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University of Utah Looks to Boost the Enrollment of Women

University of Utah Looks to Boost the Enrollment of Women

Nationwide, women make up about 57 percent of the total enrollments in higher education. But at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, women are just 45 percent of the 32,000-member undergraduate student body. A new initiative aims to increase the number of women who enroll.

Eleven Women Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Eleven Women Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The women in new administrative roles are Brooke Horejsi, Endia Beal, Joyce A. Dixon, Jessica Mertz, Marjorie Thompson, Selina B. Kohn, Deborah Cheesebro, Denisha L. Hendricks, Cheryl Lovelady, Destinee Waiters, and Lisa Dippre Titus.

University of Utah Changes Its Fight Song That Is Considered Sexist by Some in the Campus Community

University of Utah Changes Its Fight Song That Is Considered Sexist by Some in the Campus Community

The line in the song, “our coeds are the fairest” will be changed to “our students are the finest.” The line, “no other gang of college men” will be replaced with “no rival band of college fans.” But the university president stated that historical renditions of the song “will always be acceptable.”

University of Virginia's Pamela Cipriano to Lead the American Nurses Association

University of Virginia’s Pamela Cipriano to Lead the American Nurses Association

Dr. Cipriano, associate research professor at the University of Virginia School of Nursing, is the 35th president in the association’s 118-year history. She was the inaugural editor of the association’s official journal, American Nurse Today.

Eight Women Are Appointed to Dean Positions

Eight Women Are Appointed to Dean Positions

The eight women appointed to dean posts are Marie Hardin, Chandice Covington, Erika Hayes James, Shelley F. Conroy, Wanda J. Blanchett, Cynthia Berg, Marion E. Broome, and Joann Bangs.

New Archive of Women's History Established at the University of Utah

New Archive of Women’s History Established at the University of Utah

The archive was the result of the work of Aileen H. Clyde, who has been a community leader in Utah for the past 60 years. The collection includes oral histories, journals, photographs, manuscripts, and other documents of women from many walks of life.

Eight Women Named to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Eight Women Named to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The women with new administrative jobs are Melissa Lavitt, Rhonda Risser, Shelly Berkley, Maria O’Mara, Cathi Cody-Hudson, Joyce A. Ingram, Paula Dias, and Rosa Isela Cervates.

Two Nursing Deans Win Book Award

Two Nursing Deans Win Book Award

Dorrie K. Fontaine of the University of Virginia and Patricia Gonce Morton of the University of Utah are being honored by Sigma Theta Tau International, the world’s oldest nursing honorary society, for their 2012 textbook on critical care nursing .

Six Women Named to Dean Positions

Six Women Named to Dean Positions

The new deans are Maria Franquiz at the University of Utah, Laura Carlson at Notre Dame, Nancy Busch at the University of Nebraska, Susan Stocker at Kent State University, Marsha Horton at Delaware State University and Kristin Sosnowsky at Louisiana State University.

Six Women Named to Dean Positions

Six Women Named to Dean Positions

The new deans are Suzanne Prevost at the University of Alabama, Natasha Billie at Langston University, Alberta Davis Comer at the University of Utah, Ann Cary at the University of Missouri at Kansas City, Sandra Edmonds Crewe at Howard University, and Patricia Davidson at Johns Hopkins University.

New Book Explores the Impact of Children on Academic Careers

New Book Explores the Impact of Children on Academic Careers

The book examines how children affect the careers of men and women in the academic world at every level from graduate students to those facing retirement. And the bottom line is that babies have a negative impact on women’s careers.

Twin Sisters Earn Doctorates at the University of Utah

Twin Sisters Earn Doctorates at the University of Utah

The twins completed doctorates in communication will now devote their time to furthering the mission of their foundation Beauty Redefined which seeks to replace society’s idea of beauty with a more balanced approach to physical and mental wellness.

