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Study Reveals College Campuses That Had the Most Reported Rapes in 2014

Study Reveals College Campuses That Had the Most Reported Rapes in 2014

Using campus safety and crime statistics collected by the federal government, the Washington Post found more than 100 colleges and universities in the United States had at least 10 reported rapes on their main campuses in 2014.

Thirteen Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Thirteen Women Who Will Be Taking on New 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.

Martha Potvin Named Provost at Springfield College in Massachusetts

Martha Potvin Named Provost at Springfield College in Massachusetts

Dr. Potvin has been serving as executive vice president for academic affairs and provost at Montana State University. Earlier in her career, she served for 16 years on the biology faculty at West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

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

Eleven Women Who Have Been Appointed to New 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.

Two Women in the Running for Post of Chief Diversity Officer at the University of Connecticut

Two Women in the Running for Post of Chief Diversity Officer at the University of Connecticut

Lisa McBride currently serves as chief diversity officer at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Joelle Murchison is vice president of enterprise diversity and inclusion at the Travelers Companies in Hartford, Connecticut.

The Next Leader of the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut

The Next Leader of the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut

Gladis Kersaint is a professor of mathematics education and associate dean of the College of Education at the University of South Florida in Tampa. She will begin her new duties at the University of Connecticut in July.

In Memoriam: Janina Czajkowski Esselen, 1915-2015

In Memoriam: Janina Czajkowski Esselen, 1915-2015

After serving as a dietitian for the U.S. Army during World War II, Dr. Esselen joined the faculty of the School of Home Economics at the University of Connecticut in 1947. She taught at the university until her retirement in 1983.

The New Director of the Consortium on High Achievement and Success

The New Director of the Consortium on High Achievement and Success

Jennifer L. Baszile was named director of the nation’s oldest and largest organization dedicated to the success of underrepresented students on liberal arts college campuses nationwide. She previously served on the faculty at the University of Connecticut and Yale University.

Four Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Universities

Four Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Universities

The new deans are Nina Rovinelli Heller at the University of Connecticut, Louise Wrensford at Albany State University in Georgia, Jessica W. Berg at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, and Stephanie Walker at the University of North Dakota.

Universities Announce the Appointments of Four Women to Dean Posts

Universities Announce the Appointments of Four Women to Dean Posts

The new deans are Victoria Groves-Scott at the University of Central Arkansas, Audrey W. Beard at North Carolina Central University, Anne D’Alleva at the University of Connecticut, and Lyn Redington at the University of Iowa.

In Memoriam: Nancy Mary Agnes Bartot Skelly Fisk, 1934-2015

In Memoriam: Nancy Mary Agnes Bartot Skelly Fisk, 1934-2015

Nancy Fisk was a retired associate professor or nursing at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She served on the university’s faculty for 20 years until her retirement in 1997.

A Dozen Women With New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

A Dozen Women With New 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.

In Memoriam: Carolyn Rubin Falk, 1938-2015

In Memoriam: Carolyn Rubin Falk, 1938-2015

Carolyn Falk was a longtime K-12 educator and adjunct professor at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven. For a decade, she taught educational psychology classes at the university.

University of Connecticut Study Finds That Economic Dependency Increases the Odds of Marital Infidelity

University of Connecticut Study Finds That Economic Dependency Increases the Odds of Marital Infidelity

The study found that economic dependency increases the likelihood of infidelity for both men and women, but the effect is far more pronounced for men.

In Memoriam: Catherine M. Havens, 1948-2015

In Memoriam: Catherine M. Havens, 1948-2015

Dr. Havens came to the University of Connecticut in 1974 as the first director of the Women’s Center. Two years later, she joined the faculty at the School of Social Work and remained on the faculty for 38 years.

Five Women Named Mitchell Scholars

Five Women Named Mitchell Scholars

This year’s class of 12 Mitchell Scholars was chosen from 270 applicants. Five of the 12 new Mitchell Scholars are women.

Andrea Chapdelaine Named President of Hood College in Maryland

Andrea Chapdelaine Named President of Hood College in Maryland

Dr. Chapdelaine is provost and vice president for academic affairs at Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania. She will become the 11th president of Hood College on July 1.

Five Women Named George J. Mitchell Scholars

Five Women Named George J. Mitchell Scholars

Winners of these prestigious scholarships are selected to pursue a year of postgraduate study at universities on the island of Ireland.

Seven Women Scholars in New Faculty Roles

Seven Women Scholars in New Faculty Roles

The appointees are Genevieve Robert at Bates College, Lora Weiss at Georgia Tech, Nimmi Ramanujam at Duke University, Kristen Seay at the University of South Carolina, Lisa Park Boush at the University of Connecticut, Ann Marie Kinnell at the University of Southern Mississippi and Smita Bhati at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

New Faculty Roles for Four Women Scholars

New Faculty Roles for Four Women Scholars

Taking on new roles are Golda S. Ginsburg at the University of Connecticut, Gianna Bern at the University of Notre Dame, Sue J. Goldie at Harvard University and Michelle M.H. Seref at Virginia Tech.

