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Women Are a Majority of New Entrants to U.S. Dental Schools

Women Are a Majority of New Entrants to U.S. Dental Schools

The number of women applying to U.S. dental schools has increased by 82 percent since 2000. During the same period male applicants to dental schools increased by 27.8 percent. In 2014, women made up 51.2 percent of all new enrollees at U.S. dental schools.

The Founding Dean of the Medical School at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas

The Founding Dean of the Medical School at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Barbara Atkinson, a professor emerita at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, has spent the past 18 months as planning dean at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In this role she has hired faculty and staff, raised funds, and developed curriculum.

Checking Up on the Gender Gap in Medical School Applications and Enrollments

Checking Up on the Gender Gap in Medical School Applications and Enrollments

In 2015 women made up 48.7 percent of all applicants to U.S. medical school. That same year, women were 47.8 percent of all entering students at medical schools. Over the past decade the percentage of women among entering students has decreased slightly from 48.5 percent fo 47.8 percent.

The First Woman President of SUNY's Upstate Medical University

The First Woman President of SUNY’s Upstate Medical University

Dr. Danielle Laraque-Arena has been serving as chair of the department of pediatrics at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, and as a professor of pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.

The Only On-Campus MBA Program for Women Is Closing

The Only On-Campus MBA Program for Women Is Closing

Simmons College in Boston has seen declining enrollments in its on-campus MBA program for women. So it is now moving its MBA programs exclusively online and the new programs will be available for both men and women. Students in the new online MBA will have the option of an elective gender component.

Jennifer Mnookin to Lead the UCLA School of Law

Jennifer Mnookin to Lead the UCLA School of Law

Jennifer Mnookin was selected as the ninth dean of the School of Law at the University of California, Los Angeles. An expert in evidence law, Dr. Mnookin has been on the UCLA law faculty since 2005 and currently is the David G. Price and Dallas R. Price Professor of Law.

The First Woman Dean at the Wake Forest University School of Law

The First Woman Dean at the Wake Forest University School of Law

Suzanne Reynolds has served as interim dean for the past year. From 2010 until her appointment as interim dean, she served as executive associate dean for academic affairs. She joined the law school’s faculty in 1981.

Harvard Business School Looks to Recruit Graduates of Women's Colleges

Harvard Business School Looks to Recruit Graduates of Women’s Colleges

Participants in the PEEK program will spend evenings analyzing real-business cases, and use morning study groups and classes to examine and debate their ideas through interaction with peers and faculty. Only students or graduates of women’s colleges are eligible to participate.

Jennifer Chen to Be the Youngest Graduate of the Florida International University College of Medicine

Jennifer Chen to Be the Youngest Graduate of the Florida International University College of Medicine

Jennifer Chen never graduated from high school. After finishing ninth grade, she enrolled at California State University, Los Angeles at the age of 14. This spring, Chen will be youngest person to graduate from the medical school at Florida International University.

Only One Woman Among the Five Finalists for Dean of the University of North Carolina School of Law

Only One Woman Among the Five Finalists for Dean of the University of North Carolina School of Law

Since 2006, Michelle J. Anderson has served as dean of the City University of New York School of Law in Long Island City. Previously, Dean Anderson was on the faculty at the Villanova University School of Law in Pennsylvania for eight years.

University of Maryland Business School Pledges to Achieve Gender Equality

University of Maryland Business School Pledges to Achieve Gender Equality

In the fall of 2014, women were 32 percent of the total enrollments at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University if Maryland at College Park. By 2020, the school hopes to achieve gender equality in enrollments.

Scholarships for Graduates of Five Leading Women's Colleges at Indiana University's Mauer School of Law

Scholarships for Graduates of Five Leading Women’s Colleges at Indiana University’s Mauer School of Law

The Mauer School of Law at Indiana University in Bloomington has established a scholarship and mentoring program for graduates of five of the nation’s leading women’s colleges: Bryn Mawr, Mills, Mount Holyoke, Smith, and Wellesley.

Two Women Among the Four Finalists for Dean of the University of Missouri's School of Journalism

Two Women Among the Four Finalists for Dean of the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism

Sonya Forte Duhe is a professor and director of the School of Mass Communication at Loyola University in New Orleans and Esther Thorson is a professor and associate dean for graduate study at the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

The New Dean of the College of Law at the University of Tulsa

The New Dean of the College of Law at the University of Tulsa

Lyn Entzeroth has been serving as associate dean for academic affairs since 2012. From 2007 to 2009, she was associate dean for faculty development. She joined the faculty at the College of Law in 2002.

The Gender Gap at the Nation's Top Law Schools

The Gender Gap at the Nation’s Top Law Schools

At the 15 highest-rated law schools in the United States, women make up a majority of the students at only one. None have faculties where women make up a majority and only four have faculties where women are as much as 40 percent of the total full-time faculty.

Two Women Among the Finalists for Dean of the Business School at Old Dominion University

Two Women Among the Finalists for Dean of the Business School at Old Dominion University

Kathleen A. Getz is dean of the Michael R. Quinlan School of Business at Loyola University of Chicago and Kay M. Palan is professor of marketing and dean of the Haworth College of Business at Western Michigan University.

Tuck Bridge Program for Business Expands to the Campus of Smith College

Tuck Bridge Program for Business Expands to the Campus of Smith College

The Smith-Tuck Bridge Program, held at Smith College and taught by faculty of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, will be a three-week course of study with the goal of increasing the number of women who pursue careers in business.