New Mineral Named After a University of Utah Geologist

New Mineral Named After a University of Utah Geologist

Nashite, named after University of Utah geologist Barbara Nash, was first found in 2010 in abandoned uranium mines in Colorado and Utah. Dr. Nash has been the director of the Electron Microprobe Laboratory at the University of Utah since 1970.

Seven Women Taking on New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Seven Women Taking on New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The appointees are Natalie Gochnour and Ruth Watkins at the University of Utah, Amy Noah at Purdue, Judy Taylor at Georgia Piedmont, Margaret Winters at Wayne State, Meagan Karvonen at the University of Kansas and Pamela Fuller at the Chamberlain College of Nursing.

Two University Women Named Finalists for a Prestigious Poetry Award

Two University Women Named Finalists for a Prestigious Poetry Award

Marianne Boruch, professor of creative writing at Purdue University and Paisley Rekdal, an associate professor of English at the University of Utah, are among the three finalists for the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, given out by Claremont Graduate University.

New Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

New 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.

Three Women Academic Physicians Are Honored

Three Women Academic Physicians Are Honored

The honorees are Ruth-Marie Fincher of the Medical College of Georgia, Catherine deVries at the University of Utah, and Penny Tippy of Southern Illinois University.

How Grandmothers May Have Impacted Evolution

How Grandmothers May Have Impacted Evolution

Kristen Hawkes, a distinguished professor of anthropology at the University of Utah, publishes simulation models to back up her “Grandmother Hypothesis,” first proposed in 1997.

Nine Women Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Nine Women Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of women who have, or soon will be taking on, new administrative duties at colleges and universities across the United States.

Six Women Academics Win Prestigious Awards

Six Women Academics Win Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Sandra Faber, Elaine Walker, Nalini Nadkarni, Donna Alvermann, Evelyn Wiener, and Kimiko Gunji.

University Study Finds Women Face Bias in Attracting Investment Dollars

University Study Finds Women Face Bias in Attracting Investment Dollars

All of the financial data given MBA students was the same, only the gender of the executives involved in the company issuing the proposed IPO was different.

Dean of the College of Education at the University of South Florida to Step Down

Dean of the College of Education at the University of South Florida to Step Down

She will leave her post in June and, after a one year sabbatical, will return to teaching at the University of South Florida.

Sylvia Torti Named Dean of the Honors College at the University of Utah

Sylvia Torti Named Dean of the Honors College at the University of Utah

She has been serving as associate director of the university’s Rio Mesa Center near Moab, Utah. She is also an award-winning novelist.

Awards for Eight Women Scholars

Awards for Eight Women Scholars

Bevlee Watford, Nalini Nadkarni, Jane Grande-Allen, Paula Heusinkveld, Deborah Steinberg, Jean Langenheim, Susan Henry, and Marsha Glines are honored.

Three Academic Centers Get New Women Leaders

Three Academic Centers Get New Women Leaders

Jennifer Robinson, Mahnaz Mahdavi, and Nancy Morrow-Howell receive appointments.

Three Sociologists Win Awards for Their Book on the Changing American Family

Three Sociologists Win Awards for Their Book on the Changing American Family

Co-authors Lala Steelman, Catherine Bolzendahl, and Claudia Geist gather in several book awards.

Two New Vice Presidents

Two New Vice Presidents

Kim Luckes and Mary G. Parker will assume new roles.

Five Women Named to Noteworthy Faculty Posts

Five Women Named to Noteworthy Faculty Posts

New faculty appointments announced at the University of Florida, the University of Arkansas Little Rock, the University of Utah, and the University of New Mexico.

Graduate Schools Get New Leaders

Graduate Schools Get New Leaders

Vivian S. Lee will head the medical school at the University of Utah and Sheryl Tucker will be dean of the graduate school at Oklahoma State University.

A Fresh Crop of New Deans

A Fresh Crop of New Deans

Here are five women who recently have been named deans at colleges and universities.