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Trident University's Leandra Hernandez Wins Two Awards From the National Communication Association

Trident University’s Leandra Hernandez Wins Two Awards From the National Communication Association

Leandra Hernandez, a professor in the College of Health and Human Services at Trident University in Cypress, California, received two awards for her scholarship at the annual conference of the National Communication Association that was held recently in Salt Lake City.

Karen Haynes Announces Her Retirement As President of California State University, San Marcos

Karen Haynes Announces Her Retirement As President of California State University, San Marcos

Dr. Haynes became president of California State University, San Marcos in 2004. At the time, the university only enrolled 7,000 students, but under her leadership she more than doubled that number.

Eight Women From the Academic World Who Have Received Notable Honors or Awards

Eight Women From the Academic World Who Have Received Notable Honors or Awards

Here is a listing of women who are faculty or administrators in higher education who have been honored by colleges and universities or who have received notable awards from other organizations.

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.

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.

Letters of Recommendation for Women More Likely to Raise Doubt of Their Competence

Letters of Recommendation for Women More Likely to Raise Doubt of Their Competence

The study revealed that, on average, letters written for women were more likely to contain a doubt-raiser than letters written for men (regardless of whether a man or a woman wrote the letter). The researchers defined “doubt-raisers” as phrases or statements that question an applicant’s aptness for a job.

Twelve Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Twelve Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments 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.

How Delaying Motherhood Is Changing American Society

How Delaying Motherhood Is Changing American Society

In 2016, the birth rate for women age 30-34 surpassed that for women 25-29 for the first time. In 2016, one in 10 first babies was born to a mother 35 years old or older, while in 1970 it was one in 100.

University of Massachusetts Scholar Is the New Leader of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest

University of Massachusetts Scholar Is the New Leader of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest

Patricia Gubitosi was elected president of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest. Despite its name and its origins focusing on the languages of the American Southwest, the association now has an international focus on the scientific study of languages.

Georgetown University Study Examines Why Women Transfer Out of STEM Majors

Georgetown University Study Examines Why Women Transfer Out of STEM Majors

The study found that women who are threatened by the prospect of low grades, are in fields with a low number of women peers, and are subjected to stereotypes that they are unlikely to succeed, are likely to switch majors. Only when all three factors are present are women likely to transfer to another field, according to the research.

Karen Whitney to Lead the 14-Campus Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education

Karen Whitney to Lead the 14-Campus Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education

Since 2010, Dr. Whitney has served as president of Clarion University, a campus of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. She had previously announced that she would leave the presidency of Clarion at the end of the 2017-18 academic year.

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.

Professor Jennifer Grotz Is the First Woman Director of the Bread Loaf Writers' Conferences

Professor Jennifer Grotz Is the First Woman Director of the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conferences

Dr. Grotz is a professor in the department of English at the University of Rochester. Professor Grotz attended the Breadloaf Writers’ Conference in 1995 and has returned every year since, except for one. She joined the staff of the organization in 1997 and was named assistant director in 2005.

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.

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.

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.

Six Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their Higher Education Posts

Six Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their Higher Education Posts

Stepping down are Sally Mason at the University of Iowa, Nancy C. Andrews at Duke University, Marilyn Higgins at Syracuse University, Claudia Schmuckli at the University of Houston, Diane Morrison-Beedy at the University of South Florida, and Jodi Kelly at Seattle University.

Prestigious Honors and Awards for Eight Women in Higher Education

Prestigious Honors and Awards for Eight Women in Higher Education

The honorees are Debora Rodrigues (University of Houston), Patricia Colleen Murphy (Arizona State), Sharmila Majumdar (UCSF) , Erika Zimmerman (Western Carolina), Karen Bankston (University of Cincinnati), Pam Soltis (University of Florida), Shirley T. Frye (North Carolina A&T), and Cecilia Mo (Vanderbilt).

University Study Examines Workplace Obstacles for Breastfeeding Mothers

University Study Examines Workplace Obstacles for Breastfeeding Mothers

A survey of nearly 900 women who returned to work soon after giving birth found that just over 300 of these women managed to continue breastfeeding for a year. Only seven continued breastfeeding exclusively for the U.S. government-recommended six months.

