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New Assignments for Nine Women Scholars at Colleges and Universities

New Assignments for Nine Women Scholars at Colleges and 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.

University of New Hampshire Study Finds Half of All Women Have Experienced Sexual Harassment at Work

University of New Hampshire Study Finds Half of All Women Have Experienced Sexual Harassment at Work

The study found that 52 percent of women in the state of New Hampshire have been victims of sexual harassment in the workplace. The researchers found that 33 percent of women stated they suffered work-related consequences such as financial loss and being fired or demoted.

Alice McDermott Wins the Prix Femina, France's Award for the Best Foreign Novel

Alice McDermott Wins the Prix Femina, France’s Award for the Best Foreign Novel

The Ninth Hour follows a group of nursing nuns who care for a poor Irish Catholic community in Brooklyn in the early part of the 20th century. It was included on The New York Times’ “100 Notable Books of 2017” list. Author Alice McDermott is the Richard A. Macksey Professor of the Humanities at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Can Video Games Be Used to Educate College Students About Sexual Violence?

Can Video Games Be Used to Educate College Students About Sexual Violence?

The study, led by a sociologist at the University of New Hampshire, found that trivia and adventure games may increase a player’s awareness of sexual violence as well as teach active bystander skills that he or she can use in real-life situations.

Harvard University's Laurel Thatcher Ulrich Awarded the Evans Biography Award

Harvard University’s Laurel Thatcher Ulrich Awarded the Evans Biography Award

The Evans Awards, given out by the the Mountain West Center for Regional Studies at Utah State University, honor the best books that focus on the stories of people who shaped the character on the interior West. The award comes with a $10,000 prize.

Sixteen Women Taking on New Administrative Duties at Colleges and Universities

Sixteen Women Taking on New Administrative Duties 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.

National Science Foundation's Joan Ferrini-Mundy to Lead the University of Maine

National Science Foundation’s Joan Ferrini-Mundy to Lead the University of Maine

Joan Ferrini-Mundy is the chief operating officer of the National Science Foundation. Before joining the National Science Foundation in 2007, Dr. Ferrini-Munday was a professor of mathematics and teacher education for 12 years at Michigan State University. Earlier, she taught for 16 years at the University of New Hampshire.

The Next President of Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts

The Next President of Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts

Dr. Nelson is currently the director of the Sustainability Institute and deputy chief Sustainability Officer at the University of New Hampshire. Before going to the University of New Hampshire, she served on the faculty at Tufts University in Massachusetts for 25 years.

In Memoriam: Eleanor Killam, 1933-2018

In Memoriam: Eleanor Killam, 1933-2018

Dr. Killam joined the mathematics faculty at the University of Massachusetts in 1960. She taught there for 31 years, retiring in 1991.

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.

Three Women Among the Four Finalists to Be the Next President of the University of Maine

Three Women Among the Four Finalists to Be the Next President of the University of Maine

Susan Hunter, the first woman president of the University of Maine, will be retiring on June 30. The university has selected a field of four finalists to replace Dr. Hunter. Three of the four finalists are women: Joan Ferrini-Mundy, Sally Reis, and Nancy Targett.

New Smartphone App Gives College Women Tools to Help Prevent Sexual Assault

New Smartphone App Gives College Women Tools to Help Prevent Sexual Assault

A new smartphone app has been developed by the Prevention Innovations Research Center at the University of New Hampshire and the New Hampshire attorney general’s office to help women avoid sexual assault and to provide help if do become victims.

In Memoriam: Wanda S. Mitchell, 1959-2017

In Memoriam: Wanda S. Mitchell, 1959-2017

Dr. Mitchell served as the chief diversity officer at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond and was an affiliate professor in the department of counseling and special education in the university’s School of Education.

Five Women Chosen for Dean Positions at Major Universities

Five Women Chosen for Dean Positions at Major Universities

Selected for dean posts are Gail Dodge at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, Sarah J. Ewing at Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania, Willow Bay at the University of Southern California, Elizabeth Chilton at Binghamton University in New York, and Megan Carpenter at the University of New Hampshire.

Two Women Anthropologists Among the Eight Whiting Public Engagement Fellows

Two Women Anthropologists Among the Eight Whiting Public Engagement Fellows

The Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship celebrates and supports faculty in the humanities who embrace public engagement as part of the scholarly vocation. Two of this year’s eight fellows are women anthropologists: Jodi Skipper of the University of Mississippi and Eleanor Harrison-Buck of the University of New Hampshire.

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.

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.