The First Woman President of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities

The First Woman President of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities

Since 1999, Dr. Hoogstra has been vice president for student life at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Earlier, she practiced law in New Haven, Connecticut. When she takes office on September 29, she will become the first woman president of the council.

In Memoriam: Carol Welt, 1937-2014

In Memoriam: Carol Welt, 1937-2014

Carol Welt was the former assistant vice provost for research and executive director of the Office for Sponsored Programs at the University of Connecticut. She held a Ph.D. in anthropology and her research focused on brain neurophysiology.

Six Women in New Teaching Roles at American Universities

Six Women in New Teaching Roles at American Universities

The women in new faculty posts are Jesmyn Ward at Tulane, Jane Lubchenco at Oregon State, Mary Hale Toler at Kansas State, Molly Brewer at the University of Connecticut, Cameron Myler at NYU, and Tsveti Markova at Wayne State.

Two Women Honored as Distinguished Professors at the University of Connecticut

Two Women Honored as Distinguished Professors at the University of Connecticut

Nancy A. Naples is a professor of sociology and the director of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality studies program at the university. Kathleen Segerson is a professor of economics who has served on the university’s faculty since 1986.

Five Women in New Teaching Roles

Five Women in New Teaching Roles

The appointees are Rachel Sagner Buurma at Swarthmore College, Fran Mainella of Clemson University, Sandra James-Yi at Virginia Tech, Susan Anderson at the University of South Dakota, and Pamela Diggle at the University of Connecticut.

University of Connecticut Group Aims to Increase the Number of Women Surgeons

University of Connecticut Group Aims to Increase the Number of Women Surgeons

Women are only 19 percent of all surgeons in the U.S. In the academic world, women are only 8 percent of the full professors of surgery and in the entire country there are only six women who chair a department of surgery at a medical school.

University of Connecticut Scholar to Edit Prestigious Journal

University of Connecticut Scholar to Edit Prestigious Journal

Jacqueline McGrath, professor of nursing and associate dean for research and scholarship, was named co-editor of Advances in Neonatal Care, the official journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses.

Seven Women Appointed to New Faculty Posts

Seven Women Appointed to New Faculty Posts

The women appointed to new faculty assignments are Phaedra Corso, Gloria Choi, Jessica Stockholder, Tamara Laninga, Mellonee V. Burnim, Creola Johnson, and Leila Ladani.

Three Women Scholars in New Teaching Roles

Three Women Scholars in New Teaching Roles

Danielle Evans will join the faculty at the University of Wisconsin this fall. Maya Ajmera is social entrepreneur in residence and visiting professor at Duke University and Nora Berrah was named professor and chair of the physics department at University of Connecticut.

Three Women in New Teaching Roles

Three Women in New Teaching Roles

Carolyn Mazure was appointed to a named chair at Yale University. Molly Land has joined the faculty at the University of Connecticut and Cindy Bernard is the inaugural Ruffin Distinguished Artist in Residence at the University of Virginia.

Anne Bavier Chosen to Lead the National League of Nursing

Anne Bavier Chosen to Lead the National League of Nursing

Dr. Bavier is a professor of nursing and medicine in the School of Nursing at the University of Connecticut. She served as dean of the School of Nursing at UConn from 2007 to 2011. She also was dean of nursing at St. Xavier University in Chicago.

Seven Women File a Lawsuit Against the University of Connecticut

Seven Women File a Lawsuit Against the University of Connecticut

Seven current or former students at the University of Connecticut have filed a federal lawsuit claiming that the university failed to protect them from sexual assault on campus and did not adequately respond in the aftermath of the assaults.

Dorothy Anagnostopoulus Named Director of Teacher Education at the University of Connecticut

Dorothy Anagnostopoulus Named Director of Teacher Education at the University of Connecticut

Dr. Anagnostopoulus, who previously led the urban teacher education program of Michigan State University, was chosen for her expertise on school reform and to “prepare teachers to work with the diverse students in Connecticut’s urban school districts.”

University of Connecticut Acquires the Papers of Magdalena Gomez

University of Connecticut Acquires the Papers of Magdalena Gomez

“Magdalena Gomez can be considered the quintessential Renaissance woman: poet, playwright, performer, writer, and social activist.”

Six Women in New Teaching Roles

Six Women in New Teaching Roles

The women in new faculty roles are Teresa Francis at Central Washington University, Anette Hosoi at MIT, Margarita Blush at the University of Connecticut, Carolyn Rude at Virginia Tech, Eno Ebong at Northeastern University, and Donna Alberston at New York University.