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Notre Dame Professor Sophie White Wins Multiple Honors for Her New Book

Notre Dame Professor Sophie White Wins Multiple Honors for Her New Book

Professor White won the Kemper and Leila Williams Book Prize from the Historic New Orleans Collection and the Louisiana Historical Association and the 2020 Summerlee Book Prize from the Center for History and Culture of Southeast Texas and the Upper Gulf Coast at Lamar University.

University of Chicago's Alice Goff Wins the 2020 Berlin Prize

University of Chicago’s Alice Goff Wins the 2020 Berlin Prize

The Berlin Prize is awarded to scholars, writers, composers, and artists from the United States who represent the highest standards of excellence in their fields. Dr. Goff will begin a semester-long fellowship this fall at the Academy, which fosters intellectual, cultural, and political ties between Germany and the United States.

University of Wisconsin Historian Wins Book Prize

University of Wisconsin Historian Wins Book Prize

Jacqueline-Bethel M​ougoué, an assistant professor of African cultural studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been awarded the 2020 Frances Richardson Keller-Sierra Prize from the Western Association of Women Historians.

Cornell University Scholar Wins Book Award From the Society of Architectural Historians

Cornell University Scholar Wins Book Award From the Society of Architectural Historians

Samia Henni, an assistant professor in the College of Architecture, Art and Planning, has received the 2020 Spiro Kostof Book Award, which is given to outstanding interdisciplinary studies of urban history that has made a contribution to the understanding of the growth and development of cities.

The 2020 Paleontological Society Medal Is Awarded to a University of Chicago Scholar

The 2020 Paleontological Society Medal Is Awarded to a University of Chicago Scholar

Susan Kidwell, the William Rainey Harper Professor in Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago, has been awarded the 2020 Paleontological Society Medal for her contributions to interpreting the older fossil record and advancing conservation paleobiology.

Ursuline College's Patricia Sharpnack Honored by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing

Ursuline College’s Patricia Sharpnack Honored by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing

The Elaine Ellibee Award is given to a current or recent president of a state board of nursing who has demonstrated leadership as a state board president and leadership in making significant contributions to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.

American Society of Engineering Educators Honors Oklahoma State's Ashlee Ford Versypt

American Society of Engineering Educators Honors Oklahoma State’s Ashlee Ford Versypt

Ashlee Ford Versypt, an assistant professor in Oklahoma State University’s College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology, has been selected as the recipient of the 2020 Ray W. Fahien award from the Chemical Engineering Division of the American Society of Engineering Educators.

Simmons University Creates a New Award to Honor Women Leaders

Simmons University Creates a New Award to Honor Women Leaders

The Helen G. Drinan Visionary Leadership Award, named after Simmons’ retiring preident will recognize women leaders who showcase strong values in their actions and leadership style, while also demonstrating a commitment to their organizations, compassion to their members and the courage to make challenging and necessary business decisions.

Lilly Ettinger of Baylor University Wins the Collegiate Recovery Staff of the Year Award

Lilly Ettinger of Baylor University Wins the Collegiate Recovery Staff of the Year Award

Lilly Ettinger is the assistant director of wellness at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and director of the university’s Beauchamp Addiction Recovery Center. She is being honored by Association of Recovery in Higher Education.

Andrea Goldsmith Is the First Woman to Earn the Highest Honor in Telecommunications Research

Andrea Goldsmith Is the First Woman to Earn the Highest Honor in Telecommunications Research

Andrea Goldsmith, an expert and entrepreneur in wireless systems who will become dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Princeton University this fall, has been awarded the Marconi Prize from the San Francisco-based Marconi Society. She is the first woman to earn the award in its 45-year history.

Harvard Scholar Wins the John Bates Clark Medal From the American Economics Association

Harvard Scholar Wins the John Bates Clark Medal From the American Economics Association

Melissa Dell, a professor of economics at Harvard University, won the coveted prize that is awarded annually to an American economist under the age of 40 for making significant contributions to thought and knowledge in the field.

