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Two Women Scholars Appointed as Co-Editors of the <em>American Journal of Political Science</em>

Two Women Scholars Appointed as Co-Editors of the American Journal of Political Science

Kathleen Dolan and Jennifer L. Lawless have been named co-editors of the American Journal of Political Science, the flagship journal of the Midwest Political Science Association. They will lead the editorial team, consisting of four associate editors and a 56-member editorial board, for a four-year term beginning in June 2019.

Eleven Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Eleven Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Roles 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.

Four Women Faculty Members Share Book Prize From the National Council of Teachers of English

Four Women Faculty Members Share Book Prize From the National Council of Teachers of English

Four of the five authors of the award-winning book have faculty affiliations at universities in the United States: Donna L. Pasternak at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Heidi L. Hallman at the University of Kansas, Laura Renzi at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, and Leslie S. Rush of the University of Wyoming.

New Assignments for 18 Women Scholars at Colleges and Universities

New Assignments for 18 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.

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 Scholars Announce They Are Stepping Down From their Posts in Academia

Three Women Scholars Announce They Are Stepping Down From their Posts in Academia

Retiring or leaving their positions are Marylou Pausewang Gelfer, a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Heather M. Young, founding dean of nursing at the University of California, Davis, and Lori Berquam, dean of students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

New Roles for Five Women Faculty Members in Academia

New Roles for Five Women Faculty Members in Academia

Taking on new positions are Tracy Boyer at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Elizabeth Klarich at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, Romie de Guise-Langlois at the University of Massachusetts, Kammie Takahashi at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and Grace Ledbetter at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania.

Mary Lynn Boscardin Chosen to Lead the Council for Exceptional Children

Mary Lynn Boscardin Chosen to Lead the Council for Exceptional Children

Mary Lynn Boscardin is a professor of special education at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Professor Boscardin will serve as president-elect during 2018 and become president of the council on January 1, 2019.

In Memoriam: Mary Miriam Cochran, 1963-2017

In Memoriam: Mary Miriam Cochran, 1963-2017

Mary Cochran taught dance at Mills College in Oakland, California, and Barnard College in New York City and was a member of the Paul Taylor Dance Company for 12 years.

New Appointments or Duties for 10 Women Faculty Members

New Appointments or Duties for 10 Women Faculty Members

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.

Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles at Colleges and Universities

Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty 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.

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Study Seeks to End Racial Disparity in Breast Cancer Survival Rates

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Study Seeks to End Racial Disparity in Breast Cancer Survival Rates

A new research project led by Alice Yan at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee seeks to determine if a program aimed at increasing exercise among women who have had breast cancer can contribute to a reduction in the racial disparity in breast cancer survival rates.

Eight Women Appointed to Dean Posts in Higher Education

Eight Women Appointed to Dean Posts in Higher Education

The new deans are Sarah Shannon at Montana State, Yolanda Pierce at Howard University, Kim Litwack at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Sarah N. Roth at Meredith College, Katherine Lavinder at Lehigh University, Patricia Campbell at the University of the Pacific, Michelle Mohr Carney at the University of Kansas, and Kathy Stitts at Winston-Salem State University.

Survey Reveals Reasons Why Women Leave Engineering

Survey Reveals Reasons Why Women Leave Engineering

The study, lead by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, found that the field of engineering has one of the highest rates of attrition for women among all the STEM disciplines. And the high turnover rates continue despite efforts to improve the recruitment and retention rate of women in the field.

New Assignments for Ten Women Faculty Members in Higher Education

New Assignments for Ten Women Faculty Members 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.

Three Women Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Large State Universities

Three Women Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Large State Universities

The three women scholars appointed to endowed chairs are Laura Peracchio at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Maya Steinitz at the University of Iowa College of Law, and Ashlea Bennett Milburn at the University of Arkansas.

Eleven Women Academics Awarded MacArthur Foundation Fellowships

Eleven Women Academics Awarded MacArthur Foundation Fellowships

The Chicago-based MacArthur Foundation has announced the selection of 23 individuals in this year’s class of MacArthur Fellows. Of this year’s 23 MacArthur Fellows, 12 are women. All but one have current ties to the academic world.

Nancy Zimpher Announces She Will Step Down as Chancellor of the State University of New York

Nancy Zimpher Announces She Will Step Down as Chancellor of the State University of New York

Nancy L. Zimpher, chancellor of the State University of New York System, announced that she will step down at the end of the 2016-17 academic year. She has been chancellor of the 64-campus system for the past seven years.

