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University of Wisconsin Scholar Wins the Callaway Prize for the Best Book on Drama or Theater

University of Wisconsin Scholar Wins the Callaway Prize for the Best Book on Drama or Theater

Aparna Bhargava Dharwadker, a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been awarded the 2020 Callaway Prize. The prize, which carries a cash award of $9,000, is given by the department of English at New York University for the best book on drama or theatre published during the previous two years by an American author.

In Memoriam: Haunani-Kay Trask, 1949-2021

In Memoriam: Haunani-Kay Trask, 1949-2021

Professor Trask is credited with co-founding the contemporary field of Hawaiian studies and went on to become the founding director of the Center for Hawaiian Studies at the University of Hawai’i Manoa.

Sandra Kiddoo Selcted to Lead Northland Community and Technical College in Minnesota

Sandra Kiddoo Selcted to Lead Northland Community and Technical College in Minnesota

The board of trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities has named Sandra Kiddoo to serve as the next president of Northland Community and Technical College. The appointment will become effective July 1, 2021. Northland Community and Technical College operates branches in Thief River Falls and East Grand Forks, Minnesota. The college enrolls just […]

Rebecca Johnson Is the First Woman to Lead Oregon State University

Rebecca Johnson Is the First Woman to Lead Oregon State University

Dr. Johnson has served as vice president of OSU-Cascades since 2009 and has been on the university’s faculty since 1984. She will be the leader of the state’s largest university for approximately a year or until a permanent president is in office.

New Faculty Assignments at Colleges and Universities for Six Woman Scholars

New Faculty Assignments at Colleges and Universities for Six Woman Scholars

Taking on new roles are Yara González-Justiniano at Vanderbilt Divinity School, Emily A. Gasser at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, Anna Storti at Duke University, Grace Marie Bochenek at the University of Central Florida, Amy Wendt at the University of Wisconsin, and Jessica Kastler at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Three Women Appointed to Diversity Posts at Large Universities

Three Women Appointed to Diversity Posts at Large Universities

The three women taking on new roles in diversity equity and inclusion are Kerri Thompson Tillett at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Torsheika Maddox at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Shirley J. Everett at Stanford University in California.

Northcentral Technical College in Wausau, Wisconsin, Names its Next President

Northcentral Technical College in Wausau, Wisconsin, Names its Next President

In her 26 year career at the college, Dr. Jeannie Worden has served in a variety of roles including vice president of student services, vice president of human resources and college advancement, executive director of the NTC Foundation, and currently as executive vice president.

In Memoriam:  Barbara A. Newsome, 1946-2021

In Memoriam: Barbara A. Newsome, 1946-2021

Dr. Newsome joined the faculty at Mississippi Valley State University in 2001 as an assistant professor in the social work department. During her tenure, Dr. Newsome served as the interim chair of the department, internship field coordinator and the director of the master of social work degree program.

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions at Major Universities

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions at Major Universities

Taking on new roles in diversity equity and inclusion are Valeria J. Martinez at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Elizabeth Tovar at the University of Iowa, and Anju Reejhsinghani at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Berrin Tansel Wins the 2021 Science Award From the American Academy of Environmental Engineers & Scientists

Berrin Tansel Wins the 2021 Science Award From the American Academy of Environmental Engineers & Scientists

Berrin Tansel is a professor of environmental engineering and undergraduate program director in the department of civil and environmental engineering at Florida International University in Miami. She is being honored as an individual who demonstrates leadership, originality, and has innovative solutions to current environmental challenges.

In Memoriam: Lyn K. Ragsdale, 1954-2020

In Memoriam: Lyn K. Ragsdale, 1954-2020

Dr. Ragsdale’s prolific career in political science education began in 1983 when she joined the faculty at the University of Arizona. In 2006, she was named dean of social sciences at Rice University in Houston, Texas, in 2006.

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Assigned to New Positions in Academia

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Assigned to New Positions in Academia

Taking on new roles are Suzy Hansen at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, Sidney Edwards at the University of Louisville, Laurel Fulkerson at Florida State University, Franciska Coleman at the Univerity of Wisconsin Law School, and Ayanna Thompson at Arizona State University.

Cathy Sandeen Will Be the Next President of California State University, East Bay

Cathy Sandeen Will Be the Next President of California State University, East Bay

Since September 2018, Dr. Sandeen has been serving as chancellor of the University of Alaska Anchorage. Prior to that role, Dr. Sandeen was chancellor of the University of Wisconsin Colleges and the University of Wisconsin Extension. She will become president of California State University, East Bay on January 4.

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.

New Administrative Roles for Six Women at Universities

New Administrative Roles for Six Women at Universities

Taking on new duties are Anne Garcia at Ohio State University, Yasmine Farley at Fayetteville, State University in North Carolina, Nicole Crawford at the University of Wyoming, Kristine Kelly at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Claudia Guzmán at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Kenyatta Randall at Grambling State University in Louisiana.

In Memoriam: Florence Rosenfeld Howe, 1929-2020

In Memoriam: Florence Rosenfeld Howe, 1929-2020

Dr. Howe began her academic career at Hofstra University and then Queens College in New York, In 1957, she joined the faculty at Goucher College in Baltimore. After establishing the Feminist Press in 1970, she joined the faculty at SUNY-Old Westbury.

