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Two Women Scholars Honored by the American Astronomical Society

Two Women Scholars Honored by the American Astronomical Society

The honorees are Sarbani Basu, professor and chair of the department of astronomy at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, and Debra Elmegreen, the Maria Mitchell Professor of Astronomy at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Jennifer Doudna to Be Awarded the Dickson Prize in Science

Jennifer Doudna to Be Awarded the Dickson Prize in Science

Professor Doudna is being honored for her groundbreaking research harnessing an ancient mechanism of bacterial immunity into a powerful and general technology for editing genomes, with wide-ranging implications across biology and medicine.

A Pair of Women Academics Honored by the Academy of American Poets

A Pair of Women Academics Honored by the Academy of American Poets

Marilyn Chin is a professor emerita at San Diego State University in California and Marie Howe teaches poetry at New York University and Sarah Lawrence College. Both scholars have been named chancellors of the Academy of American Poets.

Two Women Scholars at the University of California, Irvine Win Awards From the National Academy of Sciences

Two Women Scholars at the University of California, Irvine Win Awards From the National Academy of Sciences

Barbara Dosher, the Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Sciences, and Etel Solingen, who holds the Thomas T. and Elizabeth C. Tierney Chair in Global Peace & Conflict Studies, are being honored by the National Academy of Sciences for their research.

Boise State University Scholar Wins the Pacific Northwest Book Award in Fiction

Boise State University Scholar Wins the Pacific Northwest Book Award in Fiction

Emily Ruskovich, an assistant professor in the graduate program in creative writing at Boise State University in Idaho, received the 2017 Pacific Northwest Book Award in the fiction category for her debut novel Idaho.

North Dakota State University Professor Wins Outstanding Mentor Award

North Dakota State University Professor Wins Outstanding Mentor Award

Carol Archbold, a professor of criminal justice at North Dakota State University in Fargo, has been selected as the winner of the 2018 Outstanding Mentor Award from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

Vanderbilt's Nancy Brown Honored by the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine

Vanderbilt’s Nancy Brown Honored by the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine

Nancy Brown is the Hugh Jackson Morgan Professor and chair of the department of medicine at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. She is the first woman to chair the department of medicine at Vanderbilt.

University of Georgia's Bonnie Cramond Honored by the American Creativity Association

University of Georgia’s Bonnie Cramond Honored by the American Creativity Association

Bonnie Cramond is a professor of gifted and creative education in the department of educational psychology in the College of Education at the University of Georgia. She received the Lifetime Achievement Award for her research and contributions to the betterment of society.

Two Women Academics Win National Book Awards

Two Women Academics Win National Book Awards

Jesmyn Ward, an associate professor of English at Tulane University, won the National Book Award in fiction and Masha Gessen won the National Book Award in the nonfiction category. Gessen is the John J. McCloy ’16 Professor of American Institutions and International Diplomacy at Amherst College.

Paola Arlotta Awarded the George Ledlie Prize by Harvard University

Paola Arlotta Awarded the George Ledlie Prize by Harvard University

The George Ledlie Prize was established in 1927 and is awarded to a scholar who “has by research, discovery or otherwise made the most valuable contribution to science, or in any way for the benefit of mankind.” Dr. Arlotta was honored for her work studying the embryonic brain in health and disease.

MIT Scholar Wins the Science Award Electrochemistry in Germany

MIT Scholar Wins the Science Award Electrochemistry in Germany

Jennifer L.M. Rupp is Thomas Lord Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, and an assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She was honored for her work on energy storage systems.

Princeton University's Christy Wampole Honored by the Modern Language Association

Princeton University’s Christy Wampole Honored by the Modern Language Association

Christy Wampole, associate professor in the department of French and Italian at Princeton University in New Jersey, received the Modern Language Association Prize for a First Book.

Oberlin College Scholar Wins Book Award From the Biblical Archaeology Society

Oberlin College Scholar Wins Book Award From the Biblical Archaeology Society

Cynthia Chapman, the Adelia A.F. Johnston and Harry Thomas Frank Professor of Religion at Oberlin College in Ohio, received the Best Book Relating to the Hebrew Bible Award from the Biblical Archaeology Society.

Five Women in Higher Education Honored With Notable Awards

Five Women in Higher Education Honored With Notable Awards

The honorees are Mariana Federica Wolfner of Cornell University, Leslie Jill Patterson of Texas Tech University, Jessica R. Kramer of the University of Utah, Shideh Dashti of the University of Colorado, and Mary Ann Klassen of Swarthmore College.

Columbia University Literary Scholar Wins Book Award From the Modern Language Association

Columbia University Literary Scholar Wins Book Award From the Modern Language Association

Branka Arsic is the Charles and Lynn Zhang Professor of English and Comparative Literature and director of graduate studies in English and comparative literature at Columbia University in New York City. She was honored for her 2016 book on Thoreau.

Mount Holyoke Scholar Honored by the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment

Mount Holyoke Scholar Honored by the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment

Lauret Savoy, the David B. Truman Professor of Environmental Studies at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, won an award for excellence in environmental creative writing for her book Trace: Memory, History, Race, and the American Landscape.

Six Women Scholars Honored With Notable Awards

Six Women Scholars Honored With Notable Awards

The honorees are Diane Sevening of the University of South Dakota, Stacy Hawkins of Rutgers University-Camden, Emiliana Borrelli of the University of California, Irvine, Rachel Ivy Clarke of Syracuse University, A. Susana Ramirez of the University of California, Merced, and Lisa Sowie Cahill of Boston College.

