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Feb. 15: Film about educating girls, overcoming poverty

By Emma Epperly, Undergraduate Education

PULLMAN, Wash. – A free, public showing of the documentary, “Girl Rising,” will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, in CUE 203, presented by the Washington State University common reading program. » More …

Nominate women for annual awards by Feb. 10

PULLMAN, Wash. – Nominations are open through Feb. 10 for Washington State University’s 2017 Women of Distinction and Woman of the Year awards. They will be presented at the Women’s Recognition Luncheon and Symposium on March 8 in the CUB ballroom. » More …

Vaccinating increases family wealth, girls’ education

By Marcia Hill Gossard, College of Veterinary Medicine

PULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University-led research team found households in rural Africa that vaccinate their cattle for East Coast fever increased their income and spent the additional money on food and education. Researchers also found that when fewer cattle died from the fever, girls were more likely to attend secondary school. » More …

Fitness coach will teach boxing to women in Dubai

By Lilja Jonsson, Adminstrative Services

jessica-whitt-webPULLMAN, Wash. – A University Recreation instructor who grew up spending summers in Dubai will return to the Middle Eastern city in December to teach women to become Pink Gloves Boxing instructors. » More …

Oct. 11: Muslim women in engineering discussed

By Emma Epperly, Undergraduate Education

I-Am-Malala-BookPULLMAN, Wash. – Preliminary research to identify why some predominantly Muslim countries attract so many women in engineering will be presented in a free, public common reading lecture at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, in CUE 203 at Washington State University. » More …

Oct. 5: Discussion of women and the Qur’an

Lipi-Turner-RahmanPULLMAN, Wash. – The Qur’an (Islam’s religious book) and female education will be discussed by Lipi Turner-Rahman, a Washington State University history professor and library staff member, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, in Todd 216. It is part of the WSU common reading program. » More …

Sept. 27, 28: Pakistani social entrepreneur delivers talks

By Beverly Makhani, Undergraduate Education

khalida-brohi-webPULLMAN and RICHLAND, Wash. – Khalida Brohi, a Pakistani activist for women’s rights, will present “The Solution is Education, Not Legislation” as the Washington State University common reading invited lecturer Sept. 27 in Pullman and Sept. 28 in the Tri-Cities. » More …