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First African American woman in space delivers Extraordinary Women Lecture

Nearly 24 years have passed since Mae Jemison went into space aboard the shuttle Endeavor, but her commitment to continuing the study of space exploration has not changed. Jemison shared about her ongoing projects and successes at the Extraordinary Women Lecture at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center Feb. 17.

"University Presidents Speak" about their career paths and challenges they've faced

Members of the "University Presidents Speak" panel shared their experiences to a crowded ballroom at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 16. Four panelists lined the stage, each sharing anecdotes from their careers and challenges they've faced as leaders.

WLI International Student Research

WLI International Student Research Minerva Brauss and Xi Lin win 2nd Place for Outstanding Poster Award at the 63rd American Association for Adult & Continuing Education Conference held in Charleston, SC (7-10 November, 2014). The poster presentation illustrates and proposes future research on the general characteristics of international students, identifies current educational and social experiences they encounter, and whether these characteristics and experiences vary by gender and discipline. WLI has recently been granted IRB approval to conduct large scale study at Auburn on this topic.

Women's Leadership Institute represents at Ready to Run UAB

Dr. Barbara Baker was an invited speaker at the University of Alabama at Birmingham's fall Ready to Run program in November. The training program hosted by the Center for American Women in Politics, AAUW of Alabama, and UAB featured guest speakers including UAB Provost, Linda Lucas, Founding Co-Director of Ready to Run, Elizabeth Hendrix, and Vice President of AAUW Government Relations, Lisa Maatz, pictured here. Dr. Baker presented on the topic of networking, social media, and political connections, as well as on the work of Auburn University's Women's Leadership Institute including its recent research on women in the SEC doctoral granting land grant institutions. In addition to these topics, Baker also represented Vision 2020 as the state delegate to the national organization.

Steinem encourages activism and empathy

In her first visit to the Plains in over 40 years, author and activist Gloria Steinem enthralled a room of nearly 800 people with her talk on Tuesday, Feb. 18 in Auburn. The ballroom at the Auburn University Hotel and Conference Center was packed to capacity as students, faculty, staff, administrators and members of the community flocked to hear Steinem's lecture. Steinem was on the main campus of Auburn University as part of the Women's Leadership Institute Extraordinary Women Lecture Series.

Auburn University Organizational Chart

Women in leadership positions at Auburn University

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The Osprey Foundation establishes scholarship in CLA

The Osprey Foundation established by Auburn University alumna and best-selling author Anne Rivers Siddons, recently pledged $100,000 to establish a scholarship endowment for undergraduate students in the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University.

Siddons selected for Lifetime Achievement Award

The College of Liberal Arts (CLA) at Auburn University will celebrate best-selling novelist and alumna Anne Rivers Siddons by awarding her with the inaugural Women's Leadership Institute Lifetime Achievement Award. A tribute to Siddons' lifetime of achievement will be held on Friday, Oct. 18, 2013 at the Auburn University Hotel and Conference Center at 5 p.m. The tribute is free and open to the public, and fans of Siddons' novels are encouraged to attend.

College of Liberal Arts scholars published by Common Ground Publishing

"Scholarship in Action: Communities, Leaders and Citizens," edited by Barbara Baker, Kathleen Hale and Giovanna Summerfield, was recently published by Common Ground Publishing as part of its World Universities Forum. The book narrates the process undertaken by a set of faculty members in the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University to build new pedagogical content through purposeful attention to, respect for and reciprocity with the communities that sustain them.
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