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Pamela Whitten Chosen as the Next Leader of Kennesaw State University in Georgia

Pamela Whitten Chosen as the Next Leader of Kennesaw State University in Georgia

Since 2014, Dr. Whitten has been provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the University of Georgia. Earlier, she was dean of the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University.

Four Women Academics Named William T. Grant Scholars

Four Women Academics Named William T. Grant Scholars

The four women scholars selected to receive the $350,000 grant awards are Anjali Adukia at the University of Chicago, Rachel H. Farr at the University of Kentucky, Simone Ispa-Landa at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and Pamela Wisniewski at the University of Central Florida.

University of Kentucky Psychologists Examine How Social Media Impacts Girls' Body Image

University of Kentucky Psychologists Examine How Social Media Impacts Girls’ Body Image

Visual platforms deliver the tools that allow teens to earn approval for their appearance and compare themselves to others. For some, especially girls, what starts as a fun way to document and share experiences can turn into an obsession. And this obsession can have damaging effects.

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.

All Four Finalists for Dean of the College of Pharmacy at the University of Georgia Are Women

All Four Finalists for Dean of the College of Pharmacy at the University of Georgia Are Women

The University of Georgia College of Pharmacy has announced a field of four finalists to serve as dean. All four finalists will visit campus by the end of the month for a series of interviews and public presentations. All four finalists are women.

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.

Four Women  Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Four Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Donna K. Arnett of the University of Kentucky, Caroline Haythornthwaite of Syracuse University in New York, Kelly McQueen of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and Rachel Croson of Michigan State University.

Janet Johnson Named Extension Educator of the Year

Janet Johnson Named Extension Educator of the Year

Johnson is a University of Kentucky county extension agent for Allen County. Through weekly and monthly television broadcasts she offer education programs focusing on resource management, family development, civic engagement, and nutrition and health.

Ten Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Roles in Higher Education

Ten Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Roles 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.

New Assignments in Higher Education for 10 Women Faculty Members

New Assignments in Higher Education for 10 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.

A Dozen Women With New Faculty Roles at Colleges and Universities

A Dozen Women With New Faculty Roles at Colleges and 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.

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

The women scholars appointed to endowed chairs are Lori K. Pearson at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, Anastasia Muliana at Texas A&M University, Kate Ponto at the University of Kentucky, Bernadette Atuahene at Wayne State University in Detroit, and Gladys McCormick at Syracuse University in New York.

Women With Bulimia Have Different Neural Reactions When They Are Shown Pictures of Food

Women With Bulimia Have Different Neural Reactions When They Are Shown Pictures of Food

Brain scans of women bulimics showed decreased blood flow in the precuneus, the area of the brain responsible for self-reflection, when the women were shown pictures of high-sugar and high-fat foods. Women without bulimia had increased blood flow to the same neural region when shown the identical photographs.

Seventeen Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Seventeen Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Roles 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: Mary Evelyn Blagg Huey, 1922-2017

In Memoriam: Mary Evelyn Blagg Huey, 1922-2017

Mary Evelyn Blagg Huey was the only alumna and the first woman to serve as president of Texas Woman’s University. She was named president of the university in 1976 and served in that role until her retirement in 1986.

Six Women in Higher Education Receive Notable Honors or Awards

Six Women in Higher Education Receive Notable Honors or Awards

The honorees are Julia Cronin-Gilmore of Bellevue University in Nebraska, Claire Renzetti of the University of Kentucky, Sarah Jane Brubaker of Virginia Commonwealth University, Cora Downs at the University of Kansas, Huda Zoghbi of the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and Mary Splide, the outgoing president of Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon.

The Racial Gap in School Discipline Is Greater for Girls Than for Boys

The Racial Gap in School Discipline Is Greater for Girls Than for Boys

The study of middle and high school students in a large urban district by researchers at Indiana University and the University of Kentucky, found that Blacks girls are three times as likely as White girls to be sent to the principal’s office.

Notable Honors or Awards for Four Women Scholars in Academia

Notable Honors or Awards for Four Women Scholars in Academia

The honorees are Toni Morrison, professor emerita at Princeton University in New Jersey, Audrey Adamson of the Quad Cities campus of Western Illinois University, Rae Goodwin of the University of Kentucky School of Art and Visual Studies, and Mary C. MacDonald of the University of Rhode Island.

New Duties for Seven Women Faculty Members at Major Universities

New Duties for Seven Women Faculty Members 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.

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

Eight 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.

Eight Women Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Eight Women Appointed to 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.

Two Women Appointed Directors of Schools at Major State Universities

Two Women Appointed Directors of Schools at Major State Universities

Elisia Cohen was named director of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota and Kaye E. Reed was appointed director of the School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University.

The First Graduates of Duke University's Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Program

The First Graduates of Duke University’s Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Program

Students can earn a master’s degree in nursing or a post-master’s certificate for students interested in specializing in women’s health.

Four Women in Academia Honored With Notable Awards

Four Women in Academia Honored With Notable Awards

The award winners are Goulda A. Downer of Howard University, Brooke Kreitinger of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Joelle Rollo-Koster of the University of Rhode Island, and Elisia Cohen of the University of Kentucky.

Beverly Davenport Named Chancellor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Beverly Davenport Named Chancellor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Since July, Dr. Davenport has been serving as the interim president of the University of Cincinnati. In July 2013, she was appointed senior vice president for academic affairs and provost at the University of Cincinnati. She will begin her new duties at the University of Tennessee on March 1.

Two Women Academics Elected to Lead National Organizations

Two Women Academics Elected to Lead National Organizations

Mary M. Case, professor and university librarian at the University of Illinois at Chicago, has been elected president of the Association of Research Libraries and Lora Lee Howard, a University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension agent, has been named president-elect of the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Nine Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

Nine Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and 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.

A Dozen Women Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

A Dozen Women Taking on New Administrative Roles 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.

Seventeen Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles

Seventeen Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles

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.

New Roles for 10 Women Faculty Members in Higher Education

New Roles for 10 Women Faculty Members in Higher Education

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.

Eleven Women in New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities Across America

Eleven Women in New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities Across America

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Study Examines Drink Spiking on College Campuses

Study Examines Drink Spiking on College Campuses

Nearly 8 percent of all respondents to the survey reported that they had been drugged without their knowledge and 21 percent of these victims were men. Of the 460 victims who had been drugged, 56 students said they had been subjected to unwanted sexual touching and 25 reported being raped.

Eleven Women Faculty Members Appointed to New Positions in Higher Education

Eleven Women Faculty Members Appointed to New Positions in Higher Education

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.

Lelia Salisbury to Lead the University Press of Kentucky

Lelia Salisbury to Lead the University Press of Kentucky

Salisbury began her career as an intern at the University Press of Kentucky and served as the director of marketing from 2001 to 2008. Since 2008, she has been the director of the University Press of Mississippi.

A Dozen Women With New High-Level Administrative Posts in Higher Education

A Dozen Women With New High-Level 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.