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College Women Who Hold on to Traditional Gender Stereotypes May Be Prone to Unhealthy Relationships

College Women Who Hold on to Traditional Gender Stereotypes May Be Prone to Unhealthy Relationships

A new study led by Stacey J.T. Hust, an associate professor in the College of Communication at Washington State University in Pullman, finds that women college students who held traditional stereotypes on the role of women in society were less likely to refuse unwanted sexual advances.

Four Women Scholars Have Announced Their Intention to Retire

Four Women Scholars Have Announced Their Intention to Retire

Stepping down from their posts are Ruth Darling at the University of Tennessee, Darlene Clark Hine at Northwestern University, Lisa Brown at Washington State University-Spokane, and Sheila V. Adams at Mississippi University for Women.

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 High-Level Administrative Posts in Higher Education for a Dozen Women

New High-Level Administrative Posts in Higher Education for a Dozen 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.

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.

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.

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: Nancy Kinnersley, 1944-2016

In Memoriam: Nancy Kinnersley, 1944-2016

Nancy Kinnersley was associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Kansas. She taught at the university for 27 years and served as president of the Faculty Senate.

Elise Boxer Is the New Leader of the American Indian Studies Association

Elise Boxer Is the New Leader of the American Indian Studies Association

Dr. Boxer is an assistant professor of history and Native American studies at the University of South Dakota. She is an enrolled citizen of the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes. Dr. Boxer holds a Ph.D. in American Indian history from Arizona State University.

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.

Kristine Blair and Joyce P. Griffin-Sobel Appointed to Dean Positions

Kristine Blair and Joyce P. Griffin-Sobel Appointed to Dean Positions

Kristine Blair was appointed dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at Youngstown State University in Ohio and Joyce P. Griffin-Sobel was named dean of the College of Nursing at Washington State University. Both appointments are effective on May 16.

New Administration Posts for 10 Women in Higher Education

New Administration Posts for 10 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.

Can Television Impact College Students' Sexual Misconduct Behavior?

Can Television Impact College Students’ Sexual Misconduct Behavior?

Researchers at the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University have published a paper that shows that college students who watch particular crime shows on television gain a better understanding of sexual consent.

New Administrative Roles for 22 Women at American Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Roles for 22 Women at American Colleges and Universities

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

President Judith Bense Maps Out Her Future at the University of West Florida

President Judith Bense Maps Out Her Future at the University of West Florida

The board of trustees has extended the contract of President Judith Bense until December 31, 2016. She will have a one-year sabbatical and return to the university in 2018 to teach and conduct research in anthropology and archaeology.

Arizona State University Professor to Lead the National Institute of Justice

Arizona State University Professor to Lead the National Institute of Justice

Created in 1969, the National Institute of Justice funds and supervises criminal justice research that focuses on crime reduction and the promotion of justice on the state and local level. President Obama has nominated Nancy Rodriguez to be the institute’s next director.

In Memoriam: Karen Jenks Brewer, 1961-2014

In Memoriam: Karen Jenks Brewer, 1961-2014

Professor Karen J. Brewer joined the faculty at Virginia Tech in 1992. She was the third woman to serve on the chemistry department faculty at the university and the second woman to be granted tenure.

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.

Washington State University Offers Women-Only Fitness Programs

Washington State University Offers Women-Only Fitness Programs

Many women students felt uncomfortable working out in the presence of men and therefore chose not to exercise at all. Some women said that they could not exercise comfortably in front of men for religious reasons.

Research at Washington State University Show Gender Differences in the Effects of Marijuana

Research at Washington State University Show Gender Differences in the Effects of Marijuana

Rebecca Craft, a professor of psychology, found that women are more likely than men to become dependent on the drug and that women suffer more severe withdrawal symptoms when they stop using marijuana. Women also appear to be more sensitive to the drug’s pain-relieving effect.

The Next President of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association

The Next President of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association

Jill McCluskey, a professor in the School of Economics Sciences at Washington State University, has been elected to a three-year term as president of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association. She will begin her term as president on July 27.

