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Large Percentage of American Women Have Limited Access to Advanced Fertility Services

Large Percentage of American Women Have Limited Access to Advanced Fertility Services

The statistics show that 29 percent of women in the 20-to-49 age group live in areas where there are no assisted reproductive technology clinics. Another 11 percent of women in the age group live in an area where there is only one such facility.

The First Woman Dean of Yale Law School

The First Woman Dean of Yale Law School

Professor Heather Gerken is the J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law at Yale and is the director of the San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project. When she takes office on July 1, she will become the 17th person and the first woman to hold the position as dean of Yale Law School.

Academic Study Finds That Women Perceive That Racists Will Also Be Sexists

Academic Study Finds That Women Perceive That Racists Will Also Be Sexists

Test subjects were given profiles that included clues that the person was either sexist or racist. In follow-up questions, the data showed that women tended to believe that someone expressing racist attitudes would also be sexist.

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.

Dartmouth College Scholar to Receive the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award

Dartmouth College Scholar to Receive the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award

Vievee Francis, an associate professor of English at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, will be honored in April at a ceremony at Claremont Graduate University in California. The award, which comes with a $100,000 prize, honors a mid-career poet.

New Administrative Posts for Six Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for Six Women in Higher Education

Taking on new roles are Kallie Bila Michels at the University of Michigan, Katie Rae at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Gina Sanchez Gibau at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Anne Van Arsdall at Colorado State University, Jennifer Barut at Vanderbilt University, and Lori A. Ross at the University of Cincinnati.

Meredith Woo Selected as the Thirteenth President of Sweet Briar College

Meredith Woo Selected as the Thirteenth President of Sweet Briar College

Dr. Meredith Woo, a native of South Korea, is the director of the Higher Education Support Program for the Open Society Foundations in London. From 2008 to 2014, Dr. Woo was the Buckner W. Clay Dean of the College and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia.

Leigh Neumayer to Lead the Medical Schools at the University of Arizona

Leigh Neumayer to Lead the Medical Schools at the University of Arizona

Dr. Neumayer was named interim senior vice president for health sciences at the University of Arizona. In this role she will lead the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson and the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix.

Lynn Babington to Lead Fairfield University in Connecticut

Lynn Babington to Lead Fairfield University in Connecticut

Dr. Babington will become interim president on January 1 and is expected to serve until the end of the academic year. Since 2014, she has served as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the university. She previously served on the faculty at Northeastern University in Boston.

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.

Martha E. Pollack to Be the 14th President of Cornell University

Martha E. Pollack to Be the 14th President of Cornell University

Dr. Pollack will also hold a tenured faculty position in the departments of computer science and information science at Cornell. She has served as provost at the University of Michigan since 2013. Professor Pollack has been on the faculty at the University of Michigan since 2000.

Study Examines How Gender and Political Psychology Influence Voter Behavior

Study Examines How Gender and Political Psychology Influence Voter Behavior

In a series of experiments, Tessa Ditonto, an assistant professor of political science at Iowa State University, found that voters were more forgiving of men who were portrayed as incompetent than was the case for women who were shown as incompetent.

The Next President of Central Connecticut State University

The Next President of Central Connecticut State University

Zulma R. Toro is executive vice chancellor and provost at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She has held this post since 2013. And since July she has been serving as interim chancellor of the university. She will begin her new duties at Central Connecticut State University on January 3.

Barbara Ransby Elected President of the National Women's Studies Association

Barbara Ransby Elected President of the National Women’s Studies Association

Barbara Ransby is the Distinguished Professor of African American studies, gender and women’s studies, and history at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her two-year term as president will begin at the conclusion of the association’s annual conference in Montreal in November.

Survey of Drugs on College Campuses Finds Women Are Less Frequent Users

Survey of Drugs on College Campuses Finds Women Are Less Frequent Users

A new report from the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan finds that illicit drug use is more prevalent among male college students than it is among women college students.

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 With Academic Appointments Win Writers' Awards from the Rona Jaffe Foundation

Two Women With Academic Appointments Win Writers’ Awards from the Rona Jaffe Foundation

Lina Maria Ferreira Cabeza-Vanegas, a visiting assistant professor at Ohio State University, won an award in the nonfiction category and Airea D. Matthews, the assistant director of the Helen Zell Writers’ Program at the University of Michigan, was honored for her poetry.

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.

A Guide to the Federal Government's Resources on Combating Sexual Assault on Campus

A Guide to the Federal Government’s Resources on Combating Sexual Assault on Campus

Carrie Bettinger-Lopez, White House Advisor on Violence Against Women, has assembled an extensive resource guide outlining all the federal resources available to colleges and universities to help them prevent sexual assault on campus and to help victims of such violence.

