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Seven Women Named to Endowed Chairs at Stanford University

Seven Women Named to Endowed Chairs at Stanford University

The seven women named to endowed chairs at Stanford University are Michele Dauber, Deborah Gruenfeld, Leonore Herzenberg, Pamela Lee, Bernadette Meyler, Allison D. Morantz, and Erica Plambeck.

Kansas State University Promotes Eleven Women to Full Professor

Kansas State University Promotes Eleven Women to Full Professor

Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, has announced the promotion of 31 faculty members to the rank of full professor. Eleven of these promotions went to women.

Five Women Named Mitchell Scholars

Five Women Named Mitchell Scholars

This year’s class of 12 Mitchell Scholars was chosen from 270 applicants. Five of the 12 new Mitchell Scholars are women.

Fourteen Women Earn Marshall Scholarships

Fourteen Women Earn Marshall Scholarships

The scholarships provide funds for American college graduates for two years of study at a British university. This year the Marshall Foundation selected 31 winners. Fourteen are women.

Five Women With Current University Affiliations Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Five Women With Current University Affiliations Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

New members include Sangeeta Bhatia, Karen Klincewicz Gleason, Daniela Rus, Ingrid Daubechies, and Janet G. Hering.

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

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

WIAReport 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 enrollments.

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

First-Year Women 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.

Eleven Women Named Rhodes Scholars

Eleven Women Named Rhodes Scholars

Women were first included in Rhodes Scholarships in 1976. This year there are 11 women and 21 men. There have been only four times, the last being in 2011, when women outnumbered men among the American Rhodes Scholars.

Five Women Named George J. Mitchell Scholars

Five Women Named George J. Mitchell Scholars

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

Seven Women Among the 63 New Fellows of the American Mathematical Society

Seven Women Among the 63 New Fellows of the American Mathematical Society

The seven women elected fellows of the American Mathematical Society are Irena Lasiecka, Kristin E. Lauter, Gordana Matic, Irina Mitrea, Andrea R. Nahmod, Brooke Shipley, and Christina Sormani.

Cornell University Adds 34 Women to Its Faculty

Cornell University Adds 34 Women to Its Faculty

Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, has added 34 women to its faculty.

Seven Women Awarded Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering

Seven Women Awarded Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation has announced 18 winners of the 2014 Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering. Seven of the 18 winners are women.

Seventeen Women Academics Elected to the Institute of Medicine

Seventeen Women Academics Elected to the Institute of Medicine

An analysis of the list of the 70 new members of the Institute of Medicine by WIAReport finds that 22, or 31.4 percent, are women. Seventeen of the 22 women who are new members have current academic affiliations.

Princeton University Appoints 10 Women to Assistant Professor Positions

Princeton University Appoints 10 Women to Assistant Professor Positions

The board of trustees of Princeton University in New Jersey has approved the appointments of 19 new assistant professors. Of the 19 new assistant professors, some of whom will not teach until the fall 2015 semester, 10 are women.

The Nine New Women on the Brown University Faculty

The Nine New Women on the Brown University Faculty

Brown University, the prestigious Ivy League educational institution in Providence, Rhode Island, has 30 new faculty members on campus this year. Nine of the new faculty members are women.

Seven Women With Current Ties to Academic World Named MacArthur Fellows

Seven Women With Current Ties to Academic World Named MacArthur Fellows

The Chicago-based MacArthur Foundation has announced the selection of 21 individuals in this year’s class of MacArthur Fellows. Nine are women and seven of these women have current ties to the academic world.

University of Illinois Promotes 13 Women to the Rank of Full Professor

University of Illinois Promotes 13 Women to the Rank of Full Professor

University of Illinois has announced the promotion of 13 women faculty members to the rank of full professor.

Eleven Women Promoted to Full Professor at CalState Fullerton

Eleven Women Promoted to Full Professor at CalState Fullerton

California State University, Fullerton has announced the promotion of 11 women faculty members to the rank of full professor.

American Academy of Microbiology Names 16 Women as Fellows

American Academy of Microbiology Names 16 Women as Fellows

Sixteen of the 88 new fellows at the American Academy of Microbiology are women who are affiliated with colleges and universities in the United States.

