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Dedicated to advancing women's and LGBTQ leadership, vision, and influence, the Gender Institute fosters workspaces in which each participant is stimulated to reach her/his highest potential and to increase knowledge and justice within the university, within their disciplines, and in society at large.


A university-wide research center founded in 1997, the Gender Institute promotes research and teaching related to women, gender, and sexuality. We offer grants and awards to faculty and students to support scholarship on women and on the intricate connections between gender and other social forces, such as sexuality, race, class, health, age, religion, and place. We convene interdisciplinary networks and organize lectures, workshops, conferences, film screenings, art exhibitions, and community events.

Robin Schulze

Gender Week 2016: Cultural Transformations
Please join us for our signature events.
Mon. Oct. 24, 4:00-6:00 pm.  Clemens 120, UB North Campus
Annual Welcoming Reception 
Robin Schulze, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
"Women and Leaderhip"
Introduction by Nancy Smith, Dean, School of Social Work

Fri. October 28, 9 am - 2:30 pm. Clemens 120, UB North Campus
"Honor, Systems of Masculinity, and Violence against Women: Responses and Solutions"

The Gender Institute Celebrates 20th Anniversary!

Peggy Acara, Rosemary Dziak, Isabel Marcus, and Barbara Bono, former directors of the Gender Institute, celebrating Gender Week 2005.