Katelyn Kotlarek Wins the Young Professional Scholarship From the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association

Katelyn Kotlarek Wins the Young Professional Scholarship From the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association

Using integrated imaging technology, advanced 3D computer visualization, and acoustic and aerodynamic speech data, Dr. Kotlarek, an assistant professor at the University of Wyoming. examines the anatomy and physiology of the speech mechanism in children and adults with cleft palate.

A Half Dozen Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Colleges and Universities

A Half Dozen Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Colleges and Universities

Appointed to dean positions are Cheryl Anderson at the University of California, San Diego, Sharon Wise at Utica College in New York, Diana Hess at the University of Wisconsin, Judith A. Ponticell at the University of South Florida, Jasmine Alinder at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Carissa Schively Slotterback at the University of Pittsburgh.

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Seven 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.

Melissa Holloway Honored by the National Association of College and University Attorneys

Melissa Holloway Honored by the National Association of College and University Attorneys

Since May 2019, Mellissa Holloway has been general counsel for legal affairs at North Carolina A&T State University in East Greensboro. Earlier, she was deputy general counsel at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, and general counsel at North Carolina Central University in Durham.

New Administrative Positions for Women at Nine Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Positions for Women at Nine 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.

In Memoriam: Sherry Wagner-Henry, 1966-2020

In Memoriam: Sherry Wagner-Henry, 1966-2020

Sherry Wagner-Henry was the director of the Bolz Center for Arts Administration at the Wisconsin School of Business. Before joining the staff at the University of Wisconsin, she spent 21 years on the staff at the University of Minnesota.

Five Women Faculty Members Who Are Undertaking New Assignments in Academia

Five Women Faculty Members Who Are Undertaking New Assignments in Academia

The women scholars who are taking on new roles are Andrea Burrows at the University of Wyoming, Kristine Lang at Colorado College, Jodie Dionne-Odom at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Elizabeth Meyerand at the University of Wisconsin, and Julianne Vernon at Vanderbilt University.

Three Women Professors to Be Honored by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Three Women Professors to Be Honored by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

The honorees are Gayle A. Brazeau, a professor and dean of the School of Pharmacy at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, Betty Chewning, a professor of pharmacy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Kim L.R. Brouwer, a professor and associate dean of the School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

In Memoriam: Esther Sue Kanipe, 1945-2020

In Memoriam: Esther Sue Kanipe, 1945-2020

In 1976, Dr. Kanipe came to Hamilton College and taught there for 35 years, retiring in 2011. She was the first woman scholar ever granted tenure at the college. Her research focused on modern French history and governmental social policy toward women and family.

In Memoriam: MaryLou Butler, 1944-2020

In Memoriam: MaryLou Butler, 1944-2020

Dr. Butler then served on the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania for seven years. In 1987, she joined the faculty at Southwestern College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She was named president of the college in 1996 and served in that role until her retirement in 2005.

National Academy of Science Honors Kathleen Hall Jamieson With the 2020 Public Welfare Medal

National Academy of Science Honors Kathleen Hall Jamieson With the 2020 Public Welfare Medal

Kathleen Hall Jamieson is the director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania and a professor of communication at the Annenberg School for Communication. She has been a member of the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania since 1989.

Florida State University's Sharon Nicholson Honored by the Humboldt Foundation in Germany

Florida State University’s Sharon Nicholson Honored by the Humboldt Foundation in Germany

The Humboldt Research Award is granted to researchers whose fundamental discoveries or insights have had a significant impact on their discipline and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements in the future.

Three Women Scholars Announce They Will Step Down From Dean Positions at the End of the Academic Year

Three Women Scholars Announce They Will Step Down From Dean Positions at the End of the Academic Year

Betty Kirby, dean of the College of Education and Human Services at Central Michigan University, Margaret Raymond, dean of the law school at the University of Wisconsin, and Mary Elizabeth Moore, dean of the School of Theology at Boston University, have announced they will will step down this coming summer.

Birgit Tautz Wins Book Award for Her Work on German Literature

Birgit Tautz Wins Book Award for Her Work on German Literature

Birgit Tautz, the George Taylor Files Professor of Modern Languages at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, is being honored for her most recent book by the South Atlantic Modern Language Association.

Eight Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties at Colleges and Universities

Eight Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties 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.

Eight Women Academics Who Have Been Assigned New Duties in Higher Education

Eight Women Academics Who Have Been Assigned New Duties 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.

In Memoriam: Heidi Dvinge

In Memoriam: Heidi Dvinge

Dr. Dvinge was an assistant professor of biomolecular chemistry at the University of Wisconsin. Her research program was dedicated to understanding how aberrant RNA processing contributes to diseases such as cancer, and how these changes might be exploited to allow new therapies.

Fourteen Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Fourteen Women Who Are 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.

In Memoriam: Georgia Lesh-Laurie, 1938-2019

In Memoriam: Georgia Lesh-Laurie, 1938-2019

During long tenure at Cleveland State University, Dr. Lesh-Laurie served in various roles including chair of the biology department, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, dean of the College of Graduate Studies, and interim provost.