Women

Female Faculty and the Sciences

Congressional panel considers recruitment and retention issue, while Stanford study examines impact of low female participation on undergraduate math, science and engineering majors.

New Numbers on Underrepresented Faculty Members

Research on women and minorities in the sciences and social sciences examines the entire population of professors at top 100 departments in 15 fields.

Faculty Productivity, Learning to Teach, Student Satisfaction

Researchers on higher education gather for annual meeting and release a slew of studies on colleges, students and professors.

The Power of Pink

The controversy over the University of Iowa's locker room for visiting football teams -- painted pink -- resurfaces.

Averting Assault

New study shows that freshman fraternity members who participate in a prevention program end up committing fewer acts of sexual coercion.

The Mentoring Gap for Women in Science

New study of graduates of top doctoral programs in chemistry shows potential long-term impact of differing ways students interact with professors.

New Evidence Bolsters Women's Colleges

Graduates of women's colleges are significantly more likely than women who graduated from other liberal arts colleges or from public flagships to have graduate degrees, according to data released Monday.

The 'Double Hit' on Women's Salaries

Surveys abound showing that women in academe (and the rest of society) earn less than men. Likewise theories abound for why this is the case, so many years after it ceased to be acceptable for deans (or other bosses) to automatically assume a woman could make do with less.

Ambiguity and Ignorance on Crime

New research finds disconnect between campus officials, less than dazzling knowledge of key campus crime law and evidence that programs to prevent sexual assaults may be misdirected.

'Gendered Innovations in Science and Engineering'

The discussion of gender and science can take place on many levels. Some focus on issues of bias in who gets to do science. Others use much broader definitions, looking at the impact of gender on scientific questions and findings, as well as on who leads the research enterprise. A new collection of essays, Gendered Innovations in Science and Engineering (Stanford University Press), takes the broader perspective.

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