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Research at Case Western Reserve University Sheds Light on the Behavior of Serial Rapists

Research at Case Western Reserve University Sheds Light on the Behavior of Serial Rapists

New research conducted at the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, has found that serial rapists tend to not follow a distinctive pattern. Instead, the researchers say, serial rapists are “opportunistic” and strike at random.

Four Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Four Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Lynn E. Maquat of the University of Rochester in New York, Huda Zoghbi of the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, Linda Sealy of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, and Anita Tood of the University of Cincinnati.

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.

In Memoriam: Mary Cole Farrow Long, 1922-2018

In Memoriam: Mary Cole Farrow Long, 1922-2018

After completing her master’s degree in 1965 at the age of 43, Professor Long served on the faculty at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, Texas, for 18 years. There, she taught freshman and sophomore English and creative writing.

Five Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Five Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Mary Elizabeth Hatten of Rockefeller University in New York City, Laura Micheletti Puaca of Christopher Newport University in Virginia, Beth Wilson of Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, Nicole Lautze of the University of Hawaii, and Kelli McMahan of Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

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.”

Roberta Trites Is the First American Woman to Win the International Brothers Grimm Award

Roberta Trites Is the First American Woman to Win the International Brothers Grimm Award

Roberta Trites, a distinguished professor of English at Illinois State University will be honored in October by the International Institute for Children’s Literature in Osaka, Japan, for her for outstanding research in children’s literature.

Six Women in Higher Education Receive Notable Honors or Awards

Six Women in Higher Education Receive Notable Honors or Awards

The honorees are Julia Cronin-Gilmore of Bellevue University in Nebraska, Claire Renzetti of the University of Kentucky, Sarah Jane Brubaker of Virginia Commonwealth University, Cora Downs at the University of Kansas, Huda Zoghbi of the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and Mary Splide, the outgoing president of Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon.

Baylor University in Waco, Texas, Chooses Its First Woman President

Baylor University in Waco, Texas, Chooses Its First Woman President

Linda A. Livingstone is a professor of management and dean of the School of Business at George Washington University. When she takes office as president of Baylor University in Waco, Texas, on June 1, Dr. Livingstone will be the first woman to lead the university in its 172-year history.

One Woman Among the Three Finalists for the $250,000 Cherry Award for Great Teaching

One Woman Among the Three Finalists for the $250,000 Cherry Award for Great Teaching

Heidi G. Elmendorf is an associate professor of biology at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Her research is focused on an intestinal pathogen that is a significant contributor to diarrheal disease around the world.

Leigh Neumayer to Lead the Medical Schools at the University of Arizona

Leigh Neumayer to Lead the Medical Schools at the University of Arizona

Dr. Neumayer was named interim senior vice president for health sciences at the University of Arizona. In this role she will lead the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson and the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix.

Notable Awards for Three Women Scholars at U.S. Universities

Notable Awards for Three Women Scholars at U.S. Universities

The honorees are Phyllis Sharps of the School of Nursing at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Susan Poyo of Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio, and Kayla Rhidenour of Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

New Administrative Posts for Five Women at Major Universities

New Administrative Posts for Five Women at Major Universities

The women in new administrative posts are Jennifer McMillin at Cleveland State University, Jeanne Durr at the University of Wyoming, Kit Walizer at West Virginia University, Joanna N. Ravello at the University of Rhode Island, and Kristan Tucker at Baylor University.

Seven Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their Higher Education Posts

Seven Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their Higher Education Posts

Here is news of seven women who have or will soon be leaving their high-level posts in higher education.

New Assignments for Six Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

New Assignments for Six Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

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.

Ten Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Ten Women Faculty Members 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.

Eight Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles and Responsibilities

Eight Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles and Responsibilities

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.

Eleven Women in New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities Across America

Eleven Women in New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities Across America

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

Five Women in Higher Education Who Have Received Prestigious Awards

Five Women in Higher Education Who Have Received Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Tanya Sudia at Baylor University in Texas, Esther Jacobson-Tepfer at the University of Oregon, Karina Maza at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Ann Swinker at Pennsylvania State University, and Elizabeth M. Holloway at Purdue University in Indiana.

Linda Schott Appointed President of Southern Oregon University

Linda Schott Appointed President of Southern Oregon University

Dr. Schott has been serving as president of the University of Maine at Presque Isle. She is the former dean of the School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at Fort Lewis College in Colorado.

