Leadership Conference For Women to Be Held At UB

By Mara McGinnis

Release Date: April 7, 1998 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- "Declining to Decline: Strategies Dealing with Middle-Ageism," a leadership conference for women in higher education, will be held from 8:15 a.m. until 2 p.m. on April 24 in the Center for Tomorrow on the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus.

The conference will be presented by the Western New York Regional Committee of the American Council on Education/National Identification Program for the Advancement of Women in Higher Education Administration (ACE/N.I.P.).

Topics of discussion will include age theory, middle-ageism in the workplace, case studies in the workplace and how to "decline to decline."

Margaret Morganroth Gullette, Ph.D., cultural critic, feminist, essayist, activist and visiting scholar in women's studies at Brandeis University, will be the keynote speaker.

Gullette's book, "Declining to Decline: Cultural Combat and the Politics of the Mid-life" (University Press of Virginia 1997), was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and excerpts from it have appeared in Ms., Dissent, New York Times Magazine, Michigan Quarterly Review and North American Review.

Gullette holds a bachelor's degree from Radcliffe College, a master's degree from the University of California at Berkeley and a doctorate from Harvard University. "The Art and Craft of Teaching," a collection edited by her, is used in faculty-development programs nationwide.

ACE/N.I.P., begun in 1977, is a major effort by which the Office of Women in Higher Education of ACE addresses its primary goal of advancing talented women in academic administration.

The conference planning committee includes members from UB, Medaille College, Empire State College, D'Youville College, Hilbert College, Villa Maria College, Niagara University and the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society.

The cost of the conference is $40. For more information, call Dottie Bellanti at (716) 881-7627.