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Nations That Allow Exploitation of Women in the Home Also Tend to Have Unstable Governments

Nations That Allow Exploitation of Women in the Home Also Tend to Have Unstable Governments

A new book by women scholars at Texas A&m University and Brigham Young University finds that countries that exploit women within the household have governments that are far more unstable. These countries end up with far worse governments, demographics, economic performance, environmental preservation, and health outcomes.

In Memoriam: Clara D. Bloomfield, 1942-2020

In Memoriam: Clara D. Bloomfield, 1942-2020

Dr. Bloomfield, of Ohio State University, was well known for her more than 50 years of groundbreaking research in blood cancers, particularly acute myeloid leukemia. She was the first scientist to prove that adults with acute leukemia, including the elderly, could be cured with chemotherapy.

Barbara Snyder to Serve as President of the Association of American Universities

Barbara Snyder to Serve as President of the Association of American Universities

Barbara R. Snyder, president of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, has been chosen to lead the Association of American Universities. The organization represents 63 leading research universities in the United States, as well as two in Canada. She is expected to take on her new role this fall.

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.

Anne Dorrance to Lead the Wooster Campus of Ohio State University

Anne Dorrance to Lead the Wooster Campus of Ohio State University

Dr. Dorrance has been a faculty member in the department of plant pathology in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and based in Wooster since fall 1997. She currently serves as a professor in the department and was the director of the college’s Center for Soybean Research.

Laurie Stenberg Nichols Named President of Black Hills State University in South Dakota

Laurie Stenberg Nichols Named President of Black Hills State University in South Dakota

Dr. Nichols has been serving as interim president since July. Earlier, she served for three years as the first woman president of the University of Wyoming. From 2009 to 2016 she served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at South Dakota State University.

Why Do Women Choose College Majors With Lower Earnings Potential Than Men?

Why Do Women Choose College Majors With Lower Earnings Potential Than Men?

The study by Natasha Quadlin, a sociologist at Ohio State University, found that when men and women both prioritize economic returns in their preferences for a major, men still choose majors that pay more. But even when men and women prioritized other preferences for their major – such as helping people – men still chose higher-paying majors.

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to New 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.

Cheryl Evans Jones Named the 17th President of Paine College in Augusta, Georgia

Cheryl Evans Jones Named the 17th President of Paine College in Augusta, Georgia

Dr. Jones first joined the Paine College faculty in 1993 as an assistant professor of psychology. In 2014, she served as Paine’s acting provost and vice president for academic affairs. Dr. Jones has been serving as acting president of Paine College since July.

Ginny Favede Named the Thirteenth President of Wheeling University in West Virginia

Ginny Favede Named the Thirteenth President of Wheeling University in West Virginia

Favede has been serving as executive director of the Ohio Valley Construction Employers Council, a not-for-profit association of more than 500 contractors. She is a former county commissioner in West Virginia and has served as chair of the board of trustees of Wheeling University since July. She will step down from that position.

University Study Finds That Early Childhood Trauma Impacts Women's Health at Midlife

University Study Finds That Early Childhood Trauma Impacts Women’s Health at Midlife

The study, led by a sociologist at Ohio State University, found that women who experienced childhood trauma were more likely than others to have their first child both earlier in life and outside of marriage – and that those factors were associated with poorer health later in life.

Ohio Wesleyan's Amy McClure to Be Honored by the International Literacy Association

Ohio Wesleyan’s Amy McClure to Be Honored by the International Literacy Association

Amy McClure, professor emerita at Ohio Wesleyan University, has been selected to receive the 2019 Jerry Johns Outstanding Teacher Educator in Reading Award. She will be honored on October 12 in New Orleans

Beverly Rogers Named the Seventeenth President of MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Illinois

Beverly Rogers Named the Seventeenth President of MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Illinois

Dr. Rogers has been serving as acting president for the past two months. Since 2017, she has served as provost and vice president of academic affairs. Previously, Dr. Rodgers was dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and professor of anthropology at Ottawa University in Kansas.

Cheryl Evans Jones Appointed Acting President of Paine College in Augusta, Georgia

Cheryl Evans Jones Appointed Acting President of Paine College in Augusta, Georgia

Dr. Jones first joined the Paine College faculty in 1993 as an assistant professor of psychology. She later went on to become an associate professor and earned tenure. In 2014, she served as Paine’s acting provost and vice president for academic affairs.

In Memoriam: Bonnie Roach, 1957-2019

In Memoriam: Bonnie Roach, 1957-2019

Dr. Roach began her career at Ohio University in 1989 as a faculty member in the management department. Over the course of her 31-year career, she taught courses in human resource management and business law.

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.

Laurie Stenberg Nichols to Lead Black Hills State University in South Dakota

Laurie Stenberg Nichols to Lead Black Hills State University in South Dakota

Dr. Nichols has served as the first woman president of the University of Wyoming for the past three years. From 2009 to 2016 she served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at South Dakota State University. She is expected to serve as interim president of Black Hills State University for the next year.

Seven Universities Announce the Appointment of Women Scholars to Dean Positions

Seven Universities Announce the Appointment of Women Scholars to Dean Positions

The women appointed to dean posts are Susan Parish at Virginia Commonwealth University, Claire Stewart at the University of Nebraska, Laris Genin at Wichita State, Gretchen Ritter at Ohio State, Rachel Nardo at Utah State, Barbara Rasco at the University of Wyoming, and Tamar Szabó Gendler at Yale University.

