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Does Using Gender-Neutral Language Impact Stereotypes of Women in Leadership Positions?

Does Using Gender-Neutral Language Impact Stereotypes of Women in Leadership Positions?

A new study led by Allison M.N. Archer of the University of Houston and co-authored by Cindy D. Kam of Vanderbilt University in Nashville examined the effects of using gender-neutral language such as “chair” versus traditional terms such as “chairman.”

Prison Education Programs for Women Likely to Expand Significantly

Prison Education Programs for Women Likely to Expand Significantly

For nearly two decades, prison inmates have not been eligible for federal Pell Grants to finance higher education. But starting with the 2023-2024 school year, people in prison will be eligible to receive Pell grants in the amount of nearly $7,000 per year. Northwestern University is already out to a fast start.

Study Examines the "Parent Penalty" for Women in Academia

Study Examines the “Parent Penalty” for Women in Academia

A new study by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madson and the University of Iowa found that 71.3 percent of mothers reported a negative child impact on their academic careers, while only 48.6 percent of fathers indicated so. Among those academics without children, nearly 60 percent of women said that career considerations played a role in their decision not to have children.

Texas Woman's University Debuts a Bachelor's Degree Program in Multicultural Women and Gender Studies

Texas Woman’s University Debuts a Bachelor’s Degree Program in Multicultural Women and Gender Studies

The university already offers a master’s degree, a Ph.D. program, and a graduate certificate program in multicultural women’s and gender studies but until now a bachelor’s degree program has not been offered in the field.

University of Alabama at Birmingham's Pathology Department Creates New Women's Health Division

University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Pathology Department Creates New Women’s Health Division

The primary goals for the division are to aid in recruiting talented individuals to UAB to focus on women’s health, to work with UAB Medicine to enhance diagnostic and molecular testing in areas impacting women’s health, and to build a research portfolio in these areas.

Oklahoma State University Recently Held Its Inaugural Cattlewoman's Boot Camp

Oklahoma State University Recently Held Its Inaugural Cattlewoman’s Boot Camp

The three-day event aimed to create an informative and engaging learning experience for female producers covering various methods on how to manage the production, financial, and market risks when operating a beef cow/calf operation.

Babson College to Open a New Women Innovating Now Lab in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Babson College to Open a New Women Innovating Now Lab in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Babson College’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership announced its latest WIN Lab (Women Innovating Now) initiative inside the Greenwood Women’s Business Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The WIN Lab program aims to help women entrepreneurs launch successful businesses and create economic and social impact.

Indiana University Announces the Establishment of the Kinsey-Kelley Center for Gender Equity in Business

Indiana University Announces the Establishment of the Kinsey-Kelley Center for Gender Equity in Business

The center aims to prepare current and future business leaders to create organizational cultures and instill individual behaviors that advance equality in business operations and create safer work environments.

The Eve Kosofsky Sedgwck Archives at Duke University Are Now Available to Researchers

The Eve Kosofsky Sedgwck Archives at Duke University Are Now Available to Researchers

Dr. Sedgwick, who in 2009 at the age of 58, was a poet, artist, literary critic, and teacher. She is best known as one of the founders of the field of Queer Theory. Professor Sedgwick taught at Duke for a decade and later at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

Louisiana State University Debuts an Oral History Project on Women Political Leaders

Louisiana State University Debuts an Oral History Project on Women Political Leaders

The “Louisiana Women in Politics Oral History Project” will provide not only a historical record from important female public figures on some of Louisiana’s most notable chapters in history, but also document their career reflections and how they navigated unexplored, and sometimes, unwelcoming territory.

Archives of Best-Selling Author Anne Rice Now Available to Researchers at Tulane University

Archives of Best-Selling Author Anne Rice Now Available to Researchers at Tulane University

Anne Rice, who passed away in December 2021, wrote 38 novels across eight series, scripts, plays, and lyrics for multimedia projects. Her bestselling gothic and supernatural fiction includes The Vampire Chronicles and The Lives of the Mayfair Witches, which have sold millions of copies internationally.

