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Researchers Find Connection Between Gender Diversity and Research Diversity

Researchers Find Connection Between Gender Diversity and Research Diversity

Londa Schiebinger, the John L. Hinds Professor of the History of Science at Stanford University and colleagues at Aarhus University in Denmark, recently published a paper proposing ways organizations can continue to encourage gender diversity while also supporting diversity in new research directions.

In Memoriam: Cheryl Rodgers: 1967-2018

In Memoriam: Cheryl Rodgers: 1967-2018

Cheryl Rodgers was an associate professor at the Duke University School of Nursing where she worked in the children’s oncology group. Dr. Rodgers was a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Pediatric Oncology.

Thirteen Women Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Thirteen Women Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

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

Arizona State's Joanne Cacciatore Wins Indies Book Award

Arizona State’s Joanne Cacciatore Wins Indies Book Award

Dr. Cacciatore’s book Bearing the Unbearable: Love, Loss and the Heartbreaking Path of Grief (Wisdom Publications, 2017) explores the grieving process through the stories of people who have lost their children, siblings, or parents.

Nine Women Who Are Starting New Administrative Jobs in Higher Education

Nine Women Who Are Starting New Administrative Jobs 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 Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Eight Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

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.

Survey Finds That LGBTQ College Students Are at High Risk of Sexual Assault

Survey Finds That LGBTQ College Students Are at High Risk of Sexual Assault

A new study led by Colleen Ray, a graduate student in sociology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln finds that sexual assault and misconduct impacts not only heterosexual women but also affects what the study calls “sexual minority men and women.”

Nine Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Major Universities

Nine Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Major Universities

The women appointed to dean positions are Laura Mosqueda, Rochelle L. Ford, Elizabeth Theiss-Morse, Jana Hawley, Emile M. Townes, Deborah Ward, Laura Kohn-Wood, Amy B. Henley, and Hilary Godwin.

A Half Dozen Women Taking on New Administrative Roles at Colleges and Universities

A Half Dozen Women Taking on New Administrative Roles at Colleges and Universities

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

Jan Murphy Appointed Provost at Illinois State University

Jan Murphy Appointed Provost at Illinois State University

Dr. Murphy joined the faculty at Illinois State University in 1986 as an assistant professor of family and consumer science. She was promoted to full professor in 1995. She served as associate provost for 10 years and has been chair of the department of family and consumer sciences.

Four Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their Academic Posts

Four Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their Academic Posts

They are Jo Marshall, president of Somerset Community College in Kentucky, Nancy Wells, director of nursing research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Maria Marron dean of the journalism school at the University of Nebraska, and Lisa Freiman director of the Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University.

University of Nebraska to Debut New Digital Archive of Willa Cather Letters

University of Nebraska to Debut New Digital Archive of Willa Cather Letters

There are now 3,074 letters known to be authored by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Willa Cather. The letters are held in more than 90 repositories around the world, and scholars historically have had to travel to access them. The archive eventually aims to have all of the author’s letters available online.

University of Nebraska Research Examines How Intoxication Affects How Men Look at Women

University of Nebraska Research Examines How Intoxication Affects How Men Look at Women

A new study led by Abigail R. Riemer, a graduate student in social psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, finds that as the level of intoxication increases, men spend less time looking at the faces of women and more time examining other parts of their bodies.

Three Universities Announce the Appointment of Women to Dean Positions

Three Universities Announce the Appointment of Women to Dean Positions

Carey L. Usher is the new dean of the Mary Baldwin College for Women at Mary Baldwin University in Virginia. Kathy Farrell was appointed dean of the College of Business at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Karen Pederson was named dean of the Global Campus at Kansas State University.

Norma Cantu Is the Winner of an Award Honoring Chicano/Latino Literature

Norma Cantu Is the Winner of an Award Honoring Chicano/Latino Literature

Norma Elia Cantu, the Norine R. an T. Frank Murchinson Distinguished Professor in the Humanities at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, is being honored with the 14th annual Luis Leal Award for Distinction in Chicano/Latino Literature from the University of California, Santa Barbara

Eleven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Duties

Eleven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Duties

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.

