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Marquette University in Milwaukee Announces Directors for Its New Institute for Women’s Leadership

Marquette University in Milwaukee Announces Directors for Its New Institute for Women’s Leadership

Andrea Schneider, professor at Marquette University Law School, has been named the first director of the institute. Jean Grow, professor of strategic communication in the Diederich College of Communication, and Jennica Webster, associate professor of management in the College of Business Administration, will serve as co-directors of the institute.

Apple Joins With Harvard University on a Major Women's Health Research Project

Apple Joins With Harvard University on a Major Women’s Health Research Project

The Apple Women’s Health Study will leverage participants’ voluntary use of a smartphone research app to advance understanding of menstrual and gynecological health. Using the new research app, participants will contribute to the research as they go about their daily lives.

Utah State University Is Broadening the Scope of Its Women and Gender Studies Programs

Utah State University Is Broadening the Scope of Its Women and Gender Studies Programs

The new Center for Intersectional Gender Studies and Research at Utah State will provide a broader focus on issues at the intersection of identities, such as gender and gender identity, race, class, sexual orientation, nationality, and disability.

Swarthmore College Acquires Papers of Social Activist, Mira Sharpless Townsend

Swarthmore College Acquires Papers of Social Activist, Mira Sharpless Townsend

Mira Sharpless Townsend was a Philadelphia Quaker who was an advocate for social reform movements of the mid-19th century such as the abolition of slavery and capital punishment and the improvement of prison conditions.

University of California, Santa Cruz Awards Its First Doctorates in Feminist Studies

University of California, Santa Cruz Awards Its First Doctorates in Feminist Studies

The University of Califoria, Santa Cruz’s feminist studies program was established in 1974 and began its first graduate programs in 2013. Recently, Veronika Zablotsky and Erin McElroy became the the first two students to receive a Ph.D. in feminist studies at the university.

University of Alabama at Birmingham Establishes Program for Pregnant Mothers Battling Addiction

University of Alabama at Birmingham Establishes Program for Pregnant Mothers Battling Addiction

The program provides women with a full complement of obstetric addiction therapy. Many of the women who participate in the program would not normally seek recovery-based services during pregnancy out of fear of criminal consequences. In the state of Alabama, it is a felony offense to use drugs during pregnancy.

Fordham University Creates Oral History Project on Its First Women Undergraduate Students

Fordham University Creates Oral History Project on Its First Women Undergraduate Students

Last summer, Fordham University in the Bronx, New York, initiated the Thomas More College Oral History Project in honor of the 50-year anniversary of the first graduating class of Fordham’s liberal arts college for women. The oral histories are now available on the university’s website. The project was supported by Fordham faculty and run by […]

The University of New Mexico Installs Two Historic Markers Highlighting Important Women in New Mexican History

The University of New Mexico Installs Two Historic Markers Highlighting Important Women in New Mexican History

The markers have been in the works since 2006, when a group of women discovered that none of the 500 markers throughout the state of New Mexico recognized the accomplishments of women in the state.

<em>Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy</em> Finds New Home at the University of Oregon

Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy Finds New Home at the University of Oregon

The journal will be co-edited by four faculty members: Bonnie Mann, Erin McKenna, Camisha Russell, and Rocio Zambrana. The journal will also receive additional support from the university’s Center for the Study of Women in Society.

University of Texas Acquires Papers of Acclaimed Author Rachel Cusk

University of Texas Acquires Papers of Acclaimed Author Rachel Cusk

The materials reflect Cusk’s personal writing process within 16 notebooks and in additional papers and documents. The notebooks also include teaching notes, occasional journal entries, drawings by her children, appointment details, and records of everyday life.

Brown University Launches New Digital Archives Relating to Women's History

Brown University Launches New Digital Archives Relating to Women’s History

The digital collections are divided into two archives: The Christine Dunlap Farnham Archive, which offers a comprehensive history of women at Brown and in Rhode Island, and the Feminist Theory Archive, which documents the work of influential feminist theorists and scholars.

