News for the Network

 
April 11, 2014
 
In this issue:
01.  Latest from Re:Gender
02.  News from the Network and Beyond
03.  Deadlines You Don't Want to Miss
04.  Publications
05.  Events

 
Latest from Re:Gender
 
New Name, Logo and Tagline
For those who have not heard, National Council for Research on Women is now Re:Gender. Our new name, logo and tagline are the culmination of an intensive strategic planning process.
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Register Today for Our 2014 Annual Conference!
Women and Economic Security: Changing Policy and Practice
Re:Gender's 2014 Annual Conference, "Women and Economic Security: Changing Policy and Practice," will be held from May 14-16 in Ann Arbor, MI. It is a joint conference by Re:Gender and the Center for the Education of Women, University of Michigan.

This 3-day interdisciplinary, multi-sector conference will focus on identifying and combating barriers that women living in poverty face as they seek economic security and mobility. In addition, presenters will map challenges families face in this current context of financial vulnerability. National researchers and practitioners will join University of Michigan faculty, bringing multiple perspectives to this complex concern with policy recommendations as the expected outcome.
Presenters include Mimi Abramowitz, Jennifer Brush, The Families and Work Institute, Assata Richards, Sheryl WuDunn, Ruth Milkman and many others.
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Mariam K. Chamberlain Dissertation Award Recipients to be Announced in April
Thank you to everyone who sent applications for the first annual Mariam K. Chamberlain Dissertation Award!
Now that the deadline has passed, the selection committee is reviewing all submissions, and we look forward to announcing the recipients in mid-April. At that time a first-generation college graduate will be awarded $8,500 to continue working on a dissertation under the close supervision of a senior dissertation advisor, who will receive $1,500 for continued mentorship.
 
Popular Posts
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News from the Network and Beyond
 
Center for Women's Global Leadership Rutgers University
The Nation features article by CWGL Executive Director Radhika Balakrishnan and Affiliate James Heintz
In an article titled "Economic Reform is a Human Right," Balakrishan and Heintz argue that "International law can be a powerful advocacy tool for improving economic and social policy."
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Cottey College
Job Opening: Leadership Faculty/Director of the Institute for Women's Leadership and Social Responsibility
Cottey College, an independent liberal arts college for women, invites nominations and applications for a faculty position in Leadership with a half-time appointment as Director of the Institute for Women's Leadership and Social Responsibility. Founded in 2010, the Institute is specifically related to three themes found in the mission of Cottey College: women's leadership, social responsibility, and global awareness. The overarching function of the Institute is to provide leadership and vision in furthering the application of these themes to the educational experience at Cottey. As such, this position will require an energetic and collaborative individual who is a skilled communicator and who can actively engage faculty, staff and students in the implementation of women's leadership, social responsibility and global awareness at Cottey.
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EY
EY Study Reveals What Millennials Want
An article in the Winter 2014 issue of DiversityInc discusses a groundbreaking new survey by EY of 1,200 of their employees. The survey reveals that, "There's a big gap between what millennials want--to move up quickly--and what they need--more management training and experience."
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Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, CUNY
Survey of Human Service Workers
Mimi Abramovitz of the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, CUNY and Jennifer Zelnick, Touro College Graduate School of Social Work, have created a quick 30 minute research survey to develop an informed understanding of how current policies for human service agencies affect both human service workers and the clients they serve. This survey hopes to reach 3,000 human service workers in the New York City area with a goal of improving service delivery that will lead to more effective, efficient and high quality services. It will also help human service workers advocate for better jobs and better services to highlight their experiences and amplify their voices.
Take or share the survey
 
