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New Roles in Higher Education for Six Women Faculty Members

New Roles in Higher Education for Six Women Faculty Members

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.

For College Sexual Assault Perpetrators, It May Be Not How Much You Drink But Where You Drink

For College Sexual Assault Perpetrators, It May Be Not How Much You Drink But Where You Drink

The results of a study by researchers at Washington State University and the University at Buffalo show that college men’s presence at “drinking venues” such as frat houses or local bars was a better predictor of sexual aggression than binge-drinking behavior or propensity for casual sex.

Eight Women Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Duties

Eight Women Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Duties

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.

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.

In Memoriam: Margaret J. Barr, 1940-2018

In Memoriam: Margaret J. Barr, 1940-2018

Dr. Barr spent 38 years as a student affairs administrator in higher education. After working at Northern Illinois University and Texas Christian University, she served as vice president for student affairs at Northwestern University from 1992 to 2000.

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Capaldi Phillips, 1945-2017

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Capaldi Phillips, 1945-2017

Elizabeth Capaldi Phillips was a professor of psychology and served as provost at the University of Florida, the University at Buffalo, and Arizona State University.

Thirteen Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Thirteen Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

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.

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.

Notable Honors and Awards for Eight Women in Higher Education

Notable Honors and Awards for Eight Women in Higher Education

The selected for prestigious honors are: Judy Genshaft, Fenice Boyd, Anna Deavere Smith, Vivien Schmidt, Donna Cox, Marilyn Horne, Marisa Marques, and Sandra Sanguino

Gender Bias Can Produce Stress That Can Negatively Impact Women's Health

Gender Bias Can Produce Stress That Can Negatively Impact Women’s Health

Dr. Kristen Salomon, an associate professor of psychology at the University of South Florida in Tampa, found that women experienced an increased heart rate and higher blood pressure when exposed to gender discrimination in a controlled experiment.

In Memoriam: Jane Huttenlocher, 1932-2016

In Memoriam: Jane Huttenlocher, 1932-2016

Jane Huttenlocher conducted research and taught at the University of Chicago for 40 years. She was a leading scholar on how children acquire language and mathematical skills

New Faculty Assignments for Eight Women at Major Universities

New Faculty Assignments for Eight Women at Major 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.

University at Buffalo Scholar Wins Two of Science Fiction's Most Prestigious Awards

University at Buffalo Scholar Wins Two of Science Fiction’s Most Prestigious Awards

Nnedi Okorafor, an associate professor of English at the University at Buffalo of the State University of New York System, is only bthe fourth author in the past two decades who has won both the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award for the same novella. The awards are among the highest honors given to science fiction authors.

Eight Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles and Responsibilities

Eight Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles and Responsibilities

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.

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The women taking on new administrative assignments are Tricia Ejima at the University of Hawaii, Stacey Corley at the Ringling College of Art and Design in Florida, Kristin Woods at the University at Buffalo, Gia Soublet at Xavier University in New Orleans, and Ashley Green at Michigan State University.

In Memoriam: Phyllis J. Franzek, 1950-2016

In Memoriam: Phyllis J. Franzek, 1950-2016

Dr. Franzek was an associate professor of writing in the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. She joined the faculty at the university in 1997.

Three Women Named to Distinguished Professorships at the State University of New York

Three Women Named to Distinguished Professorships at the State University of New York

Jean Wactawski-Wende is a professor of epidemiology at the University at Buffalo. Nancy Hollingsworth is a professor of biochemistry and cell biology at Stony Brook University and Elizabeth Tucker is a professor of English at Binghamton University.

Four Women Stepping Down From High-Level University Posts

Four Women Stepping Down From High-Level University Posts

The four women retiring or leaving their positions are Diane Baxter at the University of California, San Diego, Carolyn R. Hodges at the University of Tennessee, Mary H. Gresham at the University at Buffalo, and Melissa Maxcy Wade at Emory University in Atlanta.

In Memoriam: Sally Freeman-Hawks, 1942-2015

In Memoriam: Sally Freeman-Hawks, 1942-2015

Sally Freeman-Hawks was the former associate dean and executive director of counseling and academic advising in the Undergraduate Advising and Academic Support Center at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She also was an adjunct professor teaching courses in psychology, communication, and education.

University of Kansas Establishes a New Sexual Assault Prevention and Education Center

University of Kansas Establishes a New Sexual Assault Prevention and Education Center

The new center will employ a director and two educators who will provide violence awareness and risk reduction programming related to sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking and bystander intervention.

Penn State Professor Wins Book Award From the Poe Studies Association

Penn State Professor Wins Book Award From the Poe Studies Association

Barbara Cantalupo is a professor of English at the Penn State Lehigh Valley campus in Center Valley. She is being honored for her book Poe and the Visual Arts (Pennsylvania State University Press, 2014).

