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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.

Safiya Sinclair Wins the 2015 Prairie Schooner Book Prize for Poetry

Safiya Sinclair Wins the 2015 Prairie Schooner Book Prize for Poetry

Sinclair, a native of Montego Bay, Jamaica, is a graduate of Bennington College in southwestern Vermont and holds a master of fine arts degree from the University of Virginia. She is currently a Dornsife Doctoral Fellow at the University of Southern California.

Virginia Tech Scholar Earns Three Awards from the American Society of Interior Designers

Virginia Tech Scholar Earns Three Awards from the American Society of Interior Designers

Lisa Tucker is an associate professor and chair of the interior design program in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech. She will be honored for service to the society, for support of the interior design profession, and for outstanding scholarship.

Georgia State University Scholar Named to State Education Post

Georgia State University Scholar Named to State Education Post

Dr. Caitlin Dooley will take a one-year leave of absence from her faculty duties in the College of Education at Georgia State to serve as deputy superintendent of the Georgia Department of Education. In this role, Dr. Dooley will lead a statewide early literacy campaign.

Jennifer Mnookin to Lead the UCLA School of Law

Jennifer Mnookin to Lead the UCLA School of Law

Jennifer Mnookin was selected as the ninth dean of the School of Law at the University of California, Los Angeles. An expert in evidence law, Dr. Mnookin has been on the UCLA law faculty since 2005 and currently is the David G. Price and Dallas R. Price Professor of Law.

University of Virginia Extends Contract of President Teresa Sullivan

University of Virginia Extends Contract of President Teresa Sullivan

In 2012, the board of visitors at the University of Virginia announced that Teresa A. Sullivan would be leaving the presidency of the university after only two years on the job. After protests by students and faculty, she was reinstated just 16 days later. Now her contact has been extended.

University of Virginia to Publish Martha Washington's Letters

University of Virginia to Publish Martha Washington’s Letters

After her husband death, Martha Washington destroyed most of the correspondence between her and the nation’s first president. But thousands of letters between Martha Washington and others have survived.

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 Stepping Down From High-Level University Administrative Posts

Two Women Stepping Down From High-Level University Administrative Posts

Beth Miller, senior associate athletics director and senior woman administrator at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Sharon Davie, the founding director of the University of Virginia Women’s Center, are retiring this summer.

The Three Finalists for This Year's $250,000 Cherry Award for Great Teaching Are All Women

The Three Finalists for This Year’s $250,000 Cherry Award for Great Teaching Are All Women

The three finalists for the $250,000 Cherry Award are Teresa C. Balser of the University of Florida, Michelle Rae Hebl of Rice University, and Lisa Russ Spaar of the University of Virginia.

Four Women Faculty Members Receive Notable Honors

Four Women Faculty Members Receive Notable Honors

The honorees are Catherine Ruth Pakaluk of Ave Maria University in Florida, Jane Sojka of the University of Cincinnati, Anita Jones of the University of Virginia, and Jamila Stockman of the University of California, San Diego.

The Next President of Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania

The Next President of Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania

Valerie Smith, dean of the college and the Woodrow Wilson Professor of Literature at Princeton University, was named president of Swarthmore College. She will take office on July 1.

Three Women Scholars to Lead Organizations With Ties to Higher Education

Three Women Scholars to Lead Organizations With Ties to Higher Education

Meredith Jung-En Woo will lead the International Higher Education Support Program of the Open Society Foundations. Cynthia Cherry will be CEO of the International Leadership Association and Melanie Domenech Rodriguez will lead the National Latina/o Psychological Association.

Five Women in New Teaching Roles

Five Women in New Teaching Roles

The women in new teaching posts are Anjelica L. Gonzalez at Yale University, Luann Lynch at the University of Virginia, Mary C. Stiner at the University of Arizona, Mea S. Cook at Williams College, and Janet Napolitano at the University of California, Berkeley.

Valerie Harrison Now Leading The Lincoln University

Valerie Harrison Now Leading The Lincoln University

The board of trustees of The Lincoln University in Pennsylvania has named Valerie Harrison as acting president of the university. She has been serving as the university’s General Counsel since 2013 and previously had held a similar post at Arcadia University.

Kelley Fanto Deetz to Lead Research Project on the History of Slavery at the University of Virginia

Kelley Fanto Deetz to Lead Research Project on the History of Slavery at the University of Virginia

The University of Virginia has appointed Kelley Fanto Deetz to a three-year postdoctoral fellowship to conduct research on the role of slavery in the university’s history. She was an assistant professor of history at Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia.

Nursing Scholars Seek to Determine If At-Risk Women Are More Likely to Report Domestic Abuse Online

Nursing Scholars Seek to Determine If At-Risk Women Are More Likely to Report Domestic Abuse Online

A new study led Camille Burnett, professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Virginia, seeks to determine if pregnant women are more likely to report domestic violence in a computer survey than they are to a practicing clinician.

Five Women Stepping Down From High-Level Posts at Colleges and Universities

Five Women Stepping Down From High-Level Posts at Colleges and Universities

The women who have or will retire are Belle Wei at California State University, Chico, Hudlin Wagner at Carleton College, Nancy Dunlap at the University of Virginia, Jennie Taylor at Emory University, and Sharon Stahl at Washington University in St. Louis.

In Memoriam: Sherri King, 1975-2014

In Memoriam: Sherri King, 1975-2014

Sherri King was the managing director of the University of Virginia Investment Company, where she was in charge of its fixed-income investments and risk management strategies. Previously, she had a 15-year career with Wall Street investment firms.

Report Finds a Significant Gender Gap in Faculty Salaries at the University of Virginia

Report Finds a Significant Gender Gap in Faculty Salaries at the University of Virginia

The study found that women faculty are paid on average $3,638 less than their male colleagues of similar rank and tenure. The authors stated that their research did not determine the reasons for the gender gap in faculty salaries.

Two Women Stepping Down From High-Level University Posts

Two Women Stepping Down From High-Level University Posts

Karin Wittenborg, university librarian and dean of libraries at the University of Virginia, will retire in December and Lynn Dorn, the director of women’s athletics at North Dakota State University, has announced that she will retire in March.

Kathryn Laughon Wins an Award for Improving Dye Used in Sexual Assault Examinations

Kathryn Laughon Wins an Award for Improving Dye Used in Sexual Assault Examinations

Kathryn Laughon, an associate professor of nursing at the University of Virginia, was honored with the 2014 Ann Burgess Forensic Nursing Research Award from the International Association of Forensic Nurses.

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.

Nine Women in Academia Honored With Notable Awards

Nine Women in Academia Honored With Notable Awards

The recipients of these major national awards are: Maria Rosario Araneta, Meena Kumari, Kelly Drew, Mary Rogus, Alva Ferdinand, Sarah Holterhoff, Paula Agudelo, Elizabeth H. Maples, and Melody Bianchetto.

New Women Deans at Six Universities

New Women Deans at Six Universities

The six women appointed to dean posts are Lisa Bond-Maupin at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock, Elizabeth K. Meyer at the University of Virginia, Sharon L. Wood at the University of Texas, Lisa Plowfield at Towson University, Shannon Blanton at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, and Peris Drell at Stanford University.

Pamela Sutton-Wallace Named CEO of the University of Virginia Medical Center

Pamela Sutton-Wallace Named CEO of the University of Virginia Medical Center

Sutton-Wallace has been on the staff of the Duke University Health System for 17 years. Most recently, she served as senior vice president for hospital operations at Duke University Hospital. She will begin her new job in July.