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Study Identifies Risk Factors for Sexual Abuse of Early Maturing Girls

Study Identifies Risk Factors for Sexual Abuse of Early Maturing Girls

A new study by scholars at the University of Pennsylvania and Boston University find that early maturing girls are more likely to be abused if their friend group contains a large number of boys.

New Administrative Positions for 15 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Positions for 15 Women 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.

A Dozen Women Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

A Dozen Women Appointed to 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.

Eight Universities Appoint Women to High-Level Administrative Positions

Eight Universities Appoint Women to High-Level Administrative Positions

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

In Memoriam: Mary Alice Morrison, 1921-2017

In Memoriam: Mary Alice Morrison, 1921-2017

Mary Alice Morrison was a professor emerita in the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. During World War II, she served in the Royal Canadian Air Force.

New Assignments for 10 Women Faculty Members

New Assignments 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.

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.

A Half Dozen Women Who Have Been Named to Dean Positions in Higher Education

A Half Dozen Women Who Have Been Named to Dean Positions in Higher Education

The new deans are Allyson Leggett Watson at the University of South Florida, Soyeon Shim at the University of Wisconsin, Carol Strohecker at the University of Minnesota, Kathryn Graff low at Bates College in Maine, Ann Walters Robertson at the University of Chicago, and Bonnie J. Dow at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee.

New Duties for Seven Women Faculty Members at Major Universities

New Duties for Seven Women Faculty Members at Major 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.

Anne P. Massey and Mary Rezac Named to Dean Positions

Anne P. Massey and Mary Rezac Named to Dean Positions

Anne P. Massey was named the next dean of the Wisconsin School of Business and Mary Rezac will be the next dean of the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture at Washington State University in Pullman.

Three Women Appointed to Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation Professorships

Three Women Appointed to Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation Professorships

The three women named to Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation Professors are Jane Collins in sociology, Paula Niedenthal in psychology, and Aili Mari Tripp in political science and gender and women’s studies.

Six Women Academics Selected to Receive Prestigious Awards

Six Women Academics Selected to Receive Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Beverly Edmond of the University of Montana, Sally G. Hoskins of City College of New York, Gail Mellow of LaGuardia Community College in New York, Lori Ideta at the University of Hawaii, Tamara Scerpella at the University of Wisconsin, and Janelle Baker at Alcorn State University in Mississippi.

In Memoriam: Dorothy Pechman Rice, 1922-2017

In Memoriam: Dorothy Pechman Rice, 1922-2017

Dorothy Rice was a professor emerita of heath economics in the School of Nursing at the University of California, San Francisco and an early proponent of the Medicare system.

One Woman Among the Three Finalists for Dean of the Business School at the University of Wisconsin

One Woman Among the Three Finalists for Dean of the Business School at the University of Wisconsin

Anne P. Massey is the Dean’s Research Professor and professor of information systems in the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University in Bloomington. She also serves as associate vice president for academic affairs for the university.

Cornell University Offers New Online Certificate Program on Women in Leadership

Cornell University Offers New Online Certificate Program on Women in Leadership

The five-course certificate program examines the issues facing women in leadership positions and offers strategies for handling them. The program can be completed in three months with five, two-week courses.

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

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

The appointees are Sarah Curran at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, Marsha C. Senior at Syracuse University in New York, Mary Jo Gonzales at Washington State University, Shira Thomas at Florida A&M University, and Kristen Roman at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Caroline Levine of Cornell University Wins a Book Award From the Modern Language Association

Caroline Levine of Cornell University Wins a Book Award From the Modern Language Association

Professor Levine will receive the 47th annual James Russell Lowell Prize from the Modern Language Association. The award is given to the author of an outstanding book; either a literary or linguistic study, a critical edition of an important work, or a critical biography.

Five University Women Who Have Announced They Are Stepping Down

Five University Women Who Have Announced They Are Stepping Down

At the end of the calendar year or the end of an academic semester, there are always a number of announcement regarding retirements. Here are five women who are leaving their high-level university posts.

