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The Society for the Study of Early Modern Women Announces Book Award

The Society for the Study of Early Modern Women Announces Book Award

The book’s editors are Nieves Romero-Diaz, professor of Spanish and chair of the department of Romance languages and culture at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, and Lisa Vollendorf, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Sonoma State University in California.

Council of Social Work Education Honors June Gary Hopps for Lifetime Achievement

Council of Social Work Education Honors June Gary Hopps for Lifetime Achievement

June Gary Hopps is the Thomas M. “Jim” Parham Professor of Family and Children Studies in the School of Social Work at the University of Georgia. Earlier she was dean of the Boston College School of Social Work.

Dana Spiotta of Syracuse University Wins the St. Francis College Literary Prize

Dana Spiotta of Syracuse University Wins the St. Francis College Literary Prize

The St. Francis College Literary Prize honors authors who have published between three and five books of fiction. The award comes with a $50,000 prize. Spiotta teaches in the master of fine arts in creative writing program at Syracuse University in New York.

University of Arkansas Scholar Wins Book Award From the National Communication Association

University of Arkansas Scholar Wins Book Award From the National Communication Association

Lisa M. Corrigan is an associate professor in the department of communication and director of the gender studies program at the University of Arkansas. Her book explores the role of prison in the emergence of the Black Power movement.

The First Woman to Win the Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Chemistry

The First Woman to Win the Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Chemistry

Laura Kiessling, the Novartis Professor of Chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will receive the 2017 Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Chemistry at the 2018 annual meeting of the American Chemical Society in Boston next summer.

Four Women Professors Selected to Received Prestigious Awards

Four Women Professors Selected to Received Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Barbara Krauthamer of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Titia de Lange of Rockefeller University in New York, Breanne Fahs of Arizona State University, and Jawole Willa Jo Zollar of Florida State University.

Barnard College's Paige West Earns a Prestigious Book Award

Barnard College’s Paige West Earns a Prestigious Book Award

Paige West, the Claire Tow Professor of Anthropology at Barnard College in New York City, received the Distinguished Book Award from Columbia University Press. The award is given to the author of a book that “brings the highest distinction to Columbia University and Columbia University Press for its outstanding contribution to academic and public discourse.”

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

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

The academic women who have earned prestigious honors are Betsy Wackernagle Bach, Mary Ann Glendon, Christine Wang, Chinyere Oparah, Joyce Longcore, Rebecca Lutte, Mary Uhl-Bien, and Angela Des Jardins.

Hannah Tavares Wins Book Award From the American Educational Studies Association

Hannah Tavares Wins Book Award From the American Educational Studies Association

Hannah M. Tavares is an associate professor in the College of Education at the University of Hawaii. She was honored for her book Pedagogies of the Image: Photo-Archives, Cultural Histories and Postfoundational Inquiry (Springer, 2016)

Stanford's Carol Dweck Is the Inaugural Winner of the $4 Million Yidan Prize

Stanford’s Carol Dweck Is the Inaugural Winner of the $4 Million Yidan Prize

Carol Dweck, the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University in California is being honored for her research that focuses on helping at-risk children realize academic success through effort and effective learning strategies.

University of Virginia School of Medicine Honors a Pioneering Woman Graduate

University of Virginia School of Medicine Honors a Pioneering Woman Graduate

Dr. Vivian Pinn was the only woman in the 1967 graduating class of the University of Virginia School of Medicine. She later served for 20 years as director of the Office for Research on Women’s Health at the National Institutes of Health. Now, the medical research building at the University of Virginia has been renamed in her honor.

Gannon University Professor Wins the 2017 John Ciardi Prize for Poetry

Gannon University Professor Wins the 2017 John Ciardi Prize for Poetry

The John Ciardi Prize for Poetry is awarded by BkMk Press at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The press was founded in 1971 and in 1983 became affiliated with the College of Arts and Sciences at the university. Professor Moore was honored for her manuscript Sweet Herbaceous Miracle, which will now be published by BkMk Press.

University of California, Santa Barbara Scholar Honored by the American Chemical Society

University of California, Santa Barbara Scholar Honored by the American Chemical Society

Alison Butler, a professor of chemistry and biochemistry and associate vice chancellor for academic personnel at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has been selected to receive the Alfred Bader Award in Bio-Inorganic or Bio-Organic Chemistry from the American Chemical Society.

Two Women Scholars Selected to Receive $250,000 Heinz Awards

Two Women Scholars Selected to Receive $250,000 Heinz Awards

Mona Hanna-Attisha, an associate professor at Michigan State University, will receive the Heinz Award in the Public Policy category and Natasha Trethewey, the Board of Trustees Professor of English at Northwestern University will receive the Heinz Award in the Arts and Humanties.

Darlene Clark Hine Receives Lifetime Achievement Award From the Southern Historical Association

Darlene Clark Hine Receives Lifetime Achievement Award From the Southern Historical Association

The John Hope Franklin Lifetime Achievement Award is given out every five years. The award committee stated that “we cannot conceive of a more deserving candidate. Hine’s career has been deeply active, productive, and consequential.”

Two Women Scholars Win the 2017 Teaching Literature Book Award

Two Women Scholars Win the 2017 Teaching Literature Book Award

A book edited by Laurie Grobman of the Berks campus of Pennsylvania State University and Roberta Rosenberg of Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia, received the 2017 Teaching Literature Book Award from the department of English at Idaho State University.

Virginia Tech's Susan Day Honored by the International Society of Arboriculture

Virginia Tech’s Susan Day Honored by the International Society of Arboriculture

Dr. Day’s research focuses on finding practical information to improve tree health and canopy cover in urban environments. She has recently studied soil profile rebuilding, a technique to rehabilitating soils degraded by land development.

A Quartet of Women Scholars Being Honored With Notable Awards

A Quartet of Women Scholars Being Honored With Notable Awards

The honorees are J. Ellen Gainor of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, Helen Tempest of Florida International University in Miami, Lisa Eby of the University of Montana, and Jennifer Bloom of Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton.

Yale's Liza Comita to Be Honored by the British Ecological Society

Yale’s Liza Comita to Be Honored by the British Ecological Society

Liza Comita, assistant professor of tropical forest ecology in the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University, will receive the Founders’ Award, which recognizes “an outstanding early career ecologist who is starting to make a significant contribution to the science of ecology.”

Five Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Five Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Julie Williams of Wright State University, Deborah O’Bannon at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Maria Tamargo of the City College of New York, Jean Giddens of Virginia Commonwealth University, and Gloria Chuku of the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Professor Zadie Smith of New York University to Receive the Langston Hughes Medal

Professor Zadie Smith of New York University to Receive the Langston Hughes Medal

The Langston Hughes Medal honors writers of poetry, drama, fiction, biographies, and critical essays from throughout the Black diaspora. Women who have won the medal previously include Toni Morrison, Gwendolyn Brooks, Octavia Butler, and Edwidge Danticat.

Hollins University Scholar to Receive the 2017 Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize

Hollins University Scholar to Receive the 2017 Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize

Elizabeth Poliner is an associate professor of English at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. The prize for the best work of prose fiction is awarded annually by the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies and the department of English at the University of Rochester in New York.

CalTech's Frances Arnold Honored by the Society of Women Engineers

CalTech’s Frances Arnold Honored by the Society of Women Engineers

The Achievement Award from the Society of Women’s Engineer is presented annually to a “woman who has made an outstanding technical contribution for at least 20 years in a field of engineering.”

Three Women Full Professors Honored With Prestigious Awards

Three Women Full Professors Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Alvia Wardlaw, professor of art history at Texas Southern University in Houston, Nancy Adler, a professor of psychology at the University of California, San Francisco, and Melissa Simon, a professor of clinical gynecology at the School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago.

Wesleyan University Scholar Wins Book Award From the American Sociological Association

Wesleyan University Scholar Wins Book Award From the American Sociological Association

Victoria Pitts-Taylor, professor of feminist, gender, and sexuality studies at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, was honored for an outstanding book on science, knowledge and/or technology published during the preceding three years.

Sarah Whiting of Rice University Named Educator of the Year by Architectural Record Magazine

Sarah Whiting of Rice University Named Educator of the Year by Architectural Record Magazine

Sarah Whiting is the William Watkin Professor of Architecture and dean of the School of Architecture at Rice University in Houston, Texas. Dr. Whiting will be honored as Educator of the Year at a reception in New York City on October 25.

Women Leaders in College Sports to Honor Pat Griffin of the University of Massachusetts

Women Leaders in College Sports to Honor Pat Griffin of the University of Massachusetts

Pat Griffin, professor emerita of education at the University of Massachusetts, will be honored for outstanding achievement and dedication to the advancement of women in leadership, administration, and intercollegiate athletics.

Shawna Yang Ryan to Receive the American Book Award From the Before Columbus Foundation

Shawna Yang Ryan to Receive the American Book Award From the Before Columbus Foundation

Shawna Yang Ryan, an associate professor of English and director of the creative writing program at the University of Hawaii Manoa, is being honored for her novel that tells a story of love, betrayal and family set against the backdrop of a changing Taiwan over the course of the 20th century.

Two Women Among the Three Finalists for the Frederick Douglass Book Prize

Two Women Among the Three Finalists for the Frederick Douglass Book Prize

Rashauna Johnson and Manisha Sinha are among the three finalists for the 19th annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize

Four Women From the Academic World Receive Prestigious Honors

Four Women From the Academic World Receive Prestigious Honors

The honorees are Giyeon Kim of the University of Alabama, Cheryl Hitchcock of Morgan State University in Baltimore, Mary Hudson of Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, and Xihong Lin of Harvard University.

Two Women Scholars Honored by the American Sociological Association

Two Women Scholars Honored by the American Sociological Association

Laura Stark, an associate professor of history at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, and Nancy D. Campbell, a professor of science and technology studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, shared an award for the best scholarly article published over the past two years in the field of sociology of science, knowledge, and technology.

Two Women Scholars Win Lillian Smith Book Awards

Two Women Scholars Win Lillian Smith Book Awards

The winners are Patricia Bell-Scott, professor emerita of women’s studies and also human development and family studies at the University of Georgia and Risa Goluboff dean and the Arnold H. Leon Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law.

University of Chicago Honors a Pioneering Woman Who Served on Its Faculty

University of Chicago Honors a Pioneering Woman Who Served on Its Faculty

Maria Goeppert Mayer, whose research on the structure of atoms at the University of Chicago, enabled her to be one of only two women to win the Nobel Prize in physics, is being recognized by having a lecture hall at the university named in her honor.

Six Women Scholars Honored With Distinguished Awards

Six Women Scholars Honored With Distinguished Awards

The honorees are Barbara J. Grosz of Harvard University, May-Lee Chai of the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, Kate Shoulders of the University of Arkansas, Patricia Ann Conrad of the University of California, Davis, Ilana B. Witten of Princeton, and Beverly Daniel Ttaum, professor emerita of Spelman College.

University of Nebraska Awards Book Prizes in Fiction and Poetry to Two Women Scholars

University of Nebraska Awards Book Prizes in Fiction and Poetry to Two Women Scholars

Prairie Schooner, the University of Nebraska’s literary journal, has announced the winners of its 2017 book prizes in fiction and poetry. The winners will receive a cash award and have their books published by the University of Nebraska Press.