Five Women Scholars in New University Teaching Posts

Five Women Scholars in New University Teaching Posts

The women in new university teaching roles are Melanie Boileau at Oklahoma State University, Susan McClelland at the University of Mississippi, Lucia Peixoto at Washington State University, Jenna Tedrick Kuttruff at Louisiana State University, and Ting Zhang at the University of Maryland.

College Men Who Read "Men's Magazines" Found to Be Less Likely Than Other College Men to Seek Sexual Consent

College Men Who Read “Men’s Magazines” Found to Be Less Likely Than Other College Men to Seek Sexual Consent

The data showed that men who read men’s magazines were found to have lower intentions to seek sexual consent from women and have lower intentions to adhere to decisions regarding sexual consent. Women who read women’s magazines tended to be empowered to resist unwanted sexual advances.

Two Women Are Finalists for Vice President for University Advancement at New Mexico State University

Two Women Are Finalists for Vice President for University Advancement at New Mexico State University

Among the four finalists for the position are Glenn Beyer managing director for institutional advancement at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock and Cheryl Harrelson associate vice president at the Washington State University Foundation.

Candace Croney to Lead the New Center for Animal Welfare Science at Purdue University

Candace Croney to Lead the New Center for Animal Welfare Science at Purdue University

Dr. Croney is an associate professor of animal sciences at Purdue University. The new center will focus on animal well-being in animal and poultry science, veterinary medicine, and scientific research.

Two Women in New Administrative Posts at Washington State University

Two Women in New Administrative Posts at Washington State University

Colleen Kerr was promoted to vice president of external affairs and government relations and Lynne Varner was named associate vice president for public affairs.

Seventeen Women in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Seventeen Women in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Here is this week’s summary of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions in colleges and universities across the United States.

A Dozen Women in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

A Dozen Women in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

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

Ten Women Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Ten Women Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

The women in new roles at Jameca Falconer, Julie Dolan, Sara Morris, Christine Hardy, Casandra Sipes, Kathryn Meier, Marti K.S. Heil, Lori S. Gentles, Joan Bienvenue and Penny Yee.

Five Women in Academia Who Have Been Honored With Prestigious Awards

Five Women in Academia Who Have Been Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Eugenia Wang of the University of Louisville, Vicki Croft of Washington State University, Margaret Phillips of West Virginia University, Melissa Harrington of Delaware State University, and Gabriela Hug of Carnegie Mellon University.

Washington State University Promotes Five Women to Full Professor

Washington State University Promotes Five Women to Full Professor

The appointments of Catherine Black, Laura Griner Hill, Christine Horne, Monica Johnson, and Amy Roth-McDuffee to full professor are effective this summer.

TV Crime Dramas Have a Positive Impact by Educating the Public on Sexual Assault Awareness

TV Crime Dramas Have a Positive Impact by Educating the Public on Sexual Assault Awareness

Research conducted at Washington State University finds that viewers of prime-time crime televisions shows are more likely than nonviewers of such dramas to intervene if they were to witness a sexual assault.

Former State Legislator Named Chancellor at Spokane Campus of Washington State University

Former State Legislator Named Chancellor at Spokane Campus of Washington State University

Lisa Brown has served as a state legislator in Washington for the past 20 years, most recently as Senate Majority Leader. She also served as an associate professor in the graduate program of organizational leadership at Gonzaga University.

Two Women Join the Soil Science Faculty at North Dakota State University

Two Women Join the Soil Science Faculty at North Dakota State University

The new assistant professors in soil science are Ann-Marie Fortuna who taught at Washington State University and Abby Wick who was conducting postdoctoral research at Virginia Tech..

One Woman Among the Finalists for Vice President of Information Technology at Virginia Tech

One Woman Among the Finalists for Vice President of Information Technology at Virginia Tech

Viji Murali currently serves as vice president for information services and chief information officer at Washington State University.