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In Memoriam: Clara Isabel Adams, 1933-2020

In Memoriam: Clara Isabel Adams, 1933-2020

Clara Adams was a member of the faculty and an administrator at Morgan State University in Baltimore for nearly 60 years. She was also the first Black woman to earn a Ph.D. in chemistry at the University of Massachusetts.

Ten Women Who Are Taking on New High-Level Administrative Duties in the Academic World

Ten Women Who Are Taking on New High-Level Administrative Duties in the Academic World

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: Barbara Ferguson Harland, 1925-2020

In Memoriam: Barbara Ferguson Harland, 1925-2020

In 1984, Dr. Harland accepted a faculty position at Howard University. She served as a tenured graduate professor within the department of nutritional sciences in College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences for 30 years. She continued to conduct research in her university laboratory until the age of 90.

New Assignments in Higher Education for Six Women Scholars

New Assignments in Higher Education for Six Women Scholars

Faculty members with new assignments are Elmira Bayrasli at Bard College in New York, Brenda S. Faison at North Carolina Central University, Jacquelyn Meshelemiah at Ohio State University Linda Wallace at Virginia Tech, Tera Jordan at Iowa State University, and Yvette Butler at the University of Mississippi.

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.

Boston College Scholar Wins the Gold Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Psychology in the Public Interest

Boston College Scholar Wins the Gold Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Psychology in the Public Interest

Janet E. Helms is the Augustus Long Professor in the Lynch School of Education and Human Development and director of  Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture at Boston College. She was honored at last month’s annual meeting of the American Psychological Association.

Study Finds College-Educated Women Tend to Drink More Alcohol Than Their Less Educated Peers

Study Finds College-Educated Women Tend to Drink More Alcohol Than Their Less Educated Peers

A study by scholars at Iowa State University found that college-educated women across all groups were more likely to drink, and drank more days per month than less educated women. The results also found that 26 percent of women who were moderate drinkers while their children were home became heavy drinkers after they left.

Iowa State University Scholar Honored by the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture

Iowa State University Scholar Honored by the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture

Misty Lambert, an associate professor of agricultural education at Iowa State University, received the 2019 Educator Award from the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture. Dr. Lambert joined the faculty at Iowa State University in 2017, after serving as director of teacher education at Oregon State University.

Study Finds Gender Differences in Information Provided to Patients Seeking Elective Sterilization

Study Finds Gender Differences in Information Provided to Patients Seeking Elective Sterilization

The study found that the information provided for vasectomies was much more positive than what was provided for tubal ligations. For example, the vasectomy pamphlets tended to feature photos of happy families and couples, while tubal ligation pamphlets featured women who looked unhappy, concerned, or confused.

Study Finds Both Men and Women Perceive Women Who Drink as Less Human and More Sexually Available

Study Finds Both Men and Women Perceive Women Who Drink as Less Human and More Sexually Available

On average, when participants saw a woman holding a beer bottle, they believed she possessed less human characteristics than participants who saw a woman holding a water bottle. However, this disparity was not seen among participants who viewed a man holding a beer bottle and those who saw a man holding a water bottle.

Six Women Named 2019 Luce/ACLS Fellows in Religion, Journalism, and International Affairs

Six Women Named 2019 Luce/ACLS Fellows in Religion, Journalism, and International Affairs

The fellowships support scholars in the humanities and related social sciences pursuing research on any aspect of religion in international contexts with a desire to connect their specialist knowledge with journalists and media practitioners.

Javaune Adams-Gaston Elected President of Norfolk State University

Javaune Adams-Gaston Elected President of Norfolk State University

Dr. Adams-Gaston has had a 30 year career in higher education. Currently, she serves as senior vice president and affiliate assistant professor at Ohio State University. Earlier, she served on the faculty at the University of Maryland, College Park and Johns Hopkins Univerity in Baltimore.

Eleven Women From Foreign Nations But Studying in the United States Have Been Awarded Rhodes Scholarships

Eleven Women From Foreign Nations But Studying in the United States Have Been Awarded Rhodes Scholarships

There are 16 international Rhodes Scholars who are attending or have recently graduated from American colleges and universities. Out of the 16 international scholars at American educational institutions who have been awarded Rhodes Scholarships, 11 are women.

Boston College Psychologist Honored With Two Lifetime Achievement Awards

Boston College Psychologist Honored With Two Lifetime Achievement Awards

Janet E. Helms, the Augustus Long Professor at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College, was presented with the Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring Award in Counseling Psychology by the Society of Counseling Psychology and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race.

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.

Iowa State University Study Finds Persisting Gender Stereotypes Impact Voting Behavior

Iowa State University Study Finds Persisting Gender Stereotypes Impact Voting Behavior

The study found that when there was only one woman on the ballot, participants were just as likely to vote for her as the male candidate, however, when another woman was added, the woman lower on the ballot had more negative evaluations and received less votes.

Iowa State University Researcher Examines Women's Reactions to "Benevolent Sexism"

Iowa State University Researcher Examines Women’s Reactions to “Benevolent Sexism”

Dr. Pelin Gul and Tom Kupfer note that some women like it when men open doors for them or pick up the dinner check on a date. But other women find such practices insulting and sexist. The research found that women prefer men to be benevolent but they also determined that women did recognize the potential harm.

