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Women Mentors Have a Significant Impact on the Retention Rate of Women Engineering Students

Women Mentors Have a Significant Impact on the Retention Rate of Women Engineering Students

A new study led by researchers at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, finds that women engineering students who were assigned peer mentors who were women were significantly less likely to drop out of engineering majors than women students who had male mentors or no mentors at all.

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.

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 Scholars at Major Universities Taking on New Assignments

Four Scholars at Major Universities Taking on New Assignments

The four women who will be assuming new roles are Paula Pietromonaco of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Erica Kohl-Arenas at the University of California, Davis, Melissa Ianetta at the University of Delaware, and Zina Jarrahi Cinker of Vanderbilt University.

Five Universities Announce the Appointments of Women Deans

Five Universities Announce the Appointments of Women Deans

The new deans are Barbara Krauthamer at the University of Massachusetts, Judy Wiles at Southeast Missouri State University, Robin Ploeger at the University of Tulsa, Robin Sronce at the University of Southern Arkansas and Nancy Pollock-Ellwand at the University of Arizona.

Gillian Conoley of Sonoma State University Is the Winner of a Major Poetry Award

Gillian Conoley of Sonoma State University Is the Winner of a Major Poetry Award

Gillian Conoley, professor and poet-in-residence at Sonoma State University in California, has been chosen as the recipient of the Shelley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America. The award has been given to one poet annually since 1929.

A Trio of New Women Deans at Flagship State Universities

A Trio of New Women Deans at Flagship State Universities

Laura M. Haas was appointed dean of the College of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of Massachusetts. Lynda Welage was named dean of the College of Pharmacy at the University of Minnesota and Elizabeth Moje will be the next dean of the School of Education at the University of Michigan.

Sharon Davies Named the Next Provost at Spelman College in Atlanta

Sharon Davies Named the Next Provost at Spelman College in Atlanta

In 2015, Professor Davies was named vice provost and chief diversity officer at Ohio State University. She has been on the faculty at the university’s Moritz College of Law for the past 22 years and holds the Gregory H. Williams Chair in Civil Rights & Civil Liberties.

Three Women Scholars Who Are Leaving Their Posts in Higher Education

Three Women Scholars Who Are Leaving Their Posts in Higher Education

Kathleen Keane is retiring as director of the Johns Hopkins University Press. Professor of kinesiology Patty S. Freedson has retired from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Ruth A. Knox is stepping down in June from the presidency of Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia.

In Memoriam: Adele Howe

In Memoriam: Adele Howe

Adele Howe was a professor of computer science at Colorado State University. She joined the faculty in 1992 and in 2010 was named Professor Laureate in the university’s College of Natural Sciences.

Ten Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Ten Women Faculty Members Taking on New 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.

Fourteen Women Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Fourteen Women Appointed to 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 Scholars Appointed to Leadership Posts at Major Journals

Two Women Scholars Appointed to Leadership Posts at Major Journals

Laura Sands, professor of gerentology in the department of human development at Virginia Tech, has been named editor-in-chief of the new journal Innovation in Aging. Korina Jocson, associate professor of education at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, was named editor of Equity & Excellence in Education, the official journal of the university’s College of Education.

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 Administrative Appointments for 14 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Appointments for 14 Women 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: Karen Plotkin, 1957-2016

In Memoriam: Karen Plotkin, 1957-2016

Dr. Plotkin began her teaching career in 1993 as a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Massachusetts while studying for master’s and doctoral degrees. She was appointed a clinical assistant professor of nursing in 1995 and retired in 2014.

Academic Study Finds Exposure to a Plastic Compound May Impact Maternal Behavior

Academic Study Finds Exposure to a Plastic Compound May Impact Maternal Behavior

The results show that female mice exposed to BPS showed a lack of adjustment to the changing needs of their offspring. Female mice exposed to the lower dose of BPS also had a higher instance of infanticide. The BPS compound is found in many cosmetic products.

The Next Dean of the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst

The Next Dean of the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Tricia R. Serio currently serves as a professor and chair of the department of molecular and cellular biology at the University of Arizona. Dr. Serio, who holds a Ph.D. in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from Yale University, will begin her new duties at the University of Massachusetts in August.

The Next Dean of the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts

The Next Dean of the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts

Cynthia I. Gersti-Pepin currently serves as professor of educational leadership and policy studies and associate dean of the College of Education and Social Services at the University of Vermont. She will begin her new assignment at the University of Massachusetts on July 1.

