Cultural and Social Transformation at the University of Utah

The Inaugural Dean of the School of Cultural and Social Transformation at the University of Utah

Kathryn Bond Stockton has been named the inaugural dean of the new School for Cultural and Social Transformation. Dr. Stockton is a Distinguished Professor of English and associate vice president in the Office for Equity and Diversity at the University of Utah.

Ann Weaver Hart to Leave Presidency of the University of Arizona in 2018

Ann Weaver Hart to Leave Presidency of the University of Arizona in 2018

Before becoming president of the University of Arizona in 2012, Dr. Hart was president of Temple University in Philadelphia and the University of New Hampshire. She also served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Claremont Graduate University in California.

Linda Manning Named Director of the University of Alabama Press

Linda Manning Named Director of the University of Alabama Press

Since 2013, Manning has been serving as director of the Northern Illinois University Press in DeKalb, which has about 600 titles currently in print. From 2010 to 2013, Manning was director of marketing for the University of Utah Press.

University of Utah Study Examines Sexual Assault in Migrant Communities

University of Utah Study Examines Sexual Assault in Migrant Communities

The report includes data about sexual violence in migrant communities, information from focus groups of women from these communities, and recommendations on how to deal with the extensive problem. The study was led by Erika George, a professor at the university’s College of Law.

Nine Women Awarded Prestigious Churchill Scholarships

Nine Women Awarded Prestigious Churchill Scholarships

Nine women from the United States are among the 15 students who have been awarded Churchill Scholarships for master’s degree programs in STEM fields at the University of Cambridge in England.

Climate Change May Impact Pregnant Women and the Birthweight of Their Babies

Climate Change May Impact Pregnant Women and the Birthweight of Their Babies

A new study led by Kathryn Grace, an assistant professor of geography at the University of Utah, shows that climate change is not only impacting the environment but may have a negative impact on human development and the health of mothers and their infants.

The University of Utah Aims to Boost Educational Opportunities for Women

The University of Utah Aims to Boost Educational Opportunities for Women

In Utah, men are more likely to earn college degrees than women by a significant margin. But a new Women’s Enrollment Initiative at the University of Utah aims to increase the retention and graduation rate of women students.

University of Utah Study Uncovers a New Trend in Divorce Rates by Age

University of Utah Study Uncovers a New Trend in Divorce Rates by Age

From teenage years to about age 32, each additional year of age at marriage reduces the probability of divorce by about 11 percent. But after age 32, the odds of getting divorced increase by a about 5 percent a year.

One Woman Finalist to Lead the Georgia Regents University / University of Georgia Medical Partnership

One Woman Finalist to Lead the Georgia Regents University / University of Georgia Medical Partnership

Klea Bertakis is a professor and chair of the department of family and community medicine at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine in Sacramento. She is one of four candidates for dean of the Georgia medical school.

Thirteen Women Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Thirteen Women Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Here we present this week’s roundup of news that includes the appointments of 13 women who have been named to administrative posts at colleges and universities across the United States.

Four Women Announce They Are Stepping Down From High-Level University Posts

Four Women Announce They Are Stepping Down From High-Level University Posts

Anne C. Steele, president of Muskingum University, announced her retire. Deans Diana Garland at Baylor University, Jannah Mather at the University of Utah, and Karen Wixson at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro are all stepping down.