A Quartet of Women Scholars Selected to Receive Prestigious Awards

Janie Simms Hipp, director of the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative at the University of Arkansas School of Law, received the President’s Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Hipp was honored for her work serving the Chickasaw Nation and advancing the educational and nutritional needs of indigenous people of North America. She founded the Office of Tribal Relation at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Eva Tardos, the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Computer Science at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, has been selected to receive the 2017 European Association for Theoretical Computer Science Award. Dr. Tardos will be honored this summer at the 43rd International Colloquium on Automata, Languages, and Programming in Warsaw, Poland.

Dr. Tardos has been on the faculty at Cornell University since 1989. She previously taught at the University of California, Berkeley and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Professor Tardos earned a Ph.D. at Eötvös University in Budapest, Hungary.

Catherine Dulac, the Higgins Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard University, is the winner of the 2017 Edward M. Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience presented by the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The award recognizes outstanding advances in neuroscience.

Dr. Dulac joined the faculty at Harvard University in 1996. She is also an investigator for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Professor Dulac earned a Ph.D. in developmental biology at the University of Paris.

Susan Goldman, a professor of curriculum and instruction at the University of Illinois at Chicago, has been selected to receive the 2017 Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from the Society for Text and Discourse. Professor Goldman will be honored this summer at the society’s annual conference in Philadelphia.

Dr. Goldman is a graduate of Barnard College in New York City, where she majored in psychology. She earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Pittsburgh.

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