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The University of Missouri Enters Into a Research Partnership With The Women's Foundation

The University of Missouri Enters Into a Research Partnership With The Women’s Foundation

The research project, aimed at improving the lives of women in the state of Missouri, will focus on five key areas: employment and income, education and childcare, social and economic indicators, health, and leadership and public engagement.

This Week's Round-Up of the Appointments of Women to High-Level Administrative Posts in Higher Education

This Week’s Round-Up of the Appointments of Women to High-Level Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The appointees are Ramona Romero, Zora Mulligan, Alta Mauro, Jenna Colvin, Indira Guzman, LaToya Battle-Brown, Judi Segall, Betty Boatright, Anusha Zechella, Elizabeth R. Dumont, Amy Eichhorst, Maricel Cigales, Jane Schuh, and Vilma Yuzbasiyan-Gurkan,

Five Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Five Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The five honorees are Karyn Tomczak of Western Carolina University, Marlene Salas-Provance of New Mexico State University, Cara Blue Adams of Coastal Carolina University, Marilyn Skrocki of Saginaw Valley State University, and Carol Lorenzen of the University of Missouri.

A Dozen Women With New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

A Dozen Women With New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

The women taking on new administrative roles are Carrie Landa, Brianna Bunce-Douglas, Mary Corcoran, Windsor Westbrook Sherrill, Deborah Blum, Sandy Barbour, Tiffancy C. Graham, Yana Cornish, Annie Wright, Gabrielle Banick, Rhonda Kitch, and Ellen de Graffenreid.

In Memoriam: Patricia Smith Wright, 1935-2014

In Memoriam: Patricia Smith Wright, 1935-2014

Beginning in 1967, Pamela Smith Wright served in several library posts, including acting head librarian, at Sweet Briar College in Virginia. She retired in 1997 and was named professor emerita of library science.

University of Missouri Moves to Help Students and Faculty With Child Care

University of Missouri Moves to Help Students and Faculty With Child Care

The University of Missouri plans to offer a private concern a no-cost lease of university land for the construction and operation of the center. In return the center will offer discounts to university faculty, staff, and students.

New Smartphone App Aims to Inform College-Age Women on Sexual Assault Safety

New Smartphone App Aims to Inform College-Age Women on Sexual Assault Safety

The “One Love My Plan” a new smartphone app is an interactive tool that informs college-age women about sexual assault and helps them customize personal safety plans.

Meera Chandrasekhar Wins the 2014 Cherry Award

Meera Chandrasekhar Wins the 2014 Cherry Award

Dr. Chandrasekhar is the Curator’s Teaching Professor of physics and professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Missouri. She will receive a $250,000 prize and a visiting professorship at Baylor.

Long-Time Public Affairs Officer at the University of Missouri Is Stepping Down

Long-Time Public Affairs Officer at the University of Missouri Is Stepping Down

Chris Koukola, assistant to the chancellor of university affairs at the University of Missouri in Columbia, has announced that she will step down at the end of January. She has led the university’s communication programs for more than a quarter century.

Study Examines Breastfeeding Attitudes Among African American College Students

Study Examines Breastfeeding Attitudes Among African American College Students

Dr. Urmeka Jefferson of the University of Missouri surveyed African American women college students on their attitudes toward breastfeeding and whether they intended to breastfeed their infants if and when they had children.

Study Finds Half of Young Women Experience Sexual Coercion

Study Finds Half of Young Women Experience Sexual Coercion

A survey of young women in high school and college conducted by researchers at the University of Missouri and the University of Illinois found that more than half had experienced at least one incident of verbal, physical, or substance-abuse sexual coercion.

Honors for Four Women Faculty Members

Honors for Four Women Faculty Members

The award winners are Urmeka Jefferson of the University of Missouri School of Nursing Jamie Stang of the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, and Kathryn Eason and Angela Dial of West Virginia University.