Two Women Philosophers Share the Lebowitz Prize for Philosophical Achievement and Contribution

Two Women Philosophers Share the Lebowitz Prize for Philosophical Achievement and Contribution

Each year, the award is presented to a pair of philosophers who hold contrasting views of an important philosophical question “that is of current interest both to the field and to an educated public audience.”

In Memoriam: Chitra Dinakar, 1966-2020

In Memoriam: Chitra Dinakar, 1966-2020

Dr. Dinakar arrived at Stanford in 2017 and became clinical chief of allergy, asthma and immunodeficiency. By the fall of 2019, had established Stanford Health Care’s allergy, asthma, and immunodeficiency clinic in Atherton, the institution’s first such clinic for adult patients.

Physics Professor Margaret Gardel Wins the Sacker International Prize in Biophysics

Physics Professor Margaret Gardel Wins the Sacker International Prize in Biophysics

The Sackler International Prize in Biophysics, administered by Tel Aviv University in Israel, recognizes distinguished scientists under age 45 who have made outstanding and fundamental contributions in their fields.

Honors for Carnegie Mellon University's Rising Star in the Field of Artificial Intelligence

Honors for Carnegie Mellon University’s Rising Star in the Field of Artificial Intelligence

Maria Florina Balcan, an associate professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, was honored by the Association for Computing Machinery for significant innovations in machine learning and minimally supervised learning.

Lindenwood University Scholar Tawni Hunt Ferrarini Honored for Her Enhancement of Economics Education

Lindenwood University Scholar Tawni Hunt Ferrarini Honored for Her Enhancement of Economics Education

Tawni Hunt Ferrarini, the Robert W. Plaster Professor of Economic Education at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri, has received the 2020 Patricia Elder International Award. The honor is awarded jointly by the National Association of Economic Educators and the Council of Economic Education.

Marquette University Scholar Wins Book Award From the Conference on College Composition and Communication

Marquette University Scholar Wins Book Award From the Conference on College Composition and Communication

Elizabeth Angeli, who recently was promoted to associate professor of English in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences at Marquette University in Milwaukee, was honored for her book on how emergency medical service professionals employ rhetoric to make decisions and communicate in unpredictable situations.

National Association of Social Workers Recognizes Debra Gage Hurd of the University of Arkansas

National Association of Social Workers Recognizes Debra Gage Hurd of the University of Arkansas

The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented each year by the Arkansas chapter of the organization to honor a social worker and association member for the recipient’s dedication to social work ethics and values and as well as accomplishments demonstrated over the social worker’s career.

Geneive Henry of Susquehanna University Honored by the Council on Undergraduate Research

Geneive Henry of Susquehanna University Honored by the Council on Undergraduate Research

Geneive Henry is the Charles B. Degenstein Professor of Chemistry at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania She has been awarded the Outstanding Mentorship Award from the Chemistry Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research.

American Sociological Association Gives Career Award to Princeton's Patricia Fernández-Kelly

American Sociological Association Gives Career Award to Princeton’s Patricia Fernández-Kelly

The Distinguished Career Award for the Practice of Sociology from the American Sociological Association honors outstanding contributions to sociological practice and work that has facilitated, or served as a model for, the work of others in sociology or outside the discipline.

Cynthia Dillard Wins Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Foundations of Education

Cynthia Dillard Wins Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Foundations of Education

Each year, the award is presented by the American Educational Studies Association to an individual “who has published significantly influential works, excels in mentorship, provides leadership and growth to the academic field and has a reputation in educational foundations.”

University of Massachusetts Scientist Honored by the American Society of Plant Biologists

University of Massachusetts Scientist Honored by the American Society of Plant Biologists

Alice Cheung, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Massachusetts, has been selected to receive the 2020 Lawrence Bogorad Award for Excellence in Plant Biology Research. Professor Cheung has taught at the university since 1997.

Sandra Boham Named the Tribal College and University Honoree of the Year by the American Indian College Fund

Sandra Boham Named the Tribal College and University Honoree of the Year by the American Indian College Fund

Sandra Boham is the president of Salish Kootenai College in Pablo, Montana, located on the Flathead Indian Reservation in northwest Montana. This coming fall, Salish Kootenai College will be the first tribal college or university to offer a four-year bachelor’s degree in nursing.