Georgetown University Alumna Wins a Rhodes Scholarship From Bermuda

Georgetown University Alumna Wins a Rhodes Scholarship From Bermuda

Deirdre Collins, a 2017 graduate of Georgetown University, has been selected as a Rhodes Scholar from the nation of Bermuda. She will begin study this coming fall at the University of Oxford, pursuing a master’s degree in environmental change and management.

Joanne Chory Awarded a $3 Million Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

Joanne Chory Awarded a $3 Million Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

Joanne Chory is a professor at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California and an adjunct professor of biological science at the University of California, San Diego. She was honored for “discovering how plants optimize their growth, development, and cellular structure to transform sunlight into chemical energy.”

Harvard's Michele Lamont Awarded the 2017 Erasmus Prize  in Amsterdam

Harvard’s Michele Lamont Awarded the 2017 Erasmus Prize in Amsterdam

Professor Lamont was honored for her “devoted contribution to social science research in the relationship between knowledge, power, and diversity.” She was honored at a ceremony in Amsterdam presided over by King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands.

A Quartet of Women Scholars Who Have Been Awarded Notable Honors

A Quartet of Women Scholars Who Have Been Awarded Notable Honors

The honorees are M. Shawn Copeland of Boston College in Massachusetts, Carrie Menkel-Meadon of the University of California, Irvine, Susan Bazyk of Cleveland State University in Ohio, and Mary Jo Fayoyin of Savannah State University in Georgia.

Temple University's Sara Goldrick-Rab Wins the 2018 Grawemeyer Award in Education

Temple University’s Sara Goldrick-Rab Wins the 2018 Grawemeyer Award in Education

This year the $100,000 Grawemeyer Education Award was given to Sara Goldrick-Rab, a professor in the College of Education at Temple University in Philadelphia. Professor Goldrick-Rab is being honored for her research on financing higher education.

Two Women Scholars at the University of Nevada Win Book Awards

Two Women Scholars at the University of Nevada Win Book Awards

Sarah Jane Blithe, an assistant professor of communication studies, was honored by the National Communication Association and Greta de Jong, professor of history at the university, received a book award from the Southern Association for Women Historians.

Five Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Five Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Mary Elizabeth Hatten of Rockefeller University in New York City, Laura Micheletti Puaca of Christopher Newport University in Virginia, Beth Wilson of Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, Nicole Lautze of the University of Hawaii, and Kelli McMahan of Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

Manisha Sinha Named as the Winner of the 2017 Frederick Douglass Book Prize

Manisha Sinha Named as the Winner of the 2017 Frederick Douglass Book Prize

Dr. Sinha is the James L. and Shirley A. Draper Professor in American History at the University of Connecticut. Professor Sinha was honored for her book The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition (Yale University Press, 2016).

A Trio of Women Scholars Honored With Notable Awards

A Trio of Women Scholars Honored With Notable Awards

The honorees are Shelly Haley a professor of classics and Africana studies at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, Kathryn Edwards, a professor at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, and Marjorie Zatz, dean of the Graduate School at the University of California, Merced.

Another Honor for the Writing of University of Kansas Scholar Kij Johnson

Another Honor for the Writing of University of Kansas Scholar Kij Johnson

Kij Johnson, an assistant professor of English at the University of Kansas, received the 2017 World Fantasy Award at the World Fantasy Association convention in San Antonio, Texas. She previously won a Nebula Award for the best short story and a Hugo Award for the nest novella.

Two Women Earn Teaching Awards From the U.S. Department of Agriculture

Two Women Earn Teaching Awards From the U.S. Department of Agriculture

The United States Department of Agriculture has selected two scholars to received the 2017 National Excellence in College and University Teaching Award: Suzanne Nielsen of Purdue University and Ann Marie VanDerZanden of Iowa State University.

Ladee Hubbard to Receive the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence

Ladee Hubbard to Receive the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence

Ladee Hubbard, who teaches in the Africana studies program at Tulane University in New Orleans, is being honored for her debut novel The Talented Ribkins, the story of an African American family whose members have unique superpowers.

Four Women  Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Four Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Donna K. Arnett of the University of Kentucky, Caroline Haythornthwaite of Syracuse University in New York, Kelly McQueen of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and Rachel Croson of Michigan State University.

Baylor University Historian Wins the Lilly Fellows Program Book Award

Baylor University Historian Wins the Lilly Fellows Program Book Award

Andrea L. Turpin is an associate professor of history at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, won the award that honors “an original and imaginative work that exemplified the principles of faith and learning in the Christian intellectual tradition.”

University of North Carolina Psychologist Wins the $100,000 Tang Prize

University of North Carolina Psychologist Wins the $100,000 Tang Prize

Barbara L. Frederickson is the Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is being honored by the Tang Foundation of Toronto, Canada, for “exceptional contributions to the well-being of humanity.”

Six Women in Higher Education Honored With Prestigious Awards

Six Women in Higher Education Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Jacqueline Levine of the University of Rochester, Kathryn Edwards of Vanderbilt University, Simine Vizire of the University of California, Davis, Donna Hoylman Peduto of West Virginia University, Mary Sue Coleman of the Association of American Universities, and Karen M. Sames of St. Catherine University.

University of Central Florida Anthropologist Joanna Mishtal Wins Book Award

University of Central Florida Anthropologist Joanna Mishtal Wins Book Award

Joanna Mishtal, an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, was chosen as the recipient of the Adele E. Clark Book Award from the ReproNetwork, an organization of scholars who are concerned with reproductive rights and research.

Marie Ponsot Earns Lifetime Achievement Award From the Center for American Catholic Studies

Marie Ponsot Earns Lifetime Achievement Award From the Center for American Catholic Studies

Marie Ponsot, the author of seven collections of poetry, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Francis and Ann Curran Center for American Catholic Studies at Fordham University in New York. Ponsot, now 96-years old, was on hand to accept the award and to read some of her poetry.