2017 Jean Y. Jew Awardee

Rachel Zuckerman, president of the UI Student Government and undergraduate in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, has been selected for the Jean Y. Jew 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 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.


"Celebration of Excellence and Achievement Among Women,” the University’s annual tribute to the accomplishments of all women at the UI, will be held Wednesday, April 5, 3:00-5:00 p.m. in the IMU 2nd Floor Ballroom. A social begins at 3:00 p.m. followed by the awards program at 3:30 p.m. The program is free and open to the public.
Two groups at the University of Iowa have decided to award their annual women’s rights honor to the four field hockey players whose complaint triggered a federal investigation of the UI Athletics Department.
The Jean Y. Jew Women's Rights Award was established in the spring of 1992 to honor Jew and others who demonstrate outstanding effort or achievement in improving the status of women on campus.

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