Huda Zoghbi to Share the $1.2 Million Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine

Huda Zoghbi to Share the $1.2 Million Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine

Huda Y. Zoghbi is the director of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital and a professor of molecular and human genetics at the Baylor University College of Medicine in Houston. She will share the $1.2 million Shaw Prize for her work on Rett Syndrome.

Women Still Vastly Underrepresented as First Authors of Medical Journal Articles

Women Still Vastly Underrepresented as First Authors of Medical Journal Articles

After examining articles in six of the world’s leading medical journals over the past 20 years, researchers from three U.S. universities found that women were just 34 percent of the lead authors. While there was a slight upward trend over the past 20 years, the progress appears to have plateaued in the most recent years.

In Memoriam: Bettye Caldwell, 1924-2016

In Memoriam: Bettye Caldwell, 1924-2016

In 1967, Dr. Caldwell was a co-founder of the Children’ Center in Syracuse. It was one of the first infant daycare centers in the nation. Dr. Caldwell’s work became a model for the country’s Head Start program.

New Assignments for 10 Women Faculty Members at Major Universities

New Assignments for 10 Women Faculty Members at Major Universities

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.

Baylor University's Response to Allegations It Wasn't Doing Enough to Combat Sexual Assault on Campus

Baylor University’s Response to Allegations It Wasn’t Doing Enough to Combat Sexual Assault on Campus

In January, Baylor University in Waco, Texas, faced allegations that university officials failed to adequately investigate allegations of sexual violence leveled against members of its football team and that adequate support was not provided to victims of sexual assaults. Now the university has announced how it will address the issue.

Professor Huda Zoghbi to Receive the Inaugural Nemmers Prize in Medical Science

Professor Huda Zoghbi to Receive the Inaugural Nemmers Prize in Medical Science

Huda Y. Zoghbi is the director of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital and a professor of molecular and human genetics at the Baylor University College of Medicine in Houston.

Michelle Rae Hebl Wins the $250,000 Cherry Award for Great Teaching

Michelle Rae Hebl Wins the $250,000 Cherry Award for Great Teaching

Dr. Hebl is the Martha and Henry Malcolm Lovett Professor of Psychology at Rice University in Houston. She will receive a $250,000 prize and visiting professorship at Baylor University during the Spring 2017 semester.

Huda Zoghbi Selected to Receive the Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science

Huda Zoghbi Selected to Receive the Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science

Huda Y. Zoghbi is the director of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital and a professor of molecular and human genetics at the Baylor University College of Medicine in Houston.

Four Women Faculty Members Honored With Major Awards

Four Women Faculty Members Honored With Major Awards

The honorees are Myria Allen of the University of Arkansas, Roberta Fiske-Rusciano of Rider University in New Jersey, Maria Elena Bottazzi of the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and Rene Gifford of Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

In Memoriam: Diana S. Richmond Garland, 1950-2015

In Memoriam: Diana S. Richmond Garland, 1950-2015

She was the founding dean of the School of Social Work at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and had served on the faculty at the university since 1997. Earlier, she taught for 17 years at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.

Study Finds a Link Between Gender Equality in Employment and High Homicide Rates

Study Finds a Link Between Gender Equality in Employment and High Homicide Rates

A study led by West Virginia University’s Katie Corcoran while she was a postdoctoral fellow at Baylor University found that countries with a high degree of gender equality in employment also tend to have high rates of homicide. Theats to male masculinity may explain the phenomenon.

Fourteen Women in Higher Education Assigned to New Administrative Posts

Fourteen Women in Higher Education Assigned to New Administrative Posts

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

In Memoriam: Lois Marie Sutton, 1925-2015

In Memoriam: Lois Marie Sutton, 1925-2015

Dr. Sutton joined the Baylor University faculty in 1945 and taught courses in French, Spanish, and Italian. She retired from teaching in 1994 after serving on the faculty for nearly a half-century.

Four Women Announce They Are Stepping Down From High-Level University Posts

Four Women Announce They Are Stepping Down From High-Level University Posts

Anne C. Steele, president of Muskingum University, announced her retire. Deans Diana Garland at Baylor University, Jannah Mather at the University of Utah, and Karen Wixson at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro are all stepping down.

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.