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Two Women at Rutgers University Win National Book Critics Circle Awards

Two Women at Rutgers University Win National Book Critics Circle Awards

Nicole Fleetwood, a professor of American studies and art history in the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University New-Brunswick won the award for criticism/ Poet Cathy Park Hong, a professor in the master of one arts degree program in creative writing at Rutgers University-Newark, was honored in the autobiography category.

Ecological Society of America Honors Erika Zavaleta of the University of California, Santa Cruz

Ecological Society of America Honors Erika Zavaleta of the University of California, Santa Cruz

Dr. Zavaleta, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, has been selected to receive the 2021 Commitment to Human Diversity in Ecology Award from the Ecological Society of America. The award recognizes long-standing contributions toward increasing the diversity of future ecologists through mentoring, teaching, or outreach.

Alicia Timme-Laragy Named Outstanding Young Investigator by the Society of Toxicology

Alicia Timme-Laragy Named Outstanding Young Investigator by the Society of Toxicology

Dr. