Sixteen Women Are Among the 32 Rhodes Scholars From the United States

The Rhodes Trust has announced the latest cohort of 32 Rhodes Scholars selected in 16 districts across the United States. Sixteen members of this year’s class are women.

Four of the Six Winners of the McKnight Scholar Awards Are Women

The McKnight Scholar Awards are granted to young scientists who are in the early stages of establishing their own independent laboratories and research careers and who have demonstrated a commitment to neuroscience.

Four Women With Current Ties to the Academic World Win Pulitzer Prizes

Nicole Eustace and Ada Ferrer of New York University won Pulitzer Prizes in history. Salamishah Tillet of Rutgers University-Newark won in the criticism category and Erin I. Kelly of Tufts University was awarded the prize in biography.

Women Scholars Dominate the National Book Critics Circle Awards

The National Book Critics Circle Awards annually bestows honors in six categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Biography, Autobiography, Poetry, and Criticism. This year, women won in four of the six categories.

Five Women Scholars Awarded the Wolf Prize

First awarded in 1978, the Wolf Prize is awarded in the scientific fields of medicine, agriculture, mathematics, chemistry, and physics, as well as art categories. The prizes include a monetary award of $100,000.

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

For the eleventh year in a row, the highest percentage of women in the entering class among this large group of leading research universities is found at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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  • Women to Continue to Make Progress Toward Equality at Leading Business Schools

    Women to Continue to Make Progress Toward Equality at Leading Business Schools

    Nov. 23, 2022 - The data shows that although overall enrollments in MBA programs are down, the number of women students increased in 2022. There are 17 leading business schools where women make up at least 45 percent of all enrollments. Leading the way are the business schools at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Pennsylvania, where women were 50 percent or more
  • Study Explores Why Attractive Students Get Better Grades

    Study Explores Why Attractive Students Get Better Grades

    Nov. 23, 2022 - Attractive men and women tended to receive higher grades from faculty members when classes are conducted in person and there is significant teach/student interaction. But when classes are online, attractive women students do not get higher grades but attractive men continue to get better grades than their male peers as whole.
  • Gender Gap in Graduation Rates for Students Athletes on Scholarship

    Gender Gap in Graduation Rates for Students Athletes on Scholarship

    Nov. 23, 2022 - Three quarters of women students who entered college in 2013 between 2012 and 2015 with an athletic scholarship went on to earn their degree at the same educational institution within six years. Only 62 percent of men who entered college with an athletic scholarship in those years earned a bachelor’s degree by 2021 at the same institution.
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  • Six Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Roles or Duties at Universities

    Six Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Roles or Duties at Universities

    Nov. 28, 2022 - Taking on new assignments are Neelam Azad at Hampton University in Virginia, Gretchen Minton at Montana State University, Amber Polk at Florida International University in Miami, Laura Vandenberg at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Adrienne Brown at the University of Chicago, and Molly Ohainie at the University of California, Berkeley.
  • Three Universities Announced the Appointments of Women Deans

    Three Universities Announced the Appointments of Women Deans

    Nov. 25, 2022 - Elisabeth Long has been appointed the next sean of University Libraries at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Aisha Morris Moultry has been named interim dean of the College of Transdisciplinary Studies at Texas Southern University in Houston and Fany DeJesús Hannon is the new interim dean of students at the University of Connecticut.
  • Seven Women Who Have Been Named to New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

    Seven Women Who Have Been Named to New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

    Nov. 25, 2022 - Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.
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  • Online Articles of Interest to WIA<em>Report</em> Readers

    Online Articles of Interest to WIAReport Readers [11.28.2022]

    Each week, Women in Academia Report will provide links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. Here are this week’s selections.

  • Texas Woman's University Launches "Zero Tuition" Initiative

    Texas Woman’s University Launches “Zero Tuition” Initiative [11.28.2022]

    Under the Zero Tuition plan, the university will meet any remaining expenses for any Texas student who qualifies for federal financial aid.

  • Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

    Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education [11.28.2022]

    Here is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

  • Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Positions in Higher Education

    Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Positions in Higher Education [11.25.2022]

    The four women who have been appointed to endowed positions are Christina Maranci at Harvard University,. Julie E. Bauman at George Washington University Cancer Center in Washington, D.C., Lisa T. Alexander at the Boston College School of Law, and Ashley Franklin at Texas Christian University.

  • Three Women Who Have Been Appointed Diversity Officers in Higher Education

    Three Women Who Have Been Appointed Diversity Officers in Higher Education [11.25.2022]

    Jessica Funes is the inaugural coordinator for inclusion in the Office of Veterans Affairs at the City University of New York. Jennifer Hamer was appointed special adviser to the president of Pennsylvania State University for institutional equity and Sandra Mitchell will become the inaugural senior diversity officer at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University in St. Joseph, Minnesota.

  • Kim Armstrong Will Be the Next President of Clovis Community College in Fresno, California

    Kim Armstrong Will Be the Next President of Clovis Community College in Fresno, California [11.23.2022]

    Dr. Armstrong, who holds three degrees in neuropsychology, currently serves as the vice chancellor for student, equity, and community affairs at Arkansas State University Three Rivers. Earlier, she was vice president of student affairs at the College of Ouachitas in Malvern, Arkansas.

