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Brooke Newman of Virgnia Commonwealth University Wins 2019 Independent Publisher Book Award

Brooke Newman of Virgnia Commonwealth University Wins 2019 Independent Publisher Book Award

Brooke N. Newman is an associate professor in the department of history in the College of Humanities and Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University. She ws honored for her book, A Dark Inheritance: Blood, Race, and Sex in Colonial Jamaica.

University of Nebraska Awards Book Prizes in Fiction and Poetry to Two Women Scholars

University of Nebraska Awards Book Prizes in Fiction and Poetry to Two Women Scholars

Prairie Schooner, the University of Nebraska’s literary journal, has announced the winners of its 2017 book prizes in fiction and poetry. The winners will receive a cash award and have their books published by the University of Nebraska Press.

The New Leader of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

The New Leader of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Barbara G. Lyman has served as the chief academic officer at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania since 2008. She will serve as interim president while a national search is conducted for a permanent president. The search will begin later this year.

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions in Higher Education

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions in Higher Education

The new deans are Katherine O’Dair at Harvard, Kimberlee Kae Kidwell and Cheryl Hanley-Maxwell at the University of Illinois, Susan Fliss at Smith College, Christine Hailey at Texas State, Lenora Campbell at North Carolina A&T, Susan Mehrer at Dartmouth, and Cheryl Addy at the University of South Carolina.

In Memoriam: Susan Hardwick, 1945-2015

In Memoriam: Susan Hardwick, 1945-2015

Professor Hardwick joined the faculty of the geography department at the University of Oregon in 2000 and retired from the full-time faculty in 2010. Earlier in her career, she taught at Texas State University in San Marcos, California State University, Chico and Cosumnes River College in Sacramento, California.

Susan Lamb to Lead City College of San Francisco

Susan Lamb to Lead City College of San Francisco

Susan Lamb has been serving as vice chancellor of academic affairs at the two-year college. She is expected to lead the college as interim chancellor through the 2015-16 academic year.

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

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

The 10 women in new teaching posts are Margot Quijano, Stefanie Jegelka, Leora Auslander, Kathryn Ellerbeck, Debra Romberger, Dana Levin, Aarti Gupta, Ericka A. Albaugh, Sally Radovick, and Kal Alston.

Schools With Gangs Also Tend to Have Higher Levels of Sexual Harassment

Schools With Gangs Also Tend to Have Higher Levels of Sexual Harassment

The study found that in schools with gangs the incidents of sexual harassment were more frequent and more violent. The study also found that in schools with gangs there was increased levels of homophobic teasing and bullying.