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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.

Smith College's Laura Kalba Honored for Her Book <em>Color in the Age of Impressionism</em>

Smith College’s Laura Kalba Honored for Her Book Color in the Age of Impressionism

Laura Kalba, the Priscilla Paine Van der Poel Associate Professor of Art at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, was awarded the Laurence Wylie Prize in French Cultural Studies from the Institute of French Studies at New York University.

Mount Holyoke College's Darby Dyer Received the Distinguished Scientist Medal

Mount Holyoke College’s Darby Dyer Received the Distinguished Scientist Medal

M. Darby Dyer, the Kennedy Schelkunoff Professor of Astronomy and chair of the department of astronomy at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, was honored for lifetime achievement by the Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute.

Harvard University's Laurel Thatcher Ulrich Awarded the Evans Biography Award

Harvard University’s Laurel Thatcher Ulrich Awarded the Evans Biography Award

The Evans Awards, given out by the the Mountain West Center for Regional Studies at Utah State University, honor the best books that focus on the stories of people who shaped the character on the interior West. The award comes with a $10,000 prize.

Five Women Scholars Honored with Notable Awards

Five Women Scholars Honored with Notable Awards

The honorees are Alicia nails of Wayne State University in Detroit, Nancy Weiss Malkiel, professor emerita at Princeton University, Mia Moody-Ramirez of Baylor University in Waco, Texas, Karen Kirkhart of Syracuse University in New York, and Carolyn B. Murrray of the University of California Riveraide.

Professor Marsha Huber Honored by the American Accounting Association for Excellence in Teaching

Professor Marsha Huber Honored by the American Accounting Association for Excellence in Teaching

Dr. Huber, a professor of accounting at Youngstown State University in Ohio, focuses her research on advancing accounting education through the interdisciplinary application of positive psychology, neuroscience, and educational theories.

University of Chicago's Ayelet Fishbach Honored for Her Research in Social Psychology

University of Chicago’s Ayelet Fishbach Honored for Her Research in Social Psychology

Ayelet Fishbach, the Jeffrey Breakenridge Keller Professor of Behavioral Sciences and marketing at the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago, received the Career Trajectory Award from the Society for Experimental Social Psychology.

Five Women in Higher Education Honored With Prestigious Awards

Five Women in Higher Education Honored With Prestigious Awards

The five award winners are Mindy Brashears at Texas Tech University, Torrey Trust at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Rene Revis Shingles at Central Michigan University, Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes at Boston College, and Anna Griswold, who recently retired from Pennsylvania State University.

Janelle Ayres Wins the Blavatnik National Award for Young Scholars in the Life Sciences

Janelle Ayres Wins the Blavatnik National Award for Young Scholars in the Life Sciences

Janelle Ayres, an associate professor and holder of the Helen McLoraine Development Chair at the Nomis Center for Immunobiology and Microbial Pathogenesis at the Salk Institute of Biological Studies in La Jolla, California, is the only women among three winners of the $250,000 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists.

W. Shawn Copeland Honored for a Lifetime of Distinguished Theological Achievement

W. Shawn Copeland Honored for a Lifetime of Distinguished Theological Achievement

The Catholic Theological Society of America described Dr. Copeland as a “prolific, profound and pioneering scholar” who has “contributed generously to the academy, to the pastoral life of the church and to the community.”

A Trio of Women Faculty Members Honored With Prestigious Awards

A Trio of Women Faculty Members Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Beverly McKeon, a professor of aeronautics at the California Institute of Technology, Nicole Dawson, an assistant professor of physical therapy at the University of Central Florida, and Katherine L. Dixon-Gordon, an assistant professor of psychological and brain sciences at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

Marianna Colvin Named the 2018 Social Work Educator of the Year

Marianna Colvin Named the 2018 Social Work Educator of the Year

Marianna Colvin is an assistant professor in the Phyllis Harvey Sandler School of Social Work at Florida Atlantic University. Dr. Colvin combines network analysis and qualitative methods to examine inter-organizational human service delivery systems related to vulnerable children and families.

A Trio of Women Academics Who Are Being Honored With Prestigious Awards

A Trio of Women Academics Who Are Being Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Polly Piergiovanni, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, Nancy Lowenstein, an extension specialist at Auburn University in Alabama, and Susan Scholz, associate dean and Porter Faculty Fellow in the School of Business at the University of Kansas.

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.