The UNH President's Commission on the Status of Women was established February 15, 1972, to explore conditions and attitudes within the University of New Hampshire, relating to the mobility and functional equality of women, and to encourage movement toward the goal of full participation of women.
Forty years later, the UNH President's Commission on the Status of Women continues in its mission to create equal educational and employment opportunities for all UNH women by promoting an environment free of sexism and discrimination, through policy, advocacy and education.
Want to know more about today's Women's Commission? - read their 2013-2014 Annual Report
UNH Women Making Strides
Meet Elizabeth Burakowski, UNH Climate Researcher Ph.D. candidate Elizabeth Burakowski, was awarded the 2012 Wiesnet Medal for Best Student Paper. Part of her research involves scaling a 120 foot tower to collect albedo measurements above a forest canopy in Durham. Watch the video and learn more about the research.
Learn more about other projects/research UNH women are involved with (click here)
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Wed, Feb 4, 7:00-8:30pm, Johnson Theater, MLK Events and Programs
U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey will deliver the 2015 MLK Commemorative Presentation. Ms Trethewey's presentation provides new experiences and viewpoints on difference. She is the author of four collections of poetry, Domestic Work; Bellocq's Ophelia; Native Guard (for which she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize) and her most recent book Thrall, a collection of poems that explore the historical, cultural and social forces that determine the roles consigned to a mixed race daughter and her white father. She is also the author of the prose work Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Congratulations to 2014 Women's Commission Award Recipients
(L-R) Ewan Seabrook and Jessica Fish (Stephanie Thomas Awards), Kenna Smith and Sarah Daigle (Student Awards) (back) Being Fiece and Fabulous (Dawn Zitney, Kathleen Grace-Bishop), Center, Katie Edwards, Faculty Award