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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.

In Memoriam: Justine P. Roth, 1970-2016

In Memoriam: Justine P. Roth, 1970-2016

Dr. Roth, who died at the age of 46, joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins University in 2003. Her research focused on metal containing radical enzymes involved in energy production in mammals and photosynthesis in plants.

In Memoriam: Molly Kenna Macauley, 1957-2016

In Memoriam: Molly Kenna Macauley, 1957-2016

Dr. Macauley was vice president for research and a senior fellow at Resources for the Future, a Washington think tank. She taught at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore from 1989 to 2008.

Eleven Women in New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities Across America

Eleven Women in New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities Across America

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

Suzanne Topalian to Share the $100,000 Taubman Prize

Suzanne Topalian to Share the $100,000 Taubman Prize

Suzanne L. Topalian is a professor of surgery and oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore. She is being honored for her work on immunotherapy in the treatment of advanced cancers.

Thirteen Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Thirteen Women Who Will Be Taking on 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.

Women Scholars Elected to Membership of the American Philosophical Society

Women Scholars Elected to Membership of the American Philosophical Society

Of the 28 new American members of the American Philosophical Society, 11 are women. Eight of the 11 women selected as new members of the society have ties to the academic world.

Johns Hopkins University Scholar Honored for Her Work in Statistical Science

Johns Hopkins University Scholar Honored for Her Work in Statistical Science

Karen Bandeen-Roche is the Frank Hurley and Catharine Dorrier Professor and chair of the department of biostatistics at Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health in Baltimore. She was honored by the School of Public Health at Harvard University.

Three Women Among the 12 Winners of the 2016 Hertz Fellowships

Three Women Among the 12 Winners of the 2016 Hertz Fellowships

Winners of the prestigious fellowships are awarded full tuition in Ph.D. programs for five years. And they receive an annual stipend. Preference is given to scholars who have a stated preference to pursue science in the public interest.

Seven Women Scholars Are Named to Dean Positions at Major Universities

Seven Women Scholars Are Named to Dean Positions at Major Universities

The new deans are Judy Neubrander at Illinois State, Bonita Stanton at Seton Hall University, Elizabeth Moje at the University of Michigan, Margaret Fitzgerald at North Dakota State, Anna Scheyett at the University of Georgia, Mariale Hardiman at Johns Hopkins University, and Amanda Moore McBride at the University of Denver.

Williams College Scholar Wins Best Book in Literacy Criticism Award

Williams College Scholar Wins Best Book in Literacy Criticism Award

Dorothy J. Wang is an associate professor of American studies at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. She is being honored by the Association for Asian American Studies for her book on contemporary Asian American poetry.

Johns Hopkins University Releases Survey on Sexual Misconduct on Its Campus

Johns Hopkins University Releases Survey on Sexual Misconduct on Its Campus

The results showed that 30 percent of undergraduate women reported some unwanted sexual contact while a student at Johns Hopkins. Some 17 percent of undergraduate women reported they had been victims of sexual violence.

Johns Hopkins University Scholars Share the 2016 Grawemeyer Award in Education

Johns Hopkins University Scholars Share the 2016 Grawemeyer Award in Education

The award is being shared by three scholars including the late Doris Entwisle, who was a research professor of sociology at Johns Hopkins, and Linda Olson, who recently retired as an associate research scientist at the university’s Center for Social Organization of Schools.

Eleven Women Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Eleven Women Appointed to 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 Milestone Appointment at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

A Milestone Appointment at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine recently celebrated a major milestone with the hiring this year of its 200th tenured woman professor since its founding 1893. Since then several other women have been hired pushing the total number to 214.

Five Women in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Five Women in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative duties are Holly G. Crawford at the University of Rochester, Amy Cole at Oklahoma State University, Tracey Beckley at West Virginia University, Heidi Conway at Johns Hopkins University, and Tresmaine Grimes at Bloomfield College.

Three Women Announce Their Retirements From High-Level University Posts

Three Women Announce Their Retirements From High-Level University Posts

Ruth R. Faden is stepping down as director of the Berman Institute of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University. Susan Fischer, director of financial aid at the University of Wisconsin and Karin Trainer, University Librarian at Princeton, are retiring.

Ten Women Who Are Taking on New Faculty Assignments in Higher Education

Ten Women Who Are Taking on New Faculty Assignments in Higher Education

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

Nine Women in New Faculty Roles at Colleges and Universities

Nine Women in New Faculty Roles at Colleges and Universities

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

Four Women Scholars Honored by National Organizations

Four Women Scholars Honored by National Organizations

The honorees are Noma Anderson of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Julie Bullard of the University of Montana, Jeanne Alhusen of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and Joyce K. Edmonds of Boston College.

University Scholars Find a Biomarker That May Predict Women With a High Risk of Postpartum Depression

University Scholars Find a Biomarker That May Predict Women With a High Risk of Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression affects about 20 percent of new mothers. A new study by researchers at five universities has determined that a biomarker in blood can identify women who are at a higher risk for postpartum depression.

A Trio of Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

A Trio of Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

Stephanie Valberg was named to an endowed chair in equine sports medicine at Michigan State. Claudia Rankine was appointed to an endowed chair in English at the University of Southern California and Jessica Fanzo will hold a Bloomsburg Professor post at Johns Hopkins University.