Columbia University Acquires the Papers of American Author Lydia Davis

Columbia University Acquires the Papers of American Author Lydia Davis

Lydia Davis currently serves as a professor of creative writing at the University at Albany of the State University of New York System. She previously served as the Lillian Vernon Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at New York University.

Cornell University Establishes the Bank of America Institute for Women's Entrepreneurship

Cornell University Establishes the Bank of America Institute for Women’s Entrepreneurship

The program provides women entrepreneurs with the skills, knowledge, and resources to build their own businesses. The free, 12-week online program is broken down into six courses that each last for two weeks.

Coastal Carolina University Approves New Women's and Gender Studies Degree Program

Coastal Carolina University Approves New Women’s and Gender Studies Degree Program

The Coastal Carolina program is unique in that it offers a bachelor of science degree that focuses on women in STEM. Graduates of this program will be well suited for leadership careers in management, communications, and administration within the STEM community.

University of Georgia Debuts Exhibit On Women's Marches Held in Washington, D.C.

University of Georgia Debuts Exhibit On Women’s Marches Held in Washington, D.C.

The exhibit explores the branding of the new women’s movement, the connections it shares with historic movements for suffrage and women’s rights in the United States, and how the movement has evolved over time.

Southern Illinois University Students Investigate German Women's Resistance to the Nazi Regime

Southern Illinois University Students Investigate German Women’s Resistance to the Nazi Regime

The students are translating into English a set of biographies that were gathered for an exhibit by the German Resistance Research Council in Frankfurt. Until now, these stories have never been available to non-German readers.

Cornell University Launches Exhibit Focused on Women's Fashion and Empowerment

Cornell University Launches Exhibit Focused on Women’s Fashion and Empowerment

Cornell University has opened a new exhibit called “Women Empowered: Fashions From the Frontline,” which chronicles how women have strategically used fashion to empower and collectively uplift themselves.

Cornell University Launches Online Exhibit Commemorating Women's Suffrage

Cornell University Launches Online Exhibit Commemorating Women’s Suffrage

The exhibit, “Woman Suffrage at Cornell,” highlights the university’s connections to the suffrage movement through digitized photographs, programs, letters and artifacts from the Jon A. and Virginia Lindseth Woman Suffrage Collection

Rutgers University in New Jersey Launches New Gender Studies Major

Rutgers University in New Jersey Launches New Gender Studies Major

The program is the first of its kind in southern New Jersey. Gail Caputo is the founding director of the gender studies major.

Berklee College of Music in Boston to Launch the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice

Berklee College of Music in Boston to Launch the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice

The new institute will focus on equity in the jazz field and on the role that jazz can play in the larger struggle for gender justice. Terri Lyne Carrington, the Zildjian Chair in Performance, is the founder and artistic director of the Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice.

NASPA Renames Its Journal About Women in Higher Education

NASPA Renames Its Journal About Women in Higher Education

NASPA has announced that it will be renaming its Journal About Women in Higher Education. Starting in January 2019, the journal will be called the Journal of Women and Gender in Higher Education.

Ohio University Program Supports Women Battling Drug and Alcohol Substance Abuse Disorders

Ohio University Program Supports Women Battling Drug and Alcohol Substance Abuse Disorders

The program, entitled “The Write to Recover,” hosts women from the Rural Women’s Recovery (RWR) Program in Athens at the university once a month. The participants are provided with a safe space to express their emotions without judgement by writing in their own personal journal.

Vanderbilt Begins Planning for Campus Initiatives to Support Women On Campus

Vanderbilt Begins Planning for Campus Initiatives to Support Women On Campus

The provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at Vanderbilt University, Susan R Wente, has launched a planning phase for a new initiative on the status of women on campus.

