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.

  • Appointments

  • Colby College in Waterville, Maine, Promotes and Awards Tenure to Three Women Scholars

    Colby College in Waterville, Maine, Promotes and Awards Tenure to Three Women Scholars

    Jan. 17, 2020 - Colby College, the highly rated liberal arts educational institution in Waterville, Maine, has announced that it has promoted six faculty members to the rank of associate professor. All three were awarded tenure. Three of these promotions went to women. Megan Cook is an internationally respected scholar of medieval English literature.
  • Three Women Appointed to Positions as Deans at State Universities

    Three Women Appointed to Positions as Deans at State Universities

    Jan. 16, 2020 - Harriet B. Nembhard was appointed dean of the University of Iowa College of Engineering. Mari Castañeda has been named dean of the Commonwealth Honors College at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and the University of Northern Colorado has appointed SherRhonda Gibbs as dean of its College of Business.
  • Five Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles at Colleges and Universities

    Five Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles at Colleges and Universities

    Jan. 16, 2020 - The five women are Kim Booker in the College of Business at Oklahoma State University, Tonya Butler at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Victoria Sancho Lobis at Pomona College in Claremont, California, Reann LeBlanc at the University of Massachusetts, and Lisa Lesch Palmer at George Washington University.
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