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University of Hawaii Sociologist Elected to Lead the American Society of Criminology

University of Hawaii Sociologist Elected to Lead the American Society of Criminology

Meda Chesney-Lind, a professor and chair of the women’s studies department at the University of Hawaii, Manoa, was named president-elect of the American Society of Criminology. The society has nearly 4,000 members in 63 countries around the world.

How Government Policy Affects Women's Ability to Juggle Work-Family Life

How Government Policy Affects Women’s Ability to Juggle Work-Family Life

Caitlyn Collins, a doctoral candidate in sociology at the University of Texas at Austin, interviewed a large group of working mothers in the United States, Germany, Italy, and Sweden to understand their experiences balancing motherhood and employment.

Scripps College President Leaving Post to Head the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Scripps College President Leaving Post to Head the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Lori Bettison-Varga, the eighth president of Scripps College in Claremont, California, will become president of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County in October. She has served as president of Scripps College since July 2009.

Kathleen Murray Appointed President of Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington

Kathleen Murray Appointed President of Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington

At the current time, Dr. Murray serves as provost, dean of the faculty, and professor of music at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. She will become the 14th president of the 1,500-student Whitman College in July 2015.

Are Single-Sex Schools a Good Idea for Young Boys and Girls?

Are Single-Sex Schools a Good Idea for Young Boys and Girls?

While the number of single-sex public K-12 schools has grown in recent years, a new study finds that parents are choosing to send their children to these schools based on outdated theories of differences in how girls and boys learn.