Women From Higher Education Named Fellows of American Chemical Society

Women From Higher Education Named Fellows of American Chemical Society

Of the 99 new fellows in the American Chemical Society class of 2014, 17 are women who have current affiliations with higher educational institutions in the United States.

Four Women Scientists Named Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professors

Four Women Scientists Named Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professors

The scientists are Susan S. Golden, Tracy L. Johnson, Susan K. McConnell, and Anne J. McNeil.

45 Women Academics Named Fellows of American Academy of Arts & Sciences

45 Women Academics Named Fellows of American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Women have made tremendous progress in American higher education. Yet in many areas a wide gender gap remains. Election to the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies is just one example.

Women Earn the Lion's Share of Truman Scholarship Awards

Women Earn the Lion’s Share of Truman Scholarship Awards

This year, 59 Truman scholars were selected from 655 candidates nominated by 294 colleges and universities. Of this year’s 59 Truman Scholars, 38, or 64 percent, are women.

Twelve Women Scholars Elected to the American Philosophical Society

Twelve Women Scholars Elected to the American Philosophical Society

The American Philosophical Society was founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin. Of the 28 new American members, 14 are women. Twelve of the 14 women selected have ties to the academic world.

A Downward Trend in Election of Women to the National Academy of Sciences

A Downward Trend in Election of Women to the National Academy of Sciences

Recently, the National Academy of Sciences elected 84 new members to its ranks. Of the 84 new members, 18, or 21.4 percent, are women. A year ago, women were 26.2 percent of the new members.

Ten Women Promoted to Full Professor at the University of Kansas

Ten Women Promoted to Full Professor at the University of Kansas

Bernadette Gray-Little, chancellor of the University of Kansas, has announced the promotion of 25 faculty members to the rank of full professor. Ten of the 25 faculty members who were promoted are women.

Purdue University Promotes 21 Women to Full Professor

Purdue University Promotes 21 Women to Full Professor

Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, has announced a large number of promotions of faculty members to the rank of full professor. Included among the promotions are those of 21 women.

Kansas State University Promotes 11 Women to Full Professor

Kansas State University Promotes 11 Women to Full Professor

Kansas State University has announced the promotion of 24 faculty members to the rank of full professor. The promotions are effective on June 8. Eleven of these promotions went to women.

23 Women Named Gates Cambridge Scholars

23 Women Named Gates Cambridge Scholars

Of the 40 Gates Cambridge Scholars from America who will begin study in England this fall, 23 are women. The scholarships were established in 2000 with a $210 million endowment from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Six New Full Professors at Smith College

Six New Full Professors at Smith College

The new full professors are Dawn Fulton in French, Velma Garcia in government, Ambreen Hai in English, Alexandra Keller in film studies, Sabina Knight in comparative literature, and Lynne Yamamoto in art.

Five Women Earn Promotions at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Five Women Earn Promotions at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

The faculty members receiving promotions are Ulrike Brisson, Kathryn Fisler, Huong Higgins, Lorraine Higgins, and Ingrid Matos-Nin.

Six Women Appointed to Named Professorships at the University of Chicago

Six Women Appointed to Named Professorships at the University of Chicago

The six women named to endowed chairs at the University of Chicago are Giulia Galli, Veronica Guerrieri, Jessica J. Kandel, Angela Olinto, Diane Yamada, and Judith T. Zeitlin.

Women Academics Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Women Academics Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Recently, the National Academy of Engineering announced its 2014 class of new fellows. According to WIAReport‘s analysis, only eight of the 67 new members are women. Six have current ties to the academic world.

Women Academics Named Finalists for National Book Critics Circle Awards

Women Academics Named Finalists for National Book Critics Circle Awards

Among the 30 finalists are books by 15 women. Nine of the 15 women finalists have affiliations with higher education in the United States.

Five Women Honored With Awards From the National Academy of Sciences

Five Women Honored With Awards From the National Academy of Sciences

Allison J. Doupe, Sarah Blaffer Hrdy, Deborah S. Jin, Rebecca Saxe, and Elizabeth Shilin Spelke are honored.