Several AAUW presidents and fellows were also connected to Sweet Briar: from left, Anne Pannell, Meta Glass, and Elizabeth Jansma

Losing an Old Dominion Institution: The Closing of Sweet Briar College

On May 16, 2015, Sweet Briar College held its 106th and likely final commencement. We look back on AAUW’s historical ties with the women’s college. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   May 21, 2015
Title IX is a game changer -- On the field, on campus, in the classroom.

AAUW Acts for Women

We’re so honored that we’ve been chosen to benefit from the iact4women program, and we hope to inspire you to raise awareness about the issues that affect you and the people you love. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   May 14, 2015
Image from "Angry Boy," 1950, via YouTube

Destigmatizing Mental Health through Film in the 1950s

In the 1950s, AAUW members helped develop public understanding of mental health by watching and responding to films on mental health issues. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   May 07, 2015
Asali stands in front of a train station outside.

“Disgruntled” Author on Girls in Literature, Alienation, and Tolstoy

2001–02 AAUW American Fellow Asali Solomon referenced Leo Tolstoy when describing the plot for her debut novel, Disgruntled. Tolstoy said, “All great literature is one of two stories; a man […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   April 29, 2015
Woman laughing

The Power of Women’s Voices: Continuing the AAUW Oral History Project

The AAUW Oral History Project aims to capture the individual voices of women who have witnessed and participated in historical events but who are usually left out of historical collections. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   April 24, 2015
A woman programmer works at a computer.

How to Fall in Love with Computer Science, from a Professor

“Computer science isn’t just something you’re born being able to do or not. Everyone struggles.” Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   April 22, 2015
Jean Hunleth stands in a field of grass in Africa.

How Anthropology Can Transform Global Health Efforts

As the largest Ebola outbreak in history claims thousands of lives and developing countries continue to fight tuberculosis and HIV and AIDS crises, many of us wonder: Are we approaching […] Read more »

Congratulations to AAUW’s 2015-16 fellowships and grants awardees!

AAUW is excited to announce the 241 fellowships and grants offered for the 2015–16 award year. This exceptional group of women and nonprofit organizations will receive over $3.7 million to […] Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   April 15, 2015
American Flag over US Capitol

Rally Your Branches to Vote and Win a Flag Flown Over the U.S. Capitol

The first 25 branches to have 75 percent or more of eligible voters cast votes in the national election will win a flag that has been flown over the U.S. Capitol. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   April 13, 2015
Girls in the ECO Girls program visit a local farmers market.

What Learning about the Earth Can Do for a Girl

This AAUW grantee founded an organization to build girls’ confidence and consciousness by helping them interact with the ecological community around them. Read more »