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Professor Joan Jonas Will Receive the Kyoto Prize in the Arts and Philosophy

Professor Joan Jonas Will Receive the Kyoto Prize in the Arts and Philosophy

Joan Jonas, professor emerita in the Program in Art, Culture, and Technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has been affiliated with the university since 1998. Originally a sculptor, Professor Jonas is a pioneer in video and performance art.

Arizona State's Joanne Cacciatore Wins Indies Book Award

Arizona State’s Joanne Cacciatore Wins Indies Book Award

Dr. Cacciatore’s book Bearing the Unbearable: Love, Loss and the Heartbreaking Path of Grief (Wisdom Publications, 2017) explores the grieving process through the stories of people who have lost their children, siblings, or parents.

Five Women in Higher Education Recognized for Outstanding Achievements

Five Women in Higher Education Recognized for Outstanding Achievements

The honorees are Patrician Rayas-Duarte of Oklahoma State University, Ruth Bingham of the University of Hawaii, Barbara Ainsworth of Arizona State University, Diane Welsh of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and Elizabeth H. Bradley, president of Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Drew Gilpin Faust to Receive the $1 Million Kluge Prize From the Library of Congress

Drew Gilpin Faust to Receive the $1 Million Kluge Prize From the Library of Congress

The John W. Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity recognizes individuals whose outstanding scholarship in the humanities and social sciences has shaped public affairs and civil society and has had a major impact on social and political issues.

The First Woman to Receive the $100,000 William Benter Prize in Applied Mathematics

The First Woman to Receive the $100,000 William Benter Prize in Applied Mathematics

Ingrid Daubechies, the James B. Duke Professor of Mathematics and Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, has been awarded the William Benter Prize in Applied Mathematics from the Liu Bie Ju Centre for Mathematical Sciences at the City University of Hong Kong.

Four Women Professors Selected to Receive Notable Awards

Four Women Professors Selected to Receive Notable Awards

The honorees are Elizabeth Wichmann-Walczak of the University of Hawaii, Esther Sans Takeuchi of Stony Brook University in New York, Heather McPherson of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Emily Tanner-Smith of the University of Oregon.

Professor Jennifer Doudna to Share the $1 Million Kavli Prize in Nanoscience

Professor Jennifer Doudna to Share the $1 Million Kavli Prize in Nanoscience

Jennifer Doudna is a professor of chemistry and professor of molecular and cell biology at the University of California, Berkeley. She is being honored for her research harnessing an ancient mechanism of bacterial immunity into a powerful and general technology for editing genomes.

Princeton University's Bonnie Bassler to Receive the 2018 Dickson Prize in Medicine

Princeton University’s Bonnie Bassler to Receive the 2018 Dickson Prize in Medicine

Bonnie Bassler, the Squibb Professor in Molecular Biology and chair of the biology department at Princeton University in New Jersey, will be honored this October in Pittsburgh for her research on cell-to-cell communication among bacteria.

A Quartet of Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

A Quartet of Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Susan Eggers, a computer scientist at the University of Washington, Beverly Daniel Tatum, former president of Spelman College in Atlanta, Sheila Jasanoff, a professor in the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and Janne Blichert-Toft, a visiting professor at Rice University in Houston.

Northwestern University's Phyllis Lyons Honored by the Japanese Government

Northwestern University’s Phyllis Lyons Honored by the Japanese Government

Phyllis Lyons, a professor emerita of Asian languages and culture at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, was honored with the Japanese Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette for her role in promoting Japanese culture, language education and cultural exchange.

Duke University Honors a Pioneering Woman Scholar in Romance Studies

Duke University Honors a Pioneering Woman Scholar in Romance Studies

An anonymous donor has contributed funds to Duke University in Durham, North Carolina to establish an endowed chair in the Department of Romance Studies to honor Anne-Marie Bryan, one of the first women faculty members in the department.

Three Women Scholars Honored With Notable Awards

Three Women Scholars Honored With Notable Awards

The honorees are Ava Ordman, professor in the College of Music at Michigan State University, Kara D. Peterman, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Massachusetts, and Jayme Locke an associate professor of surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.

