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Happy Birthday, Jane! World-renowned primatologist turns 80

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Today (April 3), Dr. Jane Goodall, turns 80. Considered to be the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees, Goodall is also an ethologist, anthropologist and UN Messenger of Peace. She is the founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and the Roots & Shoots program, and has worked extensively on conservation and animal welfare issues.

Let’s acknowledge and celebrate Jane’s accomplishments in science, environmental awareness and animal rights. Thanks for inspiring us, Jane! 

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Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies serves as panelist at United Nations’ 58th Commission on the Status of Women

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Originally posted on businesswire.com

In their continuing efforts to promote awareness of issues facing mothers worldwide, American Mothers, Inc.® will host two panels at the upcoming session of the United Nations’ 58th Commission on the Status of Women. “The Feminization of Poverty” and “Women and HIV” will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York on March 11, 2014.

American Mothers, a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization seeking to honor mothers and represent mothers’ issues, holds consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

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Celebrating International Day of the Girl

1393540_10151923721394002_49997001_nToday is International Day of the Girl. This movement is 100% led by youth and is dedicated to responding to the many urgent problems faced by girls today. October 11th was named Day of the Girl and encourages groups of girls around the world to come together to have dialogue around issues that need to attention.  In addition, the day is dedicated to improving the lives of and opportunities for girls across the globe.  Acknowledging the incredible efforts of this youth-led movement, as well as the need to recognize the rights of and challenges faced by girls around the world, the United Nations named October 11th International Day of the Girl in 2011.

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