With the media focused on President Obama’s acceptance of his Nobel Peace Prize yesterday, less coverage was given to the positive news that a record five women also received the Nobel Prize at the ceremony on Oslo, Norway.  See the Chicago Tribune story for more details on these women.

  • Herta Mueller for literature
  • Elinor Ostrom, for economics (the first woman ever to win for economics)
  • Elizabeth H. Blackburn for medicine
  • Carol W. Greider for medicine
  • Ada Yonath for chemistry

Congratulations to these women for their incredible achievements.