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Seventeen Women Win Marshall Scholarships

Seventeen Women Win Marshall Scholarships

This year 40 Marshall Scholarships were given out enabling American students to pursue two years of graduate study at educational institutions in the United Kingdom. Seventeen of this year’s recipients are women.

Women Making Progress in Election to the National Academy of Medicine

Women Making Progress in Election to the National Academy of Medicine

An analysis of the list of the 70 new members of the National Academy of Medicine finds that 28, or 40 percent, are women. Most have current affiliations with academic institutions. A year ago, women were 30 percent of the new members.

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

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

Of the 25 high-ranking research universities that responded to our survey, women were a majority of the entering students at 18 schools. For the sixth year in a row, UNC Chapel Hill has the highest percentage of women in its entering class.

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.

Seventeen American Women Awarded Rhodes Scholarships

Seventeen American Women Awarded Rhodes Scholarships

There have been only five times, including this year, when women outnumbered men among the American Rhodes Scholars selected in that particular year. The last time was in 2011.

Four Women Scholars Win 2017 Grawemeyer Awards

Four Women Scholars Win 2017 Grawemeyer Awards

The four women scholars are Diana Hess and Paula McAvoy who will share the prize in Education, Marsha Linehan who will receive the award in Psychology, and Dana Burde who will be honored in the Improving World Order category.

Seven Women Win Mitchell Scholarships

Seven Women Win Mitchell Scholarships

Winners of the prestigious Mitchell Scholarships are selected to pursue a year of postgraduate study at universities on the island of Ireland.

Women Who Are New Members of the Faculty at Brandeis University

Women Who Are New Members of the Faculty at Brandeis University

Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts appointed nine new women faculty members this school year.

Eleven Women Academics Awarded MacArthur Foundation Fellowships

Eleven Women Academics Awarded MacArthur Foundation Fellowships

The Chicago-based MacArthur Foundation has announced the selection of 23 individuals in this year’s class of MacArthur Fellows. Of this year’s 23 MacArthur Fellows, 12 are women. All but one have current ties to the academic world.

Ten Women Academics Named Fellows of the American Chemical Society

Ten Women Academics Named Fellows of the American Chemical Society

The American Chemical Society has announced a new cohort of 57 ACS Fellows. Of this group of 57 new fellows, 10 are women with current academic affiliations in the United States.

40 Academic Women Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

40 Academic Women Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

It appears that 51 of the new American members of the AAAS are women. Thus, women are nearly 29 percent of all new American fellows in the academy. Forty of the 51 new women members have current ties to the academic world.

Five Women Scientists Named Rita Allen Foundation Scholars

Five Women Scientists Named Rita Allen Foundation Scholars

The honor is awarded to young scholars in biomedical science “who have shown great promise in revealing new pathways to advance human health.” Five of the seven 2016 Rita Allen Foundation Scholars are women.

Nine Women Named Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences

Nine Women Named Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences

Here are nine young women scholars who are conducting groundbreaking research in the biomedical sciences. Their research will now be supported by the Pew Charitable Trusts.

Among This Year's Truman Scholars, Women Outnumber Men 33 to 21

Among This Year’s Truman Scholars, Women Outnumber Men 33 to 21

This year, 54 Truman scholars were selected from 775 candidates nominated by 305 colleges and universities. Of this year’s 54 Truman Scholars, 33, or 61.1 percent, are women.

Women Scholars Elected to Membership of the American Philosophical Society

Women Scholars Elected to Membership of the American Philosophical Society

Of the 28 new American members of the American Philosophical Society, 11 are women. Eight of the 11 women selected as new members of the society have ties to the academic world.

New Women Members of the National Academy of Sciences

New Women Members of the National Academy of Sciences

According to a WIAReport analysis of the group of 84 new members of the National Academy of Sciences, 24, or 28.6 percent are women. The number and percentage of women new members is identical to a year ago.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Promotes Nine Women to Full Professor

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Promotes Nine Women to Full Professor

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has announced that 28 faculty members have been promoted to the rank of full professor. Of these 28 promotions, nine or 32 percent went to women.

