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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.

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.