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The Martha Farrell Award for Excellence in Women’s Empowerment has been instituted to honour Dr. Farrell and her ideals. Launched in October 2016, it is a first-of-its-kind initiative to discover, recognise and honour mid-career individuals and committed institutions, which have made valuable contributions in the areas of women’s empowerment, gender equality or feminism in everyday life.

Since June 2019, Professor Ellen Boeren has been one of three editors of Adult Education Quarterly (AEQ). The other two editors are Dr Liz Roumell from Texas A&M and Dr Kevin Roessger from the Univerity of Arkansas. The team is being supported by administrator Daniel Parker – a doctoral student at Arkansas – and book editor John Holst from Penn State University. AEQ is a longstanding internationally peer-reviewed journal in the field of adult education. The journal accepts empirical and theoretical contributions to the field of adult and continuing education in its broadest sense. AEQ is published by SAGE and the current issue, together with archived issues, can be found online.

The 68th AAACE annual Conference of the American Association of Adult and Continuing Education’s (AAACE) was this year held in St Louis, 8-11 October, focussing on the themes of human rights, empowerment and environmental sustainability.

Continuing and Professional Education at Cardiff University are looking for an external examiner to replace Dr Nalita James, whose tenure has come to an end.

The 4th European Vocational Skills Week takes place during the 14-18 October 2019 throughout Europe. At the time of writing, there are 1138 events taking place in 45 countries. A very informative interactive map is provided on the European Commission's dedicated Vocational Skills Week web space (click the image below).