Seven American Women Named Members of the National Academy of Education

Seven American Women Named Members of the National Academy of Education

The National Academy of Education has announced the election of 11 new members. Eight of the 11 new members are women. Seven of the eight hold current affiliations with American universities.

Six Women Academics Elected Fellows of the National Academy of Engineering

Six Women Academics Elected Fellows of the National Academy of Engineering

Recently, the National Academy of Engineering announced its 2016 class of new fellows. According to WIAReport‘s analysis, only 12 of the 80 new members are women. Thus, women are just 15 percent of the new members.

Nine Women Awarded Prestigious Churchill Scholarships

Nine Women Awarded Prestigious Churchill Scholarships

Nine women from the United States are among the 15 students who have been awarded Churchill Scholarships for master’s degree programs in STEM fields at the University of Cambridge in England.

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 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.

Cornell University Announces the Addition of Eighteen Women to Its Faculty

Cornell University Announces the Addition of Eighteen Women to Its Faculty

Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, has published a list of its new faculty members. Eighteen of the new faculty appointees are women.

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

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

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. Carnegie Mellon University had the lowest percentage of women.

Three Women Academics Selected to Receive the National Medal of Science

Three Women Academics Selected to Receive the National Medal of Science

President Obama has chosen nine individuals to receive the National Medal of Science at a White House ceremony early in 2016. Among the nine individuals selected for the honor this year, three are women.

Eleven Women Win Marshall Scholarships

Eleven Women Win Marshall Scholarships

Marshall Scholarships provide funds for two years of study at a British university, travel, living expenses, and a book allowance. This year the Marshall Foundation selected 32 winners. Eleven are women.

Seven Women Win Mitchell Scholarships

Seven Women Win Mitchell Scholarships

The George J. Mitchell Scholarships are named in honor of U.S. Senator George Mitchell, who was chair of the Northern Ireland peace talks. Seven of this year’s class of 12 new Mitchell Scholars are women.

Sixteen Women Awarded Rhodes Scholarships

Sixteen Women Awarded Rhodes Scholarships

Women were first included in Rhodes Scholarships in 1976. Since that time 514 American women have won Rhodes Scholarships. Of the 32 American Rhodes Scholars selected this year, 16 are women.

The 21 New Women Members of the National Academy of Medicine

The 21 New Women Members of the National Academy of Medicine

An analysis of the list of the 70 new members of the National Academy of Medicine finds that 21 of the 70 new members, or 30 percent, are women.

Four Women Scholars Named MacArthur Fellows

Four Women Scholars Named MacArthur Fellows

Of this year’s 24 MacArthur Fellows, four are women with current ties to the academic world. They are LaToya Ruby Frazier, Marina Rustow, Beth Stevens, and Heidi Williams.

Five Women Academics Awarded the National Humanities Medal

Five Women Academics Awarded the National Humanities Medal

Nine individuals received the National Humanities Medal at a White House ceremony on September 10. Among the nine individual winners are five women with current ties to the academic world.

Sixteen Women From Academia Named American Chemical Society Fellows

Sixteen Women From Academia Named American Chemical Society Fellows

The American Chemical Society recently named its new class of fellows for 2015. Of the 78 new fellows, 16 are women who have current affiliations with higher educational institutions in the United States.

The National Academy of Sciences Elects 24 Women as New Members

The National Academy of Sciences Elects 24 Women as New Members

Women make up 28.6 percent of this year’s class of new members of the National Academy of Sciences. This is considerable improvement from a year ago. In 2014, women made up 21.4 percent of the new NAS members.

12 Women Academics Among the Inaugural Class of Andrew Carnegie Fellows

12 Women Academics Among the Inaugural Class of Andrew Carnegie Fellows

Each fellow selected will receive up to $200,000 which will enable them to take sabbaticals in order to concentrate on research and/or writing.

Nine Women Academics Elected to the American Philosophical Society

Nine Women Academics Elected to the American Philosophical Society

Of the 27 new American members of the American Philosophical Society, 10 are women. Nine of the 10 women selected have current ties to the academic world.

Forty-One Women Academics Elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Forty-One Women Academics Elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Through an analysis of the list of new fellows conducted by JBHE, it appears that 53 of the 197 new members of the AAAS are women. Forty-one of the 53 new women members have current ties to the academic world.