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.

Mills College, the liberal arts educational institution for women in Oakland, California, received a $325,000 grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation to strengthen its undergraduate science programs. The funds will be used to purchase scientific equipment and analytical tools.

treatThe University of Iowa received a grant from the National Institutes of Health for research on male-initiated sexual aggression toward female acquaintances. The goal is the development of novel prevention strategies to reduce the risk of sexual assault. The program is under the direction of Teresa A. Treat, an associate professor of psychology at the university. Dr. Treat, who taught at Yale from 2001 to 2010, is a summa cum laude graduate of Indiana University. She holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and cognitive science from Indiana University.

East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, received a $125,00 grant from the local affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The funds are being used to train community breast health educators who will conduct educational seminars on breast health at churches, community centers, and health fairs. The effort will focus primarily on African American and Latina women.

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