2018 Jean Y. Jew Women's Rights Awardee
Susan Birrell, Professor of Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies and American Studies, has been selected for the Jean Y. Jew Women's Rights Award. This award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated outstanding effort or achievement in improving the status of women at the university. The Jean Y. Jew Women's Rights Award is sponsored by the University of Iowa Council on the Status of Women and the Women’s Resource and Action Center.
For information about the Celebration of Excellence and Achievement Among Women: https://uiowa.edu/celebrationofexcellence/
The mission of the Council on the Status of Women (CSW) is to ensure an environment that supports the rights of all women at The University of Iowa. The council is committed to working in partnership with the University to develop policies that remove barriers to women’s learning, professional growth, creativity, employment, and contributions to the institution and to the broader community.
CSW acts as an advisory body to the University administration and as an advocacy group for all women on campus. The Council consists of twenty-five voting members (five faculty, five professional and scientific staff, five merit staff, five undergraduate and five graduate students) and ex-officio members from the offices of the University Vice Presidents and Provost, Student Life, the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, the Women's Resource and Action Center, the Rape Victim Advocacy Program, Women in Science and Engineering, UI Student Government, Graduate Student Senate, Staff Council, Faculty Council, and Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies.