A Message from Dean Kamath

Dear SPS Community,

In addition to being a harbinger of spring, March has the distinction of being Women’s History Month. On March 8, we commemorated International Women’s Day, a global event that celebrates the remarkable women who have advanced the cause of gender equity.

For me, the month serves as a powerful reminder to reflect on the amazing women from around the world who have inspired me—women like Mother Teresa, Rosa Parks, Rigoberta Menchu, Billie Jean King, and Malala Yousafzai, to name a few. But along with renowned women are unsung ones who quietly perform heroic deeds on a daily basis, beginning with our first role models—our mothers. Let us take this time to express our gratitude to those who came before us and those who will come after to carry on the legacy of creating a more equal society.

Regarding those who come after, I recently had the pleasure of presenting remarks at the NY Female Founders Forum hosted by the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute. The talents of the next generation so inspire me, and I am confident that they will lead our world into a better future.

I am also delighted to share the news that two of our graduate students, PALA’s Aananth Daksnamurthy and CGA’s Karina Cazares, were awarded the NYU Social Sector Leadership Diversity Fellowship, an 18-month leadership development program. DAUS freshman Evan Anderson is competing this weekend in the 2023 NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships, one of just 180 students from across the country participating in the competition. Congratulations to Aananth, Karina, and Evan!

Spring break is here, and I am sure you are ready for it. Take the time to rejuvenate and relax, whether you are traveling or taking a staycation. We look forward to seeing you come back well-refreshed and ready for the rest of the semester.


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