Erin Calipari of Vanderbilt University Wins an Early Career Award in Neuropharmacology

Erin Calipari of Vanderbilt University Wins an Early Career Award in Neuropharmacology

Dr. Calipari is an assistant professor of pharmacology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She has been selected to receive the 2020 Division for Neuropharmacology Early Career Award from the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.

Syracuse University Scholar Honored by the American Anthropological Association

Syracuse University Scholar Honored by the American Anthropological Association

Sandra D. Lane, the Laura and L. Douglas Meredith Professor of Public Health and Anthropology at Syracuse University in New York, was presented with the George Foster Award for Practicing Medical Anthropology from the American Anthropological Association.

Berkeley's Christina Maslach Selected to Receive an Award From the National Science Foundation

Berkeley’s Christina Maslach Selected to Receive an Award From the National Science Foundation

Dr. Christina Maslach, who joined Berkeley’s faculty in 1971 and is now a profeessor emerita of psychology, is the creator of a workplace exhaustion measure, known as the Maslach Burnout Inventory, which continues to be cited as a standard evaluator of job-related mental stress.

Ximena Zúñiga Received the Lifetime Achievement Award From the American College Personnel Association

Ximena Zúñiga Received the Lifetime Achievement Award From the American College Personnel Association

Ximena Zúñiga, professor of social justice education in the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, was the recipient of the College Student Educators International Lifetime Achievement Award.

Four Women in Academia Honored With Notable Awards

Four Women in Academia Honored With Notable Awards

The four women honored with notable awards are Ann Brothers Smith of West Virginia State University, Julie Wheeler at Utah State University, Yoko Kano of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and Beatriz Colomina of Prinecton University in New Jersey.

Harvard University's Lizabeth Cohen Wins the Bancroft Prize in American History and Diplomacy

Harvard University’s Lizabeth Cohen Wins the Bancroft Prize in American History and Diplomacy

Lizabeth Cohen, the Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies at Harvard University and former dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, has won the Bancroft Prize in American history and diplomacy, which is administrated by Columbia University.

Fatimah Jackson to Receive the Charles R. Darwin Lifetime Achievement Award

Fatimah Jackson to Receive the Charles R. Darwin Lifetime Achievement Award

Fatimah Jackson is a professor of biology and the director of the W. Montague Cobb Research Laboratory at Howard University in Washington, D.C. She is the first woman of African descent to receive this prestigious award from the American Association of Physical Anthropologists.

Three Women Professors to Be Honored by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Three Women Professors to Be Honored by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

The honorees are Gayle A. Brazeau, a professor and dean of the School of Pharmacy at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, Betty Chewning, a professor of pharmacy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Kim L.R. Brouwer, a professor and associate dean of the School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Four Women Authors Are Selected as Winners of National Book Critics Circle Awards

Four Women Authors Are Selected as Winners of National Book Critics Circle Awards

Each year, the National Book Critics Circle presents awards for the finest books published in English in six categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Biography, Autobiography, Poetry, and Criticism. Four of the six winning authors this year are women. Each has some ties to higher education.

Penn State's Laurie Badzek to Receive the Leadership in Ethics Award From the American Nurses Association

Penn State’s Laurie Badzek to Receive the Leadership in Ethics Award From the American Nurses Association

The American Nurses Association award was created to recognize a registered nurse who has authentically demonstrated the highest standards of ethics and leadership in their daily practice, served as an ethical role model, and promoted ethical dialogue and scholarship.

University of Nebraska Scholar Honored by the National Association of School Psychologists

University of Nebraska Scholar Honored by the National Association of School Psychologists

Beth Doll, professor of educational psychology at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln has been honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of School Psychologists. The award recognizes outstanding school psychologists who have had a national impact on the field.

Princeton University Scholar Earns the 2020 PEN/Jean Stein Book Award

Princeton University Scholar Earns the 2020 PEN/Jean Stein Book Award

Yiyun Li, professor of creative writing at Princeton, is being honored. The award is given to the author of a book-length work of any genre for its originality, merit, and impact, and that has broken new ground by reshaping the boundaries of its form and signaling strong potential for lasting influence.