The New Leader of the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics at Iowa State

The New Leader of the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics at Iowa State

Dr. Kedrowski is a professor of political science at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina. She is also the director of the Center for Civic Learning and co-director of the John C. West Forum on Politics and Policy at the university. She will begin her new job at Iowa State University in January.

Jerald Jones Woolfolk Appointed President of Lincoln University in Missouri

Jerald Jones Woolfolk Appointed President of Lincoln University in Missouri

Dr. Woolfolk currently serves as vice president for student affairs and enrollment at the State University of New York Oswego. Earlier, she was vice president for student affairs and enrollment management at Mississippi Valley State University.

The Next Dean of the College of Aeronautics and Engineering at Kent State University in Ohio

The Next Dean of the College of Aeronautics and Engineering at Kent State University in Ohio

Dr. Christina Bloebaum currently serves as the Dennis and Rebecca Muilenburg Professor of Aerospace Engineering at Iowa State University. She will begin her new job as dean of the College of Aeronautics and Engineering at Kent State on August 1.

In Memoriam: Virginia Caples, 1946-2018

In Memoriam: Virginia Caples, 1946-2018

Dr. Caples began her academic career at her alma mater, Alcorn State University. She then joined the faculty at Alabama A&M University, and served there in many capacities, including provost, for the next 40 years. On two occasions, Dr. Caples served as interim president of Alabama A&M.

Five Women Announced Their Retirements From Key Posts in Higher Education

Five Women Announced Their Retirements From Key Posts in Higher Education

The five women leaving their posts are Elaine Tuttle Hansen at Johns Hopkins University, Jo Ann Pepper at the University of Arkansas, Emmie Donadio at Middlebury College, Diane Bystrom at Iowa State University and Elsa Kircher Cole at the University of New Mexico.

In Memoriam: Sally Jacquelyn Page, 1943-2018

In Memoriam: Sally Jacquelyn Page, 1943-2018

Sally J. Page served as an affirmative action and equal employment opportunity officer at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and the University of North Dakota for more than 40 years.

A Trio of Women Scholars Appointed to Dean Positions

A Trio of Women Scholars Appointed to Dean Positions

Sarah A. Rajala has been appointed to a second five-year term as dean of engineering at Iowa State University. Meg Nowak was named dean of students at Framingham State University in Massachusetts and Heather White was appointed dean of students and associate vice president for student affairs at the University of Florida.

Two Women Earn Teaching Awards From the U.S. Department of Agriculture

Two Women Earn Teaching Awards From the U.S. Department of Agriculture

The United States Department of Agriculture has selected two scholars to received the 2017 National Excellence in College and University Teaching Award: Suzanne Nielsen of Purdue University and Ann Marie VanDerZanden of Iowa State University.

Wendy Wintersteen to be the First Woman President of Iowa State University

Wendy Wintersteen to be the First Woman President of Iowa State University

Dr. Wintersteen first joined the faculty at Iowa State in 1979. In 1989, she left briefly to serve as director of the National Pesticide Education Program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Since 2006, she has served as dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State.

Lyn Brodersen Cochran Appointed President of Scott Community College in Iowa

Lyn Brodersen Cochran Appointed President of Scott Community College in Iowa

Dr. Brodersen Cochran has been serving as an administrator for the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Services. She also lectured at Drake University and Iowa State University.

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.

Mary Holz-Clause Appointed Chancellor of the University of Minnesota Crookston

Mary Holz-Clause Appointed Chancellor of the University of Minnesota Crookston

Dr. Holz-Clause has been serving as a tenured professor and dean of the Huntley College of Agriculture at California State Polytechnic University Pomona. Earlier, she was vice president for economic development at the University of Connecticut.

In Memoriam: Pamela Denise Anthony, 1971-2017

In Memoriam: Pamela Denise Anthony, 1971-2017

Pamela D. Anthony, vice president for student affairs at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. From 2012 to 2016, she was dean of students at Iowa State University.

Three Women Among the Four Finalists for Dean of Veterinary School at the University of Georgia

Three Women Among the Four Finalists for Dean of Veterinary School at the University of Georgia

All four candidates will visit the veterinary school by February 15 to meet with members of the college community and to make a public presentation. Three of the four candidates are women.

Fourteen Women Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Fourteen Women Appointed to New Administrative Posts 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.

One Woman Among Finalists for Dean of the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia

One Woman Among Finalists for Dean of the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia

Sara McLaughlin Mitchell is a professor of political science at the University of Iowa. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in political science from Michigan State University.

Notable Honors and Awards for Five Women Scholars at Major Universities

Notable Honors and Awards for Five Women Scholars at Major Universities

The honorees are Anna Nagurney of the University of Massachusetts, Sonia Rowley of the University of Hawaii, Wendy Wintersteen at Iowa State University, Susan L. Forsburg of the University of Southern California, and Deena Katz of Texas Tech University.

Study Examines How Gender and Political Psychology Influence Voter Behavior

Study Examines How Gender and Political Psychology Influence Voter Behavior

In a series of experiments, Tessa Ditonto, an assistant professor of political science at Iowa State University, found that voters were more forgiving of men who were portrayed as incompetent than was the case for women who were shown as incompetent.