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Sixteen Women Awarded Marshall Scholarships

Sixteen Women Awarded Marshall Scholarships

Up to 40 Marshall Scholarships can be given out each year for two years of graduate study in Britain. This year the Marshall Foundation selected 34 winners. Sixteen are women. Four of the women are seniors at MIT.

Nine Women Join the Faculty at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Nine Women Join the Faculty at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts has announced the addition of 24 new full-time faculty members and researchers. Among the 24 new hires are nine women.

Seven Women Win Mitchell Scholarships

Seven Women Win Mitchell Scholarships

Winners of these prestigious scholarships are selected to pursue a year of postgraduate study at universities on the island of Ireland. In this year’s class of 12 Mitchell Scholars, seven of the winners are women.

Fourteen Women Win Rhodes Scholarships

Fourteen Women Win Rhodes Scholarships

Since women were first included in 1976, there have been only four times, the last being in 2011, when women outnumbered men among the American Rhodes Scholars selected in that particular year. This year there are 14 women and 18 men.

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

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

Of the 28 high-ranking universities in our survey, women were a majority of the entering students at 17 schools. A year ago, women were a majority at 12 universities. At most schools women are accepted at a lower rate than men.

The University at Buffalo Adds 12 Women to Its Faculty

The University at Buffalo Adds 12 Women to Its Faculty

Of the 22 new faculty members this fall at the University at Buffalo’s College of Arts and Sciences, 12 are women.

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

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

Of the 22 high-ranking liberal arts colleges that responded to our survey, women were a majority of the entering students at 17 schools while there were more men than women in the entering classes at only five liberal arts schools.

There Are 13 New Women on the Faculty at Lehigh University

There Are 13 New Women on the Faculty at Lehigh University

Lehigh University, the highly ranked educational institution in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, has 27 new faculty members this fall. Thirteen of the new faculty members are women.

18 Women Join the Faculty at Cornell University

18 Women Join the Faculty at Cornell University

Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, has announced the hiring of 18 women to its faculty.

National Institute of Medicine Elects 28 Women Members

National Institute of Medicine Elects 28 Women Members

An analysis of the list of the 70 new members of the Institute of Medicine by WIAReport finds that 28, or 40 percent, are women. Most have current affiliations with academic institutions.

Eight Women Academics Are Named MacArthur Fellows

Eight Women Academics Are Named MacArthur Fellows

Of the 24 MacArthur Fellows in this year’s class, 11 are women. Eight of the 11 women winners have current academic affiliations.

Ten Women Academics Named Fellows of the American Chemical Society

Ten Women Academics Named Fellows of the American Chemical Society

Of the 96 new fellows of the American Chemical Society, 21 are women. Ten of the new fellows are women who have current affiliations with academic institutions in the United States.

Five Women Appointed to Named Chairs at the University of Chicago

Five Women Appointed to Named Chairs at the University of Chicago

The five women appointed to named chairs at the University of Chicago are Maryellen L. Giger, Lauren Berlant, Karin Knorr Cetina, Elisabeth S. Clemens, and Susan C. Levine.

Ten Women Faculty Awarded Tenure at North Dakota State University

Ten Women Faculty Awarded Tenure at North Dakota State University

Tracy Barrett, Hyunsook Do, Xinhua Jia, Cynthia Naughton, Senay Simsek, Sherri Stastny, Xiangqing Tangpong, Wendy Troop-Gordon, Rachalle Vettern, and Limin Zhang were awarded tenure at NDSU.

Eleven Women Join the Smith College Faculty

Eleven Women Join the Smith College Faculty

Smith College, the highly rated liberal arts college for women in Northampton, Massachusetts, has announced the appointment of 16 new faculty members. Eleven of the 16 new appointees are women.

Six Women Awarded the National Humanities Medal

Six Women Awarded the National Humanities Medal

President Obama recently presented National Humanities Medals to 12 Americans. Six of the winners are women and five have strong ties to the academic world.

In 2013, Women Earned 42 Percent of the Ivy League's Honorary Degrees

In 2013, Women Earned 42 Percent of the Ivy League’s Honorary Degrees

The eight Ivy League universities gave out 52 honorary degrees this commencement season. Of the 52 honorary degrees awarded this year at Ivy League schools, 22, or slightly more than 42 percent, went to women.

