Women in History

Abigail Adams set the standard for accomplished and educated first ladies. She said, “Remember, all men would be tyrants if they could. If particular care and attention is not paid […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   March 10, 2011

Women in History

Mother Teresa won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 for devoting herself to working among the poorest of the poor in the slums of Calcutta, India. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   March 09, 2011

Women in History

Mary Ritter Beard left a lasting influence on the scholarship of history as one of the first female historians in the United States and one of the first historians to […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   March 08, 2011

Women in History

Joan of Arc was a warrior legend — a 17-year-old girl who led a disheartened army and rallied it to victory against crushing odds. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   March 07, 2011

Women in History

Barbara Hillary reached the South Pole in January at age 79, making her the first African American woman on record to stand on both poles. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   March 04, 2011

Women in History

Molly Ivins kept politics real but humorous in her well-loved columns. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   March 03, 2011

Women in History

Elizabeth Cady Stanton played a leadership role in the 19th-century American women’s rights movement. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   March 02, 2011

Our Own Women’s Oscars

With the Oscars coming up this weekend, we’ve all got movies on our minds. And since most of the focus on women this Sunday will favor fashion over faculty, the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   6 Comments   |   February 25, 2011

Here’s to you Susie B.

Considering all the confusion and commercialism surrounding the presidents we honor on Presidents Day, I propose we also think about another February-born figure who played an important role in American […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   February 21, 2011

Meet Setsuko Nishi: Professor and Researcher

As an organization that promotes lifelong learning, AAUW is fortunate to have women like Setsuko Nishi as alumnae. Throughout her career, Nishi has used her extensive academic expertise to not […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   3 Comments   |   February 16, 2011