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Study Finds Large Gender Gap in Grand Rounds Speakers in Academic Medicine

Study Finds Large Gender Gap in Grand Rounds Speakers in Academic Medicine

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have published a study which presents evidence that women are less likely than men to be chosen as speakers during grand rounds, the academic mainstay of expert-delivered lectures used to share patient-care guidelines and cutting-edge research within clinical departments.

Major Report Documents the Status of Women in Academic Research

Major Report Documents the Status of Women in Academic Research

The report, by the major academic publisher Elsevier, finds that women make up at least 40 percent of all published researchers in nine of the 12 countries studied. Fifteen years ago, women were 40 percent of all authors of research papers in only one of the 12 countries.

Study Finds a Gender Gap in the Most Prestigious Doctoral Programs

Study Finds a Gender Gap in the Most Prestigious Doctoral Programs

The data shows that women make up just under half of all doctorates in research fields but there are large gender gap in many specific fields. Also, the data showed that the share of doctoral degrees earned from the most prestigious programs is higher for men than for women.

A Significant Gender Gap in Academic Cardiology

A Significant Gender Gap in Academic Cardiology

A new study led by researchers at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital found that women were significantly less likely than men to be full professors, even when adjusting for factors such as age, years of experience, and research productivity that are traditionally associated with academic rank.

Report Finds a Persisting Gender Pay Gap in Higher Education Administrative Positions

Report Finds a Persisting Gender Pay Gap in Higher Education Administrative Positions

The data shows that in 2001, women in administrative positions in higher education earned approximately 77 cents on the dollar compared to men. There has been slight improvement. Today women administrators in higher education make 80 cents for every dollar earned by men.

Ranking the States by the Percentage of Women Among Their Doctoral Degree Recipients

Ranking the States by the Percentage of Women Among Their Doctoral Degree Recipients

In Minnesota, women earned 54.6 percent of all doctorates awarded in 2015. This was the highest percentage in the nation. Maine ranked second and the District of Columbia ranked third. The only other states where women earned more doctorates than men were Mississippi and North Dakota.

Study Finds a Persisting Gender Gap in Earnings Among Registered Nurses

Study Finds a Persisting Gender Gap in Earnings Among Registered Nurses

A new study led by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco finds that male registered nurses earn on average more than $5,000 than women registered nurses. Furthermore, the study found that this gender gap in wages among registered nurses has persisted for three decades.

Study Examines If Single Women Downplay Their Ambition Around Single Men

Study Examines If Single Women Downplay Their Ambition Around Single Men

The study finds that single professional women tend to downplay their accomplishments and not to reveal their ambitions, perhaps, according to the authors, because this may make them “undesirable in the marriage market.”

Study Looks at Gender Differences in Dormitory Room Cleanliness

Study Looks at Gender Differences in Dormitory Room Cleanliness

The study by CollegeStats found that men’s dorm rooms were found to have more than 3.5 times as much bacteria than women’s dorm rooms. The dirtiest place in men’s dorm rooms is the sheets on their beds.

A Gender Bias in Student Evaluations on RateMyProfessors.com

A Gender Bias in Student Evaluations on RateMyProfessors.com

Data from 7.9 million evaluations of 190,000 college faculty members in the United States posted on the website RateMyProfessors.com, shows male faculty members had overall scores higher than women in most academic disciplines.

New Report From The College Board Examines the Gender Gap in Educational Attainment and Earnings

New Report From The College Board Examines the Gender Gap in Educational Attainment and Earnings

Despite gains for women in college enrollments and degree attainments, a new report from The College Board shows that the gender gap in earnings prevails at all educational attainment levels. For example, for men and women who held professional degrees, the median income for men in 2015 was $131,200 compared to $82,500 for women.

Gender Differences in Bullying at School

Gender Differences in Bullying at School

A new report from the U.S. Department of Education finds that more than 20 percent of all school students ages 12 to 18 in the United States were bullied at school during the 2014-15 school year. When we break down the figures by gender, we find some significant differences between boys and girls.

Early Admission of Women to Leading Colleges and Universities

Early Admission of Women to Leading Colleges and Universities

Several of the nation’s highest-ranked colleges and universities have reported data on students they have accepted under early decision or early action admissions plans. Some of these selective educational institutions have provided data broken down by gender.

The Gender Gap in Educational Attainment Worldwide by Religious Affiliation

The Gender Gap in Educational Attainment Worldwide by Religious Affiliation

Worldwide, men had an average of 8.3 years of schooling and women had an average of 7.2 years. When broken down by religious group, Jewish women had an average of 13.4 years of schooling, by far the highest level of any religious group. Hindu women had the lowest level of education, with only an average of 4.2 years of schooling.

Johns Hopkins University Study Finds Sharp Rise in Depression Among Adolescent Girls

Johns Hopkins University Study Finds Sharp Rise in Depression Among Adolescent Girls

Researchers found that in 2014, one in six adolescent girls reported a bout of clinical depression within the past year. The prevalence of major depressive episodes among adolescent girls increased from 13.1 percent in 2005 to 17.3 percent in 2014.

Cornell University Looks to Close the Faculty Gender Gap

Cornell University Looks to Close the Faculty Gender Gap

Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, has established several new initiatives aimed at increasing the number of women among new faculty hires.

Indiana University Study Examines Gender Pay Gaps by Sexual Orientation

Indiana University Study Examines Gender Pay Gaps by Sexual Orientation

The study found that while gay men earn less than heterosexual men and lesbians earn more than heterosexual women, these pay gaps results from differences in family characteristics. But for bisexual men and women, the study finds that workplace discrimination may be a significant factor in the pay gap.