Touring the Northwestern University Campus From a Feminist Perspective

Touring the Northwestern University Campus From a Feminist Perspective

The Women’s Center at Northwestern University has developed a self-guided campus tour celebrating the achievements of women. At each stop on the tour, people will learn about the staff and student leaders who contributed to the rights of women at Northwestern and discover gender resources available on campus.

Texas Woman's University Obtains the Archives of Activist Sarah Weddington

Texas Woman’s University Obtains the Archives of Activist Sarah Weddington

Sarah Weddington was known best for arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court in the landmark Roe v. Wade case, but she had a trailblazing legal and legislative career that spanned decades and was predicated largely on advancing women’s issues

SUNY Looks to Boost Child Care Facilities Across Its 64 Campuses

SUNY Looks to Boost Child Care Facilities Across Its 64 Campuses

During the 2020-2021 academic year, SUNY served 1,200 student parents with more than 4,000 child care spots across the 46 SUNY campuses that have a child care center onsite. A total of 18 more centers are currently needed to fully cover all 64 of SUNY’s campuses statewide.

State Senate Votes to Strip Funding of Women's Studies at the University of Wyoming

State Senate Votes to Strip Funding of Women’s Studies at the University of Wyoming

The Wyoming Senate passed a budget amendment by a vote of 16-14 that would have prohibited state funds from supporting the gender and women’s studies program at the University of Wyoming.

Douglass Residential College at Rutgers University to Target Worldwide Gender-Based Violence

Douglass Residential College at Rutgers University to Target Worldwide Gender-Based Violence

Founded in 1918 as the New Jersey College for Women, Douglass is the only women’s residential college in the nation situated within a world-class public research university. Students will plan events, participate in a social media internship, have research opportunities, and develop a course for the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.

Washington University in St. Louis Begins Its Women's Health Technologies Initiative

Washington University in St. Louis Begins Its Women’s Health Technologies Initiative

Researchers at the McKelvey School of Engineering and the School of Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis seek to apply engineering technology to develop new strategies to improve the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of conditions affecting the female reproductive system.

Bowdoin College Professor Emerita to Have Her Work Archived at the Library of Congress

Bowdoin College Professor Emerita to Have Her Work Archived at the Library of Congress

Jorunn Buckley, professor emerita of religion at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, is having her entire academic archive preserved at the Library of Congress. Dr. Buckley, who retired from the Bowdoin faculty in 2016 after 17 years, is arguably the world’s premier expert on a little-known religious sect called the Mandaeans.

Texas Woman's University to Offer a New Bachelor's Degree Program in Gender Studies

Texas Woman’s University to Offer a New Bachelor’s Degree Program in Gender Studies

The multicultural women’s and gender studies program at Texas Woman’s University in Denton has offered a master’s degree and a doctoral degree program as well as a graduate certificate and an undergraduate minor. Now, pending an expected approval from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Texas Woman’s University will have a new bachelor’s degree in gender studies.

Florida International University Receives the Donation of the Celia Cruz Music Score Collection

Florida International University Receives the Donation of the Celia Cruz Music Score Collection

Known as the “Queen of Salsa,” Celia Cruz had a powerful voice, energetic stage presence, and a unique style that won her fans from different nations and across generations. She was one of the few women to succeed in the male-dominated world of salsa music.

New Archive at MIT Sheds Light on the Evolving Role of the Omsbud Profession as it Related to Women

New Archive at MIT Sheds Light on the Evolving Role of the Omsbud Profession as it Related to Women

Molly Rowe served as special assistant to the president and ombudsperson for almost 42 years as a designated neutral party available to every member of the MIT community. Her collection, comprising 38 boxes of material, includes some of Rowe’s publications as well as records of several ombuds associations, which show the evolving nature of the profession and highlight workplace issues that emerged at specific times.

The Center for Women, Gender and Global Leadership Launched at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

The Center for Women, Gender and Global Leadership Launched at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

The center aims to engage in innovative research and programming to advance women and gender issues for students. The center’s mission is to build an interdisciplinary global center of excellence focused on women’s issues, feminist activism, and transformational leadership.

