News And Announcements
Mary Lu Davidson Passes
Long time AAUW member, treasurer and bridge player, Mary Lu Davidson passed away on August 5, 2012 after a long illness. She was 92 years old. Mary Lu was a Syracuse graduate and was employed as an accountant at Eastman Kodak, Marine Midland Bank and Planned Parenthood Association.
Memorial service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 1:00 pm at the First Unitarian Church on Winton Road.
Hats off to our own Dr. Uma Gupta for receiving a Fulbright Research and Teaching Scholarship at the University of Malta, Valetta, Malta for 8 months! Uma is a professor at SUNY Buffalo State, Executive Director of STEM-SMART, a non-profit organization, and President of PlanetGPA, an international student recruitment company and spearheaded GRAB’s STEM Initiative. She holds an MBA and PhD from the University of Central Florida and a Masters in mathematics from Stella Maris, India. Uma will be conducting research and teaching at the University of Malta, effective October 2012.
Huiyuan Chen Hosts AAUW Delegation to China
We were so pleased to learn recently that the delegation will be able to meet up with a distinguished AAUW alumna while they’re in China. Huiyuan Chen, a resident of Kunming, was awarded an International Fellowship in 1992. But the AAUW connection goes even further. While she completed her master’s degree at the University Of Rochester School Of Education, Chen resided with Bettie Lindley, past president of the AAUW Greater Rochester Area (NY) Branch.
We are delighted that Chen will be able to take time out from her busy schedule to meet with the AAUW delegation when they visit Kunming. “I am really excited to learn that AAUW is planning a trip to Kunming,” she says. “There is no doubt that it is AAUW that has helped to make a big difference in my life and in my academic career. I will always be grateful for that. I am now eagerly looking forward to seeing the visiting group in Kunming.”