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Three Women Scholars Elected President of Professional Organizations

Three Women Scholars Elected President of Professional Organizations

Nancy Reichert, of Mississippi State University, was named president-elect of the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology. Charlene Winters of Montana State University is president of the Western Institute of Nursing and Kelley M. Dodson, of Virginia Commonwealth University, is the first woman president of the Virginia Society of Otolaryngology.

Martha Potvin Named Provost at Springfield College in Massachusetts

Martha Potvin Named Provost at Springfield College in Massachusetts

Dr. Potvin has been serving as executive vice president for academic affairs and provost at Montana State University. Earlier in her career, she served for 16 years on the biology faculty at West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

Seven Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Seven Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

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.

Nine Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Nine Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

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

New Administrative Roles for 11 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Roles for 11 Women 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.

Study Finds Significant Rise in Incidents of Rape on Days When a University's Football Team Plays

Study Finds Significant Rise in Incidents of Rape on Days When a University’s Football Team Plays

The data shows that the number of reported rapes increase by 28 percent on days when the university’s football team has a game. When the university football team plays at home, the number of rapes increase by 41 percent.

Dispelling One Myth About Occupational Gender Segregation in the United States

Dispelling One Myth About Occupational Gender Segregation in the United States

A new study by Erin A. Cech, an assistant professor of sociology at Rice University in Houston, Texas, dispels the myth at women choose college majors and occupational fields based on flexibility that will enable them to raise a family as they pursue their careers.

Nine Women Faculty Members Appointed to New Posts

Nine Women Faculty Members Appointed to New Posts

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

Montana State Program Has Eliminated the Gender Gap in Faculty Hiring in STEM Fields

Montana State Program Has Eliminated the Gender Gap in Faculty Hiring in STEM Fields

Over the past three years, 53 percent of new faculty hires in STEM fields at the university have been women compared with 24 percent over the previous three years. Women who received job offers were 5.8 times more likely to accept the offer than was the case previously.

Eleven Women in New Faculty Roles at Colleges and Universities

Eleven Women in New Faculty Roles at Colleges and Universities

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

Honors and Awards for Seven Women in Academia

Honors and Awards for Seven Women in Academia

The honorees are Linda Allen of Hawkeye Community College, Cathy Whitlock of Montana State, Elba Serrano of New Mexico State, Liz Hollingworth of the University of Iowa, Carrie Oser of the University of Kentucky, Christine Colella of the University of Cincinnati, and Dittika Gupta of Midwestern State.

Do Male Faculty Members Tend to Disregard Evidence of Gender Bias in STEM Fields?

Do Male Faculty Members Tend to Disregard Evidence of Gender Bias in STEM Fields?

Researchers at Montana State University presented past studies that showed gender bias by scientists in STEM fields to faculty members. The results showed that male faculty members tended to question the validity of the research more so than women faculty members.

Six Women Faculty Members Selected for Notable Honors

Six Women Faculty Members Selected for Notable Honors

The honorees ate Deborah Rhein of New Mexico State, Kimberly Eddleston of Northeastern University, Tricia Seifert of Montana State, Claire Kimberly of the University of Southern Mississippi, Majorie H. McNeill of Florida A&M, and Caroline McCracken-Flesher of the University of Wyoming.

Ten Women in New Faculty Posts at Colleges and Universities in the U.S.

Ten Women in New Faculty Posts at Colleges and Universities in the U.S.

Taking on new assignments are Linda Mansfield, Deana Lawson, Henrietta Kralovec, Alice Y. Kaplan, Deborah C. Haynes, Elizabeth M. Brannon, Grace Wasike Namwamba, Linda Babcock, Catherine Mobley, and Tracy Colemen.

Sachiko Tsuruta to Be Honored by the International Center for Relativistic Astrophysics in Rome

Sachiko Tsuruta to Be Honored by the International Center for Relativistic Astrophysics in Rome

Sachiko Tsuruta, a professor of astrophysics at Montana State University in Bozeman, has been selected to receive the Marcel Grossman Prize for her pioneering work on neutron starts. The prize is awarded every three years.

A Dozen Women Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

A Dozen Women Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been named to key administrative positions at colleges and universities across the United States.

Three Women University Executives Announce They Are Stepping Down

Three Women University Executives Announce They Are Stepping Down

Stepping down from the posts are Mary H. Manhein at Louisiana State University, Brenda Thompson at West Virginia University, and Leslie Taylor at Montana State University.

