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Women Are Two-Thirds of All U.S. College and University Students Who Study Abroad

Women Are Two-Thirds of All U.S. College and University Students Who Study Abroad

The data shows that during the 2017-18 academic year, 341,751 American students went abroad to engage in academic pursuits at foreign colleges and universities. Of these, 67 percent were women.

Four Women Among This Year's 15 Churchill Scholars

Four Women Among This Year’s 15 Churchill Scholars

Churchill Scholars will study for master’s degrees in STEM fields at the University of Cambridge in England. Of the 15 Churchill Scholarships awarded this year, four went to women. A year ago, nine of the 15 winners of Churchill Scholarships were women.

Women Students Are Increasing Their Large Share of the Study Abroad Population

Women Students Are Increasing Their Large Share of the Study Abroad Population

The data from the Institute of International Education shows that during the 2014-15 academic year, 313,415 American students went abroad to engage in academic pursuits at foreign colleges and universities. Of the 313,415 American students who studied abroad, 66.6 percent were women.

United Nations Launches New Effort to Track Gender Equality at Universities

United Nations Launches New Effort to Track Gender Equality at Universities

The first University parity report establishes baseline figures for women in faculty and administrative posts as well as for undergraduate and graduate students at 10 major universities worldwide. These figures will be used to measure the progress toward gender equality made by these institutions in the years to come.

All Sophomores at Cedar Crest College in 2018 Will Travel as a Group to Rio de Janeiro

All Sophomores at Cedar Crest College in 2018 Will Travel as a Group to Rio de Janeiro

Earlier this year, Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, announced that all incoming first-year students who are in good academic standing will be eligible for a study-abroad opportunity during spring break of their sophomore year. Now the college’s president has announced that the sophomore class will travel together to Rio de Janiero.

European Union Creates a New Commission to Advance Gender Equality in Higher Education

European Union Creates a New Commission to Advance Gender Equality in Higher Education

Women make up about 20 percent of all high-level academics in member countries of the European Union. And only 10 percent of the rectors of European universities are women.

Gender Differences in Violent Crime Victimization for International Students

Gender Differences in Violent Crime Victimization for International Students

A new study by researchers at Georgia State University and the University of West Georgia finds that college students from outside the United States are less likely than American students to be victims of violent crime on campus. The study found that this is particularly true for women.

New Global Study Finds a Closing Gender Gap in Education Is Not Closing the Economic Gender Gap

New Global Study Finds a Closing Gender Gap in Education Is Not Closing the Economic Gender Gap

Worldwide women are closing the gender gap in education. But a new study by economist Stephanie Seguino of the University of Vermont finds that these educational gains have failed to close the gender gap in income or political representation.

Sweet Briar College Launches a Leadership Program for Chinese Women Students

Sweet Briar College Launches a Leadership Program for Chinese Women Students

Under the agreement Sweet Briar College’s Women’s Leadership Program will host Chinese women students who will come to Virginia to study liberal arts and STEM disciplines. The Women’s Leadership Program will feature two summer sessions for Chinese students at a partner university in Washington, D.C.

Three Women’s Colleges Among the Top Producers of Peace Corps Volunteers

Three Women’s Colleges Among the Top Producers of Peace Corps Volunteers

Simmons College in Boston ranked eighth among the small colleges and universities. Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts and Wellesley College in Massachusetts also were among the top 25 small colleges with the most graduates serving in the Peace Corps.

Women's College to Offer Free Study Abroad Opportunity for All Sophomore Students

Women’s College to Offer Free Study Abroad Opportunity for All Sophomore Students

Cedar Crest College, a liberal arts college for women in Allentown, Pennsylvania, has announced the Sophomore Expedition where all second-year students in good academic standing will participate in a free study-abroad program during spring break.

Women Are Nearly Two Thirds of All U.S. College Students Who Study Abroad

Women Are Nearly Two Thirds of All U.S. College Students Who Study Abroad

The data shows that during the 2013-14 academic year, 304,467 American students went abroad to engage in academic pursuits at foreign colleges and universities. Of 304,467 American students who studied abroad that year, 65.3 percent were women

American University Launches a Certificate Program for Women Entrepreneurs in Pakistan

American University Launches a Certificate Program for Women Entrepreneurs in Pakistan

The School of International Service at American University in Washington, D.C., and the Lahore University of Management Sciences in Pakistan have entered into partnership to offer a certificate program for women entrepreneurs.

Women Are Nearly Two Thirds of All U.S. College Students Who Study Abroad

Women Are Nearly Two Thirds of All U.S. College Students Who Study Abroad

The data shows that during the 2012-13 academic year, 289,408 American students went abroad to engage in academic pursuits at foreign colleges and universities. Of 289,408 American students who studied abroad, 65.3 percent were women, the highest percentage since the 2005-06 academic year.

The Gender Gap in Educational Attainment Is Not Restricted to the United States

The Gender Gap in Educational Attainment Is Not Restricted to the United States

A new report from the National Science Foundation shows that in most countries of the so-called developed world, women earn a majority of first-level college and university degrees. In many cases the percentage of degrees earned by women is higher than it is in the United States.

