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In Memoriam: Lorie A. Vanchena, 1961-2022

In Memoriam: Lorie A. Vanchena, 1961-2022

After earning a Ph.D. in German studies at Washington University in St. Louis, Dr. Vanchena joined the faculty at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. She joined the faculty at the University of Kansas in 2008. There, she served as director of the Max Kade Center for German-American Studies.

The University of Louisville Names Kim Schatzel as It Next President

The University of Louisville Names Kim Schatzel as It Next President

Since 2016, Dr. Schatzel has served as president of Towson University, one of 12 universities that are part of the University System of Maryland. She also is a professor of marketing. Professor Schatzel previously served as provost of Eastern Michigan University and dean of the College of Business at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

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.

University Study Finds Women Legislators Are Asked to Do More for Their Constituents Than Male Legislators

University Study Finds Women Legislators Are Asked to Do More for Their Constituents Than Male Legislators

A new study by scholars at Washington University in St. Louis and the University of Gothenburg in Sweden finds that women who hold elected office often are 10 percent more likely to be contacted by their constituents, and they receive 14 percent more issue requests per constituent they contact than is the case for male elected officials.

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Selected for Endowed Professorships

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Selected for Endowed Professorships

The four women who have been named to endowed chairs are Cynthia E. Rogers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Jane Springer at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, Joya Misra at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Kish Parella at the Washington and Lee University School of Law in Lexington, Virginia.

Three Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Selected to Lead National Associations

Three Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Selected to Lead National Associations

Xiuli Liu, of the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been elected president of the Chinese American Pathologists Association. Octavia Peck Palmer, an associate professor in the School of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, was named president-elect of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry and Amanda Bettencourt, an assistant professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania is the new president of the American Association of Critical Nurses.

A Dozen Universities Announce the Appointments of Women to Administrative Positions

A Dozen Universities Announce the Appointments of Women to Administrative Positions

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

A Dozen Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties at Universities

A Dozen Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties at 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Eleven Women Who Have Been Appointed to University Administrative Positions

Eleven Women Who Have Been Appointed to University Administrative Positions

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

A Dozen Women Who Have Been Assigned New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

A Dozen Women Who Have Been Assigned 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

New Administrative Duties for 10 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Duties for 10 Women 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Young Women With Chest Pain Linger Longer in Emergency Room Waiting Areas Than Young Men

Young Women With Chest Pain Linger Longer in Emergency Room Waiting Areas Than Young Men

A new study led by Darcy Banco, chief resident for safety and quality in the department of medicine at New York University Grossman School of Medicine, finds that younger women experiencing chest pain – the most common symptom of a heart attack – wait longer to get care in the emergency room than their respective male counterparts.

Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, Names Its First Woman President in Its 170-Year History

Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, Names Its First Woman President in Its 170-Year History

Dr. Neiduski has been serving as dean of the School of Health Sciences at Elon University in North Carolina. Earlier, she was the chair and program director for the department of occupational therapy at Concordia University Wisconsin and an associate professor of occupational therapy with tenure at Maryville University in St. Louis.

Society for Social Work and Research Honors the Work of Florida State's Carrie Pettus

Society for Social Work and Research Honors the Work of Florida State’s Carrie Pettus

Carrie Pettus, associate professor, executive director, and founder of Florida State University’s Institute for Justice Research and Development, received the 2022 Social Policy Researcher Award from the Society for Social Work and Research. Dr. Pettus was honored for her notable research contributions to criminal justice policy reform.

Study Finds That Mothers Are Less Likely Than Fathers to Want to Get Their Children Vaccinated

Study Finds That Mothers Are Less Likely Than Fathers to Want to Get Their Children Vaccinated

Researchers conducted a survey of Medicaid patients in Florida. They found that the youngest Black and White mothers (those ages 30 and under) were least likely to intend to vaccinate their child. Older fathers were the most likely to favor vaccination.

Washington University in St. Louis Begins Its Women's Health Technologies Initiative

Washington University in St. Louis Begins Its Women’s Health Technologies Initiative

Researchers at the McKelvey School of Engineering and the School of Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis seek to apply engineering technology to develop new strategies to improve the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of conditions affecting the female reproductive system.

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

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

Taking on new duties are Amy B. Kweskin at Washington Univerity in St. Louis, Rachelle Feldman at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Valeda F. Dent at Emory University in Atlanta, Erin Rongers at the University of Arkansas, Maria Rios at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Lacey Gordon at Mississippi State University, and Melanie E. Jones at Grambling State University in Louisiana.

Five Women Who Have Been Hired to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Five Women Who Have Been Hired to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative duties in higher education are Jesse Minton at Washington University in St Louis, Samira Malik at Northeastern University in Boston, Kimberly Reilly at Maine Maritime Academy, Youndy C. Cook at the University of Central Florida, Cindy Torstveit at the University of Wisconsin.