Report Finds Only a Small Fraction of Academic Research is Authored by Women

Report Finds Only a Small Fraction of Academic Research is Authored by Women

For this report, the researchers scanned 14.6 million studies published between 2006 and 2017 by scientists at 963 institutions across the world, determining gender of authors from their first names. In the United States, women were authors on 31.8 percent of all academic research. Lower female representation existed in the U.K. and Germany.

A Large Group of Women Who Have Been Appointed to Higher Education Administrative Posts

A Large Group of Women Who Have Been Appointed to Higher Education 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.

Colleges and Universities Appoint 10 Women to Dean Positions

Colleges and Universities Appoint 10 Women to Dean Positions

The 10 new deans at colleges and universities across the United States are Jennifer Collins, Laura Auricchio, Gwyneth Price, Amy Lauren Fairchild, Raka Ray, Diana Martinelli, Karen Muncaster, Anna Maria Siega-Riz, Lori Messinger, and Lisa Dutton.

Nancy Williams Elected President of the American Kinesiology Association

Nancy Williams Elected President of the American Kinesiology Association

Dr. Williams currently serves as a professor and head of the department of kinesiology at Pennsylvania State University. She first joined the Penn State faculty as an assistant professor in 1997. She was promoted to associate professor in 2003, full professor in 2009, and department head in 2012.

New Study Examines the Huge Gender Income Gap in the Nation's Wealthiest Households

New Study Examines the Huge Gender Income Gap in the Nation’s Wealthiest Households

The researchers found that women’s income alone is sufficient to place a family within the top one percent of all families in only 5 percent of all elite households. Moreover, women’s income is necessary in pushing a household into the one percent threshold in only an additional 15 percent of all wealthy households.

Coppin State University President Maria Thompson to Step Down at the End of the Academic Year

Coppin State University President Maria Thompson to Step Down at the End of the Academic Year

Maria Thompson,the first woman president of Coppin State University in Baltimore, Maryland, has announced she will retire at the end of the academic year after overcoming recent health challenges. She became president of Coppin State University in 2015.

Joan Neff Is the New Leader of the West Virginia Institute of Technology

Joan Neff Is the New Leader of the West Virginia Institute of Technology

Dr. Neff was appointed provost at the university campus this past spring and she will continue to serve in that role. Before coming to the West Virginia University Institute of Technology, Dr. Neff had been serving as provost and vice president of academic affairs at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia.

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

Eleven 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.

In Memoriam: Olivia Juliette Hooker, 1915-2018

In Memoriam: Olivia Juliette Hooker, 1915-2018

During World War II, Dr. Hooker became the first Black woman to serve on active duty with the United States Coast Guard. She used her G.I. benefits to fund her graduate education at Columbia University and the University of Rochester. Professor Hooker served on the faculty at Fordham University in New York from 1963 to 1985.

Ohio State University Study Finds Differences in Brains of Girls Who Engage in Self-Harm

Ohio State University Study Finds Differences in Brains of Girls Who Engage in Self-Harm

Using magnetic resonance imaging the research team, led by a professor of psychology at Ohio State University, found clear decreases in volume in parts of the brain called the insular cortex and inferior frontal gyrus in girls who engaged in self-harm. These areas of the brain regulate human emotions.

Lisa Freeman Becomes First Woman President of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb

Lisa Freeman Becomes First Woman President of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb

Lisa C. Freeman has been appointed as the thirteenth and first woman president of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. She had been serving as acting president since July 2017. Before coming to Northern Illinois University in 2010, she served on the staff at Kansas State University for 16 years.

Sixteen Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Sixteen Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

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.

Study Finds Link Between Number of Women Students and Doctoral Completion Rates

Study Finds Link Between Number of Women Students and Doctoral Completion Rates

A new study from Ohio State University has found that the fewer women who enter a doctoral program at the same time, the less likely any one of them will earn their doctorate within six years. When there is only one woman in a new doctoral class, she is 12 percentage points less likely to complete her degree within six years than her male classmates.

Educated Women Are More Likely to Get Married and Stay Married Than Women With Less Education

Educated Women Are More Likely to Get Married and Stay Married Than Women With Less Education

Dr. Yue Qian of the University of British Columbia found that the proportion of marriages in which the husband had a higher level of education than his spouse dropped from 24 percent to 15 percent and marriages in which the wife had more education rose from 22 percent to 29 percent between 1980 and 2012. Women with a higher level of education were more likely to get, and stay, married.

Ohio State University Study Finds Strong Relationships With Fathers Helps Daughters Overcome Loneliness

Ohio State University Study Finds Strong Relationships With Fathers Helps Daughters Overcome Loneliness

In a new study, researchers from Ohio State University have found that loneliness was much less prevalent for young girls who had strong relationships with their fathers. The study also found that parent-child closeness did not have an effect on young boys’ level of loneliness

Feng Youmei Is the  First Woman Chancellor of Duke Kunshan University

Feng Youmei Is the First Woman Chancellor of Duke Kunshan University

Duke Kunshan University was founded six years ago. After only holding graduate classes for four years, the university enrolled its first cohort of undergraduate students in August. Feng Youmei, who has been a visiting scholar at Ohio State University in the past, is the first woman to lead Duke Kushan University.

In Memoriam: June Pachuta Farris, 1947-2018

In Memoriam: June Pachuta Farris, 1947-2018

June Pachuta Farris was the bibliographer for Slavic and East European studies and general linguistics for the University of Chicago Libraries.