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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.

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

The three women appointed to endowed professorships are Valeria Raquel Mas at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Susan Stokes at the University of Chicago, and Carmen Winant at Ohio State University.

New Assignments for 14 Women Faculty Members in Higher Education

New Assignments for 14 Women Faculty Members 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.

All Four Finalists for Dean of the College of Pharmacy at the University of Georgia Are Women

All Four Finalists for Dean of the College of Pharmacy at the University of Georgia Are Women

The University of Georgia College of Pharmacy has announced a field of four finalists to serve as dean. All four finalists will visit campus by the end of the month for a series of interviews and public presentations. All four finalists are women.

New Positions for Eight Women Faculty Members in Academia

New Positions for Eight Women Faculty Members in Academia

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.

The Next President of the University of Louisville Will Be Neeli Bendapudi

The Next President of the University of Louisville Will Be Neeli Bendapudi

For the past two years, Dr. Bendapudi has been executive vice chancellor and provost at the flagship campus of the University of Kansas in Lawrence. Earlier, Dr. Bendapudi was the dean and H.D. Price Professor of Business at the University of Kansas School of Business.

Research at Case Western Reserve University Sheds Light on the Behavior of Serial Rapists

Research at Case Western Reserve University Sheds Light on the Behavior of Serial Rapists

New research conducted at the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, has found that serial rapists tend to not follow a distinctive pattern. Instead, the researchers say, serial rapists are “opportunistic” and strike at random.

Research Finds Good Grades in College Don't Help Women in the Job Market

Research Finds Good Grades in College Don’t Help Women in the Job Market

A new study by Natasha Quadlin, an assistant professor of sociology at Ohio State University, finds that a man’s grade point average in college has little impact on their job prospects. But for women college graduates, a high grade point average has a negative impact on their getting a job.

Wake Forest University's Penny Rue is the New Board Chair at NASPA

Wake Forest University’s Penny Rue is the New Board Chair at NASPA

Penny Rue, vice president for campus life at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, was elected board chair of NASPA, the nation’s leading organization for student affairs professionals in higher education.

New Assignments for 11 Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

New Assignments for 11 Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

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.

New Administrative Duties for 10 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Duties for 10 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.

Elizabeth Sayrs to Serve as Provost at Ohio University in Athens

Elizabeth Sayrs to Serve as Provost at Ohio University in Athens

Dr. Sayrs is dean of University College and vice provost for undergraduate education at Ohio University in Athens. She will serve as interim provost and executive vice president while a search for a permanent new provost is conducted. Dr Sayrs has taught at Ohio University since 2004.

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.

Bonnie Rush Is Leading the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University

Bonnie Rush Is Leading the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University

Dr. Rush, a professor of internal equine medicine and specializes in equine respiratory disease, is serving as interim dean. She joined the faculty at the veterinary school in 1993 and served as head of the clinical sciences department from 2006 to 2017.

In Memoriam: Susan Klem Jackson

In Memoriam: Susan Klem Jackson

Dr. Susan Jackson began teaching at Boston University in 1982 as a lecturer in French. At the time of her death, she was an associate professor of French and assistant provost for general education at the university.

Retiring SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher Announces Her Future Plans

Retiring SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher Announces Her Future Plans

Dr. Zimpher will become a senior fellow at the Rockefeller Institute of Government and serve as a professor in the School of Education and as a chief adviser to the president of the University at Albany. Dr. Zimpher will also direct the new Center for Education Pipeline Systems Change.

Auburn University Scientist to Lead the Crop Science Society of America

Auburn University Scientist to Lead the Crop Science Society of America

Beth Guertal is a professor of crop, soil, and environmental sciences at Auburn University in Alabama. Professor Guertal conducts research in the area of turfgrass soil fertility, specializing in grass management for sports fields, golf courses and private homes.

Eight Universities Appoint Women to High-Level Administrative Positions

Eight Universities Appoint Women to High-Level Administrative Positions

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

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.