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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.

Temple University's Sara Goldrick-Rab Wins the 2018 Grawemeyer Award in Education

Temple University’s Sara Goldrick-Rab Wins the 2018 Grawemeyer Award in Education

This year the $100,000 Grawemeyer Education Award was given to Sara Goldrick-Rab, a professor in the College of Education at Temple University in Philadelphia. Professor Goldrick-Rab is being honored for her research on financing higher education.

Geography Scholar Files a Sexual Discrimination Lawsuit Against the University of North Carolina

Geography Scholar Files a Sexual Discrimination Lawsuit Against the University of North Carolina

The suit alleges gender discrimination and retaliation against associate professor of geography Altha Cravey after she raised concerns about sexual and racial discrimination at the university.

Nine Women Scholars Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Nine Women Scholars Taking on New 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.

Ladee Hubbard to Receive the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence

Ladee Hubbard to Receive the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence

Ladee Hubbard, who teaches in the Africana studies program at Tulane University in New Orleans, is being honored for her debut novel The Talented Ribkins, the story of an African American family whose members have unique superpowers.

A Quartet of Women in New Faculty Positions at Major Universities

A Quartet of Women in New Faculty Positions at Major Universities

The four women in new faculty posts are Pajarita Charles at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Daphne A. Bascom at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Rena Robinson at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and Miriam Rocah at Pace University in New York.

In Memoriam: Gloria Johnson-Powell, 1936-2017

In Memoriam: Gloria Johnson-Powell, 1936-2017

Gloria Johnson-Powell, one of the first women to hold a tenured faculty post at Harvard Medical School. She also taught at the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of Wisconsin.

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.

In Memoriam: Juana Gamero de Coca, 1959-2017

In Memoriam: Juana Gamero de Coca, 1959-2017

Juana Gamero de Coca was an associate professor of Spanish at Middlebury College in Vermont. A native of Spain, Dr. Gamero de Coca’s scholarship was focused on twentieth and twenty-first century Spanish culture and literature with a focus on gender issues.

New Assignments in Higher Education for 10 Women Faculty Members

New Assignments in Higher Education for 10 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.

The First Woman to Win the Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Chemistry

The First Woman to Win the Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Chemistry

Laura Kiessling, the Novartis Professor of Chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will receive the 2017 Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Chemistry at the 2018 annual meeting of the American Chemical Society in Boston next summer.

A Dozen Women With New Faculty Roles at Colleges and Universities

A Dozen Women With New Faculty 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.

Hannah Tavares Wins Book Award From the American Educational Studies Association

Hannah Tavares Wins Book Award From the American Educational Studies Association

Hannah M. Tavares is an associate professor in the College of Education at the University of Hawaii. She was honored for her book Pedagogies of the Image: Photo-Archives, Cultural Histories and Postfoundational Inquiry (Springer, 2016)

Addressing Sexual Harassment in the Environmental Sciences

Addressing Sexual Harassment in the Environmental Sciences

Erika Marín-Spiotta, an associate professor of geography at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is partnering with scientific societies and geoscience faculty colleagues from colleges and universities across the country to develop sexual harassment bystander intervention training for the earth, space and environmental sciences.

A Large Group of Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

A Large Group of 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.