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The children of the late Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will accept the Elizabeth Blackwell Award on their mother’s behalf. In recognition of a lifetime of extraordinary achievements and public service, including authorship of landmark decisions impacting women’s rights and gender discrimination, the late Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be

HWS will commemorate the first woman to receive her degree as a Doctor of Medicine – Elizabeth Blackwell – during the week of her 200th birthday in February 2021. Blackwell’s alma mater, Geneva Medical College was a department of Geneva College, which was later renamed Hobart College and is now Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Dr.

In a blog post adapted from her latest book, President Joyce P. Jacobsen outlines how feminist economics “turns a critical and gender-aware eye on the field of economics, as well as on how real world economies function.” In Advanced Introduction to Feminist Economics, President Joyce P. Jacobsen offers a comprehensive exploration of feminist approaches to economic

Stories of women Olympians and Paralympians are the focus of the Flame Bearers podcast, produced by Michelle Poulin ’15. As producer of the Flame Bearers podcast, Michelle Poulin ’15 is working to tell the stories of woman-identifying Olympians and Paralympians. A graduate student at Harvard Kennedy School, Poulin is in charge of scouting and virtually interviewing

Gina Perini ’95, the Chair of the Board of Directors and CEO of Somos Inc., was named the winner of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year 2020 Award, New Jersey Program. Perini leads Somos, a top provider of registry management and data solutions that administers more than 800 million local and wireless telephone numbers

Fresh Air talks with the author of a new dual biography of Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to earn a medical degree, and her sister Emily, who became a doctor soon after.  On the Tuesday, Jan. 19 episode of NPR’s Fresh Air, historian and author Janice P. Nimura discusses her latest book, The Doctors Blackwell:

With the help of digital mapping tools, a research collaboration between a professor and an HWS technologist reveals how political activism spread across Reconstruction-era St. Louis, Mo. In 2018, Associate Professor of American Studies Beth Belanger published “‘A Perfect Nuisance’: Working-Class Women and Neighborhood Development in Civil War St. Louis,” which grew out of her

Described by the Association for Asian Studies as a “triumph of intertextual and intervisual methods in gender studies,” Professor of Art and Architecture Lara Blanchard is the winner of the 2020 Joseph Levenson Pre-1900 Book Prize (China). Blanchard’s book Song Dynasty Figures of Longing and Desire: Gender and Interiority in Chinese Painting and Poetry analyzes images

When Feven Yohannes ’04 was writing product descriptions for 2.4.1 Cosmetics, the makeup company she owns with identical twin sister Helena, she asked herself: What would Oprah say? The media mogul has long been a role model for the sisters, political refugees from Eritrea who grew up in Rochester, N.Y. Now, a lip gloss collection

This week, President-Elect Joe Biden announced that he will nominate Janet Yellen, former chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and recipient of the 2015 Elizabeth Blackwell Award, as the 78th United States Secretary of the Treasury. If confirmed by the Senate, Yellen, who was the first woman to chair the