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University of Virginia Law School Team Aids Legal Effort to Improve Health Care at a Women's Prison

University of Virginia Law School Team Aids Legal Effort to Improve Health Care at a Women’s Prison

Alumni and students from the University of Virginia School of Law were on a legal team that recently won an injunction against officials at the Virginia Department of Corrections that mandates improve healthcare for women at the Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women in Troy, Virginia.

Study Finds That Women Who Attend Highly Selective Colleges Are Less Likely to Marry

Study Finds That Women Who Attend Highly Selective Colleges Are Less Likely to Marry

The study found that women who graduated from a selective college were nearly four percentage points less likely to have been married by the time they reached their late 30s than women who attended less selective schools.

A Strong Vote of Confidence for Swarthmore College President Valerie Smith

A Strong Vote of Confidence for Swarthmore College President Valerie Smith

Valerie Smith, who took office as the 15th president of highly rated Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania on July 1, 2015, has had her contract extended through 2025. Before becoming president of Swarthmore College, Dr. Smith was dean of the college and the Woodrow Wilson Professor of Literature at Princeton University.

Clark University's Janette Greenwood Wins Historic New England Book Prize

Clark University’s Janette Greenwood Wins Historic New England Book Prize

Dr. Greenwood’s award-winning book presents 83 never-before published portraits reproduced from William Bullard’s glass negatives, which depict African-Americans and Native Americans from the ethnically diverse Beaver Brook neighborhood in Worcester, Massachusetts.

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.

New Study Finds One in Ten Low-Income Women Experience Sexual Harassment From Their Landlords

New Study Finds One in Ten Low-Income Women Experience Sexual Harassment From Their Landlords

The harassment included being asked to trade sex for rent, lewd comments, home invasions, and indecent exposure. The women were almost all in their 20s at the time of the incidents and were disproportionately likely to be members of racial and ethnic minority groups.

Four Women Who Are Stepping Down From High-Level Posts at Universities

Four Women Who Are Stepping Down From High-Level Posts at Universities

Leaving their posts are Dorrie K. Fontaine, dean of nursing at the University of Virginia, Elizabeth Grabau a professor of plant pathology at Virginia Tech, Barbara Laverdiere, director of dining services at Boston University, and Ranjanaa Devi, director of the Asian Arts and Culture program at University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

New Administrative Jobs for 16 Women at College and Universities Throughout the United States

New Administrative Jobs for 16 Women at College and Universities Throughout the United States

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

University of Delaware Susan Walpole Honored by the International Literacy Association

University of Delaware Susan Walpole Honored by the International Literacy Association

Dr. Walpole has developed Bookworms K-5 Reading and Writing, an open-access elementary literacy curriculum. The curriculum provides complete lesson plans and support materials online for free. This curriculum, adopted in several schools in Delaware, Maryland, and Georgia, has led to impressive gains in student achievement.

Eight Women Appointed to Administrative Positions in the Academic World

Eight Women Appointed to Administrative Positions in the Academic World

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

Stanford Law School Dean Elizabeth Magill Appointed Provost at the University of Virginia

Stanford Law School Dean Elizabeth Magill Appointed Provost at the University of Virginia

Professor Magill has led Stanford Law School for the past six years. Earlier, she spent 15 years on the faculty of the University of Virginia School of Law. She is an expert on administrative law and constitutional structure. She will become provost at the University of Virginia in the summer of 2019.

Elizabeth Boyer of Penn State Honored by the American Geophysical Union

Elizabeth Boyer of Penn State Honored by the American Geophysical Union

Elizabeth W. Boyer, associate professor of water resources in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Pennsylvania State University, will deliver the Witherspoon Lecture at the American Geophysical Union’s fall meeting in December in Washington, D.C.

The New Chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Asheville

The New Chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Asheville

Since 2013, Dr. Nancy J. Cable has been serving as president of the Arthur Vining Davis Foundation. Earlier in her career, Dr. Cable was vice president and senior adviser to the president at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, and dean of admission and financial aid at Davidson College in North Carolina.

In Memoriam: Willie Lee Nichols Rose, 1927-2018

In Memoriam: Willie Lee Nichols Rose, 1927-2018

Willie Lee Rose was a professor emerita of history at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Professor Rose was a leading authority on the Reconstruction period of U.S. history and a strong advocate for increasing opportunity for women in academia.