Mount Mary University President to Step Down in 2017

Mount Mary University President to Step Down in 2017

Eileen Mihm Schwalbach has been president of the university in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, since 2009 and has served on the full-time faculty there since 1997. The university’s undergraduate programs are open only to women and currently enroll about 860 students.

In Memoriam: Barbara Zakrzewska Borowiecki, 1924-2016

In Memoriam: Barbara Zakrzewska Borowiecki, 1924-2016

Barbara Z. Borowiecki taught geography at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for 32 years. A native of Warsaw, Poland, she lived through the Nazi occupation and came to the United States in 1947 at the age of 23.

Universities Appoint Five Women to Positions as Dean

Universities Appoint Five Women to Positions as Dean

Newly appointed to dean posts are Jennifer Bott at Ball State University in Indiana, Gail Gasparich at Salem State University in Massachusetts, Stephanie G. Adams at Old Dominion University in Virginia, Pamela Jackson at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina, and Kim Litwack at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Four Women Academics Are Stepping Down From Their Posts

Four Women Academics Are Stepping Down From Their Posts

Stepping down from their positions are Anne Carson Daly, president of Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, New York, Karen Britton at the University of Tennessee, Susan K. Redwood at Oklahoma State University, and Sally Lundeen of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Four Women Who Are Leaving Their Administrative Posts in Academia

Four Women Who Are Leaving Their Administrative Posts in Academia

Stepping down from high-level administrative posts are Elizabeth Dykens at Vanderbilt University, Ewa Barczyk at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Candis Claiborn at Washington State University, and Melissa Woo at the University of Oregon.

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.

In Memoriam: Diane Mae Stewart Pollard, 1944-2015

In Memoriam: Diane Mae Stewart Pollard, 1944-2015

After serving on the faculty at Roosevelt University in Chicago, Professor Pollard joined the faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1976. She taught there for more than 30 years.

Merry Wiesner-Hanks to Lead the World History Association

Merry Wiesner-Hanks to Lead the World History Association

Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks is a Distinguished Professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She will serve for two years as vice president and president-elect and then become president of the World History Association in 2018.

Jean Bartels Is the New Leader of Georgia Southern University

Jean Bartels Is the New Leader of Georgia Southern University

Dr. Bartels assumed the role of interim president of Georgia Southern University in Statesboro on July 20. Since July 2012, Dr. Bartels served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Georgia Southern. She is the former dean of the university’s College of Health and Human Sciences.

Nine Women Announce Their Retirements From University Faculty or Administrative Posts

Nine Women Announce Their Retirements From University Faculty or Administrative Posts

Here is a roundup of women who recently announced that they are stepping down from faculty positions or administrative posts at American universities.

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee's Life Impact Program Is a Godsend for Student Parents

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee’s Life Impact Program Is a Godsend for Student Parents

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Life Impact Program provides financial assistance, academic guidance, counseling on parenting, and a monetary aid fund for life’s emergencies. Participants in the program have achieved a 86.2 percent graduation rate.

The New Poet Laureate of the State of Wisconsin

The New Poet Laureate of the State of Wisconsin

Kimberly Blaeser, a professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, has been appointed to a two-year term as poet laureate of the state of Wisconsin by the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters.

One Woman Among the Finalists to Be the Ninth Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

One Woman Among the Finalists to Be the Ninth Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Gail Hackett, one of three finalist for the job, is provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs and a professor of counseling and educational psychology at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Pregnant Women Exposed to Air Pollution Tend to Have Children With Higher Rates of Autism, Study Finds

Pregnant Women Exposed to Air Pollution Tend to Have Children With Higher Rates of Autism, Study Finds

A new study led by Amy Kalkbrenner, an assistant professor in the Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, has found a link between exposure to air pollution during pregnancy and higher autism rates in children.

Rita Cheng Chosen to Lead Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff

Rita Cheng Chosen to Lead Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff

Since 2010 Dr. Cheng has served as chancellor of Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She also taught accounting at the university. Earlier, she was provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Appointments of Women to Teaching Positions

Appointments of Women to Teaching Positions

The six women in new university teaching roles are Rainu Kaushal, Sunshine Lahmers, Jena J. Steinle, Gertrude Fraser, Ellen Velie, and Marisha L. Humphries.

Patricia Borger Is in the Running for President of the Iowa State University Foundation

Patricia Borger Is in the Running for President of the Iowa State University Foundation

Since 2008, she has been vice chancellor of development and alumni relations at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.