MIT's Ann Graybiel to Be Awarded the 2018 Gruber Prize in Neuroscience

MIT’s Ann Graybiel to Be Awarded the 2018 Gruber Prize in Neuroscience

Her research has implications for the study of Parkinson’s and Huntington’s Disease, ADHD, and in neuropsychiatric disorders such as Tourette’s Syndrome. She will receive a gold medal and a $500,000 award at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in San Diego this coming November.

A Trio of Women Scholars Selected to Receive Notable Awards

A Trio of Women Scholars Selected to Receive Notable Awards

The women scholars selected to receive honors are Kathryn Mann at Brown University in Rhode Island, Crystal A. George Mwango at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and Katherine Hayhoe of Texas Tech University.

The Royal Society of Chemistry Honors CalTech's Jacqueline Barton

The Royal Society of Chemistry Honors CalTech’s Jacqueline Barton

Jacqueline Barton, a professor of chemistry at CalTech, is one of three winners and the only woman to win a 2018 Centenary Prize from the Royal Society of Chemistry in the United Kingdom. From 2015 to 2018, only 8 percent of all scholars who were nominated for this award have been women.

Linda Tropp Earns the Scientific Impact Award From  the Society of Experimental Social Psychology

Linda Tropp Earns the Scientific Impact Award From the Society of Experimental Social Psychology

The Scientific Impact Award from the Society of Experimental Social Psychology “honors the author of a specific article offering a theoretical, empirical, and/or methodological contribution that has proven highly influential over the last 25 years.”

Mélanie Marcel to Receive the 2018 Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize

Mélanie Marcel to Receive the 2018 Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize

Mélanie Marcel is the founder and CEO of SoScience, an organization that brings together scientists and social entrepreneurs to solve global problems. The $100,000 prize, established in 2011, is the largest award given by a U.S. college in recognition of efforts to enhance social justice.

Princeton's Angela Creager Wins Book Award From the American Philosophical Society

Princeton’s Angela Creager Wins Book Award From the American Philosophical Society

Angela Creager, the Thomas M. Siebel Professor in the History of Science at Princeton University in New Jersey, received the 2018 Patrick Suppes Prize in the History of Science from the American Philosophical Society for her book on the history of radioisotopes in science and medicine.

A Milestone Honor for Julie Fairman of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

A Milestone Honor for Julie Fairman of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Julie Fairman, the Nightingale Professor in honor of Nursing Veterans and chair of the department of biobehavioral health sciences at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, is the first nurse to be selected to give the Garrison Lecture before the annual convention of the American Association for the History of Medicine.

Four Women Faculty Members Receive Notable Awards

Four Women Faculty Members Receive Notable Awards

The honorees are M. Cynthia Logsdon of the University of Louisville, Ming Fang He of Georgia Southern University, Karen Skolfield of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and Ursula Emery McClure of the University of Louisville.

Two Women From American Universities Will Be Awarded Heineken Prizes

Two Women From American Universities Will Be Awarded Heineken Prizes

Xiaowei Zhuang, the David B. Arnold Professor of Science at Harvard University will be awarded the Heineken Prize in biochemistry and biophysics and Nancy Kanwisher, the Walter A. Rosenblith Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at MIT, will receive the Heineken Prize in cognitive science.

University of Notre Dame Professor Wins Book Award

University of Notre Dame Professor Wins Book Award

Laura Dassow Walls, the William P. and Hazel B. White Professor of English at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, has received the Los Angeles Times Book Award in the biography on Henry David Thoreau.

A Quartet of Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Honored With Major Awards

A Quartet of Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Honored With Major Awards

The honorees are Clare Cavanagh of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, Kathleen M. Carley of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Ruth Weissman at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, and Joni Shreve of Louisiana State University.

Princeton's Tera Hunter Wins Book Award From the Organization of American Historians

Princeton’s Tera Hunter Wins Book Award From the Organization of American Historians

Tera W. Hunter, a professor of history and African American studies at Princeton University in New Jersey, has been awarded the Mary Nickliss Prize in U.S. Women’s and/or Gender History from the Organization of American Historians.

