Meet Marcia Grant: University Founder

Although the permanent home of Marcia Grant, a 1963–64 fellow, is a beautiful old stone farmhouse in a small village in France, when I called her for an interview she […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   2 Comments   |   November 13, 2009

Meet Kamala Visweswaran: Associate Professor of Anthropology and Asian Studies at the University of Texas

In March 2009 nine scholars conducting research on India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan spent a day trying to envision a way to demilitarize South Asia and help the region move forward […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   November 06, 2009

Meet Margaret Jackson: Opera Singer and Ethnomusicologist

Margaret Jackson, a 2006–07 American Fellow, joined AAUW in March 2008. “I wanted very much to support the organization that has been a strong support to me.” The AAUW fellowship […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   October 30, 2009

Project Profile: Arhythmetic Jukebox

Cynthia White, a 2007–08 Community Action Grant recipient, has big ideas about math. She wants to change students’ realities about their inability to do math. “I don’t want it to […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   6 Comments   |   October 23, 2009

Meet Rachel Sternberg: Historian, Associate Professor, Author

Rachel Sternberg’s research about social attitudes and moral sensibilities related to misery in ancient Athens was in part inspired by the year she spent in Mexico before starting graduate school. […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   October 09, 2009

Meet Leslie Walker: Pediatrician and Adolescent Medicine Specialist

A few nights ago I watched the film Chop Shop, about a homeless boy living in New York City and just trying to catch a break. The movie opens with […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   October 02, 2009

Project Profile: Sisters Empowering Sisters

On August 27, after a three-week delay, Chris Brown’s sentence for his felony assault conviction was handed down: five years’ probation and 180 days of community labor. He was convicted […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   September 25, 2009

Meet Marie Elena Reyes: Founder of the Frida Kahlo Institute

Marie Elena Reyes, 2001–02 Community Action Grant recipient, excelled in math throughout her early academic career but received little instruction or encouragement about science. Marie Elena was married with two […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   September 11, 2009

Project Profile: Huntington Museum of Art’s “Year of Women”

As Huntington Museum of Art Director Margaret Mary Lane explained, the Community Action Grant project “Year of Women” was a serendipitous venture. Although the West Virginia museum was interested in […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   August 28, 2009

Meet Casandra Rauser: Research Development Officer and Biologist

For Casandra Rauser, 2004–05 American Fellow, life is all about the adventure. In 1996, after her second year at a small liberal arts college in Minnesota, she went on a […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   August 14, 2009