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

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

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

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

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.

Six Women Scholars Granted Tenure at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota

Six Women Scholars Granted Tenure at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota

Macalester College, the highly rated liberal arts educational institution in St. Paul, Minnesota, has announced that six faculty members have been granted tenure. All six are women.

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

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

The admissions cycle for the Class of 2025 was far from normal. A year ago, enrollments were down at many schools due to the ongoing pandemic. This year, enrollments at many schools have increased substantially.

Nine Women Named Mitchell Scholars

Nine Women Named Mitchell Scholars

The US-Ireland Alliance recently announced the 12 members of the George J. Mitchell Scholar Class of 2022. Nine of the Mitchell Scholars this year are women.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

The admissions cycle for the Class of 2024 that began school in the fall of 2020 was far from normal. The global pandemic impacted students’ plans for college, parents’ ability to pay for college and the willingness of students to be on campus.

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

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

Of the 27 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. Five years ago, women were a majority at only 11 high-ranking universities.

Twelve Women Assistant Professors Named 2019 Cottrell Scholars

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.

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

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

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.

Women Make Big Strides at the National Academy of Engineering

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.

Fourteen Women "Geniuses" Win MacArthur Fellowships

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.

Women Nearly 40 Percent of New Members of National Academy of Medicine

Women Nearly 40 Percent of New Members of National Academy of Medicine

A WIAReport analysis of the list of the 75 members of the latest cohort elected into the National Academy of Medicine finds that 29, or 39 percent, are women. Just two years ago, women were just 30 percent of the new members.

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

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

Of the 28 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

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.

A Record Year for Women and Rhodes Scholarships

A Record Year for Women and Rhodes Scholarships

Only six times have women outnumbered men among the American Rhodes Scholars selected in that particular year. This year 21 of the 32 Rhodes Scholarship winners are women.

Eight Women Faculty Members Named to the National Academy of Engineering

Eight Women Faculty Members Named to the National Academy of Engineering

According to an analysis of the new membership list, it appears that there are 19 women among the 83 new members of the National Academy of Engineering. Eight of the 19 new women members currently hold faculty posts in academia.

Six Women Inducted Into the American Academy of Arts and Letters

Six Women Inducted Into the American Academy of Arts and Letters

The American Academy of Arts and Letters recently inducted 12 individuals into the 250-member honorary society. Of the 12 new members, six are women and most have academic ties.

Less Than a Third of New Members of National Academy of Sciences Are Women

Less Than a Third of New Members of National Academy of Sciences Are Women

According to a WIAReport analysis of the group of 84 new members of the National Academy of Sciences from the United States, 27, or 32.1 percent, are women. A year ago, there were 23 women among the 84 new members.

Nine Women in the Latest Cohort of 24 MacArthur Fellows

Nine Women in the Latest Cohort of 24 MacArthur Fellows

The Chicago-based MacArthur Foundation has announced the selection of 24 individuals in this year’s class of MacArthur Fellows. Nine women are among the latest 24 winners.

Women Making Big Strides in Membership in the National Academy of Medicine

Women Making Big Strides in Membership in the National Academy of Medicine

An analysis of the list of the 70 members of the latest cohort elected into the National Academy of Medicine by WIAReport finds that 30, or 43 percent, are women. Most have current affiliations with academic institutions.

Thirteen Women Scholars Elected Members of American Philosophical Society

Thirteen Women Scholars Elected Members of American Philosophical Society

The American Philosophical Society, which was founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin, recently granted membership to 27 individuals. Of these 13 are women and all have ties to the academic world.

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

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

We have surveyed the nation’s highest-ranking research universities to determine the percentage of women in this year’s entering classes, gender differences in acceptance rates and the progress women have made in the past year.

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

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

We have surveyed the nation’s highest-ranking co-educational liberal arts colleges to determine the percentage of women in this year’s entering classes, gender differences in acceptance rates and the progress women have made in the past year.

Fourteen American Women Awarded Rhodes Scholarships

Fourteen American Women Awarded Rhodes Scholarships

Women were first included in Rhodes Scholarships in 1976. Since that time 545 American women have won Rhodes Scholarships. This year 14 of the 32 Rhodes Scholarship winners are women.

Eight Women Assistant Professors Named Pew Scholars in Biomedical Sciences

Eight Women Assistant Professors Named Pew Scholars in Biomedical Sciences

The Pew Charitable Trusts recently named 22 early-career scholars as this year’s cohort of Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences. Eight of the 22 Pew Scholars are women.

The 11 New Women Fellows of the American Chemical Society

The 11 New Women Fellows of the American Chemical Society

The American Chemical Society has announced a new cohort of 65 ACS Fellows. Of this group, 11 are women with current affiliations to higher educational institutions in the United States.

Twenty-Two Women Academics Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Twenty-Two Women Academics Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

According to a WIAReport analysis of the group of 84 new members of the National Academy of Sciences, 23, or 27.4 percent, are women. The number and percentage of women new members is slightly lower than in 2015 or 2016.

Eight Women Academics Elected to the American Philosophical Society

Eight Women Academics Elected to the American Philosophical Society

This year 27 new American members were elected to the American Philosophical Society along with five foreign members. Of the 27 new American members this year, 10 are women and eight of these women have current ties to the academic world.

Women Make Up More Than 60 Percent of the 2017 Class of Truman Scholars

Women Make Up More Than 60 Percent of the 2017 Class of Truman Scholars

This year, 62 Truman scholars were selected from 768 candidates nominated by 315 colleges and universities. Of this year’s 62 Truman Scholars, 38, or 61.3 percent, are women.

Ten Women Faculty Members Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Ten Women Faculty Members Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

According to an analysis of the new membership list, it appears that there are 19 women among the 84 new members of the National Academy of Engineering. Ten of the 19 new women members currently hold faculty posts in academia.