University of Nebraska Study Finds that Women Do Better in Jobs in Blue States Than They Do in Red States

University of Nebraska Study Finds that Women Do Better in Jobs in Blue States Than They Do in Red States

In red states, the concentration of women in top jobs is 43 percent of the share of men in the jobs, while in blue states, it is 47 percent. Women’s share of top non-STEM jobs in red states is 42 percent of men’s share and 52 percent of men’s share in blue states.

Four Women Retiring From Their High-Level Posts at Colleges and Universities

Four Women Retiring From Their High-Level Posts at Colleges and Universities

The women who are retiring are Christine Jackson at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Mary Blaine Campbell at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, Joan Morrison at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, and Paula J. Giddings at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.

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.

New Positions or Duties for Eight Women Faculty Members at Major Universities

New Positions or Duties for Eight 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.

Eleven Women Appointed to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Eleven Women Appointed to 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.

Study Looks at Why Adolescent Girls Turn Away From Science

Study Looks at Why Adolescent Girls Turn Away From Science

The authors conclude that “it is possible that girls who might otherwise have higher science career aspirations do not, only because they would lose friends or face criticism or fewer options for friendships.”

A Quartet of New Deans at Colleges and Universities

A Quartet of New Deans at Colleges and Universities

Newly appointed to dean positions are Raquel Alexander at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, Donna K. Farrell at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Donna K. Maeda at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Laurie Shanderson at Northcentral University.

Study Will Focus on How to Increase the Number of Women in Graduate Mathematics Programs

Study Will Focus on How to Increase the Number of Women in Graduate Mathematics Programs

The initiative, funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, will support a pilot project to research existing programs that have proven successful in steering women into advanced mathematics and to develop strategies to make them work on a larger scale.

Three Women Are Finalists for Executive Vice Chancellor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Three Women Are Finalists for Executive Vice Chancellor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

They are: Cheryl Achterberg, dean of the College of Education and Human Ecology at Ohio State University, Elizabeth Spiller, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech, and Sheryl Tucker, associate provost and dean of the Graduate College at Oklahoma State University.

New Administrative Jobs for 16 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Jobs for 16 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.

New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities for Eight Women

New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities for Eight Women

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

Four Women Announce They Are Leaving Their High-Level Posts at State Universities

Four Women Announce They Are Leaving Their High-Level Posts at State Universities

Stepping down from their positions are Maureen Howard at New Mexico State University, Noelle Hunter at Moorhead State University in Kentucky, Malinda Eccarius at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Ann Billings of the Gulf Park Campus of the University of Southern Mississippi in Long Beach.

University of Nebraska Receives a Major Donation to Support the Willa Cather Archives

University of Nebraska Receives a Major Donation to Support the Willa Cather Archives

A 1895 graduate of the University of Nebraska, Willa Cather produced numerous novels and short stories about life on the Great Plains frontier. In 1923, she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. Now a nearly $6 million donation from Cather’s nephew will support research of her extensive archives housed at the University of Nebraska Libraries.

Seven Women Appointed to Positions as Deans in Higher Education

Seven Women Appointed to Positions as Deans in Higher Education

The new deans are Judy Didion at Oakland University, Nasha Torrez at the University of New Mexico, Katherine Ankerson at the University of Nebraska, Rachel Croson at Michigan State, Irene Aiken at UNC-Pembroke, Sharon Basso at Claremont McKenna College, and Rebecca Doerge at Carnegie Mellon University.

New High-Level Administrative Duties for Nine Women in Higher Education

New High-Level Administrative Duties for Nine 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.

Martha Potvin Named Provost at Springfield College in Massachusetts

Martha Potvin Named Provost at Springfield College in Massachusetts

Dr. Potvin has been serving as executive vice president for academic affairs and provost at Montana State University. Earlier in her career, she served for 16 years on the biology faculty at West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Promotes Nine Women to Full Professor

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Promotes Nine Women to Full Professor

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has announced that 28 faculty members have been promoted to the rank of full professor. Of these 28 promotions, nine or 32 percent went to women.

New Administrative Posts for Nine Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for Nine 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.

Krista Newkirk Appointed the Tenth President of Converse College in South Carolina

Krista Newkirk Appointed the Tenth President of Converse College in South Carolina

Krista Newkirk, chief of staff at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, will become president of Converse College on July 1. The college enrolls about 825 women in its undergraduate programs and more than 500 students in graduate programs.