Browsing: Gender Equality

The free online encyclopedia Wikipedia is mostly run by men, and the number of editors for the site has been shrinking. Julia Bear, an assistant professor in Stony Brook University’s College of Business, and colleague Benjamin Collier from Carnegie Mellon, have analyzed the issue of gender difference in editing. Their results were published in the journal Sex Roles in January. A recent Harvard Business Review article, “Why Do So Few Women Edit Wikipedia?”, details their findings and explains why they matter. Read the full article here. Bear joined the College of Business faculty in 2013. Her research focuses on the…

Women used warmer, more agreeable language in their Facebook status updates compared to men, a computational analysis of 10 million messages revealed. Additionally, algorithms of language use predicted one’s gender on Facebook 90 percent of the time. But women are no less assertive than men, the study found. In the paper, titled “Women are Warmer but No Less Assertive Than Men: Gender and Language on Facebook,” some of the most commonly cited topics, or automatically derived clusters of related words, used by women included words such as wonderful, happy, birthday, daughter, baby, excited, and thankful. Some of the words most commonly cited by…

Stony Brook University made the 50 Best LGBT Friendly Colleges and Universities 2016 list. The ranking was compiled by College Choice, an independent online publication dedicated to helping students and their families find the right college. The ranking highlights universities like Stony Brook that have a strong history of creating quality programming for the LGBTQ community and committing time and resources to equipping students, faculty and staff with tools that encourage education, support, safety and inclusion campus wide. Stony Brook’s LGBTQ* Services has a committed staff that provides meaningful programs to help students thrive and to ensure inclusion in every aspect…

If you experience sexual or interpersonal violence, our Complainant Navigator is here to help. As Complainant Navigator, Samantha provides confidential advocacy and support to students, faculty and staff who experience any kind of sexual or interpersonal violence, including domestic and dating violence, and stalking. At Stony Brook, we refer to these individuals as complainants, or survivors. The Complainant Navigator is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide crisis support and emergency response immediately following an incident, and can assist survivors with obtaining medical care and reporting an incident. Reporting an incident Reporting an incident to Stony Brook…

President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, drew attention to UN Women’s HeForShe program, a global initiative in support of gender equality, in a Huffington Post op-ed published April 12, 2016. President Stanley is one of HeForShe’s 10 founding university IMPACT champions, charged with galvanizing momentum in advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment, and in this capacity attended the World Economic Forum in Davos. President Stanley’s participation as an IMPACT 10x10x10 champion makes Stony Brook University one of 10 universities around the world committing to take bold, game-changing action to achieve gender equality within and beyond their institutions. “Universities are a key venue for discussing,…

Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD made time for a selfie with actress Emma Watson on Friday, January 22 at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, during a UN Women event promoting its HeForShe campaign for gender equality. Watson is the UN Women Goodwill Ambassador and President Stanley is representing Stony Brook University at the event as one of the 10 founding university champions of the HeForShe campaign. Launched in September 2014 by UN Women, HeForShe created its IMPACT 10x10x10 program to engage 30 key leaders across three sectors—the public sector, private sector and academia—to take…