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

Johns Hopkins University’s Virginia Roach Recognized for Her Committment 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.

In Memoriam: Marjorie Rosenthal, 1967-2020

In Memoriam: Marjorie Rosenthal, 1967-2020

Majorie Rosenthal was an associate professor of pediatrics at the Yale School of Medicine. At the time of her death, she was completing work on her memoir relating her experiences as a mother, daughter, pediatrician, widow, and person living with metastatic cancer.

A Rising Star in Planetary Science Honored by the American Geophysical Union

A Rising Star in Planetary Science Honored by the American Geophysical Union

Sarah Hörst is an assistant professor in the department of earth and planetary sciences at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. her research has a particular interest in the complex organic chemistry occurring in the atmosphere of Titan, Saturn’s largest moon.

In Memoriam: Mary Frances Wagley, 1927-2020

In Memoriam: Mary Frances Wagley, 1927-2020

After earning degrees in chemistry at MIT and Oxford Univerity, Dr. Wagley began her teaching career at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. She later taught at Johns Hopkins University and Goucher College, both in Baltimore.

Elaine Sullivan Brings to Life the History of the Egyptian Necropolis of Saqqara

Elaine Sullivan Brings to Life the History of the Egyptian Necropolis of Saqqara

Dr. Sullivan won the Roy Rosenzweig Prize for Innovation in Digital History, sponsored jointly by the American History Association and the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. The award is given annually to honor and support work on an innovative and freely available new media project.

New Administrative Assignments for Eight Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Assignments for Eight Women 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.

Dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing to Lead the University of Wollongong in Australia

Dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing to Lead the University of Wollongong in Australia

In 2013, Dr. Patricia Davidson was named the fourth dean of the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. When she begins her new duties on May 1, she will be the first woman and first alumna to serve as vice-chancellor of the University of Wollongong, a public research university about 50 miles south of Sydney, Australia.

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed Chairs of Their Academic Departments

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed Chairs of Their Academic Departments

Maureen Tierney is chair of the department of clinical research at the Creighton University School of Medicine. Laura Marler was named head of the department of management and information systems at Mississippi State University and Namandjé Bumpus was appointed chair of the department of pharmacology and molecular sciences at the Johns Hopkins University.

A Huge Gender Imbalance in Leadership Positions in Academic Hospital Medicine Programs

A Huge Gender Imbalance in Leadership Positions in Academic Hospital Medicine Programs

A new study led by Carrie Herkze, an assistant professor of medicine and associate vice chair for clinical affairs in the department of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, finds that 79 percent of academic hospital medicine programs are run by men.

Mary Croughan Is the New Provost at the University of California, Davis

Mary Croughan Is the New Provost at the University of California, Davis

Dr. Croughan has been serving as a professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. From 1987 to 2010, Dr. Croughan served as a faculty member in the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.

In Memoriam: Nancy Ryan Lowitt, 1956-2020

In Memoriam: Nancy Ryan Lowitt, 1956-2020

Nancy Lowitt was an assistant professor of medicine who had recently been promoted to senior associate dean for faculty affairs and professional development at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

In Memoriam: Laurie Schwab Zabin, 1926-2020

In Memoriam: Laurie Schwab Zabin, 1926-2020

Laurie Schwab Zabin, a former professor of population, family and reproductive health at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, was an internationally recognized expert on adolescent pregnancy, abortion, and sexual behavior.

Five Women Appointed to Chair Their Academic Departments

Five Women Appointed to Chair Their Academic Departments

The new department chairs are Namandje Bumpus at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Kari Babski-Reeves at Mississippi State University, Irene Swanson at Purdue University, Ruth S. Waterman at the University of California, San Diego, and Tracey Brent-Chessum at Brenau University in Georgia.

Three Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their Posts at Major Universities

Three Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their Posts at Major Universities

Dawn Cartee director of the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education, Stephanie Reel, the chief information officer and vice provost for information technology at Johns Hopkins University, and Mildred Robinson, the Henry L. and Grace Doherty Charitable Foundation Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law are retiring.

In Memoriam: Marilyn Yalom, 1932-2019

In Memoriam: Marilyn Yalom, 1932-2019

In 1976, Dr. Yalom was hired as deputy director of the Center for Research on Women at Stanford University. Later she was a senior scholar at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford, where she served as director from 1984 to 1985.

Study Offers a Roadmap to Reduce Bias and Increase the Number of Women in STEM Research

Study Offers a Roadmap to Reduce Bias and Increase the Number of Women in STEM Research

Last December a group of 23 scientists met at the Banbury Center in Cold Spring Harbor, New York, to discuss ways to reduce bias and increase the number of women in STEM research positions. Their findings were recently released in a paper published in Science magazine.

New Administrative Roles in American Higher Education for Thirteen Women

New Administrative Roles in American Higher Education for Thirteen Women

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 Administrative Appointments for Thirteen Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Appointments for Thirteen Women 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.

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.