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University of Wisconsin Scholar to Lead the National Library of Medicine

University of Wisconsin Scholar to Lead the National Library of Medicine

Patricia Flatley Brennan, who holds an endowed chair at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, was named director of the National Library of Medicine, a division of the National Institutes of Health. The institution is the largest biomedical library in the world.

Mount Mary University President to Step Down in 2017

Mount Mary University President to Step Down in 2017

Eileen Mihm Schwalbach has been president of the university in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, since 2009 and has served on the full-time faculty there since 1997. The university’s undergraduate programs are open only to women and currently enroll about 860 students.

Jean Bartels Is the New Leader of Georgia Southern University

Jean Bartels Is the New Leader of Georgia Southern University

Dr. Bartels assumed the role of interim president of Georgia Southern University in Statesboro on July 20. Since July 2012, Dr. Bartels served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Georgia Southern. She is the former dean of the university’s College of Health and Human Sciences.

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.

Two Women Are Finalists for Dean of the University of Colorado College of Media, Communication and Information

Two Women Are Finalists for Dean of the University of Colorado College of Media, Communication and Information

Lori Bergen is dean of the College of Communication at Marquette University in Milwaukee and Caroline Haythornwaite is a professor and director of the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at the University of British Columbia.

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.