Four Women Faculty Members Appointed to New University Posts

Four Women Faculty Members Appointed to New University Posts

Taking on new roles are Sherine O. Obare at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Christine Getz at the University of Iowa, Amel Ahmed at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and Athena Papas at Tufts University in Massachusetts.

Notable Honors and Awards for Five Women Scholars at Major Universities

Notable Honors and Awards for Five Women Scholars at Major Universities

The honorees are Anna Nagurney of the University of Massachusetts, Sonia Rowley of the University of Hawaii, Wendy Wintersteen at Iowa State University, Susan L. Forsburg of the University of Southern California, and Deena Katz of Texas Tech University.

New Assignments for Five Women Scholars at U.S. Universities

New Assignments for Five Women Scholars at U.S. Universities

The women faculty members in new roles are Korina Jocson of the University of Massachusetts, Meenakshi Gigi Durham at the University of Iowa, Tiphanie Yanique at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, Kim Vonnahme at North Dakota State University, and Suzanne Rosenblith at Clemson University in South Carolina.

Six Women Scholars Selected to Receive Distinguished Awards

Six Women Scholars Selected to Receive Distinguished Awards

The honorees are Li-Huei Tsai of MIT, Ami Radunskaya of Pomona College in California, Michelle Brown of the University of Tennessee, Patricia Vittum of the University of Massachusetts, Kathleen Lane of the University of Kansas, and Rachel Halverson of the University of Idaho.

In Memoriam: Sandra Lynn Morgen, 1950-2016

In Memoriam: Sandra Lynn Morgen, 1950-2016

Dr. Morgen joined the faculty at the University of Oregon in 1991 as an associate professor of sociology. She joined the anthropology department in 2002. From 1991 to 2006, Dr. Morgen was director of the Center for the Study of Women in Society at the university.

Five Women in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Five Women in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The appointees are Lisa Lapin at Stanford University, Laura E. Martin-Fedich at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington, Gisele Litalien at the University of Massachusetts, Krystyna Varnado at the University of Southern Mississippi, and Heather Mechler at the University of New Mexico.

Banu Subramaniam Wins the 2016 Ludwik Fleck Prize

Banu Subramaniam Wins the 2016 Ludwik Fleck Prize

Banu Subramaniam, a professor of women, gender, and sexuality studies at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, was honored by the Society for Social Studies of Science for her outstanding book in science and technology studies.

Emory Professor Honored by the Academy of American Poets

Emory Professor Honored by the Academy of American Poets

Natasha Trethewey, the Robert W. Woodruff Professor of English and Creative Writing at Emory University and the former poet laureate of the United States, received the 2016 Fellowship for Distinguished Poetic Achievement from the Academy of American Poets. The award comes with a $25,000 prize.

Seven Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their Higher Education Posts

Seven Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their Higher Education Posts

Here is news of seven women who have or will soon be leaving their high-level posts in higher education.

In Memoriam: Dena F. Dincauze, 1934-2016

In Memoriam: Dena F. Dincauze, 1934-2016

Professor Dincauze taught at the University of Massachusetts from 1973 to 2001 and served as president of the Society of Professional Archaeologists and was the editor of American Antiquity, a journal of the Society of American Archaeology.

Eight Women Faculty Members Who Are Assuming New Roles in Higher Education

Eight Women Faculty Members Who Are Assuming New Roles 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.

Ten Women Faculty Members Assuming New Roles in Higher Education

Ten Women Faculty Members Assuming New Roles 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.

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: Therese Pasquale Maguire, 1948-2016

In Memoriam: Therese Pasquale Maguire, 1948-2016

Dr. Maguire joined the staff at the the University of Massachusetts in 1989 as assistant director of residential academic programs. She also served as a lecturer on short story, fiction, and film.

Six Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their University Posts

Six Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their University Posts

The six women stepping down are Gladys Zubulake at Saginaw Valley State, Grace Scheibner at Harvard, Carol Gattis at the University of Arkansas, Meredith Schmidt at the University of Massachusetts, Sue Riseling at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Carla Dieter at the University of South Dakota.

Leila Kawar Wins Best Book Award From the Law and Society Association

Leila Kawar Wins Best Book Award From the Law and Society Association

Leila Kawar, an assistant professor of legal studies in the department of political science at the University of Massachusetts, received the Herbert Jacob Book Prize at the annual convention of the Law and Society Association in New Orleans.