Women in STEM lab

May 2, 2018 (UB NOW)

Women in STEM Cooperative wins Slice Award

Gender Institute is one of the offices that collaborate to form the Women in STEM Cooperative.

Mike Rembis

Michael Rembis, Associate Professor of History, Director of the Center for Disability Studies and Gender Institute Excecutive Committee member, is building links within the WNY disability community. "Rembis says it is important not only to reach out to those who are living with a disability, “but also to create awareness of who they are and what their lives are like, to help foster inclusion and equity with others who are not disabled.”

UB Architects picture

February 19, 2018

UB architects help write history of women architects

Despina Stratigakos, Associate Professor, UB School of Architecture and Planning, recently named Interim Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence and Kelly Hayes MacAlonie, Director of capital planning for UB, both members of the Gender Institute Executive Committee.

Liesl Folks

Liesl Folks, Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Professor of Electrical Engineering

February 5, 2018

New program to help women in STEM overcome gender discrimination

Glenna Bett
, Associate Professor, Vice Chair for Research (OB/GYN) and Gender Institute Deputy Director and Liesl Folks, Dean of School of Engineering and Applied Sciences collaborate on program.

January 23, 2018 (The Time Literary Supplement) 
"What cheer, though?"
Harvard historian Joyce Chaplin reviews American Niceness by Gender Institute director Carrie Bramen in latest issue of TLS 

January 18, 2018 (UB NOW)
Cytocybernetics receives award to advance drug-screening technology

Glenna Bett, Associate professor, Vice Chair for Research (OB/GYN) and Gender Institute Deputy Director.

Glenna Bett, Associate Professor and Deputy Director of Gender Institute

Pioneering Women in American Architecture

Over the past several years, Despina Stratigakos, Professor of Architecture and Kelly Hayes McAlonie, Director of the UB Capital Planning Group, have been involved in a major research project undertaken by the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation, with funding from the NEA, culminating in a website and soon to be published in book form.
“Pioneering Women in American Architecture”
 is a collection of profiles of fifty women who have made important contributions to American architecture. All of these women were born before 1940, at a time when women struggled both to be allowed entrance into the architectural profession and to be recognized for their work. As such, the names of many of these women are not well known, even among architectural historians." Mary McLeod and Victoria Rosner, Co-directors, Columbia University.
Despina Stratigakos and Kelly Hayes McAlonie both contributed profiles for the site.

Louise Blanchard Bethune, by Kelly Hayes McAlonie

Elsa Mandelstamm Gidoni, by Despina Stratigakos

The website launched on Dec 15 and has already received accolades from several media outlets:

December 12, 2017 (The Atlantic)
It's Not That Hard To Avoid Normalizing Nazis
Despina Stratigakos,
Professor, Architecture, Gender Institute Executive Committee member.

Kelly Hayes McAlonie, in Jacobs Medical Campus Building, second floor

November 20, 2017 (UB NOW)
“I have, in one form or the other, dedicated myself to educational architecture.”
Kelly Hayes McAlonie, Director, Capital Planning Group, Gender Institute Executive Committee member.

Reclaiming Our Ancestors

October 19 - 21, 2017
"Reclaiming Our Ancestors Conference"

October 19 - October 21   (
"UB conference aims to reclaim ancestral history"

Gender Institute Director Carrie Bramen's new book

Sarah Stanford

May 9, 2017 (UBNow):
"Gender Institute scholarship winners making global contributions"
Stanford, this year’s scholarship winner and an English-social work double major, studied factors that affect educational resilience, health and wellness in Buffalo’s Bhutanese-Nepali community. She now will go on to teach in Malaysia with the Fulbright award.

Naw Ruz, Persian Dancing
Women's demonstration met with resistance

Photo credit Allison Staebell, The Spectrum

Soldarity Party News

Solidarity Party poster

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