First-Year Women Students at the Nation’s Leading Research Universities

Of the 28 high-ranking research universities for which we have data, women were a majority of the entering students at 18 schools. This is the same number as a year ago. Four years ago, women were a majority at only 11 high-ranking universities.

First-Year Women Students at the Nation’s Leading Liberal Arts Colleges

A survey of the nation’s highest-ranking co-educational liberal arts colleges to determine the percentage of women in this year’s entering classes. Also: gender differences in acceptance rates and whether women have made gains in enrollments.

A Record Number of Women Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

The National Academy of Sciences recently announced the election of 100 new members. This year, 40 of the new members are women, the most ever elected to the academy in a single year.

Twelve Women Assistant Professors Named 2019 Cottrell Scholars

These awards provide $100,000 to each recipient identified as a leader in integrating science teaching and research at a top U.S. research university or a primarily undergraduate institution.

Women Make Big Strides at the National Academy of Engineering

It appears that there are 33 women among the 83 new members of the National Academy of Engineering. This is a huge increase from a year ago, when 19 women were among the 83 new members.

Fourteen Women “Geniuses” Win MacArthur Fellowships

The Chicago-based MacArthur Foundation has announced the selection of 25 individuals in this year’s class of MacArthur Fellows. Fourteen women are among the 25 new MacArthur Fellows.

  • Honors & Awards

  • Notre Dame Professor Sophie White Wins Multiple Honors for Her New Book

    Notre Dame Professor Sophie White Wins Multiple Honors for Her New Book

    May. 28, 2020 - Professor White won the Kemper and Leila Williams Book Prize from the Historic New Orleans Collection and the Louisiana Historical Association and the 2020 Summerlee Book Prize from the Center for History and Culture of Southeast Texas and the Upper Gulf Coast at Lamar University.
  • University of Chicago's Alice Goff Wins the 2020 Berlin Prize

    University of Chicago’s Alice Goff Wins the 2020 Berlin Prize

    May. 28, 2020 - The Berlin Prize is awarded to scholars, writers, composers, and artists from the United States who represent the highest standards of excellence in their fields. Dr. Goff will begin a semester-long fellowship this fall at the Academy, which fosters intellectual, cultural, and political ties between Germany and the United States.
  • University of Wisconsin Historian Wins Book Prize

    University of Wisconsin Historian Wins Book Prize

    May. 28, 2020 - Jacqueline-Bethel M​ougoué, an assistant professor of African cultural studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been awarded the 2020 Frances Richardson Keller-Sierra Prize from the Western Association of Women Historians.
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