Vera Schwarcz

In Search of Authenticity

Maybe it was her offhand mention of a few of the languages that she is fluent in, or her dogged enthusiasm for finding truth in her research, or all of it together that swayed me: Vera Schwarcz is an impressive AAUW alum. Read more »

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After a Century, We’re Still Plugging Preschool

From finger painting to playing in the sandbox to learning your ABCs, who would debate the critical importance of the preschool years to the development of young children? Preschool provides […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   July 10, 2013
Pam Yuen (bottom row, second from right) stood with the president as he made the call for everyone to be paid fairly. Watch the video.

3 Big AAUW Moments on the Equal Pay Act’s 50th Anniversary

We also made a splash around the Equal Pay Act anniversary at the White House, at our national convention, and online. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   July 01, 2013
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Remembering a Pop Psych Icon

On May 13, 2013, America lost a popular icon, Joyce Brothers. A well-known psychologist, television star, and author, Brothers brought popular psychology and talk therapy to the American public in […] Read more »

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College Doesn’t Make You Infertile: AAUW’s 1885 Research

In 1885, as its first research report, AAUW’s predecessor organization called the Association of Collegiate Alumnae (ACA) set out to disprove the ridiculous theory that a college education would harm […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   May 13, 2013
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The Untold Story of a Norwegian WWII Resistance Fighter

AAUW prepared for the end of World War II by raising funds before Victory in Europe Day on May 8, 1945, to bring students from formerly occupied European countries to […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   3 Comments   |   May 08, 2013
Jane Delano, director of nursing, American Red Cross

When WWI and Influenza Struck, Women Stepped Up as Nurses

By 1918, World War I had been waging for years, and an influenza epidemic had started spreading that claimed more lives — 50 million — than the war. There was […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   May 03, 2013
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The History of AAUW’s Position on Gun Violence Prevention

As you can imagine, AAUW continues to receive inquiries from members regarding our policy position on gun control in the wake of the horrific school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. We, […] Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   May 03, 2013
Marine biologist Rachel Carson

Earth Day, AAUW, and Rachel Carson: An Archives Discovery

Rachel Carson, about to receive the AAUW Achievement Award, was writing to Mary Boyette on June 12, 1956. In the four-page, handwritten letter, Carson explains what she will do with the award money, that it will “further the studies I already have underway as a basis for a new book.” The “new book” she was speaking of turned out to be 1962’s Silent Spring. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   April 19, 2013
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Tax Day and Women’s Economic Independence

It’s tax season … Have you filed your tax returns yet? For most Americans, April 15 brings either a feeling of dread or a sigh of relief, depending on your […] Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   April 14, 2013