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Three Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Three Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

The three women scholars taking on new assignments are Vesla Weaver at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Brook Vick at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and Anne F. Harris at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana.

Seven Women Faculty Members Appointed to New Positions at Colleges and Universities

Seven Women Faculty Members Appointed to New Positions at Colleges and 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.

In Memoriam: Nadia Dominque Morgan, 1983-2018

In Memoriam: Nadia Dominque Morgan, 1983-2018

Nadia Dominique Morgan, a rheumatologist and an instructor in medicine at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, died in a hit-and-run automobile accident in Baltimore County on December 15. She was 35 years old.

New Faculty Roles at College and Universities for Seven Women Scholars

New Faculty Roles at College and Universities for Seven Women Scholars

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.

Academic Study Finds Social Media Breastfeeding Support Groups Can Have Many Positive Effects

Academic Study Finds Social Media Breastfeeding Support Groups Can Have Many Positive Effects

The results of the study by researchers at the the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Johns Hopkins University found that new mothers were more comfortable communicating their experiences, asking questions and seeking out support within social media groups made up of their peers. As a result, they were more confident in breastfeeding their child.

Women Nearly 40 Percent of New Members of National Academy of Medicine

Women Nearly 40 Percent of New Members of National Academy of Medicine

A WIAReport analysis of the list of the 75 members of the latest cohort elected into the National Academy of Medicine finds that 29, or 39 percent, are women. Just two years ago, women were just 30 percent of the new members.

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.

Alice McDermott Wins the Prix Femina, France's Award for the Best Foreign Novel

Alice McDermott Wins the Prix Femina, France’s Award for the Best Foreign Novel

The Ninth Hour follows a group of nursing nuns who care for a poor Irish Catholic community in Brooklyn in the early part of the 20th century. It was included on The New York Times’ “100 Notable Books of 2017” list. Author Alice McDermott is the Richard A. Macksey Professor of the Humanities at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Five Women in Academia Who Have Been Selected to Receive Notable Honors or Awards

Five Women in Academia Who Have Been Selected to Receive Notable Honors or Awards

The honorees are Alexandra Ros at Arizona State University, Michele Eodice at the University of Oklahoma, Rohini Pande at the Kennedy School at Harvard University, Susan Fullerton of the University of Pittsburgh, and Michelle Petri at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Deanna Shemek Wins an Award for the Best Translation of a Woman's Work

Deanna Shemek Wins an Award for the Best Translation of a Woman’s Work

Dr. Shemek, professor of Italian at the University of California, Irvine, was honored by the Society of the Study of Early Modern Women for her translation of Isabelle d’Este: Selected Letters. It is the first translation into English of more than 16,000 letters written by the influential Italian baroness.

Johns Hopkins University to Name a New Building After Henrietta Lacks

Johns Hopkins University to Name a New Building After Henrietta Lacks

A new interdisciplinary building on Johns Hopkins University’s East Baltimore campus will be named in honor of Henrietta Lacks, who was the source of the HeLa cell line that has been critical to numerous significant advances in modern medicine.

Study Finds That Gender Stereotypes Are Universal and Begin at Age 10

Study Finds That Gender Stereotypes Are Universal and Begin at Age 10

The authors of the report note that “there is a global set of forces from schools, parents, media, and peers themselves that reinforce the hegemonic myths that girls are vulnerable and that boys are strong and independent.”

In Memoriam: Willie Lee Nichols Rose, 1927-2018

In Memoriam: Willie Lee Nichols Rose, 1927-2018

Willie Lee Rose was a professor emerita of history at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Professor Rose was a leading authority on the Reconstruction period of U.S. history and a strong advocate for increasing opportunity for women in academia.

Gene Glickman Chosen to be the First Woman President of Massasoit Community College in Massachusetts

Gene Glickman Chosen to be the First Woman President of Massasoit Community College in Massachusetts

For the past decade, Dr. Glickman has served as president of Manchester Community College in Connecticut. Previously, she was vice president for teaching, learning, and student development at Elgin Community College in Illinois.

Princeton University's Bonnie Bassler to Receive the 2018 Dickson Prize in Medicine

Princeton University’s Bonnie Bassler to Receive the 2018 Dickson Prize in Medicine

Bonnie Bassler, the Squibb Professor in Molecular Biology and chair of the biology department at Princeton University in New Jersey, will be honored this October in Pittsburgh for her research on cell-to-cell communication among bacteria.

