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Wellesley College Begins Major New Effort to Develop Global Women Leaders

Wellesley College Begins Major New Effort to Develop Global Women Leaders

Wellesley College, the highly rated liberal arts college for women in Massachusetts, has established a new initiative, entitled Women World Partners. Its first partner institution is Peking University in China.

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.

Two Highly Ranked Women's Colleges Among the Top Producers of Peace Corps Volunteers

Two Highly Ranked Women’s Colleges Among the Top Producers of Peace Corps Volunteers

In the Small College and Universities category, for schools with less than 5,000 undergraduates, Smith College and Mount Holyoke College made the 2013 list of the top producers of Peace Corps volunteers.

Kim Critchley Named to Lead the University of Calgary Campus in Qatar

Kim Critchley Named to Lead the University of Calgary Campus in Qatar

The campus in the Persian Gulf nation offers a bachelor’s degree in nursing program to more than 200 students. From 2005 to 2012, Dr. Critchley served as dean of the School of Nursing at the University of Prince Edward Island.

Canadian University Ends Women's Ice Hockey Season After Hazing Incident

Canadian University Ends Women’s Ice Hockey Season After Hazing Incident

Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, has suspended 19 of the 24 players on the women’s ice hockey team due to a reported hazing incident at a campus party in September.

A Gender Gap in Unhealthy Lifestyles at Spanish Universities

A Gender Gap in Unhealthy Lifestyles at Spanish Universities

A new study of students at Spanish universities finds that women use tobacco, binge drink, and are more likely than men to pursue unhealthy lifestyles.

Gender Gap in New University Entrants in Britain Is at an All-Time High

Gender Gap in New University Entrants in Britain Is at an All-Time High

Women were 34 percent more likely than men to enter British higher education this year. As a result, the gender gap in new entrants in now the highest in British history.

Two Women Scholars Named Science Envoys by the U.S. State Department

Two Women Scholars Named Science Envoys by the U.S. State Department

The new Science Envoys appointed by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are Barbara Schaal, a professor of biology at Washington University, and Susan Hockfield, former president and current professor of neuroscience at MIT.

Almost Two Thirds of Students Who Study Abroad Are Women

Almost Two Thirds of Students Who Study Abroad Are Women

Women make up 57 percent of all enrollments in higher education but more than 64 percent of all students who choose to study abroad.

U.S. Drops in Rankings of World Gender Equality

U.S. Drops in Rankings of World Gender Equality

Women’s low representation in political posts hurts the U.S. ranking but the United States was tied with 20 nations for the highest gender equality ranking in educational attainment.

Iranian Women Excluded From 77 Fields of University Study

Iranian Women Excluded From 77 Fields of University Study

An educational official in the Iranian government, stated, “Some fields are not very suitable for women’s nature.”

Students Develop Device for Anemia Screening for Women in the Developing World

Students Develop Device for Anemia Screening for Women in the Developing World

Undergraduates at Johns Hopkins University have won a $250,000 grant to help them develop a “prickless” device to screen for anemia in women in the developing world.

Diane Napier Elected to Lead the World Council of Comparative Education Societies

Diane Napier Elected to Lead the World Council of Comparative Education Societies

Dr. Napier recently retired from teaching as an associate professor in the College of Education at the University of Georgia.

First Summer Institute of the Women in Public Service Project Held at Wellesley College

First Summer Institute of the Women in Public Service Project Held at Wellesley College

The two-week program is hosting 49 women delegates who are emerging political leaders in 21 countries that are undergoing major political reforms.

William and Mary Professor Wins the Arthur P. Whitaker Prize

William and Mary Professor Wins the Arthur P. Whitaker Prize

Regina A. Root was honored for her book Couture & Consensus: Fashion and Politics in Postcolonial Argentina

Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario, Chooses Its Next President

Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario, Chooses Its Next President

MaryLynn West-Moynes has been serving as vice president for external relations at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

Affirmative Action for Women in Kenyan Higher Education

Affirmative Action for Women in Kenyan Higher Education

Women candidates had a lower admission standard on the qualifying entrance examination resulting in 2,608 additional women gaining admission to public universities.

