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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.

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Administrator Named to United Nations Post

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Administrator Named to United Nations Post

Joan M. Prince is vice chancellor for global inclusion and engagement at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.

Women in Higher Education Faculty News

Women in Higher Education Faculty News

M. Katherinr Hutchinson, Jennry R. Kehl, Emily Fox, and Kamani Lankachandra have been appointed to new faculty posts.

Seven Women Named to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Seven Women Named to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Here is news of seven women who have been assigned to new administrative posts at universities across the United States.

One Woman Among the Finalists for Provost at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

One Woman Among the Finalists for Provost at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

Since 2005, Deirdre M. Mageean has been vice chancellor for research and graduate studies at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.

Five Women Join the Faculty at the School of Public Health at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

Five Women Join the Faculty at the School of Public Health at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

The school has eight new faculty members this fall. Five are women.

Ten Women Named to New Administrative Positions

Ten Women Named to New Administrative Positions

Here is news of 10 women appointed or promoted to new positions in higher education.