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Simmons, Ruth 1945-

Works: 23 works in 32 publications in 1 language and 548 library holdings
Genres: Internet videos  Educational films  History  Nonfiction films  Filmed lectures  Documentary films  Genealogy  Short films  Television panel discussions  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Author, Speaker
Classifications: JK21, 305.40973
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Most widely held works by Ruth Simmons
Women as citizens : vital voices through the century( Visual )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alice Kessler-Harris, Nancy Cott, and Ruth Simmons speak on the history of American women in civic life in the 20th century. The discussion focuses on three themes: women as volunteers and reformers, women's struggle for rights, and women in public/civic life. Includes remarks by President Clinton, and comments and questions from the audience and from the Internet
Millennium evenings at the White House. vital voices through the century( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This item is a video recording of President William Jefferson Clinton and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton hosting the sixth White House Millennium Evening Lecture in the East Room of the White House. The title of this lecture is, 'Women as Citizens.'
Haiti : a study of the educational system of Haiti and a guide to the academic placement of students in educational institutions of the United States by Ruth Simmons( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond black and white : affirmative action in America( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"All sides of the affirmative action issue have targeted the same goal: ending racism of all types. But do opportunities for some have to come at the expense of others? In this Fred Friendly Seminar moderated by Harvard Law School's Charles Ogletree, a what-if scenario revolves around a university's efforts to enroll a diverse student body of qualified candidates. Panelists include Ward Connerly, proponent of California's Proposition 209; Christopher Edley, Jr., author of Not All Black & White: Affirmative Action, Race, and American Values; Julius Becton, Jr., former head of Washington, D.C.'s public schools; Ruth Simmons, president of Smith College; and policy activists from the African-American, Asian, Native American, and Latino communities"--Distributor's website
Finding your roots( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 10-part series, with the renowned cultural critic and Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., delves into the genealogy and genetics of famous Americans, combining history and science in a fascinating exploration of race, family and identity in today's America. Professor Gates shakes loose captivating stories and surprises in the family trees of Kevin Bacon, Robert Downey, Jr., Branford Marsalis, John Legend, Martha Stewart, Barbara Walters and Rick Warren, among many others
Professorial passions : eight lectures in honor of the inauguration of Ruth J. Simmons, ninth president of Smith College( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poetic language of Aimé Césaire by Ruth Simmons( )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Descendants of James S. Simmons born 1733 Wales, England by Ruth Simmons( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Educational issues]( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Dr. Ruth Simmons is invited to speak about the educational issues
Charlie Rose( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Alice Rivlin discusses the federal budget; and three women college presidents, Judith Shapiro, Claire Gaudiani, and Ruth Simmons, discuss their work
Women as citizens : vital voices( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Panelists talked about the progress women had made in the 20th century, from suffrage to the right to define their own destiny. They discussed the ways in which the women's movement helped define American culture. Professor Cott noted that even the failure to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution had transformed the movement from one of broad-based protections and rights to one of individual human rights. President Clinton then commented on the presentations and asked the panelists questions. Following the presentation the president, first lady, and panelists answered questions from the White House audience and viewers via the Internet
Ruth Simmons( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ruth Simmons, President of Simmons College, was one of the first Afro-American women to head a major college in 1995. She was born in Grapeland, Texas, where she was the youngest of 12 children. In Grapeland the children worked on the farm as share croppers, dropping out of school early. However, when she was 7, her family moved to Houston, where she and her sisters were expected to attend school, which were segregated. She led a sheltered life, and was always supervised when going out. It never occurred to her not to go to college, and she attended Dillard's College in New Orleans, and then Harvard University for her Ph. D. degree in romance languages and literature. At Smith College she started the engineering program for the women students. She feels that although Houston has changed from the days of segregation, there is still discrimination against women and minorities in the workplace and social segregation still exists
Reflections on leadership for social change( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

176th DePauw University commencement by DePauw University( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Videorecording of the 2015 commencement ceremonies at DePauw University featuring a commencement address by Ruth J. Simmons, president emerita of Brown University. Bonus features include: Photo gallery, selected campus highlights (2011-2015), Monon memories 2011-2014, The Campaign for DePauw, 'Developing Human Resources' (1953), and vintage clips from the DePauw Archives
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Alternative Names
Ruth J. Simmons US-amerikanische Romanistin, Hochschullehrerin und Universitätspräsidentin

Ruth Simmons Amerikaans hooglerares

Simmons, Ruth J., 1945-

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