Honors for Three Women Academics

wuVivian Chi-Hua Wu, associate professor of microbiology and food safety at the University of Maine, received the 2012 Bimbo Pan American Nutrition, Food Science, and Technology Award for the best research project in the field of food safety.

Dr. Wu is a graduate of National Chung-Hsing University in Taiwan. She earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in food science from Kansas State University.

pierceCatherine Pierce, assistant professor and co-director of the creative writing program at Mississippi State University in Starkville, received the 2013 Poetry Award from the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters. She was honored for her poetry collection The Girls of Peculiar (Saturnalia Books, 2012).

Dr. Pierce has taught at Mississippi State University since 2007. She is a graduate of Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania and holds a master of fine arts degree from Ohio State University and a Ph.D. from the University of Missouri.

nestleThe Fales Library at New York University has announced that it is naming its vast collection of food and cookery books in honor of Marion Nestle, the Paulette Goddard Professor in the university’s School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. The collection includes more than 55,000 volumes, the large collection of food studies books in the United States.

Dr. Nestle holds a master of public health degree and a Ph.D. in molecular biology from the University of California at Berkeley. She is the author of Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health (University of California Press, 2002), Safe Food: The Politics of Food Safety (University of California Press, 2003), and What to Eat (North Point Press, 2006).

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