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Women Underrepresented on the Editorial Boards of Major Journals in Statistics and Biostatistics

Women Underrepresented on the Editorial Boards of Major Journals in Statistics and Biostatistics

A new study by Andrea Foulkes a professor of mathematics and statistics at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, finds that women comprise less than a quarter of editorial board members on prestigious journals in statistics and biostatistics.

Addresssing the Lack of Women in Leadership Positions in Academic Pediatrics

Addresssing the Lack of Women in Leadership Positions in Academic Pediatrics

in 2017, women were 35 percent of all physicians in the United States but 63 percent of all pediatricians. Women made up 57 percent of all medical school faculty in pediatrics but were just 35 percent of all full professors in pediatrics and 26 percent of pediatric department chairs.

New Report Documents the Persistence of a Gender Pay Gap at Federal Scientific Agencies

New Report Documents the Persistence of a Gender Pay Gap at Federal Scientific Agencies

The study found that the pay gaps at organizations such as NOAA and the DOE — agencies focused on traditionally masculine fields such as engineering and physical sciences — were largely the result of men being paid more than women for the same jobs.

New Report Offers Statistics on the Gender of Pell Grant Recipients

New Report Offers Statistics on the Gender of Pell Grant Recipients

Federal Pell grants are financial awards provided to undergraduate students who demonstrate significant financial need. More than 43 percent of women undergraduate students received a federal Pell grant in the 2015-16 academic year. For male students, 34 percent of all undergraduates received a Pell grant. Women were 62 percent of all Pell grant recipients.

Study Finds Significant Gender Pay Gap Among Pediatricians in the United States

Study Finds Significant Gender Pay Gap Among Pediatricians in the United States

Women pediatrcians surveyed in 2016 earned $51,000 less, or 78 percent of what men earned. When adjustments were made to compare pediatricians with similar worklife characteristics, women made 94 percent of what was earned by their male counterparts.

University of Notre Dame Launches New Program to Increase Women's Participation on Nonprofit Boards

University of Notre Dame Launches New Program to Increase Women’s Participation on Nonprofit Boards

The BRITE (Board Readiness Initiative to Empower) Women Project at the University of Notre Dame seeks to equip women with the skills they need to provide transformational nonprofit board leadership that benefits their communities.

New Exhibit Honors the 50th Anniversary of Coeducation  at Yale College

New Exhibit Honors the 50th Anniversary of Coeducation at Yale College

On December 22, 1783, Yale President Ezra Stiles interviewed 12-year-old Lucinda Foote and was impressed with her intellect. According to his diary, Stiles “found her well fitted to be admitted into the Freshman Class, if it were not for her sex.”

The Huge Gender Gap in Nominations to the United States Service Academies

The Huge Gender Gap in Nominations to the United States Service Academies

Out of the 436 current voting members and delegates of Congress analyzed, only one has nominated more women than men. More than 40 percent of current members have nomination rates for women of 20 percent or lower.

University Study Finds That Women Are Far More Likely Than Men to Suffer Injuries in Car Crashes

University Study Finds That Women Are Far More Likely Than Men to Suffer Injuries in Car Crashes

Increased emphasis on safety technology has generally reduced serious injuries in automobile crashes over the past decade. But a new study led by researchers at the University of Virginia has found that the reduction in injuries does not apply to women as much as it does for men.

The Economic and Educational Status of Women One Year After Earning Their Bachelor's Degree

The Economic and Educational Status of Women One Year After Earning Their Bachelor’s Degree

One year after earning their bachelor’s degrees, 24.6 percent of women were enrolled in graduate education compared to 20.4 percent of men. Some 14.1 percent of women were both enrolled in graduate programs and were employed compared to 10 percent of men.

National Institutes of Health Director Will Refuse to Serve on All-Male Academic Panels

National Institutes of Health Director Will Refuse to Serve on All-Male Academic Panels

While there has been much talk about how to expand the participation of women speakers at academic conferences, Francis S. Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health is actually doing something about it. Recently Dr. Collins announced that he would no longer participate on academic panels where women were not represented.

New Report Examines the Gender Makeup of Private Schools in the United States

New Report Examines the Gender Makeup of Private Schools in the United States

Overall boys accounted for 51.4 percent of all private school students in the 2017-18 academic year. Only 2 percent of private school students attended all-girl schools and 2.4 percent attended all-boy schools. Girls were 55 percent of the students in early childhood education or pre-schools.

For Elite University Presidents, The Gender Pay Gap Is Disappearing

For Elite University Presidents, The Gender Pay Gap Is Disappearing

The results of a study led by a scholar at the University of Central Florida show that on average there is a 9 percent compensation difference between male and female university presidents, with women receiving less pay than men on average. But at higher status universities, women presidents are receiving similar levels of total compensation as male presidents.

Report Finds Only a Small Fraction of Academic Research is Authored by Women

Report Finds Only a Small Fraction of Academic Research is Authored by Women

For this report, the researchers scanned 14.6 million studies published between 2006 and 2017 by scientists at 963 institutions across the world, determining gender of authors from their first names. In the United States, women were authors on 31.8 percent of all academic research. Lower female representation existed in the U.K. and Germany.

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.