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George Washington University Establishes the Center for Women in Engineering

George Washington University Establishes the Center for Women in Engineering

The new center aims to increase the number of women students and faculty in engineering and support women in the discipline by hosting events and providing professional development opportunities. Rachelle Heller, a professor of computer science, will serve as the center’s inaugural director.

Report Shows Large Gender Pay Gap Among University of Virginia Faculty

Report Shows Large Gender Pay Gap Among University of Virginia Faculty

According to a new report based on data obtained from a Freedom of Information Act request by editors at The Cavalier Daily, the student newspaper at the University of Virginia, women faculty earned an average of $33,939 less than male faculty in 2018-2019.

University of Pennsylvania Forms Student Group for Women in Architecture

University of Pennsylvania Forms Student Group for Women in Architecture

The group aims to increase the visibility and voices of women in architecture, bring awareness to the gender disparity in the profession, and empower female architects to grow, succeed, and become leaders in the industry.

The Gender Gap in First-Year Enrollments at U.S. Law Schools

The Gender Gap in First-Year Enrollments at U.S. Law Schools

In the fall of 2018, 38,390 students began study at U.S. law schools. Of these, 20,366, or 53.1 percent, are women. Among the law schools where women make up at least 62 percent of the first-year students are North Carolina Central University, Boston University, New England Law School, St. Thomas University in Florida, and the University of Toledo.

Harvard University Makes Great Strides In Hiring Women Faculty

Harvard University Makes Great Strides In Hiring Women Faculty

Since 2004, tenured-track faculty appointments at Harvard University are up 14 percent for women, which is particularly striking since the overall number of tenure-track faculty has decreased by 18 percent over the same time period.

Princeton University Hosts Conference to Interest Young Women in STEM Fields

Princeton University Hosts Conference to Interest Young Women in STEM Fields

The 750 girl students in grades 7 t0 10 participated in hands-on activities, viewed various STEM exhibits, watched a chemistry show put on by Princeton faculty, and listened to panel discussions from early-career women scientists.

Johns Hopkins University Is Making Progress in Hiring Women Faculty

Johns Hopkins University Is Making Progress in Hiring Women Faculty

A new report found that the university-wide proportion of women faculty is 44 percent, up from 42 percent in 2015. The school with the largest growth in women faculty members was the Whiting School of Engineering, which jumped from 19 percent women faculty in 2015 to 26 percent in 2017.

Study Examines Obstacles Women Face in Climbing the Faculty Academic Ladder

Study Examines Obstacles Women Face in Climbing the Faculty Academic Ladder

In a new report for the Brookings Institution, Bridget Turner Kelly, an associate professor in the College of Education at the University of Maryland, finds that women are making slow progress in closing the gender gap in the highest levels of college and university faculty.

The Gender Gap in Persistence and Degree Attainment Rates

The Gender Gap in Persistence and Degree Attainment Rates

If we look at only those students who enrolled at two-year colleges in the 2011-12 academic year, 14.3 percent of women went on to earn a bachelor’s degree within six years. For men who initially enrolled at a two-year college, 10.9 percent went on to earn a bachelor’s degree by 2017.

Survey Finds That Women Economists Face Widespread Discrimination and Harassment

Survey Finds That Women Economists Face Widespread Discrimination and Harassment

Some 42 percent of women economists reported that they had experienced some form of sexual harassment. And 6 percent of women economists reported unwanted sexual advances by another economist.

Northwestern University Study Finds Gender Gap in First-Time National Institutes of Health Grant Amounts

Northwestern University Study Finds Gender Gap in First-Time National Institutes of Health Grant Amounts

The investigators found that first-time grant recipients who were men received a median grant of $165,721. For women first-time grant recipients, the median grant was $126,615. Thus, the median funding for male grant recipients was 31 percent higher than the median amount awarded to women.

Six Medical Schools Partner With TIME'S UP Healthcare to Support Women in Medicine

Six Medical Schools Partner With TIME’S UP Healthcare to Support Women in Medicine

The participating institutions are the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University, the Drexel University College of Medicine, the Mayo Clinic, the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin Health, and Yale School of Medicine.

