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Four Women Recognized as Emerging Leaders by <em>Nature</em>

Four Women Recognized as Emerging Leaders by Nature

Four women were among the 11 early-to-mid career scientists recognized as emerging leaders in their field by Nature, an international journal of science. One of the four teaches in the United States and one of the four received her Ph.D. in the United States.

Seton Hall University's Maxine Lurie Wins Award for Her Book on the History of New Jersey

Seton Hall University’s Maxine Lurie Wins Award for Her Book on the History of New Jersey

Maxine Lurie, professor emerita in the College of Arts and Sciences at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey, has received an Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History for her latest book, which contains 650 historical photographs taken in New Jersey.

College of William & Mary's Names Plaza in Honor of Its First Woman Board Member

College of William & Mary’s Names Plaza in Honor of Its First Woman Board Member

The sundial area near the Swem Library at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, has been named in honor of Mary-Cooke Branch Munford, who served on the Board of Visitors from 1920 to 1924 and was a major force in establishing co-education at the college.

Honors or Awards Presented to Nine Women in the Academic World

Honors or Awards Presented to Nine Women in the Academic World

The women award recipients are Heidi Brady, Robin Aronson, Jacqueline O’Connor, Carol Ebdon, Gao Hong, Annamaria Lusardi, Kelley Wamsley, Arundhati Rao, and Andrea Scott.

Harvard University's First Woman Faculty Member Honored With a Statue

Harvard University’s First Woman Faculty Member Honored With a Statue

Alice Hamilton was named an assistant professor of industrial medicine in 1919. However, she was subject to three restrictions because she was a woman. She was not allowed in the faculty club, could not participate in processions during commencement, and was not eligible for faculty tickets to football games.

Two Women Receive the Arthur C. Cope Scholars Award from the American Chemical Society

Two Women Receive the Arthur C. Cope Scholars Award from the American Chemical Society

Two women were among the 10 recipients of the 2019 Arthur C. Cope Scholars Award from the American Chemical Society. The award recognizes and encourages excellence in organic chemistry.

Four Women Scholars Receive Prestigious Honors or Awards

Four Women Scholars Receive Prestigious Honors or Awards

The honorees are Faye Taxman of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, Menah Pratt-Clarke, vice provost at Virginia Tech, Kimberly Quiogue Andrews of Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland, and Pratbiha Dev of Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Baylor University Scholar Wins Awards for Her Book From the National Communications Association

Baylor University Scholar Wins Awards for Her Book From the National Communications Association

Leslie A. Hahner, associate professor of communication at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, will receive two awards for her book To Become an American. She will be honored at the National Communication Association’s 104th annual convention in Salt Lake City in November.

Three Women from the University of Pittsburgh Win National Awards

Three Women from the University of Pittsburgh Win National Awards

The three women honorees are Emily Elliott, an associate professor in the department of geology and environmental science, Elaine Vitone, senior editor at Pitt Med, the magazine of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and Valerie Kinloch, the Renee and Richard Goldman Dean of the School of Education.

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Have Received Honors or Awards

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Have Received Honors or Awards

Here is a listing of women faculty members in higher education who have been honored by colleges and universities or who have received notable awards from other organizations.

Heather Silber Mohamed Wins Award for Best Book on Latino Politics

Heather Silber Mohamed Wins Award for Best Book on Latino Politics

Heather Silber Mohamed, a political science professor at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, was awarded for the Best Book in Latino Politics for 2017 by the Latino Caucus of the American Political Science Association. The honor is given annually to a book that analyzes the political thought and practice of Latinos in the United States.

Joan Steitz Receives a Lifetime Achievement Award From the Lasker Foundation

Joan Steitz Receives a Lifetime Achievement Award From the Lasker Foundation

Joan Steitz, Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University, is the recipient of the 2018 Lasker-Koshland Special Achievement Award in Medical Science. The award comes with a $250,000 prize.

Eleven Women Faculty or Administrators in Higher Education Honored With Prestigious Awards

Eleven Women Faculty or Administrators in Higher Education Honored With Prestigious Awards

Here is a listing of women who are faculty or administrators in higher education who have been honored by colleges and universities or who have received notable awards from other organizations.

Jocelyn Bell Burnell Wins the $3 Million Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics

Jocelyn Bell Burnell Wins the $3 Million Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics

Jocelyn Bell Burnell, an astronomy professor at the University of Cambridge in England, has won the Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics. While earning her Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge, Dr. Bell Burnell was the first scientist to discover pulsars. Her male professor ended up earning a Nobel prize for her discovery.

Two University of Georgia Scholars Honored for Developing a Social Work Education Course

Two University of Georgia Scholars Honored for Developing a Social Work Education Course

Jennifer Elkins, is an associate professor in the School of Social Work and Emma Hetherington is an assistant clinical professor in the School of Law at the University of Georgia. They are being honored by the Council on Social Work Education.

Eight Women From the Academic World Who Have Received Notable Honors or Awards

Eight Women From the Academic World Who Have Received Notable Honors or Awards

Here is a listing of women who are faculty or administrators in higher education who have been honored by colleges and universities or who have received notable awards from other organizations.

Boston College Psychologist Honored With Two Lifetime Achievement Awards

Boston College Psychologist Honored With Two Lifetime Achievement Awards

Janet E. Helms, the Augustus Long Professor at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College, was presented with the Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring Award in Counseling Psychology by the Society of Counseling Psychology and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race.

University of Delaware Susan Walpole Honored by the International Literacy Association

University of Delaware Susan Walpole Honored by the International Literacy Association

Dr. Walpole has developed Bookworms K-5 Reading and Writing, an open-access elementary literacy curriculum. The curriculum provides complete lesson plans and support materials online for free. This curriculum, adopted in several schools in Delaware, Maryland, and Georgia, has led to impressive gains in student achievement.

Notable Honors and Awards for Six Women in the Academic World

Notable Honors and Awards for Six Women in the Academic World

Here is a listing of women who are faculty or administrators in higher education who have been honored by colleges and universities or who have received notable awards from other organizations.

University of Delaware Scholar's Book Honored by the American Political Science Foundation

University of Delaware Scholar’s Book Honored by the American Political Science Foundation

Kara Ellerby, associate professor of political science and international relations at the University of Delaware, has received the Victoria Schuck Award from the American Political Science Association, which is given annually for the best book on women and politics. This award honors the late Victoria Shuck, a political scientist, Mount Holyoke College professor,

Notable Honors or Awards for Nine Women at Colleges and Universities

Notable Honors or Awards for Nine Women at Colleges and Universities

Here is a listing of women who are faculty or administrators in higher education who have been honored by colleges and universities or who have receive notable awards from other organizations.

University of Georgia to Honor Mary Frances Early, Its First African American Graduate

University of Georgia to Honor Mary Frances Early, Its First African American Graduate

Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton Holmes were the first African American students to enroll at the University of Georgia in 1961. But Mary Frances Early was the first African American to earn a degree from the University of Georgia.

Statistics Textbook Co-Authored by Hope College Scholar Earns Two Awards

Statistics Textbook Co-Authored by Hope College Scholar Earns Two Awards

Jill Vanderstoep, an assistant professor of mathematics at Hope College in Holland, Michigan, is sharing the 2018 Daniel Solow Author’s Award from the Mathematical Association of America for a textbook on statistics.

A Trio of Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

A Trio of Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Liane Young, associate professor of psychology at Boston College, Lynne Steuerle Schofield, an associate professor of statistics at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, and Deborah Reed, a professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Kentucky.

College of the Holy Cross Scholar Wins Book Award From the World History Association

College of the Holy Cross Scholar Wins Book Award From the World History Association

Lorelle Semley, an associate professor of history at th College of Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, will share the Bentley Book Prize from the World History Association. Dr. Semley’s book, described by a reviewer as a “staple of reading lists for years to come,” explores the meaning of citizenship for French colonial subjects of African descent.

Aryn Gittis Named a Finalist for a Prestigious Prize in Neuromodulation

Aryn Gittis Named a Finalist for a Prestigious Prize in Neuromodulation

Aryn H. Gittis, an associate professor of biological sciences at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, has been named a finalist for the Science & PINS Prize for Neuromoduation for her research on Parkinson’s disease.

Four Women Faculty Members Honored With Notable Awards

Four Women Faculty Members Honored With Notable Awards

The women scholars who have won awards are Hayley Clearly at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Kristin Wustholz at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, Linda Argote of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, and Rebekah VanWieren of Montana State University.

Four Women Scholars Selected as Finalists for the Frederick Douglass Book Prize

Four Women Scholars Selected as Finalists for the Frederick Douglass Book Prize

The Frederick Douglass Book Prize recognizes the best book on slavery, resistance, and/or abolition published in the preceding year. It comes with a $25,000 award. The winner of the prize will be announced this fall and be presented in a ceremony in New York City on February 28, 2019. All four finalists are women faculty members at U.S. colleges and universities.

Boston University's Ann McKee Receives Lifetime Achievement Award for Her Research on CTE

Boston University’s Ann McKee Receives Lifetime Achievement Award for Her Research on CTE

Dr. McKee received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference for establishing the criteria for diagnosing chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative disease experienced by many athletes who have had repeated hits to the head.

Honors or Awards for a Trio of Women in Higher Education

Honors or Awards for a Trio of Women in Higher Education

The honorees are Winifred E. Brownell, dean emerita of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Rhode Island, Pat Martin, director of off-campus study at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, and Jill Marshall an assistant professor of geosciences at the University of Arkansas.

Duke University's Ingrid Daubechies to Receive the 2018 Fudan-Zhongzhi Science Award

Duke University’s Ingrid Daubechies to Receive the 2018 Fudan-Zhongzhi Science Award

Professor Daubechies will be honored this December in Shanghai for her contributions to wavelet theory. Her research has led to the refinement of a process used to shrink digital photos and videos so they take up less digital space.

Elizabeth Boyer of Penn State Honored by the American Geophysical Union

Elizabeth Boyer of Penn State Honored by the American Geophysical Union

Elizabeth W. Boyer, associate professor of water resources in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Pennsylvania State University, will deliver the Witherspoon Lecture at the American Geophysical Union’s fall meeting in December in Washington, D.C.

Four Women Faculty Members Share Book Prize From the National Council of Teachers of English

Four Women Faculty Members Share Book Prize From the National Council of Teachers of English

Four of the five authors of the award-winning book have faculty affiliations at universities in the United States: Donna L. Pasternak at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Heidi L. Hallman at the University of Kansas, Laura Renzi at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, and Leslie S. Rush of the University of Wyoming.

Emory University’s Lisa Dillman Awarded the Oxford-Weidenfeld Prize

Emory University’s Lisa Dillman Awarded the Oxford-Weidenfeld Prize

Lisa Dillman, senior lecturer in the department of Spanish and Portuguese at Emory University in Atlanta, won the Oxford-Weidenfeld Prize. The award recognizes an outstanding translation of a book into English from another modern European language.

A Trio of Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

A Trio of Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Susan G. Esserman, the executive director of the SAFE Center for Human Trafficking Survivors at the University of Maryland Baltimore, Renee Middleton, dean of the College of Education at Ohio University, and Erin Berry-McCrea, a lecturer in the department of communications at Towson University in Maryland.