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Cornell University Offers New Online Certificate Program on Women in Leadership

Cornell University Offers New Online Certificate Program on Women in Leadership

The five-course certificate program examines the issues facing women in leadership positions and offers strategies for handling them. The program can be completed in three months with five, two-week courses.

Five Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Five Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

The appointees are Sarah Curran at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, Marsha C. Senior at Syracuse University in New York, Mary Jo Gonzales at Washington State University, Shira Thomas at Florida A&M University, and Kristen Roman at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Caroline Levine of Cornell University Wins a Book Award From the Modern Language Association

Caroline Levine of Cornell University Wins a Book Award From the Modern Language Association

Professor Levine will receive the 47th annual James Russell Lowell Prize from the Modern Language Association. The award is given to the author of an outstanding book; either a literary or linguistic study, a critical edition of an important work, or a critical biography.

Five University Women Who Have Announced They Are Stepping Down

Five University Women Who Have Announced They Are Stepping Down

At the end of the calendar year or the end of an academic semester, there are always a number of announcement regarding retirements. Here are five women who are leaving their high-level university posts.

Four Women Scholars Win 2017 Grawemeyer Awards

Four Women Scholars Win 2017 Grawemeyer Awards

The four women scholars are Diana Hess and Paula McAvoy who will share the prize in Education, Marsha Linehan who will receive the award in Psychology, and Dana Burde who will be honored in the Improving World Order category.

Six Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Six Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty 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.

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.

Jennifer Orlikoff Named President of Potomac State College in West Virginia

Jennifer Orlikoff Named President of Potomac State College in West Virginia

Jennifer Orlikoff has been serving in the post on an interim basis since July 1. Previously, she was an associate professor of French and director of the Center for Women and Gender Studies at West Virginia University’s flagship campus in Morgantown.

The New President of the International Primatological Society

The New President of the International Primatological Society

Karen Strier is the Irven DeVore Professor of Anthropology and the Vilas Research Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Since 1982, Professor Strier has been conducting research on the northern muriqui monkey in Brazil. It is one of the world’s most critically endangered primates.

Seven Women Higher Education Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Seven Women Higher Education Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Liliya Yatsunyk of Swarthmore College, Rose McLarney of Auburn University, M. Darby Dyar of Mount Holyoke College, Erika Marin-Spiotta of the University of Wisconsin, Helen Grundman of Bryn Mawr College, Viviana Gradinaru of ClaTech, and Susannah Heschel of Dartmouth College.

New Assignments for 14 Women Faculty Members

New Assignments for 14 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.

Eleven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Eleven 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.

Elmira Mangum May Be on the Way Out as Florida A&M University President

Elmira Mangum May Be on the Way Out as Florida A&M University President

Recently the board of trustees voted – by a 7-5 margin – not to renew the president’s contract when it expires in April. The board created a task force to determine the future of leadership at the university. It did not rule out extending the president’s contract and it did not rule out letting her go.

University of Wisconsin Historian Wins Book Award

University of Wisconsin Historian Wins Book Award

April R. Haynes, an assistant professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, received the 2015 James Broussard Best First Book Prize from the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic (SHEAR).

Another Award for the Scholarship of Boston College's Mary Sarah Bilder

Another Award for the Scholarship of Boston College’s Mary Sarah Bilder

Mary Sarah Bilder, the Founders Professor of Law and the Michael and Helen Lee Distinguished Scholar at the Boston College Law School, has been honored by the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic.

The New Leader of Thiel College in Greenville, Pennsylvania

The New Leader of Thiel College in Greenville, Pennsylvania

Susan Traverso is the first woman to serve as president of Thiel College in the educational institution’s 150-year history. She was provost, senior vice president, and professor of history at Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania.

Ellen Zweibel to Receive the Maxwell Prize in Plasma Physics

Ellen Zweibel to Receive the Maxwell Prize in Plasma Physics

Dr. Zweibel is the William L. Kraushaar Professor of Physics and Astronomy and chair of the department of astronomy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Professor Zweibel will receive a $10,000 prize at the annual meeting of the Division of Plasma Physics of the American Physical Society.

New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities for Eight Women

New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities for Eight Women

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

Jennifer Orlikoff Is the New Leader of Potomac State College of West Virginia University

Dr. Orlikoff was serving as an associate professor of French and director of the Center for Women and Gender Studies at West Virginia University’s flagship campus in Morgantown. She joined the faculty at the university in 2008.

Six Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their University Posts

Six Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their University Posts

The six women stepping down are Gladys Zubulake at Saginaw Valley State, Grace Scheibner at Harvard, Carol Gattis at the University of Arkansas, Meredith Schmidt at the University of Massachusetts, Sue Riseling at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Carla Dieter at the University of South Dakota.

