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Study Finds Both Men and Women Perceive Women Who Drink as Less Human and More Sexually Available

Study Finds Both Men and Women Perceive Women Who Drink as Less Human and More Sexually Available

On average, when participants saw a woman holding a beer bottle, they believed she possessed less human characteristics than participants who saw a woman holding a water bottle. However, this disparity was not seen among participants who viewed a man holding a beer bottle and those who saw a man holding a water bottle.

Women in Academia Who Have Received Notable Honors or Awards

Women in Academia Who Have Received Notable Honors or Awards

Here is a listing of women faculty members or administrators in higher education who have been honored by colleges and universities or who have received notable awards from other organizations.

Notable Honors or Awards for Nine Women at Colleges and Universities

Notable Honors or Awards for Nine Women at Colleges and Universities

Here is a listing of women who are faculty or administrators in higher education who have been honored by colleges and universities or who have receive notable awards from other organizations.

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Positions at  Major Universities

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Positions at Major Universities

Gabriela Torres-Mazuera was appointed to the Mexico Studies Chair at the University of New Mexico. Jennifer Wilcox was appointed to an endowed chair in chemical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, and Maria Spencer is the inaugural John and Patty Warehime Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Pennsylvania State University.

A Dozen Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

A Dozen Women Who Have Been Appointed to New 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.

Five Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Five Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Mary Elizabeth Hatten of Rockefeller University in New York City, Laura Micheletti Puaca of Christopher Newport University in Virginia, Beth Wilson of Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, Nicole Lautze of the University of Hawaii, and Kelli McMahan of Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

New Assignments in Higher Education for 10 Women Faculty Members

New Assignments in Higher Education 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 Are Making Progress at Schools With Large Numbers of STEM Graduates

Women Are Making Progress at Schools With Large Numbers of STEM Graduates

A new study by the labor market analytics firm Emsi and published in The Wall Street Journal finds that at nine of the 10 universities with the largest number of degree earners in STEM fields, women made gains from 2012 to 2016. At six of these 10 schools women earned at least one third of all STEM degrees.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Shows a Huge Jump in Women Students

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Shows a Huge Jump in Women Students

Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts has announced that the Class of 2021 which recently arrived on campus has the largest percentage of women in the university’s 152-year history. Women make up 44 percent of the first-year students, up from 34 percent a year ago.

Six Women Scholars Named to Dean Positions at Major Universities

Six Women Scholars Named to Dean Positions at Major Universities

The women appointed deans are Katharyne Mitchell at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Germaine M. Louis at George Mason University, Cindy Munro at the University of Miami, Rebecca Chaisson at Southern University-New Orleans, Jean King at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and Sarah Cole at Columbia University.

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.

Ten Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Roles at Colleges and Universities

Ten Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Roles at 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.

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.

Thirteen Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Thirteen Women Who Will Be Taking on New 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.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Promotes or Grants Tenure to Six Women Faculty Members

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Promotes or Grants Tenure to Six Women Faculty Members

Sharon Johnson in business and Suzanne L. Weeks in mathematical sciences were promoted to full professor. Esther Boucher, in humanities, Ingrid Shockey in interdisciplinary studies, and Karen Troy in biomedical engineering were promoted to associate professor and Jennifer McWeeney in philosophy was granted tenure

Terri Camesano Honored at the Third International Conference on Prevention and Infection Control in Geneva

Terri Camesano Honored at the Third International Conference on Prevention and Infection Control in Geneva

Dr. Camesano is a professor of chemical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts. She was honored for her ongoing research into the use of antimicrobial peptides to prevent catheter-related infections.

Four Women Faculty Members Promoted at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Four Women Faculty Members Promoted at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Jennifer deWinter and Bethel Eddy were named associate professors in the department of humanities and art. JoAnn Whitefleet-Smith was promoted to associate professor of biology and Eleanor Loiacono was named full professor of management.

Eight Women Named Dean at Colleges and Universities in the U.S.

Eight Women Named Dean at Colleges and Universities in the U.S.

The eight women who were recently appointed to positions as deans are Beryl McEwen, Caroline Rivera, Merith Cosden, Andrea E. Evans, Terri Camesano, Donna J. Wagner, Arletha McSwain, and Linda Malone-Cohen.

Six Women Scholars Receive Notable Awards

Six Women Scholars Receive Notable Awards

The winners are Hannah Sanghee Park of USC, Kathy Lee Heuston of Austin Peay State, Alicia Dewey of Biola University, Sylvia Barack Fishman of Brandeis, Donna Shalala of the University of Miami, and Diana Lados of Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Three Women Scholars Named to Endowed Chairs

Three Women Scholars Named to Endowed Chairs

The three women who have been appointed to named professorships are Kristin Boudreau at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Helen Reed at the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University, and Cheryl Kerfeld at Michigan State University.

Five Women Earn Promotions at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Five Women Earn Promotions at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

The faculty members receiving promotions are Ulrike Brisson, Kathryn Fisler, Huong Higgins, Lorraine Higgins, and Ingrid Matos-Nin.

The Next President of Worcester Polytechnic Institute

The Next President of Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Laurie Leshin, dean of the School of Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been chosen as the WPI’s 16th president. When she takes office on July 1, she will be the first woman president in the nearly 150-year history of the institute.

Nine Women Join the Faculty at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Nine Women Join the Faculty at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts has announced the addition of 24 new full-time faculty members and researchers. Among the 24 new hires are nine women.

Five Women Honored With Notable Awards

Five Women Honored With Notable Awards

The honorees are Darla Goeres of Montana State University, Jean Wyld of Springfield College, Julia Overton-Healy of Alfred University, Tanja Dominko of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and Christine A. Shoemaker of Cornell University.

Eight Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Eight Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The eight women honored with awards are Mary Kay Hemenway, Jenna Price Carpenter, Huda Y. Zoghbi, Rosalie Carpenter, Linda Florence Callahan, Diana Lados, Rebecca Patton and Sheree Toth.

Five Women Earn Promotions at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Five Women Earn Promotions at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts, has announced the promotions of seven faculty members and the granting of tenure to six faculty members, five of whom also earned promotions. Five of the eight the faculty members receiving promotions or tenure are women.

In Memoriam: Christine M. Drew, 1970-2013

In Memoriam: Christine M. Drew, 1970-2013

She was the associate director of research and instruction services at the Gordon Library of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Four Women Honored With Prestigious Awards

Four Women Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Karen Roberto at Virginia Tech, Elizabeth West Martin of the University of Rochester, Diana Lados of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and Terri Lucie Thompson of Purdue University.

New 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.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Enrolls Its Largest Class of First-Year Women Students

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Enrolls Its Largest Class of First-Year Women Students

There are 314 women in the Class of 2016 at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. They make up 32 percent of the entering class.

Six Women Granted Tenure at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Six Women Granted Tenure at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Four of the six women were also promoted in academic rank.