Women Named Dreyfus Teacher-Scholars for Research & Teaching in Chemistry

Winners of these awards are within the first five years of their academic careers, have each created an outstanding independent body of scholarship in the chemical sciences, and are deeply committed to education.

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

Of the 28 high-ranking research universities for which we have data, women were a majority of the entering students at 18 schools. This is the same number as a year ago. Four years ago, women were a majority at only 11 high-ranking universities.

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

A survey of the nation’s highest-ranking co-educational liberal arts colleges to determine the percentage of women in this year’s entering classes. Also: gender differences in acceptance rates and whether women have made gains in enrollments.

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.

  • Research & Studies

  • The Gender Gap in Financing Doctoral Education

    The Gender Gap in Financing Doctoral Education

    Jan. 13, 2021 - About one out of every five women who earned a doctorate paid for their degrees primarily from their own funds or saving. For men who earned doctorates in 2019, only 11.4 percent used their own funds or savings as the primary source for paying for their education. The average graduate
  • College Athletic Powerhouses Receive a Grade of F in Gender Equity in Leadership Posts

    College Athletic Powerhouses Receive a Grade of F in Gender Equity in Leadership Posts

    Jan. 13, 2021 - In the Fall of 2020, there were 23 women who served as president or chancellor of the 130 educational institutions that make up the Football Bowl Subdivision of the NCAA's Division I. There are only 12 women among the 130 athletic directors at these colleges and universities.
  • Study Examines the Athletic Performance of Transgender Women

    Study Examines the Athletic Performance of Transgender Women

    Jan. 13, 2021 - Of the 200,000 women who participate in college sports, it is estimated that about 50 are transgender athletes. The National Collegiate Athletic Association requires that transgender women undergo testosterone suppression treatment for a year before becoming eligible for women’s events. A new study argues that one year is not enough
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  • Appointments

  • Five Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Roles at Colleges and Universities

    Five Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Roles at Colleges and Universities

    Jan. 14, 2021 - Taking on new assignments are Laurie Owen at Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana, Peggy Keiper at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Lori Martin at Louisiana State University, Diane Marie Amann at the University of Georgia, and Stacy L. Leeds at Arizona State University.
  • New Administrative Appointments for Six Women in Higher Education

    New Administrative Appointments for Six Women in Higher Education

    Jan. 14, 2021 - Taking on New roles are Stephanie Coleman at East Carolina University, Agnessa Vartanova at the University of Colorado, Erin Hedlun at Evangel University in Missouri, Mary Jo Daniel at the University of New Mexico, Lily E. West at the University of Virginia, and Nontalie Morrow at the University of Georgia.
  • A Trio of Women Who Have Been Named to Lead Their Academic Departments

    A Trio of Women Who Have Been Named to Lead Their Academic Departments

    Jan. 14, 2021 - Adrienne C. Lahti has been named chair of the department of psychiatry and behavioral neurobiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Emily Kinsky was appointed head of the department of communication at West Texas A&M University and Adele Turzillo is the new head of the department of animal science
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