Eight Women Promoted to Full Professor at Virginia Tech

Eight Women Promoted to Full Professor at Virginia Tech

The new full professors are Barbara Allen, Laura Gillman, Linsey Marr, Nancy McGehee, Dini Miller, Amy Pruden-Bagchi, Corina Sandu, and Janell Watson.

Seven Finalists for the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians Book Prizes

Seven Finalists for the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians Book Prizes

Each year, the group gives out awards for the best first books and best articles written by women who reside in North America. Of the seven finalists, Adria Imada and Francoise Hamlin were named winners.

National Academy of Sciences Elects 22 Women Among Its 84 New Members

National Academy of Sciences Elects 22 Women Among Its 84 New Members

Recently, the National Academy of Sciences elected 84 new members to its ranks. Of the 84 new members, 22, or 26.2 percent, are women. A year ago, women were 31 percent of the new members.

Six Women Awarded $250,000 Hertz Fellowships in the Applied Sciences

Six Women Awarded $250,000 Hertz Fellowships in the Applied Sciences

The fellowships are considered to be the most generous support for graduate students in the applied physical, biological, and engineering sciences. Each fellow is eligible for awards of $250,000 over five years to support doctoral research.

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

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

Through an analysis of the list of new fellows conducted by WIAReport, it appears that 46 of the 198 new members elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences this year are women. Forty have current ties to academia.

Eight Women Promoted and Granted Tenure at the College of the Holy Cross

Eight Women Promoted and Granted Tenure at the College of the Holy Cross

The college has announced the promotion of 8 women faculty members to the rank of associate professor.

Five Women Earn Promotions at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Five Women Earn Promotions at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts, has announced the promotions of seven faculty members and the granting of tenure to six faculty members, five of whom also earned promotions. Five of the eight the faculty members receiving promotions or tenure are women.

Eight Women Named Luce Scholars

Eight Women Named Luce Scholars

Samantha Chadwick, Claire Duvallet, Eryn Eby, Genevieve Gebhart, Megan Mills-Novoa, Aya Saed, Tamara Shougaolu, and Tarlise Townsend will all spend the next year in Asia as Luce Scholars.

Boston University Promotes Seven Women to Full Professor

Boston University Promotes Seven Women to Full Professor

Boston University in Massachusetts has announced the promotion of 17 faculty members to full professor. Seven of the new full professors are women.

Kansas State Promotes Seven Women to Full Professor

Kansas State Promotes Seven Women to Full Professor

The seven women promoted to full professor at Kansas State are Laura Armbrust, Elizabeth Davis, Sherry Haar, Laurel Littrell, Caterina Scoglio, Christine Wilson, and Naomi Wood.

Five Women Promoted to Full Professor at Davidson College

Five Women Promoted to Full Professor at Davidson College

The five women earning promotions to full professor are Karen Hales and Barbara Lom in biology, Ann Fox in English, Kristie Foley in medical humanities, and Laurie Heyer in mathematics.

Seven American Women Win Marshall Scholarships

Seven American Women Win Marshall Scholarships

The scholarships provide funds for up to two years of study at a British university, and include money for travel, living expenses, and books.

Four Women Named Winners of the National Medal of Science

Four Women Named Winners of the National Medal of Science

The four women who will be awarded the National Medal of Science are Sallie Chisholm of MIT, Sandra Farber of the University of California Santa Cruz, Lucy Shapiro of Stanford University, and Anne Treisman of Princeton University.

Six Women Scholars in the Inaugural Class of Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors

Six Women Scholars in the Inaugural Class of Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors

Among the 98 Charter Fellows are six women who currently hold faculty posts at U.S. universities.

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

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

Of the 27 high-ranking universities that responded to our survey, women were a majority of the entering students at 12 schools. Women were accepted at a higher rate than men at only six institutions.

A Large Group of New Women Faculty at Cornell University

A Large Group of New Women Faculty at Cornell University

Cornell University, the Ivy-League educational institution in Ithaca, New York, had add 53 new faculty members this fall. Of the new additions, 23 are women.

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

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

Women make up a majority of entering students at 17 of 21 liberal arts colleges that responded to our survey. At 16 of the 21 leading liberal arts colleges, men were accepted for admission at higher rates than women.

Five Women Named Mitchell Scholars

Five Women Named Mitchell Scholars

The Mitchell Scholarship program is sending 12 students to study at universities on the island of Ireland beginning in September 2013. Five of the new Mitchell Scholars are women.