IN THE NEWS

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.

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:

https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/rediscover-the-pioneering-women-of-architecture-that-history-forgot

http://www.metropolismag.com/architecture/pioneering-women-american-architecture-website/

https://www.buildingenclosureonline.com/articles/87273-new-website-on-pioneering-women-architects-debuts

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

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
(ppgbuffalo.org)
"Reclaiming Our Ancestors Conference"

October 19 - October 21   (DredScottLives.org)
"UB conference aims to reclaim ancestral history"

Gender Institute Director Carrie Bramen's new book

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.

Photo credit Allison Staebell, The Spectrum

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