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Study Finds an Inverse Relationship Between Breastfeeding Length and Risk of Postpartum Depression

Study Finds an Inverse Relationship Between Breastfeeding Length and Risk of Postpartum Depression

A new study of 29,685 women living in 26 states led by Christine Toledo an assistant professor in the College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University, finds that as the number of weeks new mothers breastfeed their infants increase, the lower their risk for postpartum depression.

Study Finds Gender Differences in College Student Stress Levels and Coping Mechanisms

Study Finds Gender Differences in College Student Stress Levels and Coping Mechanisms

Overall, women indicated higher levels of stress than their male counterparts. Gender differences were evident in both coping dimensions and individual coping strategies used. Women were found to utilize the emotion-focused coping dimension and endorsed the use of four coping strategies more often than males. These included self-distraction, emotional support, instrumental support, and venting.

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.

Women Making Slow Progress on Corporate Boards, But Women Board Members Are Making an Impact

Women Making Slow Progress on Corporate Boards, But Women Board Members Are Making an Impact

A new study by Seema Pissaris, a clinical professor of international business at Florida International University in Miami, finds that the presence of women on boards of directors brings actual change, contributing to aspects of firm strategy concerned with acquisition, allocation, and deployment of key assets and resources.

Four African American Women Appointed to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

Four African American Women Appointed to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

The four women in new diversity posts are Anita Fernander at the College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University, Amber Benton at the College of Natural Science at Michigan State University, Amber Benton at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky and Gretchen Cook-Anderson at IES Abroad.

In Memoriam: Dina Marie Randazzo, 1975-2021

In Memoriam: Dina Marie Randazzo, 1975-2021

Dr. Randazzo was a respected and admired neuro-oncologist in the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University. Her research focused on understanding and treating glioblastoma, an aggressive form of cancer of the brain and spine.

Florida State University's Karen Oehme to Serve as Chair of the Academic Resilience Consortium

Florida State University’s Karen Oehme to Serve as Chair of the Academic Resilience Consortium

The consortium is an association of over 600 faculty, staff, and higher education students dedicated to understanding and promoting student resilience. Its members include representatives from more than 360 schools in 45 U.S. states and 17 countries, supporting one another in the effort to improve programming and pedagogy and remove systemic barriers to student success.

Naelys Luna Is the Founding Dean of the College of Social Work and Criminal Justice at Florida Atlantic University

Naelys Luna Is the Founding Dean of the College of Social Work and Criminal Justice at Florida Atlantic University

Dr. Luna has been serving as interim dean since July 2019 and previously was a professor of social work at the university. Her research focuses on substance use disorders, mood disorders, spirituality, parental roles, mental health outcomes in minorities, and psychosocial functioning.

Madeline Pumariega Will Be the First Woman President of Miami Dade College

Madeline Pumariega Will Be the First Woman President of Miami Dade College

In her most recent role, Pumariega has been serving as executive vice president and provost at Tallahassee Community College in Florida. Pumariega was appointed as the first woman and first Hispanic chancellor of the Florida College System in 2015.

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Are 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 or have been assigned new duties.

Five Women Who Have Been Assigned New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Five Women Who Have Been Assigned New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Appointed to new posts are Chandler Short at McPherson College in Kansas, Sandra Marin at Florida Atlantic University, Whitney Brown at the University of Alaska at Anchorage, Lynda Heaney at Washington University in St. Louis and Lisa A. Keegan at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.

A Dozen Women Who Have Been Named to Dean Posts at Major Universities

A Dozen Women Who Have Been Named to Dean Posts at Major Universities

The twelve women appointed to dean posts at major universities are: Amy Falkner, Grace Kuo, Amy Hungerford, Lynn Boyd, Catrine Tudor-Locke, Haifa Abou Samra, Pamela F. Cipriano, Susan McIntosh, Kristi Palmer, Jane Aiken, Safiya George, and Allison Brashear.

Avis Proctor Named President of William Rainey Harper College in Palatine, Illinois

Avis Proctor Named President of William Rainey Harper College in Palatine, Illinois

Currently, Dr. Proctor serves a president of the North Campus of Broward College in Coconut Creek, Florida. She has 25 years of experience working in multicultural environments as an mathematics educator and academic administrator.

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.

Marianna Colvin Named the 2018 Social Work Educator of the Year

Marianna Colvin Named the 2018 Social Work Educator of the Year

Marianna Colvin is an assistant professor in the Phyllis Harvey Sandler School of Social Work at Florida Atlantic University. Dr. Colvin combines network analysis and qualitative methods to examine inter-organizational human service delivery systems related to vulnerable children and families.

