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Six Women Appointed to Positions as Dean

Six Women Appointed to Positions as Dean

The new deans are Kristina Ropella at Marquette University, Kimberly Suress Gaiters-Fields at Albany State, Elizabeth Simmons at Michigan State, Jacqueline S. Jackson at Anne Arundel Community College, Lisa Berreau at Utah State, and Debra L. Parker at the University of Findlay in Ohio.

West Virginia University Names Two Women as Finalists for Dean of Libraries

West Virginia University Names Two Women as Finalists for Dean of Libraries

Jennifer Fabbi is associate dean of libraries at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas and Janice Welburn is dean of University Libraries at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Research Finds Gender Differences in Effects of Space Flight on Muscles

Research Finds Gender Differences in Effects of Space Flight on Muscles

Sandra Hunter of Marquette University participated in a new study by NASA and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute that found that women astronauts lose more strength and muscle mass and have a longer post-spaceflight mission recovery time than male astronauts.

Seventeen Women Named to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Seventeen Women Named to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Here is this week’s listings of announcements of the appointments of women to key administrative positions at college and universities across the United States or in other organizations that deal with higher education or research.

Lori Bergen Elected to Lead the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

Lori Bergen Elected to Lead the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

Dr. Bergen is dean of the William and Mary Diederich College of Communication at Marquette University in Milwaukee. She will serve as vice president for two years and then assume the presidency of the organization in the fall of 2015.

Marquette University Study Finds Women’s Lifestyle Habits Regarding Their Weight Are Influenced by Their Peers

Marquette University Study Finds Women’s Lifestyle Habits Regarding Their Weight Are Influenced by Their Peers

The results of the study of first-year college students, show that the women were influenced by their roommates, particularly when the roommate was thinner, from a higher socioeconomic status, or was more sexually experienced. Men tended not to be influenced on lifestyle habits by their peers.

Five Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Five Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Amy Finkelstein of MIT, Carolyn Vallas of the University of Virginia, Allison Hyngstrom of Marquette University, Jennifer Larson of the University of North Dakota, and Patricia DeCoursey of the University of South Carolina.

Ten Women Gain Promotions at Marquette University

Ten Women Gain Promotions at Marquette University

Four women were named full professors and six women were promoted to associate professor and granted tenure.

Eight Women Named to New Administrative Posts

Eight Women Named to New Administrative Posts

Here is new of the appointments of eight women to key posts in higher education administration.

New Grant Programs Relating to Women in Higher Education

New Grant Programs Relating to Women in Higher Education

News of grants which will fund university programs on birthing, increasing women in STEM fields, and exercise for middle school girls.

Marquette University Admits It Mishandled Reporting of Sexual Assault Cases

Marquette University Admits It Mishandled Reporting of Sexual Assault Cases

Over a 10-year period, the university failed to report campus incidents to Milwaukee police. A new policy is now in effect.