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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.

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.