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Naw Ruz, International New Year

March 31, 2017

Presented by the Coalition for the Advancement of Moslem Women
cosponsored by UB Gender Institute.

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Dr. Glenna Bett, Deputy Director of the Gender Institute, wins Ignite Award

March 2, 2017

The Women’s Business Center (WBC) at Canisius College recognizes successful women-owned businesses in the Western New York area with the Ignite Award.

Dr. Glenna Bett, deputy director of the Gender Institute, was among the 2017 awardees. 

Solidarity Party

Thank you to the hundreds of people who cosponsored, supported, and attended our Solidarity Party to Honor and Celebrate International Scholars, Students, Immigrants, and Refugees on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at Asbury Hall. Mayor Byron Brown and Erie County Commissioner Mark Poloncarz joined a host of musicians, artists, poets, lawyers, faculty, clergy, students, and others who expressed support and love for the entire community that comprises Western NY.

For information about the program and cosponsors:

UB News Center: "Solidarity Party to honor internationals and refugees..."

TWC News/Spectrum News:  Solidarity Party Celebrates Diverse ... Buffalo: "Solidarity party held to show support ..."

Gender Institute Faculty and Friends at Women's March

January, 2017


October 21, 2016 (UB Now):
UB to Celebrate Gender Week

Women in STEM committee. From left, front row: Rebekah Burke, Terri Budek, Kathleen Murphy and Phyllis Floro. Back row: Tina Žigon, Caitlin Hoekstra, Nancy Campos, Glenna Bett, Liesl Folks, Mary Henesey, Letitia Thomas and Ann Marie Landel. Missing: Hadar Borden, Vikki Hirshey, Karen King and Victoria Robbins. Photo: Ken Smith

July 4, 2016 (The Wall Street Journal):
The Gender Institute's director on story-telling

April 21, 2016 (The Los Angeles Times):
Despina Stratigakos on gender discrimination in architecture: "Architecture remains a tough profession for women to crack. In the United States, even though nearly half of architecture school graduates are women, only 18% of licensed practitioners are women. " 

Marci Bowers has conducted thousands of gender-reassignment surgeries at her California practice and is one of the few surgeons worldwide to be trained to perform restorative surgery for victims of female genital mutilation.

April 6, 2016 (The Buffalo News):
Gender Across Borders Symposium

Life of William Grimes, Runaway Slave
By William L. Andrews and Regina E. Mason
Paperback, 145 pages

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February 6, 2014 (The UB Reporter): Gender Institute cosponsors Sit With Me event to increase the visibility of women in technology










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