The University of Georgia Celebrates Its Centennial of Women's Higher Education

The University of Georgia Celebrates Its Centennial of Women’s Higher Education

After the United States became involved in World War I, there was a lack of trained professionals in the state of Georgia. Meeting the demand, in 1918, the university began to allow women admittance to the College of Agriculture in the home economics program.

Florida Atlantic University's New Women in Leadership Program

Florida Atlantic University’s New Women in Leadership Program

The College of Business at Florida Atlantic University has announced the establishment of the Kathleen Bush Program for Women in Leadership. The new certificate program has been created to provide highly driven women professionals with the skills necessary to succeed in executive management positions.

Vanderbilt University Examines Its History Regarding Women

Vanderbilt University Examines Its History Regarding Women

Founded for the education of young men, Vanderbilt from its earliest days allowed a handful of women to attend classes as “listeners.” When Kate Lupton completed requirements for a master’s degree in 1879, she was was not allowed to participate in the commencement ceremonies due to her gender and received her diploma in private.

University of Tennessee Debuts Online Archive of the Works of Artist Catherine Wiley

University of Tennessee Debuts Online Archive of the Works of Artist Catherine Wiley

Wiley enrolled at the University of Tennessee in 1895, only a few years after women were first admitted to the institution. After studying art in New York, she returned to Knoxville to teach freehand drawing at the University of Tennessee from 1905 to 1918.

Stanford University Study Examines Why Some Women Avoid the Spotlight at Work

Stanford University Study Examines Why Some Women Avoid the Spotlight at Work

In interviews with a large group of women who participated in a women’s professional development program operated by a nonprofit organization, researchers found that many of these women chose a workplace strategy that they named “intentional invisibility,” that was risk averse and avoided conflicts.

Duke University Acquires the Sarah Westphal Collection

Duke University Acquires the Sarah Westphal Collection

The collection includes hundreds of books that were written, printed, illustrated or published by women some dating back to the seventeenth century.

Pamela Thoma to Lead the Women's Studies Program at Washington State University

Pamela Thoma to Lead the Women’s Studies Program at Washington State University

Dr. Thoma joined the faculty at Washington State University in 2007. She is an expert in Asian American literary and cultural studies, feminist media studies, and women’s literature.

MIT Compiles Archives of Its Pioneering Women Faculty Members

MIT Compiles Archives of Its Pioneering Women Faculty Members

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries has launched a new initiative to acquire and preserve the archives of women faculty members. The effort began by asking faculty members who are nearing the end of their careers to consider donating their papers to the archive. So far four faculty members have complied and donated 234 boxes of material to the libraries.

Jane Fonda Donates Her Papers to Smith College

Jane Fonda Donates Her Papers to Smith College

The Jane Fonda collection spans the years 1932 to 2016 and includes 132 boxes of materials. Included in the collection are biographical items, correspondence, writings, photographs, audiovisual materials and memorabilia.

University of Tennessee Creates Digital Archive Documenting the Work of Its First Home Demonstration Agent

University of Tennessee Creates Digital Archive Documenting the Work of Its First Home Demonstration Agent

Virginia Moore’s home demonstration work with women and girls on rural farms later expanded to incorporate all aspects of domestic life, including cooking, sewing, cleaning, and managing home finances. By 1916, she was the supervisor of 32 home demonstration agents.

Florida Atlantic University to Launch a Program for Women in Leadership

Florida Atlantic University to Launch a Program for Women in Leadership

Dr. Kathleen Brush, a business executive, consultant, and author, donated $1.3 million to university that will be used to fund the Program for Women in Leadership, which will be named in her honor.

Women's Studies Program to Be Revamped at Washington State University

Women’s Studies Program to Be Revamped at Washington State University

As a result of the new alignment that will eliminate the department of critical cultures, gender, and race studies, many of the women’s studies faculty in that department will join either the department of English or the department of history and launch a new interdisciplanry program in Women’s Gender, and Sexuality studies.