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  • Pursuing their passion
    The 2020 Plastino Scholars, undergraduate students pursuing expanded academic interests, will travel to Malaysia, Jordan and Costa Rica.
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  • Honoring Blanche Stubbs
    Research by student Carol A. Scott has led the Delaware Women's Hall of Fame to honor Wilmington civil rights activist and suffragist Blanche Williams Stubbs.
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  • How the vote was won
    Elaine Weiss delivered this year's James R. Soles Lecture on the Constitution and Citizenship, recounting the long fight that in 1920 won women the right to vote.
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  • Photos connect cultures
    Photojournalist Silvina Frydlewsky, whose work showcases life in her native Argentina with a focus on the Jewish community, was UD's most recent visiting international artist.
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    “Gender and the (Dis)Continuities of the European Jewish Enlightenment”
    Mar. 8th, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Online Via Zoom
    The image of the New York Intellectuals, the Jewish public intellectuals who from their 1930s-nurtured anti-Stalinism became Cold Warriors in the 1950s and neoconservatives in the 1970s, is decidedly male. Yet one woman, the German-Jewish philosopher Hannah Arendt (1906-1975), is regularly invoked as a member of the group in its prewar heyday. Years later, another woman, Lucy S. Dawidowicz (1915-1990), the historian of Eastern European Jewry and of the Holocaust, became part of the group as it shifted politically toward the right and articulated a commitment to Jewish identity and survival. This lecture by Dr. Nancy Sinkoff, Professor of Jewish Studies and History, as well as the Academic Director of the Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life at Rutgers University, will juxtapose the lives of Arendt and Dawidowicz as two sides of a deep fissure that characterized the encounter of Ashkenazic Jewry with the modern world. Moreover, it will give voice to the female experience within that narrative. This event is co-sponsored by University of Delaware’s Jewish Studies Program, Department of History, Department of Women & Gender Studies, Department of Philosophy, and the European Studies Program. Registration is required for this online Zoom lecture; for more information and to register: www.udel.edu/007892  
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  • Shawnee Sloop
    AmericanTowns Media in Westport, CT.

    Shawnee Sloop is currently working as an Editorial and Research Intern for the tech company AmericanTowns Media in Westport, CT. When Shawnee is not working, she can be found hiking local spots or visiting friends in Boston or Philadelphia. She will be traveling to Italy in May to visit family and will travel to Florence, Venice, and Spain.


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  • Sage Carson
    Project Manager of Know Your IX

    ​Sage Carson is Project Manager of Know Your IX, a project of Advocates for Youth. Know Your IX is a national survivor- and youth-led organization empowering young people to end gender violence in their schools.

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  • Sanika Salim
    Executive Assistant to the Chief of Staff

    Sanika Salim is Executive Assistant to the Chief of Staff in Senator (DE) Tom Carper’s office as well as Intern Coordinator for the Washington D.C. office, where she reviews incoming applications, trains Legislative interns, and participates in hiring new interns for spring, summer, and fall internship programs, a role Sanika says “is very close to my heart, because I began my journey on Capitol Hill as an intern.”  Her future plans are to earn a Master’s in Public Administration degree and ultimately to work for the State Department, the United Nations or international NGOs concerning women’s rights and international development. 


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  • Gabby Lanzetta
    Assistant to FMA

    Gabrielle Lanzetta received the Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellowship in Women and Public Policy.  Through this fellowship, she worked for the Feminist Majority Foundation in Arlington, VA, as Assistant to FMA co-founder Eleanor Smeal, publisher of Ms. magazine, which featured Gabby in an article published in the Spring 2017 issue.

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  • Olivia Blythe
    Coordinator for The Athena Centre for Women

    ​Olivia Blythe has been working at The Athena Centre for Women in Chios, Greece, the first all-female refugee facility established to respond to the refugee crisis in Greece. “I am one of the Centre’s coordinators as the main point of contact for the Centre’s clients; women and children refugees from Syria, Iraq, Morocco, Algeria, Cameroon, Congo and Afghanistan. I am also in charge of case management for the women and giving them referrals to other organizations on the island. Most of the refugees have experienced domestic violence or intimate partner violence, so getting them in contact with organizations that can provide counseling or organizations that can assist with relocating the women to a safe space has been my biggest focus.”

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  • Pallavi Mathur
    Law School Student

    ​Pallavi Mathur has begun her first year at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, where she hopes to combine her electrical engineering degree with legal studies and eventually pursue a career in patent law. In this field, she especially hopes to help and advocate for women innovators and entrepreneurs, who often face significant challenges in the male-dominated tech industry. 

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