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Rutgers Business School Opens a New Center for Women in Business

Rutgers Business School Opens a New Center for Women in Business

The center will work to improve gender equity in the business world by empowering working women and developing women business leaders through a robust network and academic research. Lisa Kaplowitz, an assistant professor of professional practice in finance is the center’s founding director.

Breastfeeding Mothers Not Allowed to Attend Women's Conference at Brigham Young University

Breastfeeding Mothers Not Allowed to Attend Women’s Conference at Brigham Young University

The annual Women’s Conference on the campus of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, is being held on April 30-May 1. A notice on the conference’s webpage states that: “Infants and young children, including nursing infants, cannot be accommodated.”

University of Chicago Receives Archive of 2,700 Vivian Maier Photographs

University of Chicago Receives Archive of 2,700 Vivian Maier Photographs

Vivian Meier spent much of her early life traveling the world before finding a home in 1956 in Chicago, where she worked as a nanny to support her photography. It was only after her death in 2009 that Maier’s work was displayed in museums and galleries to widespread acclaim.

Northern Illinois University Plans to Launch a New Degree Program in Women's Studies

Northern Illinois University Plans to Launch a New Degree Program in Women’s Studies

Pending final approval by the Illinois Board of Higher Education, Northern Illinois Univerity in DeKalb plans to debut a bachelor’s degree program in women, gender and sexuality studies this coming fall.

University of Kansas Opens Exhibit on the Public Service of Elizabeth Dole

University of Kansas Opens Exhibit on the Public Service of Elizabeth Dole

The exhibit is entitled “What Would a Woman Offer Her Country?: Elizabeth Dole’s Ground-Breaking, Trail-Blazing Life of Service.” The exhibition features over 100 items from her personal collections, documenting her career across six decades of public service.

Wayne State University Debuts its New Office of Women's Health

Wayne State University Debuts its New Office of Women’s Health

According to the university, the office will work to improve the health of women to maximize the opportunity for families to thrive and achieve economic security. The director of the new office is Sonia Hassan, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology.

Kendra Scott and the University of Texas Establish the Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute

Kendra Scott and the University of Texas Establish the Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute

Kendra Scott is a fashion designer who got her start in Austin and has created a billion-dollar company with retail stores and an extensive online business. Scott has a history of supporting women’s causes.

Texas Woman's University Renames Institute for Women's Leadership

Texas Woman’s University Renames Institute for Women’s Leadership

The Institute for Women’s Leadership at Texas Woman’s University has been renamed to honor state senator Jane Nelson. The senator, whose district includes portions of Denton and Tarrant counties, is the highest-ranking member of the Texas Senate.

Women's Entrepreneurship Program at Cornell University Doubles in Size

Women’s Entrepreneurship Program at Cornell University Doubles in Size

W.E. Cornell was founded last year to empower and train women entrepreneurs in Cornell University’s STEM programs. The program aims to level the playing field by providing members with networking, mentoring and training opportunities to help them compete for venture capital.

Woman's Philanthropy Institute Looks at Nonprofits Dedicated to Women and Girls

Woman’s Philanthropy Institute Looks at Nonprofits Dedicated to Women and Girls

The index identified 45,000 U.S. charities that are dedicated to serving primarily women and girls. In 2016, these organizations received a collective total of $6.3 billion in charitable contributions from individuals, foundations, and corporations. This was about 1.6 percent of all donations.

University of California, Berkeley Launches Archive on the Women's Studies Movement

University of California, Berkeley Launches Archive on the Women’s Studies Movement

The archive includes the original papers outlining the proposal to create a women’s studies program. Also included are syllabi from the original courses on women’s studies, correspondence relating to the program, and feminist pamphlets and literature.

Clemson University Holds Workshops for Women Who Own Forestland in South Carolina

Clemson University Holds Workshops for Women Who Own Forestland in South Carolina

The Cooperative Extension service of Clemson University in South Carolina is sponsoring a new statewide educational program designed to prepare family forest matriarchs for the reality that they could someday be left to make management decisions about their forestland.

Indiana University Offering New Continuing Education Program on Sex, Sexuality, Gender, and Relationships

Indiana University Offering New Continuing Education Program on Sex, Sexuality, Gender, and Relationships

Led by the Kinsey Institute’s newly appointed assistant director for education, Jessica Hille, the continuing education initiative is part of the institute’s overall mission to promote greater understanding of human sexuality and relationships through rigorous research, education, and outreach.

Name Change and More for Women's Studies at Southern Connecticut State University

Name Change and More for Women’s Studies at Southern Connecticut State University

Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven has announced that it is changing the name of its Women’s Studies Program to the Women’s and Gender Studies Program. In addition to the name change, the program will be strengthened with new offerings.

Lafayette College's Women Studies Program to Focus More on Issues of Sexuality

Lafayette College’s Women Studies Program to Focus More on Issues of Sexuality

Lafayette College, the highly rate liberal arts educational institution in Easton, Pennsylvania, has announced that its Women’s and Gender Studies program will now focus more on issues of sexuality. The program’s name will now be Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

The Univerity of Houston Launches New Women's Studies Research Institute

The Univerity of Houston Launches New Women’s Studies Research Institute

The Institute for Research on Women, Gender & Sexuality will focus on issues including workforce, health, family and relationships, social dynamics, leadership, and equity as well as examining how gender and sexuality impact all aspects of life in Houston.

University of Texas to Offer a Five-Year, Dual Degree Program in Women's and Gender Studies

University of Texas to Offer a Five-Year, Dual Degree Program in Women’s and Gender Studies

Undergraduate students who major in women’s and gender studies within the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas may begin graduate courses their junior year if they meet the academic requirements.

Marquette University in Milwaukee Announces Directors for Its New Institute for Women’s Leadership

Marquette University in Milwaukee Announces Directors for Its New Institute for Women’s Leadership

Andrea Schneider, professor at Marquette University Law School, has been named the first director of the institute. Jean Grow, professor of strategic communication in the Diederich College of Communication, and Jennica Webster, associate professor of management in the College of Business Administration, will serve as co-directors of the institute.

Apple Joins With Harvard University on a Major Women's Health Research Project

Apple Joins With Harvard University on a Major Women’s Health Research Project

The Apple Women’s Health Study will leverage participants’ voluntary use of a smartphone research app to advance understanding of menstrual and gynecological health. Using the new research app, participants will contribute to the research as they go about their daily lives.

Utah State University Is Broadening the Scope of Its Women and Gender Studies Programs

Utah State University Is Broadening the Scope of Its Women and Gender Studies Programs

The new Center for Intersectional Gender Studies and Research at Utah State will provide a broader focus on issues at the intersection of identities, such as gender and gender identity, race, class, sexual orientation, nationality, and disability.

Swarthmore College Acquires Papers of Social Activist, Mira Sharpless Townsend

Swarthmore College Acquires Papers of Social Activist, Mira Sharpless Townsend

Mira Sharpless Townsend was a Philadelphia Quaker who was an advocate for social reform movements of the mid-19th century such as the abolition of slavery and capital punishment and the improvement of prison conditions.

University of California, Santa Cruz Awards Its First Doctorates in Feminist Studies

University of California, Santa Cruz Awards Its First Doctorates in Feminist Studies

The University of Califoria, Santa Cruz’s feminist studies program was established in 1974 and began its first graduate programs in 2013. Recently, Veronika Zablotsky and Erin McElroy became the the first two students to receive a Ph.D. in feminist studies at the university.

University of Alabama at Birmingham Establishes Program for Pregnant Mothers Battling Addiction

University of Alabama at Birmingham Establishes Program for Pregnant Mothers Battling Addiction

The program provides women with a full complement of obstetric addiction therapy. Many of the women who participate in the program would not normally seek recovery-based services during pregnancy out of fear of criminal consequences. In the state of Alabama, it is a felony offense to use drugs during pregnancy.

Fordham University Creates Oral History Project on Its First Women Undergraduate Students

Fordham University Creates Oral History Project on Its First Women Undergraduate Students

Last summer, Fordham University in the Bronx, New York, initiated the Thomas More College Oral History Project in honor of the 50-year anniversary of the first graduating class of Fordham’s liberal arts college for women. The oral histories are now available on the university’s website. The project was supported by Fordham faculty and run by […]

The University of New Mexico Installs Two Historic Markers Highlighting Important Women in New Mexican History

The University of New Mexico Installs Two Historic Markers Highlighting Important Women in New Mexican History

The markers have been in the works since 2006, when a group of women discovered that none of the 500 markers throughout the state of New Mexico recognized the accomplishments of women in the state.

<em>Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy</em> Finds New Home at the University of Oregon

Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy Finds New Home at the University of Oregon

The journal will be co-edited by four faculty members: Bonnie Mann, Erin McKenna, Camisha Russell, and Rocio Zambrana. The journal will also receive additional support from the university’s Center for the Study of Women in Society.

University of Texas Acquires Papers of Acclaimed Author Rachel Cusk

University of Texas Acquires Papers of Acclaimed Author Rachel Cusk

The materials reflect Cusk’s personal writing process within 16 notebooks and in additional papers and documents. The notebooks also include teaching notes, occasional journal entries, drawings by her children, appointment details, and records of everyday life.

Brown University Launches New Digital Archives Relating to Women's History

Brown University Launches New Digital Archives Relating to Women’s History

The digital collections are divided into two archives: The Christine Dunlap Farnham Archive, which offers a comprehensive history of women at Brown and in Rhode Island, and the Feminist Theory Archive, which documents the work of influential feminist theorists and scholars.

Columbia University Acquires the Papers of American Author Lydia Davis

Columbia University Acquires the Papers of American Author Lydia Davis

Lydia Davis currently serves as a professor of creative writing at the University at Albany of the State University of New York System. She previously served as the Lillian Vernon Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at New York University.

Cornell University Establishes the Bank of America Institute for Women's Entrepreneurship

Cornell University Establishes the Bank of America Institute for Women’s Entrepreneurship

The program provides women entrepreneurs with the skills, knowledge, and resources to build their own businesses. The free, 12-week online program is broken down into six courses that each last for two weeks.

Coastal Carolina University Approves New Women's and Gender Studies Degree Program

Coastal Carolina University Approves New Women’s and Gender Studies Degree Program

The Coastal Carolina program is unique in that it offers a bachelor of science degree that focuses on women in STEM. Graduates of this program will be well suited for leadership careers in management, communications, and administration within the STEM community.

University of Georgia Debuts Exhibit On Women's Marches Held in Washington, D.C.

University of Georgia Debuts Exhibit On Women’s Marches Held in Washington, D.C.

The exhibit explores the branding of the new women’s movement, the connections it shares with historic movements for suffrage and women’s rights in the United States, and how the movement has evolved over time.

Southern Illinois University Students Investigate German Women's Resistance to the Nazi Regime

Southern Illinois University Students Investigate German Women’s Resistance to the Nazi Regime

The students are translating into English a set of biographies that were gathered for an exhibit by the German Resistance Research Council in Frankfurt. Until now, these stories have never been available to non-German readers.

Cornell University Launches Exhibit Focused on Women's Fashion and Empowerment

Cornell University Launches Exhibit Focused on Women’s Fashion and Empowerment

Cornell University has opened a new exhibit called “Women Empowered: Fashions From the Frontline,” which chronicles how women have strategically used fashion to empower and collectively uplift themselves.

Cornell University Launches Online Exhibit Commemorating Women's Suffrage

Cornell University Launches Online Exhibit Commemorating Women’s Suffrage

The exhibit, “Woman Suffrage at Cornell,” highlights the university’s connections to the suffrage movement through digitized photographs, programs, letters and artifacts from the Jon A. and Virginia Lindseth Woman Suffrage Collection