Women Making Little or No Progress in College Sports Administration and Coaching

Women Making Little or No Progress in College Sports Administration and Coaching

One of the most striking figures in a new report from the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at the University of Central Florida is that in 2018, women held the head coaching job for only 40.1 percent of all women’s athletic teams in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

Women Are Making Strides in Closing the Gender Gap in Faculty Positions in Higher Education

Women Are Making Strides in Closing the Gender Gap in Faculty Positions in Higher Education

Men still hold a major of all faculty positions in higher education, particularly at the full professor level. But women have made gains and now make a majority of all assistant professors, lecturers, and instructors.

New Internship Program for Women in Sport Management at the University of South Carolina

New Internship Program for Women in Sport Management at the University of South Carolina

The University of South Carolina has partnered with Monumental Sports & Entertainment to establish a new internship program that will provide four paid internships per year to women students at the university.

Three Generations of Women at the Univerity of Virginia Who Have Worked to Shrink the Gender Gap in Architecture

Three Generations of Women at the Univerity of Virginia Who Have Worked to Shrink the Gender Gap in Architecture

Currently, only 18 percent of practicing architects are women, despite women representing 50 percent of architecture students. Here are three women at the University of Virginia who have worked to shrink the gender gap in the field.

Two Women Scholars Call for Greater Attention to Gender Differences in Opioid Use Disorder

Two Women Scholars Call for Greater Attention to Gender Differences in Opioid Use Disorder

The authors of a commentary in the journal Biology of Sex Differences note that women are more likely than men to be prescribed and use opioid analgesics and that women experience pain and the effects of opioids differently than men. Also, women tend to develop addictions more quickly than men.

Study Finds Academic Engineering Remains Largely the Domain of White Men

Study Finds Academic Engineering Remains Largely the Domain of White Men

The study found that from 2001 to 2015, the number of women faculty members at U.S. medical schools increased by 34 percent. But the number of women faculty members in schools of engineering increased by only 4 percent from 2006 to 2014.

New Federal Report Offers Data on Gender Differences in High School Dropout Rates

New Federal Report Offers Data on Gender Differences in High School Dropout Rates

In 2016, 5.1 percent of all women ages 16 to 24 did not have a high school diploma and were not enrolled in school. For men the figure was 7.1 percent. This so-called status dropout rate has dropped significantly for women since the turn of the century.

U.S. Women Earn a Majority of All Doctoral Degree Awards But a Huge Gender Gap Persists in STEM Fields

U.S. Women Earn a Majority of All Doctoral Degree Awards But a Huge Gender Gap Persists in STEM Fields

In 2017, women earned less than a third of the doctorates in the physical sciences and less than a quarter of all doctorates in mathematics and computer science. In engineering, women earned 22.3 percent of the 8,452 doctorates awarded.

Washington State University Reports on Efforts Relating to the Status of Women on Campus

Washington State University Reports on Efforts Relating to the Status of Women on Campus

The Washington State University President’s Commission for the Status of Women recently released their findings from a gender-based salary pilot study and made recommendations to ensure great gender quality on campus.

The U.S. Medical Schools That Had the Largest Percentage of Women Matriculants in 2018

The U.S. Medical Schools That Had the Largest Percentage of Women Matriculants in 2018

Women made up 51.6 percent of first-time, first-year students at U.S. medical schools in 2018. Women were 66 percent of new medical students at the University of New Mexico, the highest percentage in the nation. The lowest percentage of women matriculatns was at the medical school of the University of South Dakota.

College Athletic Powerhouses Earn a Grade of D in Achieving Gender Equity in Leadership Posts

College Athletic Powerhouses Earn a Grade of D in Achieving Gender Equity in Leadership Posts

At the 130 colleges and universities that make up the Football Bowl Subdivision of Division 1 of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, in the fall of 2018 women made up 16.9 percent of the presidents and 9.2 percent of the athletics directors.

Examining the Gender Gap in Average Salaries for Faculty in Higher Education

Examining the Gender Gap in Average Salaries for Faculty in Higher Education

At four-year public colleges and universities the average salary for men was $93,235. For women faculty at these institutions, the average salary was 76,760. Thus, on average women faculty earned only 82 percent of their male peers. At private, nonprofit educational institutions, the gender gap was slightly larger.