Two Women Are in the Running for the 2014 Cherry Award for Great Teaching

Two Women Are in the Running for the 2014 Cherry Award for Great Teaching

As finalists for the Cherry Award, Meera Chandrasekhar of the University of Missouri and Joan Breton Connelly of New York University win $15,000. The eventual winner will receive $250,000.

Study Finds That Evolution May Have Produced an Aversion to Adultery With Friends' Wives

Study Finds That Evolution May Have Produced an Aversion to Adultery With Friends’ Wives

University of Missouri scholars say that evolution may have played a role in men having a natural aversion to adultery with friends’ wives. The study found that males’ testosterone levels drop when they are interacting with the wife of a close friend.

Two Women Named Regional Directors for the University of Missouri Extension

Two Women Named Regional Directors for the University of Missouri Extension

The University of Missouri announced the appointment of five regional directors as part of the ongoing realignment of its extension services. Two of the new regional directors are women: Shelley Bush-Rowe and Cynthia Zluticky.

Seven Women Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Seven Women Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

The new appointees are Tracy Hall, Noor Azizan-Gardner, Rhonda Gibler, LouAnn Westall, Patricia Watson, April Flint, and Linda Kurtos.

Six Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Six Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Deborah Appleman of Carleton College, Deborah Jin of the University of Colorado, Margaret Sayers Peden of the University of Missouri, Lisa Hooper of the University of Alabama, Sonia Carrizales of Texas Woman’s University, and Sherry Field of Arkansas Tech University.

The Gender Gap in Faculty Positions at the University of Missouri

The Gender Gap in Faculty Positions at the University of Missouri

At many colleges and universities across the United States, women are vastly underrepresented in faculty positions, particularly those posts at the higher end of the academic ladder.

Gender Differences in Preferences for Mobile Devices

Gender Differences in Preferences for Mobile Devices

A survey by the Reynold Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri finds that women prefer small tablet devices and certain brands of smartphones.

Seven Women Scholars Win Awards from the American Chemical Society

Seven Women Scholars Win Awards from the American Chemical Society

The awards will be presented at the ACS annual meeting in San Diego later this month.

Researchers Challenge the Theory of Stereotype Threat

Researchers Challenge the Theory of Stereotype Threat

The theory of stereotype threat says that due to the commonly held stereotype that women do not possess mathematical skills that are equal to men, women develop a sense of inferiority that leads them to underachieve in mathematics.

Two Women Among the Five Finalists for Dean of the Law School at the University of Missouri

Two Women Among the Five Finalists for Dean of the Law School at the University of Missouri

Marcella David and Beverly Moran will visit the Columbia, Missouri, campus next month for interviews and public forums.

University Research Finds That Meditation Can Lessen Depression Among Breast Cancer Survivors

University Research Finds That Meditation Can Lessen Depression Among Breast Cancer Survivors

University of Missouri scholars find that Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction techniques offer hope.

Former Astronaut Joins the Faculty at the University of Missouri

Former Astronaut Joins the Faculty at the University of Missouri

Linda Godwin rode the space shuttle four times and walked in space twice.

Survey Finds That Many College Women Restrict Food Intake to Save Calories for Alcohol

Survey Finds That Many College Women Restrict Food Intake to Save Calories for Alcohol

A University of Missouri survey finds that a significant segment of women in college suffer from “Drunkorexia.”

Nine New Administrative Appointments of Women in Higher Education

Nine New Administrative Appointments of Women in Higher Education

Here is news of nine women assuming new posts at colleges and universities throughout the land.

Two Women Named to Direct Major Academic Programs

Two Women Named to Direct Major Academic Programs

Nancy West to lead the Honor College at the University of Missouri and Victoria Keetay will direct the School of Audiology at Pacific University.

New Director for the Center for Women and Gender at Dartmouth College

New Director for the Center for Women and Gender at Dartmouth College

Jessica Jennrich was named director of the Center for Women and Gender at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire.