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Louisiana State University Debuts an Oral History Project on Women Political Leaders

Louisiana State University Debuts an Oral History Project on Women Political Leaders

The “Louisiana Women in Politics Oral History Project” will provide not only a historical record from important female public figures on some of Louisiana’s most notable chapters in history, but also document their career reflections and how they navigated unexplored, and sometimes, unwelcoming territory.

Archives of Best-Selling Author Anne Rice Now Available to Researchers at Tulane University

Archives of Best-Selling Author Anne Rice Now Available to Researchers at Tulane University

Anne Rice, who passed away in December 2021, wrote 38 novels across eight series, scripts, plays, and lyrics for multimedia projects. Her bestselling gothic and supernatural fiction includes The Vampire Chronicles and The Lives of the Mayfair Witches, which have sold millions of copies internationally.

Touring the Northwestern University Campus From a Feminist Perspective

Touring the Northwestern University Campus From a Feminist Perspective

The Women’s Center at Northwestern University has developed a self-guided campus tour celebrating the achievements of women. At each stop on the tour, people will learn about the staff and student leaders who contributed to the rights of women at Northwestern and discover gender resources available on campus.

Texas Woman's University Obtains the Archives of Activist Sarah Weddington

Texas Woman’s University Obtains the Archives of Activist Sarah Weddington

Sarah Weddington was known best for arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court in the landmark Roe v. Wade case, but she had a trailblazing legal and legislative career that spanned decades and was predicated largely on advancing women’s issues

SUNY Looks to Boost Child Care Facilities Across Its 64 Campuses

SUNY Looks to Boost Child Care Facilities Across Its 64 Campuses

During the 2020-2021 academic year, SUNY served 1,200 student parents with more than 4,000 child care spots across the 46 SUNY campuses that have a child care center onsite. A total of 18 more centers are currently needed to fully cover all 64 of SUNY’s campuses statewide.

State Senate Votes to Strip Funding of Women's Studies at the University of Wyoming

State Senate Votes to Strip Funding of Women’s Studies at the University of Wyoming

The Wyoming Senate passed a budget amendment by a vote of 16-14 that would have prohibited state funds from supporting the gender and women’s studies program at the University of Wyoming.

Douglass Residential College at Rutgers University to Target Worldwide Gender-Based Violence

Douglass Residential College at Rutgers University to Target Worldwide Gender-Based Violence

Founded in 1918 as the New Jersey College for Women, Douglass is the only women’s residential college in the nation situated within a world-class public research university. Students will plan events, participate in a social media internship, have research opportunities, and develop a course for the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.

Washington University in St. Louis Begins Its Women's Health Technologies Initiative

Washington University in St. Louis Begins Its Women’s Health Technologies Initiative

Researchers at the McKelvey School of Engineering and the School of Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis seek to apply engineering technology to develop new strategies to improve the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of conditions affecting the female reproductive system.

Bowdoin College Professor Emerita to Have Her Work Archived at the Library of Congress

Bowdoin College Professor Emerita to Have Her Work Archived at the Library of Congress

Jorunn Buckley, professor emerita of religion at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, is having her entire academic archive preserved at the Library of Congress. Dr. Buckley, who retired from the Bowdoin faculty in 2016 after 17 years, is arguably the world’s premier expert on a little-known religious sect called the Mandaeans.

Texas Woman's University to Offer a New Bachelor's Degree Program in Gender Studies

Texas Woman’s University to Offer a New Bachelor’s Degree Program in Gender Studies

The multicultural women’s and gender studies program at Texas Woman’s University in Denton has offered a master’s degree and a doctoral degree program as well as a graduate certificate and an undergraduate minor. Now, pending an expected approval from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Texas Woman’s University will have a new bachelor’s degree in gender studies.

Florida International University Receives the Donation of the Celia Cruz Music Score Collection

Florida International University Receives the Donation of the Celia Cruz Music Score Collection

Known as the “Queen of Salsa,” Celia Cruz had a powerful voice, energetic stage presence, and a unique style that won her fans from different nations and across generations. She was one of the few women to succeed in the male-dominated world of salsa music.

New Archive at MIT Sheds Light on the Evolving Role of the Omsbud Profession as it Related to Women

New Archive at MIT Sheds Light on the Evolving Role of the Omsbud Profession as it Related to Women

Molly Rowe served as special assistant to the president and ombudsperson for almost 42 years as a designated neutral party available to every member of the MIT community. Her collection, comprising 38 boxes of material, includes some of Rowe’s publications as well as records of several ombuds associations, which show the evolving nature of the profession and highlight workplace issues that emerged at specific times.

The Center for Women, Gender and Global Leadership Launched at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

The Center for Women, Gender and Global Leadership Launched at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

The center aims to engage in innovative research and programming to advance women and gender issues for students. The center’s mission is to build an interdisciplinary global center of excellence focused on women’s issues, feminist activism, and transformational leadership.

The American Association of University Women Names Gloria Blackwell As Its New Leader

The American Association of University Women Names Gloria Blackwell As Its New Leader

Blackwell had been serving as the executive vice president and chief program officer for the association. For 17 years, she directed AAUW’s highly esteemed fellowships and grants program which has awarded more than $70 million in funding to women scholars and programs in the U.S. and overseas.

Women's Studies Program at East Tennessee State University Enhances Its Curriculum

Women’s Studies Program at East Tennessee State University Enhances Its Curriculum

The women’s studies program at East Tennessee State Univerity in Johnson City began as a minor degree and offered its first bachelor’s degree program in 2007. The program has now updated its curriculum and will now be known as the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program.

Cornell University Acquires the Archives of Irene Castle

Cornell University Acquires the Archives of Irene Castle

Know mostly as a silent film star, Irene Castle was also a fashion designer, ballroom dancer, and animal rights advocate.

New Mexico State University Will Be the New Home of the Journal <em> Chicana/Latina Studies</em>

New Mexico State University Will Be the New Home of the Journal Chicana/Latina Studies

Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social began at the University of California at Davis in 1991. It is currently housed at the University of Texas in San Antonio.

A New Women's Business Center Established on the Campus of Virginia Union University

A New Women’s Business Center Established on the Campus of Virginia Union University

The center will serve as a resource to provide business counseling, training, technical assistance and networking for entrepreneurs in the Richmond market. The program is made possible by a grant-funded through the Small Business Administration.

<em>Ms</em>. Magazine Snubs Academia In Its List of Top Feminists of 2020

Ms. Magazine Snubs Academia In Its List of Top Feminists of 2020

Not one of the top feminists of 2020 according to Ms. magazine has a primarily academic affiliation.

Mississippi State University Acquires the Janice Cleary Sheet Music Collection

Mississippi State University Acquires the Janice Cleary Sheet Music Collection

A resident of Omaha, Nebraska, Janice Cleary assembled one of the largest sheet music collections in the United States, spanning over 175 years and containing nearly 50,000 pieces featuring a wide variety of composers.

The Gender, Race, and Identity Department at the University of Nevada, Reno Adds Three Minor Degree Programs

The Gender, Race, and Identity Department at the University of Nevada, Reno Adds Three Minor Degree Programs

The Gender, Race, and Identity program at the University of Nevada, Reno transitioned to department status earlier this semester. The department offers a bachelor’s degree program in gender, race, and identity with minors in ethnic studies, religious studies, women’s studies, and Holocaust, genocide and peace studies. Three new minor degree concentrations have been established.

Association of American Medical Colleges Changes Name of Its Most Prestigious Award

Association of American Medical Colleges Changes Name of Its Most Prestigious Award

In a 1910 report, Abraham Flexner stated that while women were not barred from applying to medical school, they “show a decreasing inclination to enter it” — and that those who did had “obvious limitations.”

University of Oregon in a New Initiative to Advance Women in Sports

University of Oregon in a New Initiative to Advance Women in Sports

Wasserman Media Group is partnering with the Univerity of Oregon to launch “The Collective Think Tank.” The center will tap a pool of faculty experts who will be matched with research funding through Wasserman’s industry partners to look at issues such as pay equity, product design, maternity in sport, and other topics that affect women.

Tulane University Scholars Develop the Feminist Pedagogy for Teaching Online

Tulane University Scholars Develop the Feminist Pedagogy for Teaching Online

While the Feminist Pedagogy for Teaching Online guide was made with online learning in mind, it can be applied to physical classrooms as well as virtual ones.

University of Missouri-Kansas City Revamps Its Women's and Gender Studies Offerings

University of Missouri-Kansas City Revamps Its Women’s and Gender Studies Offerings

The University of Missouri-Kansas City announced it is combining its Black studies, Latin American studies, and women’s studies programs into a new academic department. The new Race, Ethnic, and Gender/Sexuality department.

Emory University Acquires the Personal Papers of Kathleen Cleaver

Emory University Acquires the Personal Papers of Kathleen Cleaver

Kathleen Cleaver served as the communications secretary of the Black Panther Party. Later in her career, she served on the faculty at the Emory University School of Law.

Women's Studies Department at the University of Maryland Named to Honor Harriet Tubman

Women’s Studies Department at the University of Maryland Named to Honor Harriet Tubman

Harriett Tubman was born into slavery in Maryland. After escaping to the North, she made numerous returns to the South to lead dozens of slaves to freedom. During the Civil War, she served a spy, scout, and nurse for the Union Army.

Texas Woman's University Announces New Book Series on Women Leaders

Texas Woman’s University Announces New Book Series on Women Leaders

The TWU Book Series — Pioneering Women: Women Who Blazed Trails and Women Who Lead — has been developed in coordination with Texas A&M Press. The university aims to publish two books a year in the series.

East Tennessee State University Establishes a New Research Center on Women's Health

East Tennessee State University Establishes a New Research Center on Women’s Health

The East Tennesse State University Center for Applied Research and Evaluation in Women’s Health t will expand ongoing efforts to improve the health and well-being of women, particularly women from the Southeast and Appalachian regions.

Texas Woman's University Acquires Archives of Feminist Activist Marcia Niemman

Texas Woman’s University Acquires Archives of Feminist Activist Marcia Niemman

The Marcia Niemann Feminist Activism Collection will include court testimonies, music records, protest buttons, signs, and rare books related to the women’s movement from the 1970s-1990s. Niemann served as executive director of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence and as a senior political organizer for the National Organization for Women.

Florida State University Exhibit Examines the Role of Women During the World War II Era

Florida State University Exhibit Examines the Role of Women During the World War II Era

“Women at War: At Home and Service in World War II” features the wartime experiences of 12 women of varied backgrounds, sharing their important contributions from the home front to the front lines.

Rutgers University Debuts New Database of Women Elected Officials

Rutgers University Debuts New Database of Women Elected Officials

The Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University in New Jersey has launched its Women Elected Officials Database that includes every woman officeholder in U.S. history at the federal, statewide elected executive, and state legislative levels. The databasse contains entries for more than 11,000 women officeholders dating back to 1893.

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.