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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.

Two Women Are Finalists for Dean Posts at the University of Nebraska and New Mexico State University

Two Women Are Finalists for Dean Posts at the University of Nebraska and New Mexico State University

Katherine S. Ankerson of Kansas State University is a finalist for dean of the College of Architecture at the University of Nebraska. Mary Holz-Clause of Cal Poly, Pomona is a candidate for dean of the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences at New Mexico State University.

Seven Women Faculty Members Appointed to New Posts

Seven Women Faculty Members Appointed to New Posts

Taking on new roles are Margarita A. Mooney at Princeton Theological Seminary, Martha Mamo at the University of Nebraska, Suzanna Rose at Florida International University, Eve Straussman-Pflanzer at Detroit Institute of Arts, Suzanne Lenhart at the University of Tennessee, Megan J. Mueller at Tufts University, and Cheryl Lyn Walker at Texas A&M University.

New Assignments for a Dozen Women Faculty Members

New Assignments for a Dozen Women Faculty Members

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.

One Woman Among Four Finalists for Chancellor of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

One Woman Among Four Finalists for Chancellor of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

April C. Mason is provost and senior vice president at Kansas State University. She is the former dean of the College of Applied Human Sciences at Colorado State University and taught at Purdue University from 1984 to 2004.

Are Changing Gender Roles Reflected in Popular Parenting Magazines?

Are Changing Gender Roles Reflected in Popular Parenting Magazines?

A new study authored by Rachel Schmitz, a graduate student in sociology at the University of Nebraksa-Lincoln, finds that changing gender roles in the workforce and in the home are not reflected in parenting magazines to the degree that they have occurred in society.

In Memoriam: Jean Francine Dummer, 1932-2016

In Memoriam: Jean Francine Dummer, 1932-2016

Dr. Dummer served as a faculty member in the department of education at Saint Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, from 1973 until her retirement in 2005. She was the first director of the university’s master’s degree program in education.

Sherlyn Fritz Is the New Co-Chair of Past Global Changes

Sherlyn Fritz Is the New Co-Chair of Past Global Changes

Dr. Fritz is the George Holmes University Professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is now co-chair of the international organization that aims to understand the Earth’s past environment in order to obtain better predictions of its environmental future.

Laura Tohe Named Poet Laureate of the Navajo Nation

Laura Tohe Named Poet Laureate of the Navajo Nation

Professor Tohe grew up on the Navajo reservation in Crystal, New Mexico, which was a four-hour round trip to the nearest library. She has served on the faculty at Arizona State University since 1994.

Study Says That Sexual Objectification Increases College Women's Vulnerability to Sexual Assault

Study Says That Sexual Objectification Increases College Women’s Vulnerability to Sexual Assault

A new study by researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln finds that women who are repeatedly ogled by men become hyper-conscious of their appearance and sex appeal, contributing to low assertiveness in sexual situations.

Seven Women Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Seven Women Taking on New Administrative Duties 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: Elaine Davis, 1956-2015

In Memoriam: Elaine Davis, 1956-2015

Elaine Davis was a longtime professor of management at the Herberger School of Business at St Cloud State University. She grew up as one of 11 children on a dairy farm in Minnesota.