Honors for Seven Women Academics

savinaMary Savina, the Charles L. Denison Professor of Geology at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, received the Undergraduate Research Mentor Award from the geosciences division of the Council on Undergraduate Research.

Professor Savina has been on the Carleton College faculty since 1978. She is a 1972 graduate of Carleton College, where she majored in history. Dr. Savina earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in geology from the University of California at Berkeley.

patty cramerPatricia Cramer, assistant research professor in the department of wildlife resources at Utah State University, received the 2013 Environmental Excellence Award for Research from the Federal Highway Administration. Dr. Cramer was honored for efforts to improve wildlife crossings along highways in Utah.

Dr. Cramer is a graduate of the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse. She holds a master’s degree from Montana State University and a Ph.D. in wildlife ecology and conservation from the University of Florida.

Kim-EundeokEundeok Kim, associate professor of retail merchandising and product development at Florida State University in Tallahassee, won the Lectra Innovation Award for Teaching at the 2013 annual meeting of the International Textile and Apparel Association, held recently in New Orleans.

Dr. Kim holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Seoul National University in South Korea. She earned a bachelor of fine arts degree from the Art Institute of Chicago and a Ph.D. from Iowa State University.

SchwartzPeggy Schwartz, professor emerita and director emerita of the dance program at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Dance Education Organization. Professor Schwartz is the co-author of The Dance Claimed Me: A Biography of Pearl Primus (Yale University Press, 2012).

Professor Schwartz is a graduate of the University of Rochester. She holds master’s degrees from the University at Buffalo and Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.

helmsDoris R. Helms, who retired from her post as provost at Clemson University in South Carolina this past June, has been honored by the university with the establishment of an endowment in her name to foster research. The Doris R. “Dori” Helms Creative Inquiry and Innovation Endowment will support teams of students and faculty to collaborate on research projects.

Dr. Helms was provost at Clemson for 13 years and previously served as a professor of biology.

BethanySchultzHurstBethany Schultz-Hurst, an assistant professor of English at Idaho State University, received the 2013 Robert Dana-Anhinga Prize for Poetry. She was honored for her collection of poems, entitled Miss Lost Nation, which will be published by Anhinga Press.

Schultz-Hurst joined the faculty at Idaho State as a lecturer in 2003 and was promoted to assistant professor last year. She is a graduate of Colorado State University and holds a master of fine arts degree in creative writing from Eastern Washington University in Cheney.

0590_12_012.jpgSera L. Young, a research scientist in the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University, has been selected to receive the 2013 Margaret Mead Award from the Society for Applied Anthropology and the American Anthropological Association. She was honored for her book, Craving Earth: Understanding Pica- the Urge to Eat Clay, Starch, Ice, and Chalk (Columbia University Press, 2011).

Dr. Young is a graduate of the University of Michigan. She holds a master’s degree in medical anthropology from the University of Amsterdam and a Ph.D. in nutritional anthropology from Cornell University. She joined the faculty at Cornell in 2011.

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