Prestigious Honors and Awards for Seven Women Scholars

Prestigious Honors and Awards for Seven Women Scholars

The honorees are Yeonhwa Park at the University of Massachusetts, Mary Staehle at Rowan University, Beverly Purswell at Virginia Tech, Jennifer West at Duke University, Deborah Waldrop at the University at Buffalo, Eve Adler at Middlebury College, and Janet L. Miller at Columbia University.

Four Scholars Honored by the Southern Association for Women Historians

Four Scholars Honored by the Southern Association for Women Historians

The honorees are Tanisha C. Ford of the University of Massachusetts, Carole Emberton of the University at Buffalo in New York, Katy Simpson Smith of Tulane University in New Orleans, and Shannon Frystak of East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania.

Dianna Phillips to Lead the Community College of the University of the District of Columbia

Dianna Phillips to Lead the Community College of the University of the District of Columbia

Dr. Phillips has been serving as executive vice president for educational services at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, New Jersey. Previously, she was dean of technical education at Monroe Community College in Rochester, New York.

University Study Finds Men and Women in Committed Relationships of Any Kind Are Healthier

University Study Finds Men and Women in Committed Relationships of Any Kind Are Healthier

A new study published in the Journal of Family Psychology finds that men and women who live together in a committed relationship, regardless of marital status, are healthier than people who do not cohabit with a committed partner.

Victims of Sexual Assault on College Campuses Are at High Risk for Future Assaults

Victims of Sexual Assault on College Campuses Are at High Risk for Future Assaults

A new study by researchers at the University at Buffalo finds that college women who have been victims of sexual assault are three times as likely as women on college campuses generally to be victims of sexual assault again .

Two Women Psychologists Honored for Paper Written a Quarter Century Ago

Two Women Psychologists Honored for Paper Written a Quarter Century Ago

In 1989 Jennifer Crocker, now of Ohio State University, and Brenda Major, now at the University of California, Santa Barbara, co-authored a paper on social stigma and self-esteem. Since then, the work has been cited more than 3,500 times by authors of other published works over the past quarter century.

Five Women Who Are Taking on New Faculty Roles

Five Women Who Are Taking on New Faculty Roles

The women in new teaching posts are Marilyn Morris of the University at Buffalo, Mahsa Kazempour at Penn State, Ruihong Huang at Texas A&M University, Margaret Greenwald at Wayne State University and Francesca Cavallo at the University of New Mexico.

Five Woman in New Teaching Roles at Colleges and Universities

Five Woman in New Teaching Roles at Colleges and Universities

The women with new teaching assignments are Brenda Russell at Penn State-Berks, Yasmin Tyler-Hill at the Morehouse School of Medicine, Carol Brewer at the University at Buffalo, Cristina Ortiz at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, and Tomie Hahn at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Two Architecture Professors Win Environmental Design Research Awards

Two Architecture Professors Win Environmental Design Research Awards

Two faculty members at the University at Buffalo of the State University of New York system – Lynda Schneekloth and Sue Weidemann – have been honored with the 2014 Career Award from the Environmental Design Research Association.

Two Woman Among the 11 Faculty Named to Distinguished Professorships at the State University of New York

Two Woman Among the 11 Faculty Named to Distinguished Professorships at the State University of New York

Margarita L. Dubocovich, professor and chair of the department of pharmacology and toxicology and Aidong Zhang, professor and chair of computer science and engineering at the University at Buffalo, were named to Distinguished Professorships in the SUNY system.

The University at Buffalo Adds 12 Women to Its Faculty

The University at Buffalo Adds 12 Women to Its Faculty

Of the 22 new faculty members this fall at the University at Buffalo’s College of Arts and Sciences, 12 are women.

University at Buffalo Study Explores Gender Differences in How College Students Describe Inebriated Friends

University at Buffalo Study Explores Gender Differences in How College Students Describe Inebriated Friends

Survey participants were more likely to characterize women with terms that implied moderate levels of inebriation even when they had been drinking heavily while men were more likely to be identified with terms denoting a high level of alcohol use.

Four Women Faculty Members Taking On New Roles

Four Women Faculty Members Taking On New Roles

Debra Barsdale will lead the new doctoral program in nursing at the University of North Carolina. Melissa Harshman will direct the freshman seminar program at the University of Georgia. Meredith Lewis will lead a legal studies center at the University at Buffalo and former N.C. Governor Bev Purdue will teach at Duke.

Catherine Cerulli Named Director of the Susan B. Anthony Center for Women's Leadership

Catherine Cerulli Named Director of the Susan B. Anthony Center for Women’s Leadership

As director, Dr. Cerulli will aim to create and implement programs to celebrate’s women’s achievements and work to overcome the remaining barriers standing in the way of true gender equality.