A Record Number of Women Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

The National Academy of Sciences recently announced the election of 100 new members. This year, 40 of the new members are women, the most ever elected to the academy in a single year.

Twelve Women Assistant Professors Named 2019 Cottrell Scholars

These awards provide $100,000 to each recipient identified as a leader in integrating science teaching and research at a top U.S. research university or a primarily undergraduate institution.

Women Make Big Strides at the National Academy of Engineering

It appears that there are 33 women among the 83 new members of the National Academy of Engineering. This is a huge increase from a year ago, when 19 women were among the 83 new members.

First-Year Women Students at the Nation’s Leading Research Universities

Of the 287 high-ranking universities for which we have data, women were a majority of the entering students at 18 schools. Three years ago, women were a majority of the first-year students at only 11 high-ranking universities.

First-Year Women Students at the Nation’s Leading Liberal Arts Colleges

Of the 21 high-ranking liberal arts colleges for which we have data, women were a majority of the entering students at 20 schools. A year ago, women were a majority of the entering students at only 13 schools. This is a major development.

Fourteen Women “Geniuses” Win MacArthur Fellowships

The Chicago-based MacArthur Foundation has announced the selection of 25 individuals in this year’s class of MacArthur Fellows. Fourteen women are among the 25 new MacArthur Fellows.

  • Honors & Awards

  • Rosemary Balsam Will Be the First Woman in the U.S. to Receive the Sigourney Award

    Rosemary Balsam Will Be the First Woman in the U.S. to Receive the Sigourney Award

    May. 16, 2019 - Rosemary Balsam is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. She is the first woman in the United States to receive the Sigourney Award, which honors outstanding work that advances psychoanalysis.
  • Kent State University in Ohio Honors Its Outgoing President

    Kent State University in Ohio Honors Its Outgoing President

    May. 16, 2019 - Beverly J. Warren, president of Kent State University in Ohio, will step down from her position on June 30, 2019. To recognize her accomplishments over her five-year tenure, the Kent State University board of trustees has voted to name the university's new Student Recreation and Wellness Center in her honor.
  • Six Women Academics Receive Notable Honors or Awards

    Six Women Academics Receive Notable Honors or Awards

    May. 16, 2019 - The honorees are: Frances Negrón-Muntaner of Columbia University, Barbara Shinn-Cunningham of Carnegie Mellon University, Linda Hirst of the University of California, Merced, Alsion Butler of the University of California, Santa Barbara, Anne Kapuscinski, of the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Nancy Deloye Fitzroy of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
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