Report Finds UCLA's Business School Is "Inhospitable to Women Faculty"

Report Finds UCLA’s Business School Is “Inhospitable to Women Faculty”

Among the report’s finding were that the school was inconsistent in its hiring and promotion policies in regards to women and that “gender ghettos” were created in certain academic areas. The report found a “lack of respect” for women faculty.

University of Missouri Moves to Help Students and Faculty With Child Care

University of Missouri Moves to Help Students and Faculty With Child Care

The University of Missouri plans to offer a private concern a no-cost lease of university land for the construction and operation of the center. In return the center will offer discounts to university faculty, staff, and students.

Gillian Lester Appointed the 15th Dean of Columbia Law School

Gillian Lester Appointed the 15th Dean of Columbia Law School

Currently she is the Alexander F. and May T. Morrison Professor of Law, the Mimi Wolfen Research Professor, and acting dean of the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. Professor Lester will become dean at Columbia Law School on January 1.

The Next Dean of the Law School at Southern Methodist University

The Next Dean of the Law School at Southern Methodist University

Jennifer M. Collins currently serves as on the faculty of the Wake Forest University School of Law in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She is also vice provost at Wake Forest University.

Two Women Among the Five Finalists for Dean of the College of Journalism at the University of Nebraska

Two Women Among the Five Finalists for Dean of the College of Journalism at the University of Nebraska

Maria B. Marron is professor and chair of the department of journalism at Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant and Derina R. Holtzhausen is a professor and director of the School of Media and Strategic Communication at Oklahoma State University.

The Next Dean of the Medical School at the University of California at Davis

The Next Dean of the Medical School at the University of California at Davis

Julie Freischlag currently serves as the William Stewart Halsted Professor and chief of surgery at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institute. She will become dean on February 10.

Lots of Women at the University of Georgia's White Coat Ceremonies

Lots of Women at the University of Georgia’s White Coat Ceremonies

Women make up more than 70 percent of the new students at the College of Veterinary Medicine and more than 65 percent of the new students in the College of Pharmacy.

The First Woman Dean of the University of Florida College of Pharmacy

The First Woman Dean of the University of Florida College of Pharmacy

When she begins her new post on August 5, Dr. Johnson will be the first woman dean in the college’s 90-year history. Professor Johnson joined the faculty at the University of Florida in 1999. Previously she taught at the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy.

The First Woman Dean of the Business School at Indiana University

The First Woman Dean of the Business School at Indiana University

Idalene Kesner has been chosen as the next dean of the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University in Bloomington. She has been serving as associate dean of faculty and research and holds the Frank P. Popoff Chair of Strategic Management at the business school.

A Check-Up on Women Faculty at U.S. Medical Schools

A Check-Up on Women Faculty at U.S. Medical Schools

There are some areas of higher education where women continue to be significantly underrepresented. The faculties of U.S. medical schools is one such area. In 2011, women were 36.2 percent of all medical school faculty and only 19.6 percent of the full professors.

Lisa Kloppenberg to Lead the Law School at Santa Clara University

Lisa Kloppenberg to Lead the Law School at Santa Clara University

She is the former dean of the University of Dayton law school in Ohio. Prior to her 10-year tenure as dean at the University of Dayton, she taught at the law school of the University of Oregon.

Annette Clark Appointed Dean of the Seattle University School of Law

Annette Clark Appointed Dean of the Seattle University School of Law

Dr. Clark joined the law school’s faculty in 1989. During the 2011-2012 academic year she served as dean and taught at the Saint Louis University School of Law but resigned her post and returned to Seattle in the fall of 2012.

Nancy Dunlap to Lead the University of Virginia Medical School

Nancy Dunlap to Lead the University of Virginia Medical School

Dr. Dunlap has been serving as physician in residence at the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices in Washington. Previously, she was a professor of medicine at the University of Alabama Birmingham.

The First Woman Dean of the College of Business at the University of Louisville

The First Woman Dean of the College of Business at the University of Louisville

Carolyn M. Callahan will become dean in July 2014. She is currently the KPMG Distinguished Professor of Accounting and director of the School of Accountancy at the University of Memphis in Tennessee.

Percentage of Nurses Who Are Men Has Tripled Since 1970

Percentage of Nurses Who Are Men Has Tripled Since 1970

While men are still a small percentage of all nurses, male nurses earn more money than women nurses. In 2011, women nurses had average earnings of $51,100 while male nurses had average earnings of $60,700.

A Check-Up on Women in U.S. Medical Education

A Check-Up on Women in U.S. Medical Education

In 2011 the number of women applying to medical school, enrolling in medical school, and earning medical degrees were at al all-time high. But the percentage of women in medical education has declined slightly in recent years.

University of New Mexico School of Law Announces Two Women Finalists for Dean

University of New Mexico School of Law Announces Two Women Finalists for Dean

Two women are among the four finalists for dean of the University of New Mexico School of Law: Barbara Bergman, the current interim dean of the UNM law school and Melanie Wilson, associate dean at the University of Kansas School of Law.

Women's Progress in Closing the Gender Gap in Law School Enrollments Comes to a Halt

Women’s Progress in Closing the Gender Gap in Law School Enrollments Comes to a Halt

In 2001-02 academic year, women made up 49 percent of the total enrollments in U.S. law schools. But since that time, progress in closing the gender gap has not only come to a halt, it has reversed.