New Assignments for Five Women Faculty Members in Academia

New Assignments for Five Women Faculty Members in Academia

Assuming new roles or positions are Roberta Klatzky at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Rachel Patzer at Emory University in Atlanta, Rita Dove of the University of Virginia, Lorraine Ware at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and Shanna Pearson-Merkowitz at the University of Rhode Island.

Seven Women in Higher Education Taking on New Administrative Duties

Seven Women in Higher Education Taking on New Administrative Duties

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

Stephanie Adams Will Lead the American Society for Engineering Education

Stephanie Adams Will Lead the American Society for Engineering Education

Stephanie Adams is dean of the Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. She will serve one year as president-elect of the American Society for Engineering Education beginning in June and will become president of the organization in June 2019.

The Next Dean of the College of Health and Human Performance at East Carolina University

The Next Dean of the College of Health and Human Performance at East Carolina University

Dr. Anisa Zvonkovic has been serving as a professor and chair of the department of human development and family science at Virginia Tech. Professor Zvonkovic is the current chair of the board of directors of the National Council on Family Relations.

Women More Likely Than Men to Suffer Sports-Related Concussions

Women More Likely Than Men to Suffer Sports-Related Concussions

A new study by faculty members at the University of Virginia finds that women athletes have an increased risk of suffering sports-related concussions. And for those athletes that suffer concussions, women report more severe symptoms than men.

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Karen Abrams Named the Next Dean of Duke Law School

Professor Abrams, who will become dean of Duke Law School on July 1, is the vice provost for faculty affairs and professor of law at the University of Virginia. She joined the faculty there in 2005. From 2002, to 2005, Professor Abrams taught at the New York University School of Law.

Anisa Zvonkovic Is the New Chair of the National Council on Family Relations

Anisa Zvonkovic Is the New Chair of the National Council on Family Relations

The National Council on Family Relations is the country’s oldest professional, nonpartisan association focusing on family research, practice, and education. Its membership is multidisciplinary, ranging from university faculty and researchers to therapists, social workers, and K–12 teachers.

Karin Peterson to Serve as Provost at the University of North Carolina at Asheville

Karin Peterson to Serve as Provost at the University of North Carolina at Asheville

Karin Peterson, a professor and chair of the department of sociology and anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, has agreed to serve as acting provost during the Spring 2018 semester.

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.

Four Women in New Administrative Positions at Universities

Four Women in New Administrative Positions at Universities

Taking on new administrative roles in higher education are Carla Williams at the University of Virginia, Michelle Wieser at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, Eunice Angelica Whitmal at the University of Massachusetts, and Gena Jones at New Mexico State University.

Ten Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Roles in Higher Education

Ten Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty 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.

University of Virginia School of Medicine Honors a Pioneering Woman Graduate

University of Virginia School of Medicine Honors a Pioneering Woman Graduate

Dr. Vivian Pinn was the only woman in the 1967 graduating class of the University of Virginia School of Medicine. She later served for 20 years as director of the Office for Research on Women’s Health at the National Institutes of Health. Now, the medical research building at the University of Virginia has been renamed in her honor.

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.

The New Director of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at the University of Michigan

The New Director of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at the University of Michigan

Anna Kirkland, the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan, was appointed director of the institute, which is interdisciplinary and inclusive of the creative and performing arts as well as the humanities, social sciences, and the sciences.

Hollins University Scholar to Receive the 2017 Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize

Hollins University Scholar to Receive the 2017 Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize

Elizabeth Poliner is an associate professor of English at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. The prize for the best work of prose fiction is awarded annually by the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies and the department of English at the University of Rochester in New York.

Two Women Scholars Win Lillian Smith Book Awards

Two Women Scholars Win Lillian Smith Book Awards

The winners are Patricia Bell-Scott, professor emerita of women’s studies and also human development and family studies at the University of Georgia and Risa Goluboff dean and the Arnold H. Leon Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law.

Two Women Scholars Receive Prestigious Awards

Two Women Scholars Receive Prestigious Awards

Rita Dove, Commonwealth Professor of English at the University of Virginia, received an award from the U.S. Presidential Scholars Foundation and DiOnetta Jones Crayton, associate dean for undergraduate education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was honored by the Women in Engineering Pro-Active Network.

Eight Women Scholars Taking on New Roles at Colleges and Universities

Eight Women Scholars Taking on New Roles 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.

Ten Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Ten Women Faculty Members Who Are 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.

In Memoriam: Donna J. Webb, 1967-2017

In Memoriam: Donna J. Webb, 1967-2017

Donna J. Webb joined the faculty at Vanderbilt University in 2005 and conducted research on cell motility and its role in cancer metastasis.

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.