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Sharon Davies Named the Next Provost at Spelman College in Atlanta

Sharon Davies Named the Next Provost at Spelman College in Atlanta

In 2015, Professor Davies was named vice provost and chief diversity officer at Ohio State University. She has been on the faculty at the university’s Moritz College of Law for the past 22 years and holds the Gregory H. Williams Chair in Civil Rights & Civil Liberties.

Seven Women in Academia Selected for Prestigious Honors and Awards

Seven Women in Academia Selected for Prestigious Honors and Awards

The seven honorees are Lauren Pond at Ohio State, Rebecca J. White of the University of Tampa, Lynne E. Maquat at the University of Rochester, Frances Arnold at CalTech, Jennifer McCann of the University of Rhode Island, Renee A. Middleton of Ohio University, and Kathleen Brown-Rice of the University of South Dakota.

Ohio State University Study Shows No Increase in Maternity Leave Over the Past 20 Years

Ohio State University Study Shows No Increase in Maternity Leave Over the Past 20 Years

Between 1994 and 2015, there were an average of 273,000 women on maternity leave. The number of women taking maternity leave was relatively constant during this period. This is true despite the fact that the U.S. economy grew by 65 percent during the period adding millions of jobs.

Molly Corbett Broad to Step Down From the Presidency of the American Council on Education

Molly Corbett Broad to Step Down From the Presidency of the American Council on Education

Molly Corbett Broad became the 12th president of the American Council on Education in 2008. She is the first woman to serve in the post since the organization’s founding in 1918. She will step down as president on October 31.

In Memoriam: Margaret W. Lewis, 1932-2016

In Memoriam: Margaret W. Lewis, 1932-2016

Dr. Margaret Lewis began her career in 1958 as a staff nurse at the former Florida A&M University Hospital. She joined the faculty at the university in 1959. She later served as dean of the university’s School of Nursing.

Two Women Are Finalists for Provost at the University of Alabama

Two Women Are Finalists for Provost at the University of Alabama

The two women finalists are Jennifer Evans-Cowley, a professor of city and regional planning and vice provost for capital planning and regional campuses at Ohio State University, and Latha Ramchand, a professor of finance and the dean of the C.T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston.

In Memoriam: Kathryn D. Sowle, 1932-2016

In Memoriam: Kathryn D. Sowle, 1932-2016

Sowle graduated first in her class from the Northwestern University School of Law. She went on to serve as a professor at the law school of Ohio State University and then at the University of Miami School of Law. In 1969, she took time off from her successful academic career to serve as First Lady of Ohio University.

Three Women Are Finalists for Executive Vice Chancellor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Three Women Are Finalists for Executive Vice Chancellor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

They are: Cheryl Achterberg, dean of the College of Education and Human Ecology at Ohio State University, Elizabeth Spiller, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech, and Sheryl Tucker, associate provost and dean of the Graduate College at Oklahoma State University.

Legal Scholar Michelle Alexander Selected to Receive a $250,000 Heinz Award

Legal Scholar Michelle Alexander Selected to Receive a $250,000 Heinz Award

Michelle Alexander is a visiting professor at the Union Theological Seminary and a senior fellow at the Ford Foundation. Earlier, she taught at Ohio State University and Stanford Law School. Professor alexander is being honored for her research on racial disparities in incarceration rates.

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.

Study Discovers an Unexpected Source to Increase Women in STEM Majors

Study Discovers an Unexpected Source to Increase Women in STEM Majors

A new study led by Joy Gaston Gayles, an associate professor in the College of Education at North Carolina State University, finds that women who come to college not knowing what course of study they will choose are good candidates to increase overall enrollments of women students in STEM fields.

Two Women With Academic Appointments Win Writers' Awards from the Rona Jaffe Foundation

Two Women With Academic Appointments Win Writers’ Awards from the Rona Jaffe Foundation

Lina Maria Ferreira Cabeza-Vanegas, a visiting assistant professor at Ohio State University, won an award in the nonfiction category and Airea D. Matthews, the assistant director of the Helen Zell Writers’ Program at the University of Michigan, was honored for her poetry.

Fourteen Women Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Fourteen Women Appointed to 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.

Clarissa Myrick-Harris Is the New Provost at Savannah State University in Georgia

Clarissa Myrick-Harris Is the New Provost at Savannah State University in Georgia

She was associate provost for pedagogical and curricular initiatives and professor of African American studies at Morehouse College in Atlanta. In 2012, Dr. Myrick-Harris became the first woman to be named an academic dean at Morehouse College, where all the students are men.

New Roles for a Dozen Women Faculty Members

New Roles for a Dozen Women Faculty Members

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.

Study Finds Longer Work Hours for Women Increases the Risk of Life-Threatening Diseases

Study Finds Longer Work Hours for Women Increases the Risk of Life-Threatening Diseases

The study found that health risks climb for women who work more than 40 hours a week. But women who work more than 50 hours a week tend to have a significant escalated risk of life-threatening illnesses.

Ohio State University Partners With the Women's Heart Alliance

Ohio State University Partners With the Women’s Heart Alliance

Under the partnership the university and the alliance will screen and educate college-age women about the risks of heart disease and steps for preventing it.