NYU Study Examines the Gender Gap in Charter School Enrollments

NYU Study Examines the Gender Gap in Charter School Enrollments

The study found that both boys and girls were both more likely to leave charter schools than traditional public schools. However, boys were more likely than girls to exit charters at every grade level, by as much as 1 to 3 percentage points more per year, with larger gaps in the upper grades.

A New Scholarship for Women Students in a Graduate Program in Game Design

A New Scholarship for Women Students in a Graduate Program in Game Design

The Barlovento Foundation has established the Barlovento Scholarship for Women in Games in the design program at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. The full-tuition scholarship will support women in graduate degree programs in game design.

A Persisting Gender Gap in Tenure and Tenure-Track Faculty Positons

A Persisting Gender Gap in Tenure and Tenure-Track Faculty Positons

Women now are a significant majority of all students enrolled in higher education and all students who earn degrees. But women still do not hold anywhere near a majority of faculty positions in higher education, particularly at the higher levels.

The "Mommy Factor" Does Not Explain the Gender Gap in STEM Fields

The “Mommy Factor” Does Not Explain the Gender Gap in STEM Fields

The study, led by a demographer at Cornell University, found that when women planned to delay marriage and limit the number of children they wanted – which would let them focus exclusively on work – they didn’t get the same employment opportunities in STEM as men.

Study Led by Northwestern University Scientists Finds Women Vastly Underrepresented in Genomics Scholarship

Study Led by Northwestern University Scientists Finds Women Vastly Underrepresented in Genomics Scholarship

The authors examined the publication records of nearly 4,000 faculty members in six different STEM fields: chemical engineering, chemistry, ecology, materials science, molecular biology, and psychology. The researchers found that females are underrepresented in large teams in genomics (a subdiscipline of molecular biology).

A Healthy Rise in Women Applicants and Matriculants to Medical Schools

A Healthy Rise in Women Applicants and Matriculants to Medical Schools

In 2016, there were 38,773 students who applied to medical schools. Of these, 19,682, or 50.8 percent, were women. This is the first time since 2007 that the number of women applicants was higher than the number of men.

New Report Examines Gender Differences in Computer Science Education

New Report Examines Gender Differences in Computer Science Education

Among the findings of a a new report from Google is the fact that more than one third of all male students said they were “very interested” in learning computer science in the future. Only 16 percent of female students agreed.

Study Examines Wide Gender Disparities in Degree Attainments in STEM Fields

Study Examines Wide Gender Disparities in Degree Attainments in STEM Fields

While women earn a solid majority of all degrees in higher education, they receive only about 37 percent of all degrees awarded in STEM fields. And even within STEM disciplines there are wide gender disparities.

Award-Winning Academic Study Examines Gender Differences on When People Lie

Award-Winning Academic Study Examines Gender Differences on When People Lie

The study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley and Northwestern University found that women tend to not lie about themselves, but are willing to lie to support others, particularly when they are criticized or pressured by peers.

The Gender Scoring Gap on the SAT College Entrance Examination

The Gender Scoring Gap on the SAT College Entrance Examination

There were 875,342 women in the Class of 2016 who took the SAT, compared to 762,247 men. The average combined score for women of 1474 was 20 points below the average combined score for men.

More Academic Research on the Gender Gap in Acting Roles in Hollywood Films

More Academic Research on the Gender Gap in Acting Roles in Hollywood Films

A new study of 50,000 films from 1920 to 2011 by economists at Clemson University in South Carolina finds that there were fewer roles for older women than for older men but more roles for younger women than for younger men.

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.

University of Rhode Island Achieves Progress in Closing the Gender Faculty Gap in STEM Fields

University of Rhode Island Achieves Progress in Closing the Gender Faculty Gap in STEM Fields

Today, there are 81 women tenured or tenure-track faculty in STEM fields, nearly double the number from 2003. Women now make up 28 percent of all STEM faculty. This is higher than the national average.

College Does Very Little to Eliminate the Gender Wage Gap

College Does Very Little to Eliminate the Gender Wage Gap

A new study by Antoinette Flores of the Center for American Progress found that for students who participated in federal financial aid programs while in college, working women’s earnings 10 years after they first enrolled in college are lower than working men’s earnings only six years after enrolling in colleges.

Survey of Drugs on College Campuses Finds Women Are Less Frequent Users

Survey of Drugs on College Campuses Finds Women Are Less Frequent Users

A new report from the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan finds that illicit drug use is more prevalent among male college students than it is among women college students.

New Census Report Shows a Huge Gender Gap in Income in the United States

New Census Report Shows a Huge Gender Gap in Income in the United States

The median income of households headed by a single woman in the United States in 2015 was $37,797. These households made up 19 percent of all family households in the United States. Their median income was just 44.7 percent of the median income of married-couple families.

University Study Finds a Continuing Gender Gap in Hollywood Productions

University Study Finds a Continuing Gender Gap in Hollywood Productions

A survey conducted by researchers at the University of Southern California, found that of the 100 top-grossing films in 2015, women were just 31.4 percent of all the actors who held speaking roles. Women were 4.1 percent of the directors, 11.8 percent of the writers, and less than 1 percent of the composers that worked on Hollywood films.

Georgia Tech Announces New Initiatives to Enhance Gender Equality on Campus

Georgia Tech Announces New Initiatives to Enhance Gender Equality on Campus

The Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta has announced 11 steps it is taking over the next two years to promote gender equity and inclusion on campus. Women make up just 35 percent of the 15,000-member undergraduate student body at Georgia Tech and hold 0nly 28 percent of the highest-level staff positions.