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Professor Paula Pietromonaco Wins Award From the Society for Personality and Social Psychology

Professor Paula Pietromonaco Wins Award From the Society for Personality and Social Psychology

Dr. Pietromonaco, professor emerita at the University of Massachusetts, focuses her research on how basic psychological processes that arise in the context of people’s close relationships such as dating and marital relationships might impact relationship outcomes as well as emotional and physical health over time.

Four Women Scholars Named to Provost Positions at Prestigious Colleges and Universities

Four Women Scholars Named to Provost Positions at Prestigious Colleges and Universities

The four women appointed to provost positions are Emily A. Carter at the University of California, Los Angeles, Mitzi Montoya at Washington State University, Linda Strong-Leak at Berea College in Kentucky, and Julie Sandell at Suffolk University in Boston.

Study Finds Gender Imbalance In Children's Television: Onscreen and Behind the Camera

Study Finds Gender Imbalance In Children’s Television: Onscreen and Behind the Camera

The study of American and Canadian television shows, aimed at kids age 12 and under during the fall of 2017, found that the majority of main characters on children’s fictional TV shows are male. Additionally, men are more likely to be the creators, writers, and directors of these shows.

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.

Uju Anya Wins First Book Award From the American Association for Applied Linguistics

Uju Anya Wins First Book Award From the American Association for Applied Linguistics

Uju Anya is an assistant professor of education and research affiliate for the Center for the Study of Higher Education at Pennsylvania State University. The award recognizes a scholar whose first book represents outstanding work in the field of applied linguistics.

Six Women Scholars Who Have Been Recognized With Prestigious Honors or Awards

Six Women Scholars Who Have Been Recognized With Prestigious Honors or Awards

The six women honorees are Laura Hess of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Kristy Edmunds at UCLA, Caroline Lavoie of Utah State University, Muyinatu Bell of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Michele McDonnall of Mississippi State University, and Jeanie Basinger of Wesleyan University in Connecticut.

Anne Houtman Appointed President of Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana

Anne Houtman Appointed President of Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana

Currently, Dr. Houtman serves as provost and vice president for academic affairs at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terra Haute, Indiana. Previously, she served as dean of the School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering at California State University, Bakersfield.

Researchers Find That a Family's Preference For Sons Results in Low Math Scores For Girl Children in Same Family

Researchers Find That a Family’s Preference For Sons Results in Low Math Scores For Girl Children in Same Family

Even when accounting for economic and educational levels, girls in boy-favoring families did worse on math tests. Additionally, the wealthier the family and the more educated the mother, the worse the daughter performed on math tests.

A Handful of New Women Deans at Universities Across the United States

A Handful of New Women Deans at Universities Across the United States

The five women appointed to dean positions are Dana Williams at Howard University in Washington, D.C., Eileen Strempel at the University of California, Los Angeles, Francesca Cornelli at North Western University in Evanston, Illinois, Faye Gilbert at the University of Maine, and Adrienne C. Webber at Grambling State University in Louisiana.

Graduates of All-Girls Schools are More Prepared for College Than Their Peers From Co-Ed Schools

Graduates of All-Girls Schools are More Prepared for College Than Their Peers From Co-Ed Schools

The data showed that students from all-girls schools have stronger academic skills, are more academically engaged, demonstrate higher science self-confidence, display higher levels of cultural competency, express stronger community involvement, and exhibit increased political engagement.

In Memoriam: Elisabeth Israels Perry, 1939-2018

In Memoriam: Elisabeth Israels Perry, 1939-2018

Elisabeth Israels Perry was professor emerita of history and women’s and gender studies at Saint Louis University. She taught at a large number of academic institutions before settling in at Saint Louis University in 1999.

Women Nearly 40 Percent of New Members of National Academy of Medicine

Women Nearly 40 Percent of New Members of National Academy of Medicine

A WIAReport analysis of the list of the 75 members of the latest cohort elected into the National Academy of Medicine finds that 29, or 39 percent, are women. Just two years ago, women were just 30 percent of the new members.

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.

Do Sexual Assault Prevention Programs on College Campuses Actually Work?

Do Sexual Assault Prevention Programs on College Campuses Actually Work?

A new study by researchers at the University of California finds that sexual assault prevention training programs aimed at men who are a high risk of committing sexual assault, may not be working and may in fact have a “boomerang effect” that increases the odds that they will be an offender.

Harvard University Acquires the Papers of Professor Angela Davis

Harvard University Acquires the Papers of Professor Angela Davis

Professor Davis, who taught at the University of California, Santa Cruz until 2008, has been a political activist for most of her life, advocating for the rights of African Americans, women, and prison inmates.