New Assignments for 10 Women Faculty Members

New Assignments for 10 Women Faculty Members

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.

Four Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

Four Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

Appointed to endowed professorships are Cheryl Taylore Lee at Ohio State University, Ann Kurth at Yale University, Oeindrila Dube at the University of Chicago, and Angela K. Dills at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina.

Nancy Zimpher Announces She Will Step Down as Chancellor of the State University of New York

Nancy Zimpher Announces She Will Step Down as Chancellor of the State University of New York

Nancy L. Zimpher, chancellor of the State University of New York System, announced that she will step down at the end of the 2016-17 academic year. She has been chancellor of the 64-campus system for the past seven years.

A Significant Gender Pay Gap For Students With New Ph.D.s in STEM Fields

A Significant Gender Pay Gap For Students With New Ph.D.s in STEM Fields

A study by researchers at Ohio State University, the Census Bureau, and the American Institutes for Research found that for students who earn a Ph.D. in a STEM field, one year after earning their degrees women earn 31 percent less than men who earned a Ph.D. in a STEM field that same year.

One Woman Among Three Finalists for Provost at the University of Kansas

One Woman Among Three Finalists for Provost at the University of Kansas

Nelli Bendapudi is the dean and H.D. Price Professor of Business at the University of Kansas School of Business. From 1996 to 2011, she served on the faculty at Ohio State University. She was promoted to full professor of marketing in 2008.

Banishing the Stereotype of the Dumb Blond

Banishing the Stereotype of the Dumb Blond

A new academic study finds that the stereotype of the dumb blond is completely false. In fact, the average IQ of naturally blond women was found to be 103.2 compared to 102.7 for women with brown hair, 101.2 for women with red hair, and 100.5 for women with black hair.

Two Women From the Academic World Are Finalists for the $250,000 Indianapolis Prize

Two Women From the Academic World Are Finalists for the $250,000 Indianapolis Prize

The Indianapolis Prize is awarded every two years by the Indianapolis Zoo to individuals who have made significant contributions to the conservation of animal species. Amanda Vincent of the University of British Columbia and P. Dee Boersma of the University of Washington are among the six finalists.

Nine Women Awarded Prestigious Churchill Scholarships

Nine Women Awarded Prestigious Churchill Scholarships

Nine women from the United States are among the 15 students who have been awarded Churchill Scholarships for master’s degree programs in STEM fields at the University of Cambridge in England.

The Next President of the University of Wyoming

The Next President of the University of Wyoming

Dr. Laurie Stenberg Nichols will become the 26th president of the University of Wyoming. She will be the school’s first woman president in its 130-year history.

One Woman Among the Finalists for President of the University of Wyoming

One Woman Among the Finalists for President of the University of Wyoming

Since 2009, Laurie Stenberg Nichols has served as provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at South Dakota State University. For the 2008-09 academic year, Dr. Nichols was the interim president of Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota.

New University Study Documents the Practice of Maternal Gate-Keeping in Child Care

New University Study Documents the Practice of Maternal Gate-Keeping in Child Care

A new study, led by a professor at Ohio State University, finds that new mothers go through an assessment of their partners’ parenting skills before considering how much to allow their partners to participate in child-rearing.

New Administrative Roles for 22 Women at American Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Roles for 22 Women at American 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.

Two Scholars of Women's History Share the 2015 Lambda Literary Award

Two Scholars of Women’s History Share the 2015 Lambda Literary Award

Susan Freeman, chair of the department of gender and women’s studies at Western Michigan University, and Leila J. Rupp, professor of feminist studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, were honored for the best book of the year relating to LGBT studies.

Coppin State University in Baltimore Names Its Next President

Coppin State University in Baltimore Names Its Next President

Since 2011, Maria Thompson has been serving as provost and vice president for academic affairs at the State University of New York at Oneonta. Previously, she was an administrator at Tennessee State University in Nashville.

Three Women Scholars Who Are Retiring From Faculty Posts

Three Women Scholars Who Are Retiring From Faculty Posts

The three women leaving their faculty positions are Valerie B. Lee at Ohio State University, Patience Essah at Auburn University in Alabama, and Anne Baird at Morehouse College in Atlanta.

Independent Book Publishers Association Honors University of Kansas' Barbara Kerr

Independent Book Publishers Association Honors University of Kansas’ Barbara Kerr

Barbara A. Kerr, the Williamson Family Distinguished Professor of Counseling Psychology at the University of Kansas, received was honored by the Independent Book Publishers Association for her book Smart Girls in the 21st Century.

When Highly Educated Couples Have a Baby, a Gender Gap Opens Up in Household Workload

When Highly Educated Couples Have a Baby, a Gender Gap Opens Up in Household Workload

An Ohio State University study found that when highly-educated, dual career couples had their first child, women had an increased home workload of about two hours a day while men added an average of 40 minutes in time spent on work in the home.

Honors and Awards for Four Women Scholars

Honors and Awards for Four Women Scholars

The honorees are Christine Fletcher of Benedictine University in Illinois, Barbara A. Horwitz of the University of California, Davis, Susana Morales of the Weill Cornell Medical College, and Melanye White Dixon of Ohio State University.