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Article ID: 710088

Fulbright Scholar attends White House launch of global women's initiative

Penn State College of Engineering

Daniela Staicu, a Romanian Fulbright Scholar currently at Penn State completing research with the School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs’ Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship (HESE) program, was among those invited to attend the recent launch of the Women's Global Development and Prosperity Initiative.

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22-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 709290

The Conversation: Higher, Further, Faster: Marvel’s First Female Cinematic Superhero

University of Manitoba

When the Captain Marvel movie opens on March 8, coinciding with International Women’s Day, it will be Marvel Studios’s first female-superhero led film and many people will be lined up to see this much anticipated flick and to enjoy one of Captain Marvel’s trademark specialties: fighting galactic evil.

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7-Mar-2019 4:35 PM EST

Arts and Humanities

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Article ID: 708900

‘We Use Every Second of Our Day’: 3 Stories of International Women at UVA Darden

University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The MBA student body at Darden is composed of roughly 39 percent women, and about one-third of the class was born outside of the United States. As International Women’s Day approaches on 8 March, The Darden Report presents the stories of three such women who chose to earn their MBA at the School.

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28-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST

Education

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Article ID: 708895

More Women Are Training to Be Plastic Surgeons, but Racial/Ethnic Representation Still Lags Behind

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

While the proportion of women entering plastic surgery residency programs has increased in recent years, numbers of Black and Hispanic trainees are declining or unchanged, reports a study in the March issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

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28-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST

Article ID: 708889

State senator Young to lead Cornell AgriTech Center of Excellence

Cornell University

Catharine Young, New York state senator representing western New York and a staunch advocate for agriculture and economic development statewide, has been named director of the New York State Center of Excellence for Food and Agriculture at Cornell AgriTech. She will begin work in her new role March 11.

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28-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 708786

Women’s History Month: A Time to Celebrate Progress, but Recognize Remaining Challenges

Iowa State University

March is Women’s History Month. The directors of two women’s centers at Iowa State University say it is a time to celebrate, but also an opportunity to recognize challenges that still persist, such as the gender pay gap and equity for all women.

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27-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 708511

Simons Foundation President Marilyn Hawrys Simons To Be Honored at Stars of Stony Brook Gala April 10 at Chelsea Piers, NYC

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University will honor alumna and Simons Foundation President Marilyn Hawrys Simons, BA ’74, PhD ’84 at its 20th Stars of Stony Brook Gala, Wednesday, April 10 at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers. Hosted annually by the Stony Brook Foundation, this year the celebration will recognize Dr. Simons for her leadership as president of one of the nation’s premier philanthropic institutions devoted to driving progress in basic science as well as her contributions to improving educational opportunities for the underserved.  As a philanthropist, advocate and volunteer for Stony Brook University, Marilyn has been a champion for one of New York State’s outstanding public universities.

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21-Feb-2019 4:05 PM EST

Education

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Article ID: 708499

Horseheads’ Barbara Mix receives NYS Hometown Alumni Award

Cornell University

Working as a veterinarian for several decades, Dr. Barbara Mix, DVM, has treated species large and small, familiar and exotic, from alpacas to zebras. In recognition of the cumulative and consistent impact of her veterinary and volunteer work in and around her hometown of Horseheads, New York, Mix was named the latest recipient of the Cornell New York State Hometown Alumni Award.

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21-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 708484

Leadership in Biomedical Engineering

University of Delaware

Dawn Elliott, chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Delaware, is being recognized as the inaugural recipient of the Orthopaedic Research Society’s Adele L. Boskey, PhD Award.

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21-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST

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