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New Assignments for Five Women Faculty Members in Academia

New Assignments for Five Women Faculty Members in Academia

Assuming new roles or positions are Roberta Klatzky at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Rachel Patzer at Emory University in Atlanta, Rita Dove of the University of Virginia, Lorraine Ware at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and Shanna Pearson-Merkowitz at the University of Rhode Island.

Seven Women in Higher Education Taking on New Administrative Duties

Seven Women in Higher Education Taking on New Administrative Duties

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

Stephanie Adams Will Lead the American Society for Engineering Education

Stephanie Adams Will Lead the American Society for Engineering Education

Stephanie Adams is dean of the Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. She will serve one year as president-elect of the American Society for Engineering Education beginning in June and will become president of the organization in June 2019.

The Next Dean of the College of Health and Human Performance at East Carolina University

The Next Dean of the College of Health and Human Performance at East Carolina University

Dr. Anisa Zvonkovic has been serving as a professor and chair of the department of human development and family science at Virginia Tech. Professor Zvonkovic is the current chair of the board of directors of the National Council on Family Relations.

Women More Likely Than Men to Suffer Sports-Related Concussions

Women More Likely Than Men to Suffer Sports-Related Concussions

A new study by faculty members at the University of Virginia finds that women athletes have an increased risk of suffering sports-related concussions. And for those athletes that suffer concussions, women report more severe symptoms than men.

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Karen Abrams Named the Next Dean of Duke Law School

Professor Abrams, who will become dean of Duke Law School on July 1, is the vice provost for faculty affairs and professor of law at the University of Virginia. She joined the faculty there in 2005. From 2002, to 2005, Professor Abrams taught at the New York University School of Law.

Anisa Zvonkovic Is the New Chair of the National Council on Family Relations

Anisa Zvonkovic Is the New Chair of the National Council on Family Relations

The National Council on Family Relations is the country’s oldest professional, nonpartisan association focusing on family research, practice, and education. Its membership is multidisciplinary, ranging from university faculty and researchers to therapists, social workers, and K–12 teachers.

Karin Peterson to Serve as Provost at the University of North Carolina at Asheville

Karin Peterson to Serve as Provost at the University of North Carolina at Asheville

Karin Peterson, a professor and chair of the department of sociology and anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, has agreed to serve as acting provost during the Spring 2018 semester.

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.

Four Women in New Administrative Positions at Universities

Four Women in New Administrative Positions at Universities

Taking on new administrative roles in higher education are Carla Williams at the University of Virginia, Michelle Wieser at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, Eunice Angelica Whitmal at the University of Massachusetts, and Gena Jones at New Mexico State University.

Ten Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Roles in Higher Education

Ten Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Roles 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.

University of Virginia School of Medicine Honors a Pioneering Woman Graduate

University of Virginia School of Medicine Honors a Pioneering Woman Graduate

Dr. Vivian Pinn was the only woman in the 1967 graduating class of the University of Virginia School of Medicine. She later served for 20 years as director of the Office for Research on Women’s Health at the National Institutes of Health. Now, the medical research building at the University of Virginia has been renamed in her honor.

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.

The New Director of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at the University of Michigan

The New Director of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at the University of Michigan

Anna Kirkland, the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan, was appointed director of the institute, which is interdisciplinary and inclusive of the creative and performing arts as well as the humanities, social sciences, and the sciences.

Hollins University Scholar to Receive the 2017 Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize

Hollins University Scholar to Receive the 2017 Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize

Elizabeth Poliner is an associate professor of English at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. The prize for the best work of prose fiction is awarded annually by the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies and the department of English at the University of Rochester in New York.

Two Women Scholars Win Lillian Smith Book Awards

Two Women Scholars Win Lillian Smith Book Awards

The winners are Patricia Bell-Scott, professor emerita of women’s studies and also human development and family studies at the University of Georgia and Risa Goluboff dean and the Arnold H. Leon Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law.

Two Women Scholars Receive Prestigious Awards

Two Women Scholars Receive Prestigious Awards

Rita Dove, Commonwealth Professor of English at the University of Virginia, received an award from the U.S. Presidential Scholars Foundation and DiOnetta Jones Crayton, associate dean for undergraduate education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was honored by the Women in Engineering Pro-Active Network.

