The Feb. 14, 2011 issue of the University of Maryland student newspaper, The Diamondback has a nice story on the ADVANCE program, including an interview with Professor Avis Cohen (Biology/ISR), the project director.
The ADVANCE Program for Inclusive Excellence aims to transform the institutional culture of the University of Maryland by facilitating networks, offering individual mentoring and support, and offering information and strategic opportunities for women faculty in all areas of academia. The program is funded by a five-year, multi-million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation. The ADVANCE Program will produce academic environments with assumptions, values and beliefs, policies and practices that support and generate professional growth and excellence for all faculty.
You can read the online version http://www.diamondbackonline.com/news/committee-to-tackle-gender-gaps-in-colleges-1.1977986>here.
Cohen is project director on NSF program to advance women faculty
Elisabeth Smela named ADVANCE Professor
Espy-Wilson appointed ADVANCE Professor for Women Faculty of Color
Clark School women of note: Avis Cohen
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Martins selected for Leadership Fellows program
Espy-Wilson, Bergbreiter receive ADVANCE Seed Grants
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Cynthia Moss named ADVANCE professor
February 14, 2011