Society for Women's Health Research (SWHR)
SWHR Leads Broad-Based Coalition Urging Congress to Review the Need for More Women and Minorities in Medical Research
The Society for Women's Health Research (SWHR), leading a broad-based coalition of health associations, medical schools and women's advocates, calls on the House Energy and Commerce Committee to hold a hearing to examine the progress made by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on including more women and minorities in medical research. In addition, SWHR and the coalition urge greater analysis by these agencies into the ways that diseases and treatments affect women and men differently.
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State University of New York (SUNY)
SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher Featured in Politico
"Obama's favorite college leader" is how a recent Politico article referred to Dr. Nancy Zimpher, chancellor of the State University of New York and Re:Gender network member. The article details how Dr. Zimpher has become the White House's "go-to college president" for promoting the Obama administration's higher education initiatives, from overhauling student financial aid to a new agreement to better prevent sexual assault on campus.
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Deadlines You Don't Want to Miss
 
Association for Applied Sport Psychology
New Funding Opportunity
Grant: Oglesby-Snyder Grant for Equity and Cultural Diversity
Deadline: July 1, 2014
Details: Through the generous support of The Margaret Fund (May All Resolve Girls Achieve Real Equity Today Fund), created by Deborah Slaner Larkin, the AASP Foundation presents a new research grant, the "Oglesby-Snyder Grant for Equity and Cultural Diversity." The grant recognizes and supports a significant proposal that builds on demonstrated commitment to this area and leads towards understandings that advance equity and cultural diversity in sport. Grants are available for up to $5,000.
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International Association of Feminist Economists (IAFE)
Call for Papers
Deadline: The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2014.
Details: The 2014 IAFFE annual conference theme, "Women's Economic Empowerment and the New Global Development Agenda," is intended to encourage interdisciplinary dialogue on how feminist economics contributes to discussions about the new global development agenda. Panel proposals and individual paper submissions are invited on any aspect of feminist inquiry into socio-economic issues. IAFE particularly welcomes participants to organize sessions and present papers from a feminist perspective to analyze the multiple aspects of women's economic empowerment, including education, asset ownership, networks, and employment, as well as the economic and social policy aspects of the post MDG and post Rio plus 20 sustainable development agenda.
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Publications
 
BlackRock
Report: Global Poll Reveals Gender Gaps: Women are more likely to focus on immediate financial needs, overlook planning for their retirement
Summary: Women around the world today are more concerned than men are about immediate financial needs and concerns -- and are more likely than men to overlook longer-term financial priorities such as planning effectively for their retirement, according to the first-ever Global Investor Pulse Survey recently conducted by BlackRock. The survey, which polled more than 17,500 respondents in 12 nations including almost 9,000 women globally, is one of the largest surveys ever of its kind.
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Legal Momentum
Report: Single Parent Snapshot 2014
Summary: The updated report features new statistics on single parents in the U.S., including employment, income and educational levels
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Events
 
St. Norbert College
Event: bell hooks on Campus
When: April 15-16, 2014
Where: De Pere, WI
Cost: Free
Details: Honored as a leading public intellectual by The Atlantic Monthly, as well as one of Utne Reader's "100 Visionaries Who Could Change Your Life," hooks is a captivating speaker and canonical social-justice scholar who has authored more than 35 books.

bell hooks Lecture
Tuesday, April 15th at 7:30 p.m.

bell hooks at Common Prayer
Wednesday, April 16th at 10:00 a.m.

bell hooks Children's Book Reading
Wednesday, April 16th at 4:15 p.m.

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Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College
Event: Power Talk Featuring Jimmie Briggs
When: April 22, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: New York, NY
Cost: Free
Details: This April, Jimmie Briggs, award winning journalist, educator, lecturer and social entrepreneur will join the Power Talk series

The creator of the "Man Up Campaign" that mobilizes people in 25 countries to stop violence against the women and girls in their communities, Briggs was selected as GQ Magazine's "Better Men, Better World" winner in 2010, and most recently received a Medal of Distinction from Barnard College.
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Women's World Banking
Event: Join Women's World Banking in Morocco to visit their partner on the ground, Al-Amana Microfinance
When: October 26-31, 2014
Where: Morocco
Cost: $5,000-$15,000
Details: For five days and six nights in Morocco, you will meet the leaders of Al-Amana and learn in-depth about bringing financial services to women in the Middle East North Africa region. In addition, you will spend time in Rabat to learn more about the county's rich history and current economic landscape.
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