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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.

Student Journalists Find a Huge Gender Gap in Faculty Salaries at the University of Virginia

Student Journalists Find a Huge Gender Gap in Faculty Salaries at the University of Virginia

Reporters for the student newspaper at the University of Virginia found only two women among the 20 highest-paid employees of the university. Teresa Sullivan, president of the university was the fifth highest-paid employee.

New Assignments for Nine Women Faculty Members

New Assignments for Nine 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.

In Memoriam: Joanne Louis McGrath Cohoon, 1954-2016

In Memoriam: Joanne Louis McGrath Cohoon, 1954-2016

Joanne Cohoon was a professor of science, technology and society in the University of Virginia’s School of Engineering and Applied Science and a senior research social scientist at the National Center for Women in Information Technology.

In Memoriam: Phyllis J. Franzek, 1950-2016

In Memoriam: Phyllis J. Franzek, 1950-2016

Dr. Franzek was an associate professor of writing in the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. She joined the faculty at the university in 1997.

Dixie Lee Thompson Is a Finalist for Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Tennessee

Dixie Lee Thompson Is a Finalist for Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Tennessee

The University of Tennessee in Knoxville has announced three finalists for the position of vice provost and dean of the Graduate School. Dixie Lee Thompson, a professor of kinesiology at the university, is the only woman among the three finalists.

University of Texas at Austin Names Its Next Provost

University of Texas at Austin Names Its Next Provost

Maurie D. McInnis currently serves as vice provost for academic affairs and a professor of art history at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. She will begin her new duties in Austin on July 1.

Gender Differences Among Workers Who Take Paid Parental Leave After the Birth of a Child

Gender Differences Among Workers Who Take Paid Parental Leave After the Birth of a Child

In California, new mothers and new fathers are eligible for six weeks of paid parental leave. But the study showed that men typically take a week or a week and a half while women were more likely to take the full six weeks of leave.

Three Women Professors Honored With Prestigious Awards

Three Women Professors Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Amina Khalifa El-Ashmawy, a professor of chemistry at Collin College in Texas, Anna Brickhouse, University Professor of English and American studies at the University of Virginia, and Katherine Grace Hendrix, a professor of communication at the University of Memphis.

Women Are a Majority of New Entrants to U.S. Dental Schools

Women Are a Majority of New Entrants to U.S. Dental Schools

The number of women applying to U.S. dental schools has increased by 82 percent since 2000. During the same period male applicants to dental schools increased by 27.8 percent. In 2014, women made up 51.2 percent of all new enrollees at U.S. dental schools.

Three Women Appointed to Dean Positions at State Universities

Three Women Appointed to Dean Positions at State Universities

The women appointed to dean posts are Traki L. Taylor in the College of Education at Florida A&M University, Risa L. Goluboff at the University of Virginia School of Law, and Nancy Guerra at the School of Social Ecology at the University of California, Irvine.

Eleven Women in New Faculty Roles at Colleges and Universities

Eleven Women in New Faculty Roles at Colleges and Universities

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

Virginia Tech's Anisa Zvonkovic to Lead the National Council on Family Relations

Virginia Tech’s Anisa Zvonkovic to Lead the National Council on Family Relations

Dr. Zvonkovic, a professor and chair of the department of human development at Virginia Tech, will serve two years as president-elect followed by two years as president of the multidisciplinary professional organization focused on family research.

Emily Drake Elected President of Major Nursing Association

Emily Drake Elected President of Major Nursing Association

Emily Drake, an associate professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Virginia, has been elected president of the American Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses.

Eleven Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Eleven Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Assignments

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

Marcia Buck to Lead the American College of Clinical Pharmacy

Marcia Buck to Lead the American College of Clinical Pharmacy

Dr. Buck is an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, a clinical associate professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Virginia, and an affiliate clinical professor in the School of Pharmacy at Virginia Commonwealth University.

University of Virginia Signs Resolution Agreement on Preventing Sexual Violence and Harassment

University of Virginia Signs Resolution Agreement on Preventing Sexual Violence and Harassment

The U.S. Department of Education maintained that the university failed “to promptly and equitably respond to certain complaints of sexual violence” and that “the university failed to take sufficient steps to eliminate a hostile environment and prevent its recurrence.”

University of Virginia Scholar Wins Book Award

University of Virginia Scholar Wins Book Award

Anna Brickhouse, an associate professor of English at the University of Virginia, received one of two book prizes awarded by the journal Early American Literature. Dr. Brickhouse holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Columbia University.

Safiya Sinclair Receives $25,800 Fellowship Award From The Poetry Foundation

Safiya Sinclair Receives $25,800 Fellowship Award From The Poetry Foundation

Safiya Sinclair is currently a Dornsife Doctoral Fellow in literature and creative writing at the University of Southern California. She is a graduate of Bennington College in southwestern Vermont and holds a master of fine arts degree from the University of Virginia.

Rita Dove to Receive the $20,000 Stone Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement

Rita Dove to Receive the $20,000 Stone Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement

The Stone Award was established in 2011 to highlight the work of the creative writing program at Oregon State University’s School of Writing. Literature, and Film. The award comes with a $20,000 prize. Professor Dove, the Commonwealth Professor of English at the University of Virginia, will accept the award next spring in Oregon.

Seven Women Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Seven Women 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.

University Scholars Find a Biomarker That May Predict Women With a High Risk of Postpartum Depression

University Scholars Find a Biomarker That May Predict Women With a High Risk of Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression affects about 20 percent of new mothers. A new study by researchers at five universities has determined that a biomarker in blood can identify women who are at a higher risk for postpartum depression.

New Administrative Roles for 22 Women at American Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Roles for 22 Women at American 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.