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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.

Rebecca Stoltzfus Tapped to Be the Next President of Goshen College in Indiana

Rebecca Stoltzfus Tapped to Be the Next President of Goshen College in Indiana

Dr. Stoltzfus is vice provost for undergraduate education and professor of nutritional studies at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. She joined the faculty at Cornell University in 2002. From 1992 to 2002, she served on the faculty of the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

New High-Level Administrative Posts in Higher Education for a Dozen Women

New High-Level Administrative Posts in Higher Education for a Dozen 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.

Rita Rossi Colwell Named the Recipient of the Vannevar Bush Award from the National Science Board

Rita Rossi Colwell Named the Recipient of the Vannevar Bush Award from the National Science Board

The Vannevar Bush Award honors truly exceptional lifelong leaders in science and technology who have made substantial contributions to the welfare of the nation through public service activities in science, technology, and public policy.

Kristina Johnson Named the Thirteenth Chancellor of the State University of New York System

Kristina Johnson Named the Thirteenth Chancellor of the State University of New York System

Currently, Dr. Johnson is the chief executive officer of Cube Hydro Partners, which develops hydroelectric generation facilities. She served as under secretary of energy in the Obama administration and earlier was provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Four Women Selected for Named Professorships at Major Universities

Four Women Selected for Named Professorships at Major Universities

The women holding named professorships are Marcy C. Purnell at the University of Memphis, Samantha Power at Harvard University, Rachel Green at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and Gordana Vunjak-Novakic at Columbia University in New York City.

Women Accepted for Admission at High-Ranking Colleges and Universities

Women Accepted for Admission at High-Ranking Colleges and Universities

Recently, the nation’s highest-ranked colleges and universities informed applicants if they had been accepted for admission into the Class of 2021. Some of the nation’s most selective institutions provided acceptance data broken down by gender.

Three Women Assigned to New Faculty Posts at Major Universities

Three Women Assigned to New Faculty Posts at Major Universities

The faculty members in new roles are Sabine Stanley at Johns Hopkins University, Lori Holyfield at the University of Arkansas, and Iris Jaffe at the Tufts University School of Medicine.

Eight Women Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Eight Women Appointed to New Administrative Positions 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 Scholars Who Are Leaving Their Posts in Higher Education

Three Women Scholars Who Are Leaving Their Posts in Higher Education

Kathleen Keane is retiring as director of the Johns Hopkins University Press. Professor of kinesiology Patty S. Freedson has retired from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Ruth A. Knox is stepping down in June from the presidency of Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia.

New Administrative Posts for Nine Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for Nine 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.

Adia Harvey Wingfield to Lead the Sociologists for Women in Society

Adia Harvey Wingfield to Lead the Sociologists for Women in Society

Adia Harvey Wingfield, a professor of sociology at Washington University in St. Louis, was named president-elect of the Sociologists for Women in Society, an organization dedicated to improving the social position of women through feminist sociological research and writing.

Johns Hopkins University Scholar Presents Data Showing Gender Wage Gap Is Widest in Wealthy Countries

Johns Hopkins University Scholar Presents Data Showing Gender Wage Gap Is Widest in Wealthy Countries

A new study by Mario Macis, an associate professor at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, finds that the gender earnings gap is largest in the world’s most wealthy countries. This is true despite the fact that gender education gap in the world’s wealthiest countries is smaller or nonexistent.

Barbara Mikulski Joins the Faculty at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore

Barbara Mikulski Joins the Faculty at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore

Barbara A. Mikulski holds the record as longest-tenured senator from the state of Maryland and served in the U.S. Congress longer than any woman in U.S. history. She was named a professor of public policy and adviser to the president of Johns Hopkins University.

Johns Hopkins University Scientist Calls for More Attention to Gender Differences in Clinical Trials

Johns Hopkins University Scientist Calls for More Attention to Gender Differences in Clinical Trials

Sabra L. Klein, an associate professor in the Bloomberg School of Public Health a Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, argues that most researchers ignore gender differences when conducting research and clinical trials.

A Trio of Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs

A Trio of Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs

The women who have been appointed to endowed professorships are Lyn Holley at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Jenia I. Turner at the Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, and Lisa A. Cooper at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Five Rising Stars in Chemistry Win 2017 Marion Milligan Mason Awards

Five Rising Stars in Chemistry Win 2017 Marion Milligan Mason Awards

The awards, given out by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, are meant “to kick start the research efforts of early-career professional women in the chemical sciences.” Award winners receive grant funding, leadership development training, and mentors.

Johns Hopkins University Study Finds Sharp Rise in Depression Among Adolescent Girls

Johns Hopkins University Study Finds Sharp Rise in Depression Among Adolescent Girls

Researchers found that in 2014, one in six adolescent girls reported a bout of clinical depression within the past year. The prevalence of major depressive episodes among adolescent girls increased from 13.1 percent in 2005 to 17.3 percent in 2014.

Notable Awards for Three Women Scholars at U.S. Universities

Notable Awards for Three Women Scholars at U.S. Universities

The honorees are Phyllis Sharps of the School of Nursing at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Susan Poyo of Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio, and Kayla Rhidenour of Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

New Faculty Assignments for Seven Women in Higher Education

New Faculty Assignments for Seven Women 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.

University Names College After Environmentalist Rachel Carson

University Names College After Environmentalist Rachel Carson

The University of California, Santa Cruz is honoring Rachel Carson, the writer and conservationist who is widely considered as the founder of the modern environmental movement, by the renaming of College Eight to Rachel Carson College.

Notable Awards for Three Women Professors

Notable Awards for Three Women Professors

The honorees are Sandra J. Carlson, professor of paleobiology at the University of California, Davis, Patricia Davidson, dean of the School of Nursing at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and Mary Osirim, provost and professor of sociology at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania.

University of California, Santa Cruz Historian Wins Book Award

University of California, Santa Cruz Historian Wins Book Award

Catherine A. Jones, an associate professor of history at the University of California, Santa Cruz, was named the recipient of the Grace Abbott Book Prize presented by the Society for the History of Children and Youth.