Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

money_bagHere is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, received a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice for programs to prevent sexual assault on campus. The university will use the funds for awareness programs for students and faculty as well as for programs to expand services for victims of sexual assault.

abukiyaThe University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis received a $393,750 grant from the National Institutes of Health for a study on how alcohol consumption during pregnancy affects the development of the fetal brain. The grant program is under the direction of Anne Bukiya, an associate professor in the department of pharmacology.

berryThe University of Hawaii received a $100,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health for a study on gender bias in laboratory research. The grant program is under the director of Maria Berry, chair of the department of cellular and molecular biology at the university’s John A. Burns School of Medicine.

Sweet Briar College, the liberal arts educational institution for women in Virginia, received a grant from Institute of Museum and Library Science to restore and display 10 propaganda posters from the Soviet Union. The posters were discovered in the mid-1980s under a narrow staircase in the college’s library. No one knows how the posters made their way to Sweet Briar College. The poster pictured below has the caption, “Watch Like an Eagle to protect the Soviet harvest.”




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