Ann Weaver Hart to Leave Presidency of the University of Arizona in 2018

Ann Weaver Hart to Leave Presidency of the University of Arizona in 2018

Before becoming president of the University of Arizona in 2012, Dr. Hart was president of Temple University in Philadelphia and the University of New Hampshire. She also served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Claremont Graduate University in California.

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.

Three American Women Among the Seven Finalists for the George Washington Prize

Three American Women Among the Seven Finalists for the George Washington Prize

The $50,000 prize recognizes the best book on the nation’s founding era. Among the authors who are finalists for the award are Mary Sarah Bilder of the Boston College Law School, Kathleen Duval of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Janet Polasky of the University of New Hampshire.

Nancy Targett Named the Next Provost at the University of New Hampshire

Nancy Targett Named the Next Provost at the University of New Hampshire

Dr. Targett is currently serving as acting president of the University of Delaware. She has been a member of the faculty at the University of Delaware since 1984 and was dean of the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment before becoming acting president last July.

Six Women Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Six Women Appointed to New Administrative Posts 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 Finds That Many High School Students Choose Not to Intervene in Dating or Sexual Aggression

Study Finds That Many High School Students Choose Not to Intervene in Dating or Sexual Aggression

Research conducted at the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire found that 90 percent of high school students reported that they had an opportunity to intervene in dating or sexual aggression. But only two thirds of these students chose to intervene in these situations.

Study Finds That Dual-Earner Married-Couple Families Were More Likely to Weather the Recession

Study Finds That Dual-Earner Married-Couple Families Were More Likely to Weather the Recession

A new study authored by Kristin Smith, a family demographer at the Carsey School of Public Policy and research associate professor of sociology at the University of New Hampshire, finds that American families are increasingly relying on the income of women to make ends meet.

Andrea Chapdelaine Named President of Hood College in Maryland

Andrea Chapdelaine Named President of Hood College in Maryland

Dr. Chapdelaine is provost and vice president for academic affairs at Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania. She will become the 11th president of Hood College on July 1.

University of New Hampshire Provost to Lead Phillips Exeter Academy

University of New Hampshire Provost to Lead Phillips Exeter Academy

Lisa MacFarlane, provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of New Hampshire, has been selected to be the 15th principal at Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire. The elite preparatory school was founded in 1781.

Four Women Appointed to New Faculty Posts

Four Women Appointed to New Faculty Posts

The women taking on new faculty roles are Mary Erina Driscoll at City College of New York, Susan Burch at Middlebury College, Emilie Hafner-Burton at the University of California, San Diego, and Lucy Hodder at the University of New Hampshire.

The New Dean of the College of Business at the University of New Hampshire

The New Dean of the College of Business at the University of New Hampshire

For the past four years, Deborah Merrill-Sands has been serving as dean of the Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business at Mills College in Oakland, California. She is the former dean of the School of Management at Simmons College in Boston.

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 New Hampshire Receives Grant to Develop Sexual Assault Prevention Video Game

University of New Hampshire Receives Grant to Develop Sexual Assault Prevention Video Game

Sharyn J. Potter, an associate professor of sociology at the University of New Hampshire and co-director of Prevention Innovations, a sexual assault prevention research and training organization, is the principal investigator of the grant project.

A Trio of Women Scholars in New Teaching Roles

A Trio of Women Scholars in New Teaching Roles

The women in new teaching positions are Suzanne Oparil at the University of Alabama Birmingham, Jennifer Seavey at the University of New Hampshire, and Debra Ann Mayes at Wright State University in Detroit.

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 New Hampshire Students Conduct Jury Polling Project in Sexual Assault Cases

University of New Hampshire Students Conduct Jury Polling Project in Sexual Assault Cases

The students found that in many of the cases in which the defendant was acquitted, jurors frequently blamed the victim because of what she was wearing when the attack occurred or whether or not she had been drinking prior to the assault.

University Study Finds 1 in 10 Young Adults Is a Perpetrator of Sexual Violence

University Study Finds 1 in 10 Young Adults Is a Perpetrator of Sexual Violence

The study was authored by Kimberly J. Mitchell, a research associate professor of psychology at the University of New Hampshire, and Michele Ybarra, president and research director of the Center for Innovative Public Health Research in San Clemente, California.

Three Women Named to Endowed Chairs

Three Women Named to Endowed Chairs

Lynn Kremer at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, Joanne Burke at the University of New Hampshire, and Petra Tsuji at Towson University in Maryland have all been appointed to endowed faculty chairs.