Four Women Scholars Named to Endowed Positions in Academia

Four Women Scholars Named to Endowed Positions in Academia

Appointed to endowed posts are Tara T. Green at the University of North Carolina Greensboro, Susan Dackerman at Stanford University, Valerie J. Matsumoto at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Sharon Hammes-Schiffer at Yale 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.

Searching for Ways to Boost Retention of Women in Computer Science Fields

Searching for Ways to Boost Retention of Women in Computer Science Fields

In the 1980s, women earned about one third of all bachelor’s degrees in computer science. Today the figure is 18 percent despite the fact that women make up about one third of all students in introductory computer science courses. The BRAID study seeks to find out the best practices for retaining women in computer science.

Study Led by Researchers at UCLA Finds Cognitive Decline for Women in Their 40s and 50s

Study Led by Researchers at UCLA Finds Cognitive Decline for Women in Their 40s and 50s

The data shows that women’s average decline in mental processing ability was 5 percent during the decade-long period. Cognitive processing speed, which includes speed of perception and reaction, showed an average decline of around 1 percent every two years and verbal memory declined on average around 1 percent every five years.

In Memoriam: Ada Letitia Loveless, 1925-2016

In Memoriam: Ada Letitia Loveless, 1925-2016

Ada Letitia Loveless was the long-time director of women’s athletics at Kalamazoo College in Michigan. When Loveless arrived at Kalamazoo College in 1953 there were no women’s intercollegiate athletic teams. During her 33-year tenure, she established eight varsity sports for women.

UCLA Acquires the Archives of Dance Photographer Barbara Morgan

UCLA Acquires the Archives of Dance Photographer Barbara Morgan

Morgan studied art at UCLA from 1919 to 1923 and subsequently taught design, painting, and printmaking at the university. After taking time off to have two children, she turned her attention to photography.

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.

How Women's Colleges Have Changed Over the Past 40 Years

How Women’s Colleges Have Changed Over the Past 40 Years

A new study by Linda Sax, a professor of education at the University of California, Los Angeles, offers an analysis of students who have attended women’s colleges over the past 40 years. One of the major changes is a huge increase in student diversity.

Women Faculty at One Unit of the UCLA Medical School Faced a Climate of Hostility for a Decade

Women Faculty at One Unit of the UCLA Medical School Faced a Climate of Hostility for a Decade

An internal investigation found that women faculty members in the Alzheimer’s disease research center at the UCLA medical school faced “a climate of conflict, tension, hostility, and mistrust” and were treated in an “unprofessional, demeaning manner.”

UCLA Research Offers Hope to Women Suffering Cognitive Impairment After Chemotherapy

UCLA Research Offers Hope to Women Suffering Cognitive Impairment After Chemotherapy

One in every eight women may develop breast cancer. And for patients who receive chemotherapy after diagnosis of breast cancer, more than one third may suffer cognitive difficulties. A new intervention program developed at UCLA may ease the impairment of so-called “chemo brain.”

Seven Women Named to Dean Posts in Higher Education

Seven Women Named to Dean Posts in Higher Education

The new deans are Carol Padden at the University of California, San Diego, Marilyn Jordan Taylor at the University of Pennsylvania, Linda Sarna at UCLA, Elizabeth P. Sayrs at Ohio University, Danielle R. Holley-Walker at Howard University, Sarah T. Lubienski at the University of Illinois, and Gail Humphries Mardirosian at Stephens College.

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.

Mothers' Unemployment Shown to Impact The Educational Attainment of Their Children

Mothers’ Unemployment Shown to Impact The Educational Attainment of Their Children

A new study by scholars at the California Center for Population Research at the University of California at Los Angeles finds that when single mothers lose theirs jobs, their children often suffer negative effects in educational attainment and mental well-being.

UCLA Video Urges the Campus Community to Take a Stand Against Sexual Assault

UCLA Video Urges the Campus Community to Take a Stand Against Sexual Assault

The University of California at Los Angeles has produced a new video urging victims of sexual assault to seek help and for the entire campus community to take a stand against sexual assault and other sexual misconduct.

New Book Explores the Role of Gender in the 1992 Los Angeles Riots

New Book Explores the Role of Gender in the 1992 Los Angeles Riots

A new book by Brenda Stevenson, a professor of history at UCLA, makes the argument that gender issues played a major role in leading up to the 1992 Los Angeles riots following the acquittal of police offices in the Rodney King case.

In Memoriam: Antronette Yancey, 1957-2013

In Memoriam: Antronette Yancey, 1957-2013

A professor of public health at the University of California at Los Angeles, she was a leading advocate of brief periods of exercise throughout the day for schoolchildren and office workers.

Gender Differences in Teaching Practices in Higher Education

Gender Differences in Teaching Practices in Higher Education

Men tend to lecture more while women are more likely to encourage class discussions and involve students in group projects. Men are more likely than women to grade on a curve.