Four Women Scholars Win 2017 Grawemeyer Awards

Four Women Scholars Win 2017 Grawemeyer Awards

The four women scholars are Diana Hess and Paula McAvoy who will share the prize in Education, Marsha Linehan who will receive the award in Psychology, and Dana Burde who will be honored in the Improving World Order category.

Six Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Six Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty 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.

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.

Jennifer Orlikoff Named President of Potomac State College in West Virginia

Jennifer Orlikoff Named President of Potomac State College in West Virginia

Jennifer Orlikoff has been serving in the post on an interim basis since July 1. Previously, she was an associate professor of French and director of the Center for Women and Gender Studies at West Virginia University’s flagship campus in Morgantown.

The New President of the International Primatological Society

The New President of the International Primatological Society

Karen Strier is the Irven DeVore Professor of Anthropology and the Vilas Research Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Since 1982, Professor Strier has been conducting research on the northern muriqui monkey in Brazil. It is one of the world’s most critically endangered primates.

Seven Women Higher Education Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Seven Women Higher Education Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Liliya Yatsunyk of Swarthmore College, Rose McLarney of Auburn University, M. Darby Dyar of Mount Holyoke College, Erika Marin-Spiotta of the University of Wisconsin, Helen Grundman of Bryn Mawr College, Viviana Gradinaru of ClaTech, and Susannah Heschel of Dartmouth College.

New Assignments for 14 Women Faculty Members

New Assignments for 14 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.

Eleven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Eleven 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.

Elmira Mangum May Be on the Way Out as Florida A&M University President

Elmira Mangum May Be on the Way Out as Florida A&M University President

Recently the board of trustees voted – by a 7-5 margin – not to renew the president’s contract when it expires in April. The board created a task force to determine the future of leadership at the university. It did not rule out extending the president’s contract and it did not rule out letting her go.

University of Wisconsin Historian Wins Book Award

University of Wisconsin Historian Wins Book Award

April R. Haynes, an assistant professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, received the 2015 James Broussard Best First Book Prize from the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic (SHEAR).

Another Award for the Scholarship of Boston College's Mary Sarah Bilder

Another Award for the Scholarship of Boston College’s Mary Sarah Bilder

Mary Sarah Bilder, the Founders Professor of Law and the Michael and Helen Lee Distinguished Scholar at the Boston College Law School, has been honored by the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic.

The New Leader of Thiel College in Greenville, Pennsylvania

The New Leader of Thiel College in Greenville, Pennsylvania

Susan Traverso is the first woman to serve as president of Thiel College in the educational institution’s 150-year history. She was provost, senior vice president, and professor of history at Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania.

Ellen Zweibel to Receive the Maxwell Prize in Plasma Physics

Ellen Zweibel to Receive the Maxwell Prize in Plasma Physics

Dr. Zweibel is the William L. Kraushaar Professor of Physics and Astronomy and chair of the department of astronomy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Professor Zweibel will receive a $10,000 prize at the annual meeting of the Division of Plasma Physics of the American Physical Society.

New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities for Eight Women

New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities for Eight Women

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

Jennifer Orlikoff Is the New Leader of Potomac State College of West Virginia University

Dr. Orlikoff was serving as an associate professor of French and director of the Center for Women and Gender Studies at West Virginia University’s flagship campus in Morgantown. She joined the faculty at the university in 2008.

Six Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their University Posts

Six Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their University Posts

The six women stepping down are Gladys Zubulake at Saginaw Valley State, Grace Scheibner at Harvard, Carol Gattis at the University of Arkansas, Meredith Schmidt at the University of Massachusetts, Sue Riseling at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Carla Dieter at the University of South Dakota.

University of Wisconsin Scholar to Lead the National Library of Medicine

University of Wisconsin Scholar to Lead the National Library of Medicine

Patricia Flatley Brennan, who holds an endowed chair at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, was named director of the National Library of Medicine, a division of the National Institutes of Health. The institution is the largest biomedical library in the world.