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Study Finds Link Between Stressful Events Among Middle-Aged Women and Memory Decline Later in Life

Study Finds Link Between Stressful Events Among Middle-Aged Women and Memory Decline Later in Life

A new study led by Cynthia Munro, an associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, has linked stressful life experiences among middle-aged women to greater memory decline in later life. The same trend was not found among men.

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Named Professorships at Major Research Universities

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Named Professorships at Major Research Universities

The three women appointed to named professorships are Ashani Weeraratna, a cancer biologist at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Joy Bergelson in the department of ecology and evolution at the University of Chicago, and Nadine Martin, a professor of communication sciences and disorders at Temple University in Philadelphia,

Five Women Appointed to Named Professorships at Major Universities

Five Women Appointed to Named Professorships at Major Universities

The women appointed to named chairs are Diane K. Denis at the University of Pittsburgh, Catriona MacLeod at the University of Chicago, Suzanne Berger at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Hanna Pickard at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and Carolyn Kitch at Temple University in Philadelphia.

Research Finds That Reproductive Coercion Impacts One of Eight Sexually-Active Teenage Girls

Research Finds That Reproductive Coercion Impacts One of Eight Sexually-Active Teenage Girls

A new study led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh finds that 1 in 8 sexually active high school girls had experienced reproductive coercion within the three months prior to the survey. Reproductive coercion is a form of relationship abuse that includes pressuring a partner to become pregnant when they don’t want to be.

Ten Women Scholars Appointed to New Academic Posts in Higher Education

Ten Women Scholars Appointed to New Academic Posts in Higher Education

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.

Colleges and Universities Across the Nation Announce the Appointment of Women to Administrative Posts

Colleges and Universities Across the Nation Announce the Appointment of Women to Administrative Posts

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

Study Finds That Most Women With Cardiovascular Disease Do Not Participate In Regular Physical Activity

Study Finds That Most Women With Cardiovascular Disease Do Not Participate In Regular Physical Activity

Some 61 percent of women with cardiovascular disease who participated in the survey said they did not meet the minimum physical activity guidelines recommended by the American Heart Association. These guidelines call for 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity per week, or at least 30 minutes of brisk movement per day, five days a week.

Two Women Academics Inducted Into the Women in Technology International Hall of Fame

Two Women Academics Inducted Into the Women in Technology International Hall of Fame

The two inductees into the Women in Technology International Hall of Fame with ties to the academic world are Natalia Trayanova, a professor in the department of biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and Sara Rushinek, a professor of business technology and health informatics at the University of Miami.

Notable Honors or Awards for Six Women Scholars at Colleges and Universities

Notable Honors or Awards for Six Women Scholars at Colleges and Universities

The honorees are Phyllis Worthy Dawkins of Bennett College in North Carolina, Jessica Jensen of North Dakota State University, Kim LaScola Needy of the University of Arkansas, Diana Fishbein of Pennsylvania State University, Maria Shirey of the University of Alabama at Birmingham , and Margaret Readdy of the University of Kentucky.

Six Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their Higher Education Posts

Six Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their Higher Education Posts

The women leaving their posts in academia are Melissa Thomas-Hunt at Vanderbilt University, Julie A. Hodge at the University of Mary Washington in Virginia, Dorothy Leland, chancellor of the University of California, Merced, Melissa R. Hyatt at Johns Hopkins University, Marie Lynn Miranda at Rice University in Houston, and Diane Cole Ahl at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania.

Seven Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles in Higher Education

Seven Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles in Higher Education

The seven scholars taking on new roles are: Misty G. Anderson at the University of Tennessee, Ann McKee at Boston University, Anne Applebaum at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Meg Meloy at Pennsylvania State University, Ann Setzer at DePaul University in Chicago, Jacqueline Z. Bergman at Appalachian State University in North Carolina, and Julie Trivitt at the University of Arkansas.

Alicia Harvey-Smith Selected as the New President of Pittsburgh Technical College

Alicia Harvey-Smith Selected as the New President of Pittsburgh Technical College

Currently, Dr. Harvey-Smith serves as the executive vice chancellor at Lone Star College in Houston, Texas. Earlier in her career she served as president of River Valley Community College in Claremont, New Hampshire, and as vice president of student affairs at Baltimore City Community College.

A Half Dozen Women  Faculty Members Who Are Taking On New Assignments at Universities

A Half Dozen Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking On New Assignments at 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.

Johns Hopkins University Is Making Progress in Hiring Women Faculty

Johns Hopkins University Is Making Progress in Hiring Women Faculty

A new report found that the university-wide proportion of women faculty is 44 percent, up from 42 percent in 2015. The school with the largest growth in women faculty members was the Whiting School of Engineering, which jumped from 19 percent women faculty in 2015 to 26 percent in 2017.

Six Women Scholars Who Have Been Recognized With Prestigious Honors or Awards

Six Women Scholars Who Have Been Recognized With Prestigious Honors or Awards

The six women honorees are Laura Hess of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Kristy Edmunds at UCLA, Caroline Lavoie of Utah State University, Muyinatu Bell of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Michele McDonnall of Mississippi State University, and Jeanie Basinger of Wesleyan University in Connecticut.

New Administrative Posts for Nine Women at Major Universities in the United States

New Administrative Posts for Nine Women at Major Universities in the United States

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 Dozen Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

A Dozen Women Who Will Be 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.

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.