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University of Texas Introduces the "Rooney Rule" for High-Level Administrative Searches

University of Texas Introduces the “Rooney Rule” for High-Level Administrative Searches

William H. McRaven, chancellor of the University of Texas System is instituting a new rule for all administrative searches for deans and higher posts in the 14-campus system. At least one woman must be included in the final pool of candidates for all high-level administrative positions.

New York University's Ada Ferrer to Be Awarded the Frederick Douglass Book Prize

New York University’s Ada Ferrer to Be Awarded the Frederick Douglass Book Prize

She is a professor of history and professor of Latin American and Caribbean studies at New York University. Professor Ferrer will receive the $25,000 prize for the best book of the year on slavery or abolition at ceremonies in New York this coming February.

Study Finds a Gender Gap in Juvenile Justice Incarceration

Study Finds a Gender Gap in Juvenile Justice Incarceration

A new study, led by Erin Espinosa of the University of Texas, found that girls were held in pretrial detention five days longer on average than boys despite the fact that their offenses tended to be less serious. Females were released from confinement at a much slower pace than males.

How Government Policy Affects Women's Ability to Juggle Work-Family Life

How Government Policy Affects Women’s Ability to Juggle Work-Family Life

Caitlyn Collins, a doctoral candidate in sociology at the University of Texas at Austin, interviewed a large group of working mothers in the United States, Germany, Italy, and Sweden to understand their experiences balancing motherhood and employment.

Academic Study Links Childhood Stress and Obesity in Women

Academic Study Links Childhood Stress and Obesity in Women

A new study by sociologists at Michigan State University and the University of Texas at Austin has found a correlation between childhood stress and weight gain when women get older. Adult stress also was related to weight gain among women but not to the same degree. There was no link between stress and weight gain in men.

Survey Finds That College Women Who Were Raped Often Blame Themselves

Survey Finds That College Women Who Were Raped Often Blame Themselves

Sapana D. Donde, a Dean’s Post-Doctoral Fellow in Neuroscience and Mental Health in the School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin, found that more than 60 percent of college women who had been raped assigned at least some of the blame to themselves.

In Memoriam: Carolyn Patricia Boyd, 1944-2015

In Memoriam: Carolyn Patricia Boyd, 1944-2015

Dr. Boyd taught history at the University of Texas at Austin from 1973 to 1999. She then joined the faculty at the University of California, Irvine. There she served as director of the Honor Program and in 2006 was named dean of graduate studies.

Two Women Economic Scholars Appointed to Top Government Posts

Two Women Economic Scholars Appointed to Top Government Posts

Sandra Black of the University of Texas at Austin has been has been appointed to serve as one of three members of the Council of Economic Advisers. Kathryn M.E. Dominguez of the University of Michigan was named to the board of governors of the Federal Reserve System.

In Memoriam: Lois Marie Sutton, 1925-2015

In Memoriam: Lois Marie Sutton, 1925-2015

Dr. Sutton joined the Baylor University faculty in 1945 and taught courses in French, Spanish, and Italian. She retired from teaching in 1994 after serving on the faculty for nearly a half-century.

Georgia State University Scholar Named to State Education Post

Georgia State University Scholar Named to State Education Post

Dr. Caitlin Dooley will take a one-year leave of absence from her faculty duties in the College of Education at Georgia State to serve as deputy superintendent of the Georgia Department of Education. In this role, Dr. Dooley will lead a statewide early literacy campaign.

In Memoriam: Suzan Maria Armstrong-West, 1948-2015

In Memoriam: Suzan Maria Armstrong-West, 1948-2015

Professor Armstrong-West had served on the faculty at Edward Waters College since 2008. Earlier, she was assistant dean of student at the University of Texas at Austin and dean of academic programs at Rutgers University.

Study to Examine Subtle Signals That May Discourage Women in STEM

Study to Examine Subtle Signals That May Discourage Women in STEM

Mary C. Murphy of Indiana University will use electronically activated recorder technology to capture and analyze spoken interactions between 2,000 male and female undergraduate students and 40 faculty members in the natural and social sciences.

Women Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Women Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

The appointees are Letizia Gambrelle-Boone at Virginia State, Evangeline Cummings at the University of Florida, Karen Nelson Moore at Harvard, Audrey Marcus Berkman at Wellesley College, Joanne Woodward at the University of North Texas, Marsha Mailick at the University of Wisconsin, and Hemlata Jhaveri at the University of Texas.

New Administrative Positions for Seven Women at U.S. Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Positions for Seven Women at U.S. Colleges and Universities

The appointees are Judith B. Greiman at Stony Brook, Cindy Hess at Tulsa Community College, Lisa Watson at Scripps College, Naomi Norman at the University of Georgia, Celena Mondie-Milner at the University of Texas, Kelly Sartorius at the University of Arkansas, and Shana Lassiter at Columbia.

Suzanne Shipley Chosen to Lead Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas

Suzanne Shipley Chosen to Lead Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas

Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas, has named Suzanne Shipley as the sole finalist to be its next president. Dr. Shipley is currently president of Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

University Study Finds Gender and Sexual Identity Differences in Openness to Interracial Dating

University Study Finds Gender and Sexual Identity Differences in Openness to Interracial Dating

A new study by researchers at the University of Massachusetts and the University of Texas finds White straight males and White lesbians are more open to interracial dating than White gay men and White straight women.

The Next Provost at Menlo College in California

The Next Provost at Menlo College in California

Terri Givens has been serving as a professor in the department of government in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at Austin. Earlier in her career, Dr. Givens taught at the University of Washington.

Two Women Appointed to Dean Positions

Two Women Appointed to Dean Positions

Jayathi Y. Murthy was appointed dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at UCLA and Beth M. Castiglia was appointed dean of the School of Business at Berkeley College.