  • In Memoriam: Mae Coates King, 1938-2022

    In Memoriam: Mae Coates King, 1938-2022 [11.23.2022]

    Dr. King, professor emerita of political science at Howard University in Washington, D.C., was the first African American senior staff associate of the American Political Science Association. She was a founding member of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists and a former president of the International Association of Black Professionals in International Affairs.

  • Recent Books of Interest to Women Scholars

    Recent Books of Interest to Women Scholars [11.22.2022]

    Women in Academia Report regularly publishes a list of new books that may be of interest to our readers. Here are the latest selections.

  • Catherine Lucey Appointed Provost at the University of California, San Francisco

    Catherine Lucey Appointed Provost at the University of California, San Francisco [11.22.2022]

    Dr. Lucey currently serves as vice dean for education and executive vice dean of the School of Medicine at the university. Before coming to UCSF in 2011, Dr. Lucey was interim dean of medicine at Ohio State University. Earlier, she was chief resident at San Francisco General Hospital.

  • Two Women Presidents Announce Their Intentions to Leave Their Posts in 2023

    Two Women Presidents Announce Their Intentions to Leave Their Posts in 2023 [11.21.2022]

    Patti Neuhold-Ravikumar, president of the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmund has announced her intent to leave the university, effective January 31, 2023 and Susan Muscarella, founding president of the California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley, has announced she will be stepping aside from the presidency in May 2023 to concentrate on teaching.

  • Online Articles of Interest to WIA<em>Report</em> Readers

    Online Articles of Interest to WIAReport Readers [11.21.2022]

    Each week, Women in Academia Report will provide links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. Here are this week’s selections.

  • In Memoriam: Monica Berlin, 1973-2022

    In Memoriam: Monica Berlin, 1973-2022 [11.18.2022]

    A member of the Knox faculty since 1998, Professor Berlin made a significant impact on the Knox College community with her courses on creative writing, poetry, creative nonfiction, fiction, and modern, contemporary, and 21st-century American literature.

  • Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

    Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education [11.18.2022]

    Here is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

  • Six Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

    Six Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments [11.17.2022]

    The six women scholars in new roles in higher education are Taleed El-Sabawi at Florida International University, Ehi Rajsky at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, Samantha Payne at the College of Charleston in South Carolina, Angela Koehler at MIT, Rae Shaw at San Franisco State University, and Julie Albee at Hannibal-LaGrange University in Hannibal, Missouri.

  • Kathy Roberts Forde Shares Book Award From the American Historical Association

    Kathy Roberts Forde Shares Book Award From the American Historical Association [11.17.2022]

    Kathy Roberts Forde, professor of journalism and associate dean of equity and inclusion in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is sharing the Eugenia M. Palmegiano Book Prize from the American Historical Association with her co-editor Sid Bedingfield.

  • Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed Deans at Universities

    Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed Deans at Universities [11.17.2022]

    The new deans are Jill Guttormson of the College of Nursing at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Kelly F. Millenbah of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Michigan State University, Charletta H. Barringer-Brown in the School of Education at Virginia Union University in Richmond, and Sarah Winslow is dean of the Honors College at Clemson University in South Carolina.

  • American Society of Chemistry Awards Emily Lenning Its 2022 Teaching Award

    American Society of Chemistry Awards Emily Lenning Its 2022 Teaching Award [11.17.2022]

    Emily Lenning, professor of criminal justice at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina, was recognized for her ability to meet the needs of diverse learners and for challenging herself and her students to look beyond the classroom for opportunities to engage in lifelong learning.

  • Universities Announce the Appointment of Eight Women to New Administrative Roles

    Universities Announce the Appointment of Eight Women to New Administrative Roles [11.17.2022]

    Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

  • University of Michigan's Marie McCarthy Honored by the Society for Research in Music Education

    University of Michigan’s Marie McCarthy Honored by the Society for Research in Music Education [11.17.2022]

    Marie McCarthy, professor of music education at the University of Michigan, recently received the Senior Researcher Award from the Society for Research in Music Education of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). The award recognizes significant, long-term scholarship in music education.

  • Three Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Faculty Positions

    Three Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Faculty Positions [11.17.2022]

    The three women faculty members who have been appointed to endowed chairs are Nicole Uphold at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina, Audrey Sorrells at Texas Chrisitan University in Fort Worth, and Jennifer Tosti-Kharas at Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

  • The College of Southern Maryland in La Plata Chooses Yolanda Wilson as Its Sixth President

    The College of Southern Maryland in La Plata Chooses Yolanda Wilson as Its Sixth President [11.17.2022]

    Dr. Wilson has been serving as vice president of instruction at Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. She has been a professor and administrator in the North Carolina and South Carolina community college systems for more than 22 years.

  • New Data on the Gender Gap in Bachelor's and Advanced Degrees

    New Data on the Gender Gap in Bachelor’s and Advanced Degrees [11.16.2022]

    The numbers show that nearly 30 million women in the United States have a bachelor’s degree but no graduate degree. Another 17,568,000 women hold a graduate or professional degree.

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