A woman walks toward a WWII army tank.

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
An entrance to a modern school

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
Photograph of Judge Dorothy Kenyon in 1939

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
Members at convention, April 1929

$4 Hotels and Marie Curie’s Assistant: Just Another Convention in New Orleans

On the morning of April 9, AAUW members got right down to business. Staff members led discussion groups on a variety of issues, including the most widely attended session of the entire convention, Marriage and a Profession. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   March 26, 2013
Melissa Harris-Perry on the front cover of Outlook Magazine smiling.

New “Outlook” Showcases Intergenerational Leaders

The Spring/Summer issue of Outlook magazine is on its way to your mailbox! Members can log in and read Outlook now to find out what you can learn from Eleanor […] Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   March 20, 2013
Marie Curie

When Marie Curie Needed Radium, We Obliged

Did you know that in 1920, the Association of Collegiate Alumnae (the predecessor to AAUW) helped raise money to purchase a gram of radium for Marie Curie? Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   March 15, 2013
outfit-with-teal

Adventures in Teal

This is an exciting time to be an AAUW member. As we take steps to move forward and look to our future with a new logo and color palette, we […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   4 Comments   |   March 15, 2013
Florence Seibert, who was honored with the Florence B. Seibert American Fellowship

Women in History Live On through Fellowships

Since that first endowment, there have been hundreds of women honored and memorialized through these fellowships and grants. Within this varied group, there are distinguished scientists and scholars whose careers set an example and helped dispose of the injurious theory that women’s intellects and abilities are inferior. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   March 15, 2013