New Study Finds That Women Have an Edge in Academic Achievement Worldwide

New Study Finds That Women Have an Edge in Academic Achievement Worldwide

The study examined educational achievement of 1.5 million 15-year-olds from around the world. The researchers found that girls outperformed boys in 70 percent of the nations that were included in the study.

Kathy Denton Named President of Douglas College in British Columbia

Kathy Denton Named President of Douglas College in British Columbia

Douglas College is one of the largest public higher education institution in British Columbia, Canada, with enrollments of about 14,000 students in degree programs. Dr. Denton joined the faculty in 1993 and most recently served as provost and vice president for academics.

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.

Indiana University Has 14 Women From South Sudan Studying for Master's Degrees in Education

Indiana University Has 14 Women From South Sudan Studying for Master’s Degrees in Education

Indiana University planned to send faculty to South Sudan to promote gender equality in higher education. When Civil War broke out last December, Indiana University decided that that if they couldn’t go to South Sudan, why not bring women from Africa to the Indiana University campus.

Berkeley Scholar Named as the Next U.S. Ambassador to Mexico

Berkeley Scholar Named as the Next U.S. Ambassador to Mexico

Maria Echaveste is the director of policy and program development for the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy at the School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. If confirmed, she will be the first woman to hold the position.

The First Afghan Woman to Graduate From Yale

The First Afghan Woman to Graduate From Yale

Wazhma Sadat was five years old when the Taliban gained political control in Afghanistan. Her family fled to Pakistan so she and her sisters could continue to go to school. At age 8, Sadat began to weave carpets to help support her family.

Mary Ann Peters to Lead The Carter Center at Emory University

Mary Ann Peters to Lead The Carter Center at Emory University

Mary Ann Peters spent 30 years in the diplomatic service, including a term as U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh. Currently, she is provost at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.

New Website Offers Online Space to Share Stories of Sexism on Campus

New Website Offers Online Space to Share Stories of Sexism on Campus

Earlier this month a new website called SASSY: Sharing Academic Sexism Stories (with) You debuted. The site originates in Belgium but many of the uploaded stories of sexism on campus are in English.

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.

The Growing Gender Gap in British Higher Education

The Growing Gender Gap in British Higher Education

A higher education official stated, “There remains a stubborn gap between male and female applicants which, on current trends, could eclipse the gap between rich and poor within a decade.”

First MasterCard Foundation Scholars Complete Their First Semester at Wellesley College

First MasterCard Foundation Scholars Complete Their First Semester at Wellesley College

Wellesley College, the highly rated liberal arts educational institution for women in Massachusetts is one of 10 colleges and universities who plan to bring up to 15,000 students from developing nations to study in the U.S. over the next decade.

Alice Gast to Become President of Imperial College London

Alice Gast to Become President of Imperial College London

Alice P. Gast, the 13th president of Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, has announced that she will step down this July and will accept the presidency of Imperial College London. She will be the institution’s first woman president.

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.

Almost Two Thirds of College Students Who Study Abroad Are Women

Almost Two Thirds of College Students Who Study Abroad Are Women

New data from the Institute of International Education shows that of the 283,332 American college students who studied abroad during the 2011-12 academic year, 64.8 percent were women.

U.S. Holds 23rd Place in Rankings of World Nations in Gender Equality

U.S. Holds 23rd Place in Rankings of World Nations in Gender Equality

The United States is tied with 24 nations for the highest gender equality ranking in educational attainment. But the U.S. scores poorly in women’s health and political participation.

University of Rhode Island Students Screen Rural Women in Peru for Cervical Cancer

University of Rhode Island Students Screen Rural Women in Peru for Cervical Cancer

Professor Barbara Klitz and a group of 10 graduate students from the University of Rhode Island recently spent 10 days in Peru conducting cervical cancer screening for rural women in the Andes Mountains.

Two Women's Colleges in Virginia Exploring Cooperative Measures

Two Women’s Colleges in Virginia Exploring Cooperative Measures

Using a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Sweet Briar College and Hollins University in Roanoke will examine whether it is possible to cooperate in certain administrative areas that would help both institutions reduce costs.

The Gender Gap in Faculty Posts at British Universities

The Gender Gap in Faculty Posts at British Universities

There are 3,558 women among the 17,145 professors at universities in the United Kingdom. Thus, women are 20.8 percent of all professors at UK universities. Women do slightly better at universities in England and Northern Ireland but slightly worse at universities in Scotland and Wales.

London School of Economics Debuts Its New Archive of Women's History

London School of Economics Debuts Its New Archive of Women’s History

The school says that the offering is “the oldest and most extensive collection of women’s history in Europe.” The collection, originally the property of the London Metropolitan University, includes tens of thousands of books and documents.

Pakistani Athletes Come to North Carolina to Learn How Sports Can Empower Women

Pakistani Athletes Come to North Carolina to Learn How Sports Can Empower Women

Twelve women athletes from Pakistan recently completed a visit to the campus of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro as part of the U.S. State Department’s Empowering Women and Girls Through Sports Initiative.