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Amy Shelton Selected to Lead the Center for Talented Youth at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore

Amy Shelton Selected to Lead the Center for Talented Youth at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore

The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, founded in 1979 by a Johns Hopkins psychology professor, is a world leader in gifted education. The center identifies top pre-college learners in grades K through 12 and provides challenging summer residential programs, distance education, international programs, and family academic programs. Professor Shelton joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins University in 2002.

Four Women Scholars Share the Presidential Recognition Award From the Association for Women in Mathematics

Four Women Scholars Share the Presidential Recognition Award From the Association for Women in Mathematics

The four women mathematicians sharing the award are Erica J. Graham, an associate professor of mathematics at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, Raegan Higgins, an associate professor of mathematics at Texas Tech University, Candice Price, an associate professor of mathematics and statistics at Smith College in North Hampton, Massachusetts, and Shelby Wilson, a senior professional at the Applied Physics Laboratory Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Five Women Academics Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

Five Women Academics Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

The five women appointed to name professorships are Irith Pomeranz at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, Isabel Escobar at the University of Kentucky, Emily Wakild at Boise State University in Idaho, Cynthia Wolberger at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Roxane Gay at Rutgers University in New Jersey.

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

The women named to endowed professorships are Julie Brahmer at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Evelynn Hammonds at Spelman College in Atlanta, Cynthia Rudin at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and Autumn Hostetter at Kalamazoo College in Michigan.

Association of American Physicians Honors Columbia University's Linda Fried

Association of American Physicians Honors Columbia University’s Linda Fried

Linda Fried, dean of the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, was honored for her groundbreaking contributions to the science of healthy aging, particularly the science defining the clinical syndrome of frailty and for prevention of frailty, disability, and cardiovascular disease.

New Duties for Four Women Scholars at Major Universities

New Duties for Four Women Scholars at Major Universities

The four women scholars taking on new assignments are Karina Nielsen at Oregon State University, Margaret McGovern at the Yale School of Medicine, Anita Plummer at Howard University in Washington, D.C., and Katherine Clegg Smith in the School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Helene D. Gayle Appointed the Eleventh President of Spelman College in Atlanta

Helene D. Gayle Appointed the Eleventh President of Spelman College in Atlanta

Dr. Gayle is currently president and CEO of The Chicago Community Trust, one of the nation’s oldest and largest community foundations. Earlier, she was CEO of the international humanitarian organization CARE and spent 20 years at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Kathy Schwaig Is the New President of Kennesaw State University in Georgia

Kathy Schwaig Is the New President of Kennesaw State University in Georgia

Dr. Schwaig has been serving as interim president for the past eight months. Earlier, she was provost and senior vice president for academic affairs from 2019 to 2021. Prior to being named provost, she was dean of the Michael J. Coles College of Business at the university.

New Assignments in Higher Education for Five Women Scholars

New Assignments in Higher Education for Five Women Scholars

Taking on new duties are Lainie Rutkow at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Marilyn J. Cipolla at the University of Vermont, Salamishah Tillet at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey, Sharon Hall at Arizona State University, and Marcelle Haddix at Syracuse University in New York.

New Administrative Positions for Eight Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Positions for Eight Women 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.

Princeton's Bonnie Bassler Chosen to Receive the 2022 Prize Medal From the Microbiology Society

Princeton’s Bonnie Bassler Chosen to Receive the 2022 Prize Medal From the Microbiology Society

The Prize Medal from the Microbiology Society is awarded annually “to an outstanding microbiologist who is a global leader in their field and whose work has had a far-reaching impact beyond the discipline of microbiology.” Dr. Bassler will be honored at the society’s annual conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in April.

Seven Women Administrators Who Are Taking on New Duties in Higher Education

Seven Women Administrators Who Are Taking on New Duties in Higher Education

Taking on new roles are Mary Sauceda at Texas Woman’s University, Rachelle Hernandez at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Jonica Burke at Shawnee State University in Ohio, Lauren A. Turner at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, Joanne L. Smikle at Towson University in Maryland, Susan Schaurer at Wright State University in Ohio, and Andrea Kowlow at Virginia Tech.

President of Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania Abruptly Resigns

President of Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania Abruptly Resigns

Cecilia M. McCormick, who became the first woman president of Elizabethtown College in July 2019, cited the time requirements associated with the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic during her brief tenure as president and her desire to focus on her personal and family life as the reasons for her departure.

Seven Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Seven Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new administrative duties are Annemarie Martin-Boyan at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Lorraine Goffe at Northwestern University in Illinois, Courtney Roberts at the Ivy Tech Community College System in Indiana, Marquita Armstead at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Ellen Ossorio at the University of Mississippi, Elizabeth Conklin at Yale University, and Orielle Hope at Salem College in North Carolina.

Katrina Armstrong to Lead the Columbia University Medical Center and the College of Physicians and Surgeons

Katrina Armstrong to Lead the Columbia University Medical Center and the College of Physicians and Surgeons

Dr. Armstrong has been serving as the Jackson Professor of Clinical Medicine at Harvard Medical School, professor of epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and chair of the department of medicine and physician-in-chief at Massachusetts General Hospital. She joined the staff at Harvard in 2013.

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to New Positions at Colleges and Universities

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to New Positions at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new roles are Joanne Solis-Walker at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology, Judith Green McKenzie at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Sophie Esch at rice University in Houston, Andia Augustin-Billy at Centenary College of Louisiana in Shreveport, and Jennifer Keys at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

Two Women Professors Share the Pardes Humanitarian Prize in Mental Health

Two Women Professors Share the Pardes Humanitarian Prize in Mental Health

The Pardes Humanitarian Prize in Mental Health, which carries an honorarium of $150,000, is awarded annually the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation to recognize individuals whose contributions have made a profound and lasting impact in advancing the understanding of mental health and improving the lives of people who are living with mental illness.