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.

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.

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.

A Quartet of Women Scholars Being Honored With Notable Awards

A Quartet of Women Scholars Being Honored With Notable Awards

The honorees are J. Ellen Gainor of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, Helen Tempest of Florida International University in Miami, Lisa Eby of the University of Montana, and Jennifer Bloom of Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton.

Three Women Appointed to Dean Posts at Universities

Three Women Appointed to Dean Posts at Universities

Karen Armitage was appointed interim dean of the College of Public Health at the University of New Mexico. Heidi L.K. Manning was named dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Misericordia University in Pennsylvania, and Stella N. Batalama was appointed dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Florida Atlantic University.

Eleven Women Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Eleven Women Taking on 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.

Women Business Professors Less Likely Than Their Male Peers to Be Named to Endowed Chairs

Women Business Professors Less Likely Than Their Male Peers to Be Named to Endowed Chairs

A study led by a Len Trevino, a professor of management in the College of Business at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, finds women continue to face barriers in appointments to the highest-level faculty positions at business schools.

Report Finds Gender Differences in Victimization and Perpetration of Cyberbullying

Report Finds Gender Differences in Victimization and Perpetration of Cyberbullying

Nearly 37 percent of adolescent girls reported they had been cyberbullied compared to 30.5 percent of adolescent boys. Boys were more likely than girls to have cyberbullied others. The moat common form of cyberbullying among girls is the spreading of false rumors online.

The Next Provost at James Madison University in Virginia

The Next Provost at James Madison University in Virginia

Dr. Heather Coltman currently serves as dean of the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. She made her debut as a pianist at the age of five and has performed in concerts on five continents.

Ten Women Who Have Been Selected for Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Ten Women Who Have Been Selected for Administrative Positions 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.

Florida State University Offering New MOOC for Social Workers on Domestic Violence

Florida State University Offering New MOOC for Social Workers on Domestic Violence

Florida State University has announced that it is offering its first massive open online course entitled “Understanding Domestic Violence as a Social Service Professional.”

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.

The First Woman Chancellor of the Florida College System

The First Woman Chancellor of the Florida College System

Madeline M. Pumariega was appointed chancellor of the Florida College System. The system serves more than 800,000 students at 28 colleges throughout the state of Florida. When she takes office in September, she will be the first woman to hold the position.

New Women Deans Named at Eight Universities

New Women Deans Named at Eight Universities

The women appointed to dean positions are Regina Vasilatos-Younken, Eboni Pringle, Kristie Bunton, Teresa Dahlberg, Lorna Le’Anne Shaw-Berbick, Carol Hixson, Kristina Ropella, and Maryanne Reed.

Seven Women in New Teaching Roles at U.S. Universities

Seven Women in New Teaching Roles at U.S. Universities

The women taking on new teaching roles are Claire Kathleen Robbins, Jessie Ann Owens, Yalun Zhou, Lori Rios, Janet A. Deatrick, Amy Rupiper Taggart, and Elena Machado Saez.

Five Women Appointed to Dean Positons

Five Women Appointed to Dean Positons

The new deans at Heather Coltman at Florida Atlantic University, Nevada Winrow at Baltimore City Community College, Laura Siminoff at Temple University, Melisaa Harwood-Rom at the University of Arkansas and Joanna Masingila at Syracuse University.

Florida Atlantic University Honors the Youngest Graduate in Its History

Florida Atlantic University Honors the Youngest Graduate in Its History

Edi Stern, the daughter of a Holocaust survivor who earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics in 1968 at the age of 15, has gone on to become a distinguished engineer at IBM. She holds some 126 U.S. patents.

New Posts for Five Women at Major Universities

New Posts for Five Women at Major Universities

The women taking on new administrative roles are Shelley M. Moss at Mississippi University for Women, Katie Giacalone at Clemson University, Emily Ballew Neff at the University of Oklahoma, Amy Noah at Purdue University, and Jennifer Peluso at Florida Atlantic University.

Two Women Named Directors of Interdisciplinary Academic Programs at Florida Atlantic University

Two Women Named Directors of Interdisciplinary Academic Programs at Florida Atlantic University

Barbara Ganson was named director of the Caribbean and Latin American studies program and Lynn Appleton was appointed acting director of the Center for Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

Margaret Leinen to Lead the Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Margaret Leinen to Lead the Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Dr. Leinen will also serve as dean of the School of Marine Sciences and vice provost of marine sciences at the University of California at San Diego. She has been serving as executive director of the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at Florida Atlantic University.