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Cornelia G. Kennedy, a Pioneering Federal Judge, Dies at 90
Leaders Who Aren't Always Followed. By PHYLLIS KORKKI. New York Times, April, 13, 2014.
Who really makes the changes in an organization? It's not always the people with the highest executive titles. A growing body of research has pointed to the importance of informal leaders known to researchers as ''brokers,'' who have the gift of connecting employees in productive new ways...''To the extent that women were perceived to be brokers, they incurred reputational penalties,'' Professor Brands says. ''They were seen as more competent, but less warm.'' Other research, she says, has shown that men who take on brokerage roles tend to receive benefits in the form of compensation and promotions, whereas female brokers' careers are negatively affected.
This Is What 80 Looks Like MARCH 22, 2014 Gail Collins
ON Tuesday, Gloria Steinem turns 80. Do not bother to call. She’s planning to celebrate in Botswana. “I thought: ‘What do I really want to do on my birthday?’ First, get out of Dodge. Second, ride elephants.” Very few people have aged as publicly. It’s been four decades since she told a reporter, “This is what 40 looks like.” Back then many women, including Steinem herself, fudged their age when they left their 20s, so it was a pretty revolutionary announcement. A decade later she had a “This is what 50 looks like” party at the Waldorf for the benefit of Ms. Magazine. Steinem, who has frequently said that she expects her funeral to be a fund-raiser, has been using her birthdays to make money for worthy causes ever since. Before heading off to Botswana, she, along with Rabbi Arthur Waskow, was feted at a “This is what 80 looks like” benefit for the Shalom Center in Philadelphia.
LAPD Pays Tribute To Josephine Serrano Collier, A Latina Pioneer
Not All Monuments Men Were Men. By TOM MASHBERGJAN. 29, 2014.
In February 1952, as Europe rebuilt after World War II, Ardelia Ripley Hall arrived in Bonn, Germany, to play her part in a bold American military mission that had begun about a decade earlier...The art-hunting team, officially known as the Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Section, grew to more than 300 people in the postwar years. The women never numbered more than a few dozen, but, like the men, they were dedicated scholars and at times notable heroes.
Maria Schriver Report Released January 12th, 2014
Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink will examine the rates of financial insecurity among American women and the children who depend on them, investigate the impact of it on our nation’s institutions and economic future, and promote modern solutions to help women strengthen their financial status.
Grace Hopper, in full Grace Murray Hopper, née Grace Brewster Murray (born December 9, 1906, New York, New York, U.S.—died January 1, 1992, Arlington, Virginia), American mathematician and rear admiral in the U.S. Navy who was a pioneer in developing computer technology, helping to devise UNIVAC I, the first commercial electronic computer, and naval applications for COBOL (common-business-oriented language). December 9, 2013 marked what would have been the 107th birthday of Grace Hopper, an American computer scientist, naval admiral, and the Mother of COBOL. Created in 1959, COBOL is the development language that has withstood the test of time — it still powers 70% of all business transactions today! I challenge you to name another technology that
Yellen Wins Backing of Senators to Lead Fed By ANNIE LOWREY. New York Times. Published: January 6, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed Janet L. Yellen as the chairwoman of the Federal Reserve on Monday, marking the first time that a woman will lead the country’s central bank in its 100-year history. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/07/business/economy/Yellen-Senate-Vote.html?_r=0
Janet D. Rowley, who linked genetics and cancer, dies at 88. Schudel, Matt. The Washington Post.2013-12-22
Dr. Rowley, who was awarded the nation's highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, in 2009, was a part-time researcher who often worked at her dining room table in the early years of her career. She made her first landmark discoveries in 1972, when she became the first scientist to find evidence that alterations in chromosomes could lead to forms of leukemia and other kinds of cancer. Some scientists were skeptical of her findings, and the New England Journal of Medicine refused to publish a research paper she had written. But over and over again, Dr. Rowley was able to demonstrate a link between genetic markers, or repeated chromosomal patterns, and particular diseases.
Gender gap widens at CSUS, UCD By Diana Lambert and Phillip Reese, Sacramento Bee Nov. 20, 2013.
Four years ago, 30 percent of Sacramento State’s philosophy students were women. This semester, they make up 44 percent of the class. Department chairwoman Christina Bellon said she has always tackled topics such as child care access and pay equity in her ethics course, but now “these examples are received instead of challenged, confused or thought to be irrelevant.”
Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/11/20/5928262/gender-gap-widens-at-csus-ucd.html#storylink=cpy