Women Scientists Survey the Extent of Plastic Pollution in the Great Lakes

Women Scientists Survey the Extent of Plastic Pollution in the Great Lakes

Women scientists from the United States and Canada recently embarked on a mission on the five Great Lakes to assess the amount of plastic debris pollution exists in the lake system and to raise awareness of the problem.

In Memoriam: Judith Tendler, 1938-2016

In Memoriam: Judith Tendler, 1938-2016

Judith Tendler was professor emerita of urban studies and planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She joined the MIT faculty in 1984 and retired from teaching in 2011.

Harriet Nembhard to Lead Engineering School at Oregon State University

Harriet Nembhard to Lead Engineering School at Oregon State University

Harriet Nembhard was appointed the director of the School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering at Oregon State University in Covallis. She will also serve as the Eric R. Smith Professor of Engineering at Oregon State.

Five Women Scientists Named Rita Allen Foundation Scholars

Five Women Scientists Named Rita Allen Foundation Scholars

The honor is awarded to young scholars in biomedical science “who have shown great promise in revealing new pathways to advance human health.” Five of the seven 2016 Rita Allen Foundation Scholars are women.

Mary Beth Norton to Lead the American Historical Association

Mary Beth Norton to Lead the American Historical Association

Professor Norton will be the fifth faculty member at Cornell University to lead the American Historical Association since its establishment in Washington, D.C., in 1884. Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson served as president of the association.

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.

University of Michigan Study Examines Women's Fears of Childbirth

University of Michigan Study Examines Women’s Fears of Childbirth

A new study by researchers at the University of Michigan finds that pregnant women are more worried about the skills of their health care providers and the location of where they give birth compared to fears of pain during birth or complications of pregnancy.

Beverly Davenport to Lead the University of Cincinnati

Beverly Davenport to Lead the University of Cincinnati

Since 2013, Dr. Beverly Davenport has served as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the university. Earlier, she was vice provost for faculty affairs at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Suzanne Topalian to Share the $100,000 Taubman Prize

Suzanne Topalian to Share the $100,000 Taubman Prize

Suzanne L. Topalian is a professor of surgery and oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore. She is being honored for her work on immunotherapy in the treatment of advanced cancers.

New Roles in Higher Education for Seven Women Faculty Members

New Roles in Higher Education for Seven Women Faculty Members

Taking on new assignments are Ambika Mathur at Wayne State, Angela High Pippert at St. Thomas University, Patricia Henning at the University of New Mexico, Jane Sykes at the University of California, Davis, Amy Pruden at Virginia Tech, Jane Grande-Allen at Rice, and Laurie R. Santos at Yale.

California State University, Stanislaus Names Ellen Junn as Its Next President

California State University, Stanislaus Names Ellen Junn as Its Next President

When Dr. Junn takes office on June 30, there will be 11 women serving as presidents at CalState’s 23 campuses, the most in the system’s history. The last five scholars who have been named president of one of CalState’s campuses have all been women.

Twelve Women Named to Dean Posts at Colleges and Universities

Twelve Women Named to Dean Posts at Colleges and Universities

This is the time of year when many scholars are changing jobs and taking on new assignments. Here are 12 women who will be assuming new duties as deans at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Five Women Professors Honored With Notable Awards and Prizes

Five Women Professors Honored With Notable Awards and Prizes

The honorees are Peppi Kenny of Western Illinois University in Macomb, Karen Sowers at the University of Tennessee, Anna S. Lok of the University of Michigan, Claudia Gunsch of Duke University in North Carolina, and Marie Bakitas of the University of Alabama Birmingham.

Five Women Named Distinguished University Professors at the University of Michigan

Five Women Named Distinguished University Professors at the University of Michigan

The Distinguished University Professorships were established at the University of Michigan in 1947 and recognize full professors for “exceptional scholarly or creative achievement, national and international reputation, and superior teaching skills.”

Study Finds Widespread Gender Bias and Sexual Harassment in Academic Medicine

Study Finds Widespread Gender Bias and Sexual Harassment in Academic Medicine

A study led by Reshma Jagsi, associate professor in the department of radiation oncology at the University of Michigan, found that sexual harassment of women in academic medicine has declined significantly since 1995. However, sexual harassment continues to be a major problem.

In Memoriam: Gloria Dyc, 1950-2016

In Memoriam: Gloria Dyc, 1950-2016

Gloria Dyc was Regents Professor of English and a professor of arts and letters on the Gallup Campus of the University of New Mexico. Professor Dyc joined the faculty at the University of New Mexico in 1988.