Two Women Among the Five Finalists to Chair the Department of Architecture at the University of Arkansas

Two Women Among the Five Finalists to Chair the Department of Architecture at the University of Arkansas

W. Elysse Newman is an associate professor and director of advanced studies at Florida International University in Miami and Nichole Wiedemann is an associate professor and director of the Professional Residency Program at the University of Texas.

University Study Finds Both Men and Women Value Relationships Based on Equality

University Study Finds Both Men and Women Value Relationships Based on Equality

A new study by researchers at the University of Texas and the University of California, Santa Barbara, finds that a majority of young men and women would prefer a relationship in which all work and family responsibilities were shared equally.

Five Women Scholars in New Teaching Roles

Five Women Scholars in New Teaching Roles

The women with new faculty assignments are Amy Young at the University of Texas, Jamie Greenberg Reuland at Priinceton University, Leslie Leinwald at the University of Colorado, Maire M. Kenna Liberace at Rockland Community College, and Ardis R.T. Butterfield at Yale University.

University Study Finds Women in Positions of Authority Are More Likely to Be Depressed

University Study Finds Women in Positions of Authority Are More Likely to Be Depressed

Women who jobs that have a high degree of authority over other people in the workplace are more likely to develop symptoms of depression than other women. In contrast, men who are given a high degree of authority in the workplace are less likely than other men to develop depressive symptoms.

Women From Kenya and South Africa Who Study in the United States Win Rhodes Scholarships

Women From Kenya and South Africa Who Study in the United States Win Rhodes Scholarships

Miriam Kilimo, a 2014 graduate of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, won a Rhodes Scholarship reserved for students from Kenya. Jessica Glennie, a native of South Africa and an architecture student at the University of Texas, also has been selected as a Rhodes Scholar.

Study Finds Girls Who Value Sexiness Tend to Do Worse in School

Study Finds Girls Who Value Sexiness Tend to Do Worse in School

New research from scholars at the University of Texas finds that girls ages 10 to 15 who have the belief that it is important for them to be sexually attractive tend to have lower grades in school and score lower on standardized tests than other girls who put less value on how they appear.

Are Single-Sex Schools a Good Idea for Young Boys and Girls?

Are Single-Sex Schools a Good Idea for Young Boys and Girls?

While the number of single-sex public K-12 schools has grown in recent years, a new study finds that parents are choosing to send their children to these schools based on outdated theories of differences in how girls and boys learn.

Eight Women in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Eight Women in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

They are Seinquis Leinen at North Dakota State, Nadia Korobova at Upper Iowa University, Nycee Gray at Claremont McKenna College, Pratima Dharm at Georgetown University, Lorraine Haricombe at the University of Texas, Nilanjana Dasgupta at the University of Massachusetts, Martha Saunders at the University of West Florida and Gwen Gorzelsky at Colorado State.

Two Women Scholars Named Fellows of the Entomological Society of America

Two Women Scholars Named Fellows of the Entomological Society of America

Nilsa A. Bosque-Perez is professor in the department of plant, soil, and entomological sciences at the University of Idaho and Nancy A. Moran is a professor of integrative biology at the University of Texas at Austin. They will be honored at the society’s annual convention in Portland, Oregon, this November.

Julia Garcia to Be Honored by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

Julia Garcia to Be Honored by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

Juliet V. Garcia, the outgoing president of the University of Texas at Brownsville, has been selected to receive The Chair’s Medallion Award from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. In August, she will become director of the University of Texas’ Institute of the Americas.

New Women Deans at Six Universities

New Women Deans at Six Universities

The six women appointed to dean posts are Lisa Bond-Maupin at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock, Elizabeth K. Meyer at the University of Virginia, Sharon L. Wood at the University of Texas, Lisa Plowfield at Towson University, Shannon Blanton at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, and Peris Drell at Stanford University.

Seven Women Scholars Awarded Distinguished Honors

Seven Women Scholars Awarded Distinguished Honors

The seven women who have been selected to receive prestigious awards are Alice Baumgartner, Stephanie Luster-Teasley, Martha Hilley, Denise Mallor, Allison Joseph, Alison Chapman, and Velma McBride Murry.

Five Women in New Faculty Roles at American Universities

Five Women in New Faculty Roles at American Universities

Women in new teaching roles are Elodie Ghedin at New York University, Melissa Harris-Perry at Wake Forest, Mary Ellen Poole at the University of Texas, Pat Mulroy at the University of Nevada Las Vegas and Connie Kohler at the University of Alabama Birmingham.

Professor Christine Mazier Is a Finalist for Provost at Purdue University

Professor Christine Mazier Is a Finalist for Provost at Purdue University

Christine M. Mazier is vice president, senior associate vice provost, and professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Notre Dame. She previously taught at the University of Minnesota and the University of Texas.

Ruth McRoy Honored as Child Advocate of the Year

Ruth McRoy Honored as Child Advocate of the Year

Ruth G. McRoy, the Donahue and DiFelice Professor of Social Work at Boston College, has been selected to receive the Child Advocate of the Year Award from the North American Council on Adoptable Children.

Study Finds That Stress Levels in Women Can Impact Infertility

Study Finds That Stress Levels in Women Can Impact Infertility

Results of a study of more than 400 women who were trying to conceive showed that women who had higher levels of the stress biomarker alpha-amylase took 29 percent longer to become pregnant than women who had low levels of the stress indicator.

Eileen Breslin Named President of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing

Eileen Breslin Named President of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing

Eileen Breslin is dean and professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. She will serve a two-year term as president of the association that represents more than 740 member institutions nationwide.