The American Association of University Women Names Gloria Blackwell As Its New Leader

The American Association of University Women Names Gloria Blackwell As Its New Leader

Blackwell had been serving as the executive vice president and chief program officer for the association. For 17 years, she directed AAUW’s highly esteemed fellowships and grants program which has awarded more than $70 million in funding to women scholars and programs in the U.S. and overseas.

Women's Studies Program at East Tennessee State University Enhances Its Curriculum

Women’s Studies Program at East Tennessee State University Enhances Its Curriculum

The women’s studies program at East Tennessee State Univerity in Johnson City began as a minor degree and offered its first bachelor’s degree program in 2007. The program has now updated its curriculum and will now be known as the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program.

Cornell University Acquires the Archives of Irene Castle

Cornell University Acquires the Archives of Irene Castle

Know mostly as a silent film star, Irene Castle was also a fashion designer, ballroom dancer, and animal rights advocate.

New Mexico State University Will Be the New Home of the Journal <em> Chicana/Latina Studies</em>

New Mexico State University Will Be the New Home of the Journal Chicana/Latina Studies

Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social began at the University of California at Davis in 1991. It is currently housed at the University of Texas in San Antonio.

A New Women's Business Center Established on the Campus of Virginia Union University

A New Women’s Business Center Established on the Campus of Virginia Union University

The center will serve as a resource to provide business counseling, training, technical assistance and networking for entrepreneurs in the Richmond market. The program is made possible by a grant-funded through the Small Business Administration.

<em>Ms</em>. Magazine Snubs Academia In Its List of Top Feminists of 2020

Ms. Magazine Snubs Academia In Its List of Top Feminists of 2020

Not one of the top feminists of 2020 according to Ms. magazine has a primarily academic affiliation.

Mississippi State University Acquires the Janice Cleary Sheet Music Collection

Mississippi State University Acquires the Janice Cleary Sheet Music Collection

A resident of Omaha, Nebraska, Janice Cleary assembled one of the largest sheet music collections in the United States, spanning over 175 years and containing nearly 50,000 pieces featuring a wide variety of composers.

The Gender, Race, and Identity Department at the University of Nevada, Reno Adds Three Minor Degree Programs

The Gender, Race, and Identity Department at the University of Nevada, Reno Adds Three Minor Degree Programs

The Gender, Race, and Identity program at the University of Nevada, Reno transitioned to department status earlier this semester. The department offers a bachelor’s degree program in gender, race, and identity with minors in ethnic studies, religious studies, women’s studies, and Holocaust, genocide and peace studies. Three new minor degree concentrations have been established.

Association of American Medical Colleges Changes Name of Its Most Prestigious Award

Association of American Medical Colleges Changes Name of Its Most Prestigious Award

In a 1910 report, Abraham Flexner stated that while women were not barred from applying to medical school, they “show a decreasing inclination to enter it” — and that those who did had “obvious limitations.”

University of Oregon in a New Initiative to Advance Women in Sports

University of Oregon in a New Initiative to Advance Women in Sports

Wasserman Media Group is partnering with the Univerity of Oregon to launch “The Collective Think Tank.” The center will tap a pool of faculty experts who will be matched with research funding through Wasserman’s industry partners to look at issues such as pay equity, product design, maternity in sport, and other topics that affect women.

Tulane University Scholars Develop the Feminist Pedagogy for Teaching Online

Tulane University Scholars Develop the Feminist Pedagogy for Teaching Online

While the Feminist Pedagogy for Teaching Online guide was made with online learning in mind, it can be applied to physical classrooms as well as virtual ones.

University of Missouri-Kansas City Revamps Its Women's and Gender Studies Offerings

University of Missouri-Kansas City Revamps Its Women’s and Gender Studies Offerings

The University of Missouri-Kansas City announced it is combining its Black studies, Latin American studies, and women’s studies programs into a new academic department. The new Race, Ethnic, and Gender/Sexuality department.

Emory University Acquires the Personal Papers of Kathleen Cleaver

Emory University Acquires the Personal Papers of Kathleen Cleaver

Kathleen Cleaver served as the communications secretary of the Black Panther Party. Later in her career, she served on the faculty at the Emory University School of Law.