During the First World War, Brit. Almina, the 5th Countess of Carnarvon, transformed the Castle into a hospital, and patients began to arrive from Flanders in September 1914. She became an adept nurse and a skilled healer and hundreds of letters from patients and their families bear testament to her untiring work and spirit of generosity.
Makers: Women Who Make America, a film that tells how women have helped shape America over the last 50 years, airs Friday, March 7, 2014 at 7 p.m. on WXXI World. Rochester's own Ursula Burns, CEO of Xerox, and the first African-American woman to run a Fortune 500 company is one of the many women featured.
Joyce Carol Oates is an American author. Oates published her first book in 1963 and has since published over fifty novels, as well as many volumes of short stories, poetry, and nonfiction. Won a National Book Award and Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.