Notable Honors for Four Women at Major Universities

Notable Honors for Four Women at Major Universities

The honorees are Doris Ching of the University of Hawaii, Kimberlé W. Crenshaw of Columbia University and the University of California, Los Angeles, Diane K. Newman of the California Institute of Technology, and Brené Brown of the University of Houston.

Margaret Spellings Elected President of the University of North Carolina System

Margaret Spellings Elected President of the University of North Carolina System

Margaret Spellings has been serving as president of the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texas. During President George W. Bush’s second term, Spellings was U.S. Secretary of Education.

One Woman Among the Finalists for President of Westfield State University in Massachusetts

One Woman Among the Finalists for President of Westfield State University in Massachusetts

Linda Vaden-Goad is provost and vice president for academic affairs at Framingham State University in suburban Boston. Earlier, for a dozen years she served on the faculty of the downtown campus of the University of Houston.

University of Houston Acquires the Papers of Maria Cristina Mena

University of Houston Acquires the Papers of Maria Cristina Mena

Mesa was born in Mexico in 1893 to a well-to-do family and fled to New York to escape the Mexican Revolution. She wrote 11 short stories and five children’s books.

Melissa Givens Wins a Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance

Melissa Givens Wins a Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance

Givens is an adjunct professor at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, and Texas Southern University in Houston. She is also a doctoral student in music at the University of Houston.

University of Houston to Offer a Major in Women's Studies

University of Houston to Offer a Major in Women’s Studies

The University of Houston is offering a new bachelor’s degree program in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies. In the past, there was only a minor concentration in the subject area. Elizabeth Gregory, professor of English, is the director of the women’s studies program.

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.

Nina McConigley Wins the High Plains Book Award

Nina McConigley Wins the High Plains Book Award

Nina McConigley, a lecturer in English at the University of Wyoming, received the Best Short Stories Award in the High Plains Book Award Competition sponsored by the Billings Public Library in Montana.

 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.

Thirteen Women in New High-Level Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Thirteen Women in New High-Level Administrative Roles in Higher Education

The women taking on new assignments are Viji Murali, Tonia Moody, Pamela Ray, Megan Wilkinson, Mary Purvis, Angie Freeman Shephard, Kim Sims, Jeanette Kowalik, Naomi Powell, Megan Sanders, Lisa Cruces, Andrea Jenkins, and Judith E. Bergtraum.

Six Women in New Teaching Posts at Leading Universities

Six Women in New Teaching Posts at Leading Universities

The women in new teaching roles are Carole R. Beal of the University of Florida, Denise Ogden of Penn State, Susan Shapiro of the University of Massachusetts, Theresa Rebeck at the University of Houston, J. Meejin Yoon of MIT, and Anne B. Newman at the University of Pittsburgh.

University of Houston Study Finds a Link Behind Childhood Poverty and Risk of Adult Obesity for Women

University of Houston Study Finds a Link Behind Childhood Poverty and Risk of Adult Obesity for Women

The study examined 4,000 young adults born in the 1980s. The young women who had the most years being raised in poverty were found to have the highest risk of obesity by the time they were young adults.

University of Houston Professor to Receive the Olof Palme Medal

University of Houston Professor to Receive the Olof Palme Medal

Jody Williams, the Sam and Cele Keeper Endowed Professor in Peace and Social Justice in the Graduate College of Social Work, is being honored for her work to ban land mines. She shared the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize for these efforts.

Marsha Glines and Kelly Nichols Named Deans

Marsha Glines and Kelly Nichols Named Deans

Marsha Glines was appointed dean of the College of Academic Enhancement and Transition at Irish American University in Dublin and Kelly K. Nichols was named dean of the School of Optometry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Awards Given to Five Women Academics

Awards Given to Five Women Academics

The honorees are Lee Anne Bell of Barnard College, Leslie Edgar of the University of Arkansas, Paula Myrick Short of the University of Houston, Janet DeLany of Towson University, and Marilou Allen of Haverford College.

University of Houston Selects Its Next Provost

University of Houston Selects Its Next Provost

Dr. Paula Short has been serving as interim provost but was not among the three candidates identified in May as finalists for the position on a permanent basis. She came to the university in 2012 after 10 years as vice chancelllor for the Tennessee Board of Regents.