Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

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

Howard University in Washington, D.C., received a $1 million donation from Jim Murren, former CEO of MGM Grand, and his wife. The funds will be used to establish the Center for Women, Gender and Global Leadership at the university. The new center will be under the direction of J. Jarpa Dawuni, an associate professor of political science at the university.

Angela Hunter, associate professor of English at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and her co-principal investigator, Rebecca Wilkin of Pacific Lutheran University, have received a $133,333 grant from the National Endowment for Humanities to publish the most complete edition of 18th-century French philosopher Louise Dupin’s unpublished treatise Work on Women. The scholars will edit and translate selections of Dupin’s work from French to English. Their book, Louise Dupin, Work on Women: Selections, will be published by Oxford University Press. Their goal is to bring Dupin’s most important intellectual contributions to a wide audience at a time when interest in early female philosophers is on the rise.

The University of Cincinnati received a grant from the National Institutes of Health for a study of an opioid addiction treatment that aims to weaken withdrawal symptoms for pregnant women. Researchers will conduct a study of pregnant women with substance abuse problems who will be given injections of buprenorphine every week rather than the standard treatment of daily application under the tongue. That method is known to produce side effects that sometimes outweigh the intended benefit.

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