The International Archive of Women in Architecture at Virginia Tech Aims to Close the Gender Gap

The International Archive of Women in Architecture at Virginia Tech Aims to Close the Gender Gap

The International Archive of Women in Architecture at Virginia Tech has issued an open call to women architects worldwide to submit one seminal design or drawing from their body of work to be included in the archives to preserve the historical contributions of women in the field.

The Gender Scoring Gap on the SAT College Entrance Examination

The Gender Scoring Gap on the SAT College Entrance Examination

This year women had a mean score of 539 on the reading test. This was five points higher than the mean score for men. On the mathematics section, men scored on average 542. This was 20 points higher than the mean score for women.

Berklee College of Music in Boston to Launch the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice

Berklee College of Music in Boston to Launch the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice

The new institute will focus on equity in the jazz field and on the role that jazz can play in the larger struggle for gender justice. Terri Lyne Carrington, the Zildjian Chair in Performance, is the founder and artistic director of the Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice.

The Persisting Gender Gap in Poverty Rates in the United States

The Persisting Gender Gap in Poverty Rates in the United States

Women are more likely to live in poverty than men in the United States. For women who are single heads of families, more than a quarter live in poverty. Obviously, these women have major disadvantages in access to higher education, a path that might provide them a way out of poverty.

New Academic Study Finds Small Numbers of Women Portraying STEM Characters in Television and Film

New Academic Study Finds Small Numbers of Women Portraying STEM Characters in Television and Film

According to the study from the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland, and the Lyda Hill Foundation, 62.9 percent of STEM professionals portrayed in films and on television are men.

Educated Women Are More Likely to Get Married and Stay Married Than Women With Less Education

Educated Women Are More Likely to Get Married and Stay Married Than Women With Less Education

Dr. Yue Qian of the University of British Columbia found that the proportion of marriages in which the husband had a higher level of education than his spouse dropped from 24 percent to 15 percent and marriages in which the wife had more education rose from 22 percent to 29 percent between 1980 and 2012. Women with a higher level of education were more likely to get, and stay, married.

Study Finds the Wage Penalty for Working Mothers Evaporates for Single Mothers

Study Finds the Wage Penalty for Working Mothers Evaporates for Single Mothers

Previous research has shown that in the United States, working mothers are subject to a net wage penalty of 5 to 7 percent per child. But a new study led by a sociologist at the University of Arizona found that single mothers are not penalized at work in the same way that occurs for married mothers.

Study Finds That the Math Gender Gap in Ninth Grade Is Large But It Expands Further As Girls Get Older

Study Finds That the Math Gender Gap in Ninth Grade Is Large But It Expands Further As Girls Get Older

The study by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Pennsylvania, found that of the top 5,000 ninth graders in the American Mathematics Competitions, only 30 percent were female. In the top 500, 18 percent were female and in the top 50, 8 percent were female.

Gender Diversity Is Not a Star in the Hollywood Film Industry

Gender Diversity Is Not a Star in the Hollywood Film Industry

A study led by Stacy L. Smith, an associate professor of journalism and communication at the University of Southern California, finds that women made up just 31.8 percent of the speaking roles in the 100 top-grossing films of 2017. Women were 7.3 percent of the directors, 10.1 percent of the lead writers, and less than one percent of the composers.

Survey Offers Clues on the Persisting Gender Gap in Top Positions at the Nation's Leading Law Firms

Survey Offers Clues on the Persisting Gender Gap in Top Positions at the Nation’s Leading Law Firms

In 2016, women surpassed men in law school enrollments for the first time. But women still have a long way to go to reach equality at the top levels of the American legal profession. A new study offers some possible reasons why women tend to leave the profession before they make it to the top ranks.

Medical Schools That Are Doing Their Part to Close the Gender Gap in Faculty Ranks

Medical Schools That Are Doing Their Part to Close the Gender Gap in Faculty Ranks

The average percentage of women among all new faculty hires at U.S. medical schools for the three-year period beginning in the fall of 2013 to the spring of 2016 was 47 percent. At six medical schools, women made up at least 60 percent of new hires. But at 27 medical schools, women were less than 40 percent of new faculty hires.