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In Memoriam: Kathleen Ell, 1939-2021

In Memoriam: Kathleen Ell, 1939-2021

Professor Ell joined the faculty at the University of Southern California in 1980 and was promoted to full professor in 1991. She was the first researcher to link depression with an increase in mortality among coronary care patients.

Colette Irwin-Knott to Lead Valparaiso University in Indiana

Colette Irwin-Knott to Lead Valparaiso University in Indiana

Irwin-Knott has been a member of the university’s board of trustees since 2009. She has spent her career in the field of public finance with HJ Umbaugh & Associates in Indianapolis retiring as a partner in 2014. She worked closely with educators throughout Indiana on hundreds of school and library projects involving the issuance of municipal bonds.

Fourteen Women Taking on New Administrative Roles at Colleges and Universities

Fourteen Women Taking on New Administrative Roles 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.

Baylor University Historian Wins the Lilly Fellows Program Book Award

Baylor University Historian Wins the Lilly Fellows Program Book Award

Andrea L. Turpin is an associate professor of history at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, won the award that honors “an original and imaginative work that exemplified the principles of faith and learning in the Christian intellectual tradition.”

Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, Names its Next President

Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, Names its Next President

When she takes office on July 1, Dr. Cheryl B. Schrader will be the first woman to serve as president of Wright State University. Currently, she is chancellor of the Missouri University of Science and Technology. She is the first woman to serve as chancellor at the university.

A Quartet of Women Appointed to Dean Posts at Universities

A Quartet of Women Appointed to Dean Posts at Universities

The new deans are Christine Spencer at the University of Baltimore, Karen Allen at Valparaiso University in Indiana, Adrienne Frame at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, and Cindy Juntunen at the University of North Dakota.

Susan Holman Selected to Receive the 2016 Grawemeyer Award in Religion

Susan Holman Selected to Receive the 2016 Grawemeyer Award in Religion

Dr. Holman is a senior writer at the Global Health Education and Learning Incubator at Harvard University. The award is one of five Grawemeyers given out annually by the University of Louisville. Each Grawemeyer Award comes with a $100,000 honorarium.

Six Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Six Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Kethleen Lowney of Valdosta State University in Georgia, Andrea Modica at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Sarah G. Holterhoff at Valparaiso University in Indiana, Daniell Walsh at East Carolina University, Judith Cone at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Jennifer Katona at the City University of New York.

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.

Awards Bestowed on Seven Women Faculty Members

Awards Bestowed on Seven Women Faculty Members

The honorees are Lara Pudwell of Valparaiso University, Nancy Amato of Texas A&M, Elizabeth Gerber of Northwestern, Cecilia Graham of the University of Alabama Birmingham, Linda Gottfredson of the University of Delaware, Elizabeth Jones of the University of Nebraska, and Luisa Igloria of Old Dominion University.