Four Women Who Have Been Assigned to New Roles as Diversity Officers

Four Women Who Have Been Assigned to New Roles as Diversity Officers

The four women in higher education who have been hired to new administrative roles relating to diversity are Janice Hamlet at Nothern Illinois University, Araceli Frias at Johns Hopkins University, Jerima DeWese at Queens College of the City University of New York, and Diane Forbes Berthoud iat the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

New Administrative Roles for Ten Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Roles for Ten Women 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.

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.

College-Educated Women Are Increasingly Having Babies Before Marriage

College-Educated Women Are Increasingly Having Babies Before Marriage

A new study authored by Andrew Cherlin, a sociologist at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, finds that in 1996, only 4 percent of college-educated women in their 30s had their first babies while unmarried. Twenty years later, that percentage has increased six-fold to 24.5 percent.

Universities Announce the Appointment of Six Women to Dean Positions

Universities Announce the Appointment of Six Women to Dean Positions

The six women appointed to dean positions are Nell Jessup Newton at the University of Miami School of Law, Mira Lowe at Florida A&M University, Megan Walsh at St. Bonaventure University in Allegany, New York, Eileen G. Collins at the University of Illinois Chicago, Sarah Szanton at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and Catherine R. Squires at the University of Minnesota.

In Memoriam: Judith Ann Dellinger Kasper, 1949-2021

In Memoriam: Judith Ann Dellinger Kasper, 1949-2021

Dr. Kasper joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins University in 1987 and was promoted to full professor in 1999. Professor Kasper was perhaps best known for a National Health and Aging Trends Study that conducts annual in-person interviews with 8,000 older Americans garnering data on late-life disability trends for use by researchers around the country.

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Appoints Five Women Faculty Members to Leadership Positions

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Appoints Five Women Faculty Members to Leadership Positions

“These faculty have exceptional teaching, mentorship, and leadership experience, and will bring diverse perspective, strategic outlook, and innovation to our programs,” said Marie Nolan, interim dean of the nursing school.

New Administrative Appointments for 11 Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Appointments for 11 Women 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.

Summer Johnson McGee Appointed President of Salem Academy and College in North Carolina

Summer Johnson McGee Appointed President of Salem Academy and College in North Carolina

Dr. McGee is the founding and current dean of the School of Health Sciences at the University of New Haven in West Haven, Connecticut. Before joining the University of New Haven, Dr. McGee served on the faculty of Loyola University Chicago, the University of Kansas School of Medicine, and Albany Medical College.

Jessica Marie Johnson of Johns Hopkins University Wins Book Award

Jessica Marie Johnson of Johns Hopkins University Wins Book Award

Jessica Marie Johnson, an assistant professor of history at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, has won the Kemper and Leila Williams Prize in Louisiana History. The honor is bestowed by The Historic New Orleans Collection and the Louisiana Historical Association.

Five Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Hired to New Positions or Promoted to New Ranks

Five Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Hired to New Positions or Promoted to New Ranks

Taking on new positions or ranks are Cindy Crusto at the Yale School of Medicine, Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen at Arizona State University, Abigail Killeen at Arizona State University, Gloria Meredith at Binghamton University of the State University of New York System, and Eliana Perrin at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Linda Thompson Will Be the Twenty-First President of Westfield State University in Massachusetts

Linda Thompson Will Be the Twenty-First President of Westfield State University in Massachusetts

Dr. Thompson has served as dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Boston since 2017 and previously held a similar position at West Chester University in Pennsylvania. Earlier, she served as provost and vice-chancellor at North Carolina A&T State University and dean of nursing at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan.

Johns Hopkins University's Virginia Roach Recognized for Her Commitment to Improving Public Education

Johns Hopkins University’s Virginia Roach Recognized for Her Commitment to Improving Public Education

Virginia Roach, executive director of the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth, is this year’s recipient of the New York Academy of Public Education’s Medalist Award, given annually to one individual who demonstrates a commitment to improving the public education system.

Martha Jones of Johns Hopkins University Wins <em>Los Angeles Times</em> Book Prize

Martha Jones of Johns Hopkins University Wins Los Angeles Times Book Prize

Martha Jones’ book examines the racism and sexism Black women endured in their pursuit of political participation and power. It also closely examines how Black women used that power to secure equality and representation for others.

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

Seven 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.

A Quartet of Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

A Quartet of Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

The four women appointed to endowed professorships are Victoria O’Keefe at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Carol Gregorio at the University of Arizona, Katharine Hayhoe at Texas Tech University, and Ana Ramos-Zayas at Yale University.

Nabanou Nozari Honored for Research on How the Brain Translates Abstract Thoughts into Words and Sentences

Nabanou Nozari Honored for Research on How the Brain Translates Abstract Thoughts into Words and Sentences

Nazbanou Nozari, an associate professor of psychology in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, was honored by the American Psychological Association for Distinguished Scientific Early Career Contributions to Psychology in the area of human cognition and learning.

In Memoriam: Miriam DeCosta-Willis, 1934-2021

In Memoriam: Miriam DeCosta-Willis, 1934-2021

Nearly, a decade after she was not allowed to enroll at what is now the University of Memphis because of the color of her skin, Dr. Decosta-Wilis was hired as the university’s first Black faculty member. During her more than 40-year career, Dr. Decosta-Wilis also taught at Lemoyne-Owen College in Memphis, Howard University in Washington, D.C., George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.