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.

  • Breaking News

  • Colette Irwin-Knott to Lead Valparaiso University in Indiana

    Colette Irwin-Knott to Lead Valparaiso University in Indiana

    Aug. 5, 2020 - Irwin-Knott has been a member of the university's board of trustees since 2009. She has spent her career in the field of public finance with HJ Umbaugh & Associates in Indianapolis retiring as a partner in 2014. She worked closely with educators throughout Indiana on hundreds of school and library projects involving the issuance of municipal bonds.
  • Creighton University in Omaha Announces the Appointment of Its Next Provost

    Creighton University in Omaha Announces the Appointment of Its Next Provost

    Aug. 5, 2020 - Since 2014, Dr. Mardell Wilson, a registered dietitian and licensed dietitian nutritionist, has been dean of the Edward and Margaret Doisy College of Health Sciences at Saint Louis University. Earlier, she spent 17 years as a faculty member and administrator at Illinois State Unversity.
  • Carol A. Moore Is the New Leader of Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina

    Carol A. Moore Is the New Leader of Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina

    Aug. 5, 2020 - In March of this year, Dr. Moore announced her decision to step down as president of Columbia College in South Carolina for family and health reasons. Dr. Moore also has served as interim president of Burlington College in Vermont and is the former president of Lyndon State College in Lyndonville, Vermont.
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  • Appointments

  • Four Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Colleges and Universities

    Four Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Colleges and Universities

    Aug. 7, 2020 - The four women appointed to endowed chairs are Annette-Gordon-Reed at Harvard University, Susan Loepp at Williams College in Williamtown, Massachusetts, Barbara Ransby at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Lesley A. Ross at Clemson University in South Carolina.
  • Luisa Igloria Is the New Poet Laureate of the Commonwealth of Virginia

    Luisa Igloria Is the New Poet Laureate of the Commonwealth of Virginia

    Aug. 7, 2020 - A native of the Philippines, Dr. Igloria serves as the Louis I. Jaffe Endowed Professor and University Professor of English and Creative Writing at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. She was director of the university's master of fine arts degree program in creative writing program from 2009 to 2015.
  • A Quartet of Women Scholars Appointed to Dean Positions

    A Quartet of Women Scholars Appointed to Dean Positions

    Aug. 6, 2020 - The four women appointed to dean positions are Sara Sanders at the University of Iowa, Carmenita D. Higginbotham at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Linda Nichols at the University of Louisnana at Lafayette, and Loury Ollison Floyd at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.
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