A Trio of Women Honored With Prestigious Awards From National Associations

A Trio of Women Honored With Prestigious Awards From National Associations

The honorees are Helen Mayberg, a professor of psychiatry at Emory University in Atlanta, Waded Cruzado, president of Montana State University, and Kristin Fink, a member of the faculty of the School of Teacher Education at Utah State University.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of Nine Women to High-Level Administrative Posts

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of Nine Women to High-Level Administrative Posts

The women taking on new administrative duties are Marilyn Lockhart, Frances Welch, Tina D. Rollins, Catherine Pope, Kalenda Eaton, Karen McComas, Yvonne M. Coston, Mary Paster, and Tami Benham Deal.

New Administrative Posts for 18 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for 18 Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of appointments of women to high-level administrative positions at colleges and universities across the United States.

Two Women Are Finalists to Lead the Office of Institutional Equity at Montana State University

Two Women Are Finalists to Lead the Office of Institutional Equity at Montana State University

Kathleen A. Grimes is the Title IX coordinator and assistant adviser to the president at the Marine Maritime Academy in Castine, Maine, and Laura Lindstrand is a policy analyst for the Washington State Human Rights Commission.

Seven Women Scholars Awarded Distinguished Honors

Seven Women Scholars Awarded Distinguished Honors

The seven women who have been selected to receive prestigious awards are Alice Baumgartner, Stephanie Luster-Teasley, Martha Hilley, Denise Mallor, Allison Joseph, Alison Chapman, and Velma McBride Murry.

Sheila Stearns to Lead the Billings Campus of Montana State University

Sheila Stearns to Lead the Billings Campus of Montana State University

Dr. Stearns retired as commissioner of education for the state of Montana in 2012 after serving in that post for nine years. Since that time she has served as a senior fellow and consultant for the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, which is based in Washington, D.C.

Two Women Candidates for Dean of the College of Agriculture at Montana State University

Two Women Candidates for Dean of the College of Agriculture at Montana State University

The two woman finalists are Teresa Balser a professor of soil and water science at University of Florida and Beverly Durgan, dean of University of Minnesota Extension and professor at the University of Minnesota.

Amherst College Awards Tenure to Two Women

Amherst College Awards Tenure to Two Women

Sara J. Brenneis was promoted to associate professor of Spanish. Leah Schmalzbauer, who currently teaches at Montana State University, received a joint appointment in anthropology & sociology and American studies.

Study at Montana State University Finds That Interventions Can Help Women Overcome Modesty

Study at Montana State University Finds That Interventions Can Help Women Overcome Modesty

Many women are uncomfortable talking about their own accomplishments but are more than willing to herald the accomplishments of other women. Men, on the other hand, have been found to have no such modesty.

Five Women Honored With Notable Awards

Five Women Honored With Notable Awards

The honorees are Darla Goeres of Montana State University, Jean Wyld of Springfield College, Julia Overton-Healy of Alfred University, Tanja Dominko of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and Christine A. Shoemaker of Cornell University.

The First Woman Regents Professor at Montana State University

The First Woman Regents Professor at Montana State University

Camper enrolled as an undergraduate at Montana State University in 1971 and has never left. Her research focuses on biofilm growth and safety in drinking and industrial water systems.

Seven Women Academics Honored With Prestigious Awards

Seven Women Academics Honored With Prestigious Awards

The women who are being honored with notable awards are Huda Akil, Suzie Allard, Jionna Carjuzaa, Marie Chisholm-Burns, Maria Hernandez-Reif, Adriana Hofer, and Amanda Jansen.

Four New Deans

Four New Deans

The new deans are Judith Langlois at the University of Texas, Reeta Piirala-Skoglund at Lindenwood University, Julie Marfell at Frontier Nursing University in Kentucky, and Karlene Hoo at Montana State University.

Ten Women Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Ten Women Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

The new appointees are Lorrina Goff-Rush, Suzanne Harrington, Renee Zientek, Renee Reijo Pera, Cynthia Roth, Dawn Thompson, Cheri Soileau, Lorna Stern, Sara Barton, and Mary Phillips.

Honors for Two Scholars at Montana State University

Honors for Two Scholars at Montana State University

Anne Christensen, a professor of accounting was honored by the American Taxation Association and Tracy Dougher, an associate professor of horticulture, received an award from the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture.

A Trio of Women in New Teaching Roles

A Trio of Women in New Teaching Roles

Mary Murphy was appointed a Letters and Science Distinguished Professor at Montana State University. Alice White is new chair of the mechanical engineering department at Boston University and Christyne J. Vachon joins the law school faculty at the University of North Dakota.

Ten Women Taking on New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Ten Women Taking on New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Women taking on new roles are LaShondra Peebles, Michelle, Lepore, Linda Cataldo, Meredith Well-Lepley, Keeley M. Powell, Tamela McNulty Eitle, Nancy Wentworth, Rebecca Benfield, Jennifer M. Schopf, and Kathy Jones.

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.