Six Women Scholars Honored With Notable Awards

Diane Sevening, an assistant professor of addiction studies at the University of South Dakota, received the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Coalition for Addiction Studies Education. Dr. Sevening has taught addiction studies at the university since 1982.

Dr. Sevening holds a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree in counseling, and an educational doctorate, all from the University of South Dakota.

Stacy Hawkins, an associate professor at Rutgers Law School in Camden, New Jersey, has been selected to receive the 2017 Derrick A. Bell Award from the Association of American Law Schools. The award honors an individual for commitment to diversity issues in scholarship and teaching and contributions to the community. Professor Hawkins will be honored at the association’s annual meeting in San Diego in January.

Professor Hawkins is graduate of the University of Virginia and the Georgetown University Law Center.

Emiliana Borrelli, a professor of microbiology and molecular genetics at the University of California Irvine, received the Golgi Medal Award in Neuroscience from the Golgi Foundation at a ceremony in Brescia, Italy.  Professor Borrelli was honored for her research on the neurotransmitter dopamine.

Professor Borrelli joined the faculty at the University of California, Irvine in 2006. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Naples in Italy.

Rachel Ivy Clarke, an assistant professor in the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University, received the Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Award from the Association for Library and Information Science Education. Her dissertation was entitled “It’s Not – Rocket – Library Science: Design Epistemology and American Librarianship.”

Dr. Clarke earned a bachelor’s degree in creative writing at California State University Long Beach. She holds a master of library and information science degree from San Jose State University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Washington.

A. Susana Ramirez, an assistant professor of public health at the University of California, Merced, received the 2017 Early Career Award from the American Public Health Association. She was awarded for her work on health communications.

Dr. Ramirez is a magna cum laude graduate of Santa Clara University in California. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in communication from the University of Pennsylvania and a master of public health degree from Harvard University.

Lisa Sowle Cahill, the J. Donald Monan S.J. Professor of Theology at Boston College, received the Civitas Dei Medal from Villanova University. The award honors a scholar who has made exemplary contributions to the Catholic intellectual tradition and has shown particular commitment to the pursuit of truth, beauty, and goodness. Dr. Cahill’s latest book is Global Justice, Christology, and Christian Ethics (Cambridge University Press, 2013).

Professor Cahill is a graduate of Santa Clara University. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.


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