Three Universities Have Announced the Appointments of Women to Dean Positions

Three Universities Have Announced the Appointments of Women to Dean Positions

Kamala C. Kiem was appointed associate provost and dean of students at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. Jennifer Sullivan was named dean of the Graduate School at Augusta University in Georgia and Tonya Edmond was appointed co-interim dean of the Brown School of social work at Washington University in St. Louis.

New Assignments for Five Women Faculty Members at Universities

New Assignments for Five Women Faculty Members at Universities

taking on new roles are Sandra Ryeom at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dana Franz at Mississippi State University, Melissa Bilec at the University of Pittsburgh, D’Jaris Coles-White at Western Michigan University, and Mary McKay at Washington University in St. Louis.

Universities Announce the Appointments of Ten Women to Administrative Positions

Universities Announce the Appointments of Ten Women to Administrative Positions

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

Vanderbilt University's Consuelo Wilkins Will Be Honored for Her Work in Promoting Health Equity

Vanderbilt University’s Consuelo Wilkins Will Be Honored for Her Work in Promoting Health Equity

Dr. Wilkins is senior vice president for health equity and inclusive excellence at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center and senior associate dean for health equity and inclusive excellence in the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She will be honored during a ceremony at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia on November 4.

Mothers May Face a Higher Level of Job Discrimination Than Other Women

Mothers May Face a Higher Level of Job Discrimination Than Other Women

According to author Patrick Ishizuka, a sociologist at Washington University in St. Louis, discrimination against mothers likely results from conflict between the perceived time commitments necessary to be a “good mother” and an ideal worker. Whereas many professional and managerial workers are expected to work all the time, low-wage service workers are increasingly expected to work at any time.

A Quartet of Women Who Have Been Selected to Serve as Chairs of Their Academic Departments

A Quartet of Women Who Have Been Selected to Serve as Chairs of Their Academic Departments

Hui Cai was named chair of the department of architecture at the University of Kansas and Reeta Rao has been appointed interim head of the department of biology and biotechnology at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Machelle Pardue is the new chair of biomedical engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University and Constance Vale is leading undergraduate architecture at Washington University in St. Louis.

Professor Rebecca Wanzo of Washington University in St. Louis Has Won Two Book Awards

Professor Rebecca Wanzo of Washington University in St. Louis Has Won Two Book Awards

Rebecca Wanzo, professor and chair of women, gender, and sexuality studies in the College of Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, has won two major awards in the field of comic book studies.

New Administrative Appointments for 11 Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Appointments for 11 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.

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Posts in Higher Education

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Posts in Higher Education

Taking on new positions as diversity officers are M. Cristina Alcalde at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, Vicki T. Sapp at the State University of New York at Fredonia, Teresa Ramey at Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia, Kia Lilly Caldwell at Washington University in St. Louis.

Six Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Six Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new administrative roles are Meghan E. Kass at Simmons University in Boston, Karin Wikoff at Ithaca College in New York, Autumn Lewis Spicher at the University of Arkansas, Sally Parker at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and Julie Hail Flory at Washington University in St. Louis.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of Nine Women to Administrative Positions

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of Nine Women to Administrative Positions

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

Sara Hiebert Burch of Swarthmore College Recognized for Innovation in the Biology Classroom

Sara Hiebert Burch of Swarthmore College Recognized for Innovation in the Biology Classroom

Professor Hiebert Burch was recognized for her “interactive engagement” activities for her lecture classes. “I eventually moved to a partially ‘flipped’ classroom,” she explains, “so that we could spend more time cementing concepts by using them to solve problems, rather than simply talking about them.”

Michigan State's Alison Bernstein Honored by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Michigan State’s Alison Bernstein Honored by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Dr. Bernstein, an assistant professor of translational neuroscience in the College of Human Medicine, was honored for her research into the interaction of genetics and environmental exposure, such as how some pesticides alter neurons in the brain that may lead to Parkinson’s disease.

Does Increased Use of Online Meetings Impact Women's Perceptions of Their Face and Body Satisfaction?

Does Increased Use of Online Meetings Impact Women’s Perceptions of Their Face and Body Satisfaction?

The study found that participants who engaged in more video chatting appearance comparisons reported lower face and body satisfaction. Furthermore, video chatting appearance comparison was associated with more frequent usage of certain Zoom features, such as the “touch up my appearance” feature.

Nine Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Nine Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New 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.

Eight Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties at American Universities

Eight Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties at American 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.

Meenakshi Wadhwa Wins the 2021 J. Lawrence Smith Medal from the National Academy of Sciences

Meenakshi Wadhwa Wins the 2021 J. Lawrence Smith Medal from the National Academy of Sciences

Meenakshi Wadhwa is the director of the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University. The J. Lawrence Smith Medal is awarded every three years for recent original and meritorious investigations of meteoric bodies.