In Memoriam: Nancy Lynne Karweit, 1940-2018

In Memoriam: Nancy Lynne Karweit, 1940-2018

In 1964, Dr. Karweit took a job in the department of social relations at Johns Hopkins University, where she worked with Dr. James S. Coleman doing data analysis for the Coleman Report on Equality of Educational Opportunity.

Kathryn Foster Appointed President of The College of New Jersey

Kathryn Foster Appointed President of The College of New Jersey

Since 2012, Dr. Foster has served as president of the University of Maine at Farmington. Earlier, she served on the faculty of the University at Buffalo of the State University of New York System for 18 years. She will begin her new job on July 1.

Lauren Benton of Vanderbilt University to Receive the 2019 Toynbee Prize

Lauren Benton of Vanderbilt University to Receive the 2019 Toynbee Prize

The award is given biennially by the Toynbee Prize Foundation to a scholar who has made a significant contribution to the study of global history. Professor Benton will be honored and present a lecture at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association in Chicago next January.

Nine Women Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Nine Women Appointed to Administrative Posts 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.

Five Women Announced Their Retirements From Key Posts in Higher Education

Five Women Announced Their Retirements From Key Posts in Higher Education

The five women leaving their posts are Elaine Tuttle Hansen at Johns Hopkins University, Jo Ann Pepper at the University of Arkansas, Emmie Donadio at Middlebury College, Diane Bystrom at Iowa State University and Elsa Kircher Cole at the University of New Mexico.

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.

Seven Women Academics Recognized with Prestigious Honors or Awards

Seven Women Academics Recognized with Prestigious Honors or Awards

The honorees are Phyllis Sharps of Johns Hopkins University, Tresa M. Pollock of the University of California, Santa Barbara, Delia Cheung Horn of Northeastern University, Eugenie V. Mielczarek at George Mason University, Annelise Riles of Cornell University, Lila Gierasch of the University of Massachusetts, and Tina Mozelle Braziel of the University of Alabama-Birmingham.

A Half Dozen Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

A Half Dozen Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties 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.

New Assignments for Seven Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

New Assignments for Seven Women Faculty Members at Colleges and 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.

New Appointments or Duties for 10 Women Faculty Members

New Appointments or Duties 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 Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles at Colleges and Universities

Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles at Colleges and 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.

The New Director of the Women's Center at the University of Dayton in Ohio

The New Director of the Women’s Center at the University of Dayton in Ohio

Dr. Lisa Borello was the assistant director of professional development for the School of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Earlier in her career, Dr. Borello was manager of communications and marketing for the Harrison School of Pharmacy at Auburn University in Alabama.

A Trio of Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Universities

A Trio of Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Universities

The three women receiving appointments as deans are Ellen J. MacKenzie at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Stephanie Pasley Henry at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida, and Lisa A. Kloppenberg at Santa Clara University in California.

New Duties or Posts for 14 Women Faculty Members

New Duties or Posts 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.

Fourteen Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Fourteen Women Faculty Members 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.

University of Massachusetts Provost Katherine Newman Taking on a New Role

University of Massachusetts Provost Katherine Newman Taking on a New Role

Katherine S. Newman, provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, has been promoted to senior vice president for academic affairs for the University of Massachusetts System. She has taught at Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University, Harvard University, and Princeton University.

Four Women Scholars Named to Endowed Professorships at Colleges and Universities

Four Women Scholars Named to Endowed Professorships at Colleges and Universities

The women appointed to endowed chairs are Regina Taylor at Fordham University in New York, Karen Brewer at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, Erin Baker at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and Ellen MacKenzie at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Johns Hopkins University Offers New Paid Family Leave Policies

Johns Hopkins University Offers New Paid Family Leave Policies

Under the new policy, new mothers and fathers will receive four weeks of paid leave. Employees who give birth will receive an additional six weeks of paid leave.

Four Women Scholars Announced Their Retirements From Top-Level University Posts

Four Women Scholars Announced Their Retirements From Top-Level University Posts

The four women scholars who have announced their retirements are Martha Hill of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Colleen Hegranes of St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, Amy Meyers at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, and Margaret Howard of Washington and Lee University’s School of Law in Lexington, Virginia.