University of Wisconsin Scholar to Lead the National Library of Medicine

University of Wisconsin Scholar to Lead the National Library of Medicine

Patricia Flatley Brennan, who holds an endowed chair at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, was named director of the National Library of Medicine, a division of the National Institutes of Health. The institution is the largest biomedical library in the world.

Eleven Women Faculty Members Appointed to New Positions in Higher Education

Eleven Women Faculty Members Appointed to New Positions in Higher Education

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.

Five Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Colleges and Universities

Five Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Colleges and Universities

The new deans are Carla M. Koretsky at Western Michigan University, Maureen Ryan at the University of Southern Mississippi, Laura Dunn Jolly at Iowa State University, Linda Scott at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Whitney Soule at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine.

Two Women Scholars Will Share the New UNESCO Chair at the University of Wisconsin

Two Women Scholars Will Share the New UNESCO Chair at the University of Wisconsin

The Chair on Gender, Well-Being, and a Culture of Peace is the first UNESCO chair in the state of Wisconsin. There are 670 such chairs worldwide, with 12 focused on gender studies. Araceli Alonso and Teresa Langle de Paz will be the first holders of the chair.

University of Georgia Study Links Narcissism to Propensity for Sexual Assault

University of Georgia Study Links Narcissism to Propensity for Sexual Assault

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Georgia found that college-age men who exhibited traits of pathological narcissism were more likely to have committed sexual assault.

Two Women Scholars From the University of Wisconsin Win Book Award

Two Women Scholars From the University of Wisconsin Win Book Award

The winners of the 2016 Outstanding Book Award from the American Educational Research Association are Diana E. Hess, dean of the School of Education and Paula McAvoy, program director of the Center for Ethics and Education at the University of Wisconsin.

In Memoriam: Qinghong Zhang, 1968-2016

In Memoriam: Qinghong Zhang, 1968-2016

Qinghong Zhang was an associate professor of dermatology on the Anschutz Medical Campus of the University of Colorado in Aurora. Dr. Zhang’s research focused on therapeutics for skin diseases such as psoriasis.

Seven Women Appointed to Positions as Deans

Seven Women Appointed to Positions as Deans

The women appointed to dean positions are Kathryn Chval at the University of Missouri, Camille A. Nelson at American University, Maria Claudia Tomany at North Dakota State, Sandra Witte at Fresno State, Barbara E. Wolfe at the University of Rhode Island, Kay M. Paln at the University of Alabama, and Margaret Raymong at the University of Wisconsin.

Two Women Are Finalists for Dean of the School of Nursing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Two Women Are Finalists for Dean of the School of Nursing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Linda A. Lewandowski is the associate dean for academic affairs at the University of Massachusetts College of Nursing and Linda Scott is the associate dean for academic affairs at the School of Nursing of the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Three Women Among the Nation's Top 10 Most Influential Educational Scholars

Three Women Among the Nation’s Top 10 Most Influential Educational Scholars

Linda Darling Hammond of Stanford University was rated as the most influential university-based education scholar in the United States. Also among the top 10 influential scholars are Diane Ravitch of New York University and Glorida Ladson-Billings of the University of WIsconsin-Madison.

The Inaugural Winner of the Mark L. Morris Jr. Investigator Award From the Morris Animal Foundation

The Inaugural Winner of the Mark L. Morris Jr. Investigator Award From the Morris Animal Foundation

Kathryn M. Meurs is a professor and associate dean for research and graduate education in the College of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University. The award will fund her research on canine mitral valve disease, the most common cause of heart disease in dogs.

In Memoriam: Margaret Naumann Keyes, 1918-2015

In Memoriam: Margaret Naumann Keyes, 1918-2015

In 1951, Margaret Keyes joined the faculty in the department of home economics at the University of Iowa. She remained on the faculty for 37 years until her retirement and appointment as professor emerita in 1988.

The New President of the Ecological Society of America

The New President of the Ecological Society of America

Monica G. Turner, the Eugene P. Odum Professor of Ecology and the Vilas Research Professor of Zoology at the University of Wisconsin, was elected president of the Ecological Society of America.

In Memoriam: Rosalyn Fraad Baxandall, 1939-2015

In Memoriam: Rosalyn Fraad Baxandall, 1939-2015

A noted feminist historian Rosalyn Baxandall joined the faculty in the American studies department at the State University of New York at Old Westbury in 1971.

Three Women Announce Their Retirements From High-Level University Posts

Three Women Announce Their Retirements From High-Level University Posts

Ruth R. Faden is stepping down as director of the Berman Institute of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University. Susan Fischer, director of financial aid at the University of Wisconsin and Karin Trainer, University Librarian at Princeton, are retiring.