Eight Women Scholars Taking on New Roles at Colleges and Universities

Eight Women Scholars Taking on New Roles 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.

Ten Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Ten Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

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.

In Memoriam: Donna J. Webb, 1967-2017

In Memoriam: Donna J. Webb, 1967-2017

Donna J. Webb joined the faculty at Vanderbilt University in 2005 and conducted research on cell motility and its role in cancer metastasis.

Eleven Women Appointed to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Eleven Women Appointed to Administrative Positions 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.

Five Women Appointed to New Administrative Positions at Colleges and Universities

Five Women Appointed to New Administrative Positions at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new administrative roles are Leslie Kendrick at the University of Virginia School of Law, Desiree Reed-Francois at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Diana Borgognoni at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law, Vivian Hsu at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, and Janet Lindner at Yale University.

Meredith Woo Selected as the Thirteenth President of Sweet Briar College

Meredith Woo Selected as the Thirteenth President of Sweet Briar College

Dr. Meredith Woo, a native of South Korea, is the director of the Higher Education Support Program for the Open Society Foundations in London. From 2008 to 2014, Dr. Woo was the Buckner W. Clay Dean of the College and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia.

Teresa Sullivan Announces She Will Leave the Presidency of the University of Virginia in 2018

Teresa Sullivan Announces She Will Leave the Presidency of the University of Virginia in 2018

Teresa A. Sullivan, president of the University of Virginia, has announced that she will step down from her post after the 2017-18 academic year. Dr. Sullivan has been president of the University of Virginia since 2010. She is the first woman to hold the office.

In Memoriam: Sydney Hall Blair, 1949-2016

In Memoriam: Sydney Hall Blair, 1949-2016

On December 6, Sydney Blair, an associate professor of creative writing at the University of Virginia, left her class on nonfiction creative writing early, saying she was not feeling well. She died six days later.

In Memoriam: Debra Saunders-White, 1957-2016

In Memoriam: Debra Saunders-White, 1957-2016

Debra Saunders-White, the 11th chancellor of North Carolina Central University in Durham, died on November 26. Dr. Saunders-White was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2015 and took a medical leave of absence in August 2016.

Eleven Women in New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities Across America

Eleven Women in New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities Across America

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

University of Virginia Holds Girls’ Day to Boost Interest in the Building and Construction Trades

University of Virginia Holds Girls’ Day to Boost Interest in the Building and Construction Trades

The facilities management department, which has 1,200 employees, hosted 40 young women who toured campus facilities, saw designs and mock-ups of new buildings, were able to use 3-D printer systems.

New Assignments for 10 Women Faculty Members

New Assignments for 10 Women Faculty Members

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.

Nineteen Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Nineteen Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Roles 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.

Five Women Scholars Receive Prestigious Honors or Awards

Five Women Scholars Receive Prestigious Honors or Awards

The honorees are Charlotte Baker at Florida A&M University, Ellen J. Langer of Harvard University, Karen S. Rheuban of the University of Virginia, Augusta Read Thomas of the University of Chicago, and J. Meejin Yoon of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

A Milestone Award for a Syracuse University Physicist

A Milestone Award for a Syracuse University Physicist

Lisa Manning, an associate professor of physics at Syracuse University in New York, will be honored with the Young Scientist Prize in Lyon, France, this July by the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics. She is the first woman to win the award.

The Next Provost at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans

The Next Provost at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans

Dr. McCall currently serves as dean of the Harpur College of Arts and Sciences at Binghamton University, a campus of the State University of New York System. Earlier, she served in dean positions at the University of Denver and Tulane University in New Orleans.

Ila Berman to Lead the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia

Ila Berman to Lead the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia

Currently, Dr. Berman serves as a tenured professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. She is the former director of architecture at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco.

Prestigious Honors and Awards for Seven Women Scholars at American Universities

Prestigious Honors and Awards for Seven Women Scholars at American Universities

The honorees are Jennifer Doudna of the University of California, Berkeley, Fay S. Adams of the University of Tennessee, Rebecca U. Thorpe of the University of Washington, Heather Leah Ryerson Fountain of Kutztown University, Rebecca Richards-Kortum of Rice University, Allison Beese of Penn State, and Rita Dove of the University of Virginia.