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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Telling Our Stories - Women's Commission Annual Luncheon, Wed, March 25, MUB Strafford Room, 12:10-1:15pm. This year's speaker will be Maggie Fogarty, Co-Director of American Friends Service Committee NH, who will address the barriers women face to affordable housing and fair wages. We will also devote time to honor two faculty who are retiring from UNH this year, Kate Hanson and Mary Moynihan (view the flyer).
Wed, March 25, 7:00pm, MUB Strafford Rm
Linda Cohn-Head has been Breaking Into the Boys' Club. One of America's most successful female anchors tells her story of a hard-faught rise to the top of the sports-casting boys' club and provides an inside look into the ESPN empire. Linda talks candidly about her own success and mis-steps and reveals excerpts from humorous, rewarding, and frightening interviews she's had over the years with sports personalities. Event sponsored by the MUB Lecture Series, SHARPP, and Panhellenic Council. More information on Linda Cohn.