Women Are a Small Percentage of the Faculty at Scottish Universities

Women Are a Small Percentage of the Faculty at Scottish Universities

Government statistics show that 82 percent of the faculty at universities in Scotland are men and only 18 percent are women.

Vassar College to Offer Scholarships for Women From West Africa

Vassar College to Offer Scholarships for Women From West Africa

The scholarships will cover full tuition and other expenses for two women for four years of undergraduate study.

Historic Letter on Women in Higher Education Discovered at St. Andrews

Historic Letter on Women in Higher Education Discovered at St. Andrews

A Ph.D. student discovered a 140-year-old document in the university’s archives urging St. Andrews to accept women into its medical program.

In Australia, Young Women Are Outpacing Young Men in Degree Attainments

In Australia, Young Women Are Outpacing Young Men in Degree Attainments

Some 40 percent of women ages 25 to 34 have achieved at least a bachelor’s degree compared to 30 percent of men in that age group.

Mary Anne Garnett Elected President of WIF

Mary Anne Garnett Elected President of WIF

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor will lead Women in French, an organization allied with the Modern Language Association.

University in Wales Receives Grant to Study Prostitution Among College Women

University in Wales Receives Grant to Study Prostitution Among College Women

The grant will fund a study to determine how many women are turning to prostitution in order to pay their college tuition.

Purdue Professors Travel to Ghana to Raise Breast Cancer Awareness

Purdue Professors Travel to Ghana to Raise Breast Cancer Awareness

It is estimated that 450,000 women die from breast cancer each year in Ghana. Sophie Lelièvre and Ellen Gruenbaum will seek ways to reduce breast cancer rates.

Stanford University to Archive Papers of Europe's First Woman Professor

Stanford University to Archive Papers of Europe’s First Woman Professor

Laura Bassi was an 18th century Italian scientist. Her 6,000 pages of documents will be made available online later this year.

Julia Buckingham Is the First Woman Leader of Brunel University in London

Julia Buckingham Is the First Woman Leader of Brunel University in London

She currently serves as pro-rector for education and academic affairs at Imperial College London.

The Huge Gender Gap for Professors in British Higher Education

The Huge Gender Gap for Professors in British Higher Education

At the professorial level, only 19 percent of all staff in British higher education are women.

Smith College Alumna Is the New Pakistani Ambassador to the United States

Smith College Alumna Is the New Pakistani Ambassador to the United States

Sherry Rehman doubled majored in art history and political science at Smith.

Women Make Up a Large Percentage of U.S. Students Who Study Abroad

Women Make Up a Large Percentage of U.S. Students Who Study Abroad

But the percentage of women among all study abroad students was the lowest in a decade.

Report Finds Widespread Sexual Harassment at Australia's Military Academy

Report Finds Widespread Sexual Harassment at Australia’s Military Academy

Elizabeth Broderick of the Human Rights Commission stated in a news conference that there was a “warrior culture” at the academy that makes it more difficult for women.

Chinese and American Women Chemists Network in Beijing

Chinese and American Women Chemists Network in Beijing

The Committee on the Advancement of Women in Chemistry (COACh) at the University of Oregon was a cosponsor of the conference.

Women Making Substantial Progress in Educational Attainment in Latin America

Women Making Substantial Progress in Educational Attainment in Latin America

A new World Bank report shows that despite educational advancement, women in Latin America still face huge obstacles in their quest for equality.

Rutgers Expert Training Women Farmers in Turkey

Rutgers Expert Training Women Farmers in Turkey

The program will train 52 women farmers who operate citrus and tomato greenhouse operations in Turkey.

China Reports a Decline in the Education Gender Gap

China Reports a Decline in the Education Gender Gap

The gender gap in average years of education has decreased from 1.5 years in 2000 to 0.3 years in 2010.