“The excitement of learning separates youth from old age. As long as you’re learning, you’re not old.”
–Rosalyn S. Yalow
Green African Gray – 4″ x 6″ Watercolor & sharpie Postcard
I painted this little gal (Babbs) on St. Patrick’s Day. My intention
was to do some kind of Celtic design on the background, but she looks
like she fell into the green beer and had hallucinations.
The photo reference was provided by Valri Ary at WetCanvas.
Rosalyn S. Yalow
“A Jewish woman whose father-in-law is a rabbi, who keeps a kosher
home, who invites her lab assistants to Passover seders, and worries
about them catching colds is not the typical image of a Nobel Prize
winner,” Emily Taitz writes in Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical
Encyclopedia. “But it is the image of Rosalyn Yalow, the first woman
born and educated in the United States to win a Nobel Prize in a
scientific field.” Rosalyn S. Yalow passed away Monday, May 30, 2011, at
the age of 89.
Born July 19, 1921, in a working-class South Bronx neighborhood,
Rosalyn Yalow excelled in math and chemistry. Her parents, immigrants
from Eastern Europe, wanted her to have the education that had been
denied them. Yalow credited her success partly to her father’s belief
that girls could do anything boys could. She graduated from Walton Girls
High School at 15 and went directly to Hunter College, a free city
university for women where she studied chemistry and physics. She
graduated Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude, in 1941. More… Jewesses with Attitude