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.

Zilber School of Public Health portrait of Fang Yan (Alice Yan).The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee received a grant from the American Cancer Society for the development and testing of culturally based intervention programs to promote physical activity in African American breast cancer survivors. The grant program is under the direction of Alice Yan, assistant professor of community and behavioral health promotion in the Zilber School of Public Health at the university. Dr. Yan is a graduate of Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She earned a Ph.D. in public and community health from the University of Maryland in College Park.

bublitz-picOregon State University received a $96,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to digitize books published by CALYX Press, one of the nation’s oldest feminist presses. Alicia Bublitz, managing editor of CALYX Press, said that “feminist presses of the last 50 years have been a fundamental part of the cultural discourse. The work of these presses is disappearing, and maintaining their foundational texts is essential for scholarship, history, and art.”

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