Roanoke College Will Name a College Building for a Woman for the First Time

Roanoke College Will Name a College Building for a Woman for the First Time

Billie Jean Beamer taught health and physical education at Roanoke for 37 years and was an early advocate of women in sports. The college is renaming a residence hall in her honor. It will be the first building on the college’s campus to be named for a women in the institution’s 176-year history.

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Honored With Notable Awards

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Honored With Notable Awards

The honorees are Marilyn Cochran-Smith of Boston College, Alexandra Finley of Mississippi State University, Esther Ngumbi of the University of Illinois, Kathy Giacomini of the University of California, San Francisco, and Marie Davidian or North Carolina State University.

Yale University Scholar to Receive the $275,000 Ho-Am Prize

Yale University Scholar to Receive the $275,000 Ho-Am Prize

Hee Oh, the Abraham Robinson Professor of Mathematics at Yale University has been selected to receive the 2018 Ho-Am Prize for Science from the Ho-Am Foundation in Seoul, South Korea. The award is given to a person of Korean heritage for outstanding accomplishments in science.

Jennifer Higdon Awarded the $100,000 Nemmers Prize in Music Composition

Jennifer Higdon Awarded the $100,000 Nemmers Prize in Music Composition

Jennifer Higdon, who holds the Rock Chair in Composition at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, is the winner of the 2018 Michael Ludwig Nemmers Prize in Music Composition from the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

Tulane's Jesmyn Ward to Receive the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award in Fiction

Tulane’s Jesmyn Ward to Receive the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award in Fiction

Jesmyn Ward, an associate professor of English at Tulane University in New Orleans, will receive the fiction award at the 83rd Annual Anisfield-Wolf Book Award ceremony in Cleveland this September. She is the only woman to win two National Book Awards.

Five Women Scholars at State Universities Honored With Prestigious Awards

Five Women Scholars at State Universities Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Gloria Billingsley at Jackson State University in Mississippi, Kristina Olson at the University of Washington, Sandra NcGeee at the University of Iowa, Janice Jackson at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Deborah J. Wiebe at the University of California, Merced.

University of Massachusetts Scholar Wins the Russian National Award in Applied Economics

University of Massachusetts Scholar Wins the Russian National Award in Applied Economics

Ina Ganguli, an assistant professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, has received the 2018 Russian National Award in Applied Economics. The award is given every two years for outstanding published papers on the Russian economy.

MIT's Dina Katabi to Receive the $250,000 Prize in Computing From the Association of Computing Machinery

MIT’s Dina Katabi to Receive the $250,000 Prize in Computing From the Association of Computing Machinery

Dina Katabi, the Andrew and Erna Viterbi Professor of Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will be honored for her groundbreaking research in wireless and cellular systems with applications for health-monitoring and other technologies.

Yale School of Medicine Honors a Pioneering Woman Faculty Member

Yale School of Medicine Honors a Pioneering Woman Faculty Member

The Yale School of Medicine has announced the establishment of an endowed professorship to honor the late Carolyn Walsh Slayman. Dr. Slayman served on the faculty of the medical school for nearly a half century until her death in December 2016.

Roberta Romano Awarded the Marshall-Wythe Medallion for Exceptional Accomplishment in Law

Roberta Romano Awarded the Marshall-Wythe Medallion for Exceptional Accomplishment in Law

Roberta Romano, the Sterling Professor of Law and director of the Center for the Study of Corporate Law at Yale Law School, was honored by the faculty of the William & Mary Law School in Williamsburg, Virginia. Professor Romano has taught at Yale Law School since 1985.

Donna Y. Ford of Vanderbilt University Recognized for Her Diversity Efforts in Gifted Education

Donna Y. Ford of Vanderbilt University Recognized for Her Diversity Efforts in Gifted Education

Dr. Ford teaches in the department of special education and holds a joint appointment in the department of teaching and learning at Vanderbilt. She holds the Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair at the university’s Peabody College of education and human development.