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AAUW Alumna Making Strides in Miami’s New Urbanism

It is difficult not to feel inspired when listening to someone speak passionately about what they do. AAUW alumna Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk revealed an infectious drive behind her words as she told us the story of her professional achievements. Read more »

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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Juggling Act

  Keiko Petrosky is a 2011–12 AAUW Career Development Grant recipient who recently graduated from Tufts University with a doctorate in veterinary medicine. Petrosky received her AAUW grant while she […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   June 20, 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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Opening the Door to Higher Ed for 1st-Generation Grads

  Choosing to pursue higher education can be an intimidating prospect. There’s the cost, time commitment, lengthy application process, and question mark at the end about what realistic job prospects […] Read more »

Audrey Davenport

Ready for a Change, She Ran for Mayor

Though she never met an architect in her small town of Cornelia, Georgia, Audrey Davenport grew up with an affinity for housing and architecture. She could visualize floor plans and […] Read more »

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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   |   1 Comments   |   May 08, 2013
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It Takes a Little Elbow Grease

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Or, if you’re an auto mechanic and 2011–12 AAUW Career Development Grantee Dana Kaplan, try something completely different! Like a lot […] Read more »

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Fellows Shining a Light in STEM

“Lux et veritas”: light and truth. Yale University’s motto has an extra ring to it these days as its science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) administrators have gained attention for […] Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   April 24, 2013
Chick Lit and Postfeminism by Stephanie Harzewski

Where Are All the Chick-Lit Feminists?

Summer is coming and with it the onslaught of chick-lit “beach reads” targeted at women. While everyone surely has different opinions and ideas about the genre, it never hurts to […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   5 Comments   |   April 17, 2013