women in history Tag

Isabella Tod Born: May 18, 1836 Edinburgh, Scotland Known For: Women's Rights Activist and Suffragette When I went to research Isabella Tod, a renowned women's rights activist in Northern Ireland, I found a wonderful short documentary made in 2013 by the BBC. Instead of writing a short blog in...

Elizabeth Jane Cochran "Nellie Bly" Born: May 5, 1864 Cochran's Mills, Pennsylvania, USA Known For: Investigative journalist and writer Nellie Bly is one of those famous names that many people know, but few people know the story behind. In celebrating her birthday with this blog, we wanted to shed...

Samantha Cristoforetti Born: April 26, 1977 Milan, Italy Known For: Italian Astronaut and 3rd European Woman in Space After completing several science degrees as an undergraduate, Cristoforetti began to tackle glass ceilings. With degrees in mechanical engineering and aeronautical sciences, she joined the Italian Air Force. While in this...

Good morning everyone! Dr. Donnelly here with the Friyay duty this week, and this is a somber one. Not only because, liturgically, this is a somber day as Christians around the world commemorate the crucifixion of Christ, but also because of some truly horrible news...

Hey all! Spring is definitely in the air here in Pittsburgh and I'm excited to share my 5 Friyays with you! There's been a lot of happenings since I last wrote some Friyays, so it's pretty much a mixed bag here. Let's dive on in! It...

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