ATTENTION Women and Hispanic Farmers and Ranchers

Please Spread the Word
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ATTENTION Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers: Between 1981 and 2000, certain groups of Americans were discriminated against by some USDA offices around the country when they applied for agricultural/farm loans. It is Agriculture Secretary Vilsack's goal to right those wrongs, turn the page, and move forward. 

The United States Government has established a Claims Process to make available up to $1.33 billion or more to farmers who alleged discrimination by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) based on being female, or based on being Hispanic, in making or servicing farm loans during certain periods between 1981 and 2000. If you qualify and submit a timely claim, you could receive an award of up to $50,000 or up to $250,000 in cash, depending on the evidence that you submit. USDA will also provide a total of up to $160 million in debt relief to successful Claimants who currently owe USDA money for eligible farm loans. Successful Claimants may also receive an additional amount, equal to 25% of the combined cash award plus the principal amount of debt relief, to help pay federal taxes that may be owed.  

The new claims process, which is entirely voluntary, is an important step towards correcting the wrongs of the past and strengthening the USDA for the future. 

If you, or anyone you know may qualify for this process, please apply and spread the word. The USDA hopes to reach everyone who may have been impacted. For further information and to file a claim through the Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Process visit 

Those Eligible Must File Claims No Later Than 
March 25, 2013

Read Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack’s News release at:

Circle of 6 Presentation

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WHAT: Circle of 6 Presentation
WHEN:Tuesday November 27th at 1PM
WHERE: UAF Alumni Lounge, Constitution Hall

Circle of 6 is more than a safety application; it’s a community and a state of mind. It fosters the formation of groups based on trust, and it connects users with organizations who have made violence prevention their mission. We hope that the app becomes a vehicle for a social movement that champions safe and healthy relationships.

Circle of 6 lets you choose six trusted friends to add to your circle. If you get into an uncomfortable or risky situation, use Circle of 6 to automatically send your circle a pre-programmed SMS alert message, with your exact location. It’s quick. It’s discreet. Two taps on your iPhone is all it takes. 

Join us on Tuesday, November 27th at 1pm in the Alumni Lounge to learn more about this useful app. 

For more information please visit:


CSW Brown Bag Lunch Discussion

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Another chance to explore the complex topic of 
Navigating Difference @ UAF 
Tuesday, November 20th 1-2 pm
in the Women's Center, 112 Eielson Building, UAF 
OR ONLINE @ the Women's Center LIVE Online  

Faculty who are "different" - women, ethnic minority, disabled, older, younger, non-US citizen, and/or LGBT- must navigate an environment that is often filled with barriers. Please join us for continued discussion on this topic. 

All faculty are welcome and encouraged to attend. If you can't make it in person, join us via computer at the following URL. Enter as a Guest, provide an email address and name.

You will get the best sound using earphones or a headset.

Exciting Courses in Women's and Gender Studies

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The Women's and Gender Studies Department is offering SEVEN exciting courses this spring. Courses include: Introduction to Women's & Gender Studies, Sociology of Gender, Human Sexualities Across Cultures, Psychology of Women Across Cultures, Northern Masculinities and Women in Science. Sign up for these exciting classes before spaces fill up. For more information on these courses, please contact the instructor.

Looking for a course "from a distance?" This new course on Women in Science might fit your needs perfectly.

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Fall Job and Internship Fair

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UAF Career Services will be holding their Fall Job and Internship Fair on Wednesday, November 14th. The event will be held from 10am until 4pm in the Wood Center. Come meet with representatives from companies such as Wells Fargo, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital and Design Alaska and hear about exciting career opportunities.

Graduating to a Pay Gap

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For women it's not just about getting a job – one of the big election issues – it's about getting fair and honest pay. AAUW's new research report finds that, just one year after college graduation, women are already earning less than their male peers. One immediate effect of the pay gap – female college graduates pay a bigger chunk of their paychecks to student loan debt than male college graduates, which means that women have less to live on.

The UAF Women's Center will be hosting a watch party for AAUW's Graduating to a Pay Gap research discussion panel. This panel will take place on Thursday, November 16th at 11:30am in the UAF Women's Center.

Please visit for more details.


AAUW: Presentation on Afghanistan Sat. 11/10

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Afghanistan - For Better or Worse
When: Saturday, Nov. 10th
Where: Noel Wien Library Auditorium
Time: 10:30 am
Sponsored by: American Association of University Women (AAUW) Fairbanks Branch


AAUW Scholarships for Grad Students & Postdoc Scholars

AAUW (American Association of University Women) Awards Scholarships to women doctoral candidates or scholars seeking funds for postdoctoral research leave from accredited institutions

2013-2014 Academic Year
Dissertation Fellowship: $20,000
Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowship: $30,000
Summer/Short-Term Research Publication Grant: $6,000
Application deadline: November 15, 2012

AAUW American Fellowships support women doctoral candidates completing dissertations or scholars seeking funds for postdoctoral research leave from accredited institutions. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence; the quality and originality of project design; and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research. 

For further information and to apply visit: