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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.

Chief Information Office at Rice University Honored by the Nonprofit Internet2

Chief Information Office at Rice University Honored by the Nonprofit Internet2

Klara Jelinkova is vice president for international operations and information technology and chief information officer at Rice University. She was recognized for “exceptional leadership and service and enabling services and achievements beyond the scope of individual institutions.”

Six Medical Schools Partner With TIME'S UP Healthcare to Support Women in Medicine

Six Medical Schools Partner With TIME’S UP Healthcare to Support Women in Medicine

The participating institutions are the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University, the Drexel University College of Medicine, the Mayo Clinic, the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin Health, and Yale School of Medicine.

In Memoriam: Eileen Haughey Searls, 1925-2019

In Memoriam: Eileen Haughey Searls, 1925-2019

Professor Searls joined the Saint Louis University law library faculty in 1952, after the school had reopened following World War II. She remained there until her retirement in 2000.

New Assignments for a Dozen Women Faculty Members

New Assignments for a Dozen Women Faculty Members

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.

Seton Hall University's Maxine Lurie Wins Award for Her Book on the History of New Jersey

Seton Hall University’s Maxine Lurie Wins Award for Her Book on the History of New Jersey

Maxine Lurie, professor emerita in the College of Arts and Sciences at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey, has received an Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History for her latest book, which contains 650 historical photographs taken in New Jersey.

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.

Babies of Pregnant Women With Depression or Anxiety Have Lower Development of White Matter in Their Brains

Babies of Pregnant Women With Depression or Anxiety Have Lower Development of White Matter in Their Brains

The University of Wisconsin researchers found that babies who had mothers with higher levels of anxiety and depression had less developed white matter in their brains. White matter helps the brain process information quickly and forms connections between areas of the brain.

Boston University's Ann McKee Receives Lifetime Achievement Award for Her Research on CTE

Boston University’s Ann McKee Receives Lifetime Achievement Award for Her Research on CTE

Dr. McKee received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference for establishing the criteria for diagnosing chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative disease experienced by many athletes who have had repeated hits to the head.

New Administrative Posts for 15 Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Posts for 15 Women 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.

Cathy Sandeen Named Chancellor of the University of Alaska Anchorage

Cathy Sandeen Named Chancellor of the University of Alaska Anchorage

Dr. Sandeen has been serving as chancellor of the University of Wisconsin Colleges and University of Wisconsin Extension. Earlier, she held leadership positions at University of California campuses at Los Angeles, Santa Cruz, and San Francisco. She will begin her new job on September 15.

Fourteen Women Appointed to Administrative Positions at Colleges and Universities

Fourteen Women Appointed to Administrative Positions 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.

Nine Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Nine Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts 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.

Promising Research on Ovarian Cancer at the University of Wisconsin

Promising Research on Ovarian Cancer at the University of Wisconsin

Ovarian cancer is only the 11th-most common form of cancer among women in the United States. But it accounts for the fifth-most deaths, according to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance. This is because ovarian cancer is often not detected until it has spread to vital organs.

Six Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Assignments in Higher Education

Six Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Assignments 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.

Scholars Urge That Administrators Take Steps to Reduce Fatigue Among Nurses

Scholars Urge That Administrators Take Steps to Reduce Fatigue Among Nurses

A new position paper argues that nurses and their employers need to educate themselves on the health and safety risks associated with fatigue brought on by long and often stressful shifts. The paper calls on healthcare administrators to design schedules and policies that promote a rested and alert workforce.

University of Texas Scholar Rasha Diab Wins Outstanding Book Award

University of Texas Scholar Rasha Diab Wins Outstanding Book Award

Rasha Diab, an associate professor in the department of rhetoric and writing at the University of Texas at Austin, received the Outstanding Book Award from the Conference on College Composition and Communication.

New Study Aims to Identify Best Practices in Mentoring to Increase Diversity in STEM Fields

New Study Aims to Identify Best Practices in Mentoring to Increase Diversity in STEM Fields

Angela Byars-Winston, professor of medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been selected to lead a committee of the National Academy of Sciences that will seek to identify the best mentoring techniques to bring more women and members of underrepresented groups into STEM fields.

In Memoriam: Margaret Ruth Bogue, 1924-2018

In Memoriam: Margaret Ruth Bogue, 1924-2018

Before joining the faculty at the University of Wisconsin in 1966, Dr. Bogue taught at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, and the University of Western Ontario. She served on the faculty at the University of Wisconsin for a quarter century before retiring in 1991.

Four Women Appointed to Dean Positions in Higher Education

Four Women Appointed to Dean Positions in Higher Education

Named to positions as deans are Denise Rush at Boston Architectural College, Bonnie Van Lunen at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, Kathryn VandenBosch at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Dawn Williams at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Four Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Four Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Tiana Clark, a poetry fellow at the University of Wisconsin who will teach at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville this fall, Emily A. Carter of Princeton University, R.S. Zaharna of American University in Washington, D.C., and Ellen Driscoll of Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.

Quinnipiac University in Connecticut Names Judy Olian as Its Next President

Quinnipiac University in Connecticut Names Judy Olian as Its Next President

Dr. Olian currently serves as dean of the Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles. She also holds the John E. Anderson Chair of Management. She has served in these roles since 2006. Dr. Olian will become president of Quinnipiac University on July 1.

Two Women Are Among the Finalists to Direct the Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin

Two Women Are Among the Finalists to Direct the Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has announced a field of four finalists to be the next director of the Waisman Center. The center is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about human development, developmental disabilities, and neurodegenerative diseases. Two of the finalists are women.

Boise State University Scholar Wins the Pacific Northwest Book Award in Fiction

Boise State University Scholar Wins the Pacific Northwest Book Award in Fiction

Emily Ruskovich, an assistant professor in the graduate program in creative writing at Boise State University in Idaho, received the 2017 Pacific Northwest Book Award in the fiction category for her debut novel Idaho.

Three Women Stepping Down From High-Ranking Posts at Leading Universities

Three Women Stepping Down From High-Ranking Posts at Leading Universities

Lauren Benton, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Vanderbilt University, Jackie O’Neil, University Marshall at Harvard University, and Anne Massey dean of the School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are leaving their posts.

New Duties for Six Women Faculty Members at State Universities

New Duties for Six Women Faculty Members at State 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.

Sarah Pfatteicher to Lead the Five College Consortium in Massachusetts

Sarah Pfatteicher to Lead the Five College Consortium in Massachusetts

The Five College Consortium represents Amherst College, Smith College, Mount Holyoke College, Hampshire College, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Dr. Pfatteicher is associate dean for academic affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She will begin her new job in April.

Nine Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Nine Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts 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.

The Next Provost at California State University, Fullerton

The Next Provost at California State University, Fullerton

Kari Knutson Miller currently serves as associate vice president of international programs and global engagement and dean of University Extended Education at the university. She is also a professor of child and adolescent studies. Dr. Knutson Miller joined the faculty at CalState, Fullerton in 1999.