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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.

Safiya Sinclair Wins the 2015 Prairie Schooner Book Prize for Poetry

Safiya Sinclair Wins the 2015 Prairie Schooner Book Prize for Poetry

Sinclair, a native of Montego Bay, Jamaica, is a graduate of Bennington College in southwestern Vermont and holds a master of fine arts degree from the University of Virginia. She is currently a Dornsife Doctoral Fellow at the University of Southern California.

The New Provost at Berkeley College

The New Provost at Berkeley College

Dr. Mary McDonough joined the faculty of the business department at Berkeley College in 2000. The college operates three campuses in New York and six in New Jersey as well as an extensive online degree program.

Six Women Are Promoted to Full Professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Six Women Are Promoted to Full Professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The women promoted to full professor are Radha Balasubramanian in modern languages and literatures, Vanessa Gorman in history, Eileen Hebets and Etsuko Moriyama in biological sciences, Shari Stenberg in English, and Amalia Yiannaka in agricultural economics.

New University Administrative Posts for Seven Women

New University Administrative Posts for Seven Women

The appointees are Amanda Walsh at Brown, Laura Spitz at Cornell, Ramona L. Taylor at Virginia State, Lynn Okagaki at the University of Delaware, Raquel Alexander at Washington and Lee, Shelley Zabrorowski at the University of Nebraska, and Elizabeth Tranter at Virginia Tech.

University of Toledo Has Announced the Appointment of Its First Woman President

University of Toledo Has Announced the Appointment of Its First Woman President

Sharon L. Gaber is provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Arkansas. Earlier in her career she held faculty and administrative posts at Auburn University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Six Women in New Teaching Roles at Major Universities

Six Women in New Teaching Roles at Major Universities

The women in new roles are Erica J. Hashimoto at the University of Georgia, Julia Randall at Wesleyan University, Hilary Blumberg at Yale University, Lydia Conklin at Emory University, Concetta DiRusso at the University of Nebraska, and Carol Berry at Louisiana State University.

Ten Women in New Faculty Roles at U.S. Colleges and Universities

Ten Women in New Faculty Roles at U.S. Colleges and Universities

The 10 women in new teaching posts are Margot Quijano, Stefanie Jegelka, Leora Auslander, Kathryn Ellerbeck, Debra Romberger, Dana Levin, Aarti Gupta, Ericka A. Albaugh, Sally Radovick, and Kal Alston.

A Dozen Women Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

A Dozen Women Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of news of appointments of women to high-level administrative posts at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

University of Nebraska Scholar Finds What She Believes Is an Undiscovered Poem by Walt Whitman

University of Nebraska Scholar Finds What She Believes Is an Undiscovered Poem by Walt Whitman

The poem, found in an 1842 newspaper, was signed simply “W.W.” But Dr. Katz believes the poem was written by Walt Whitman. She recently published an article that explains her theory that the poem was written by Whitman.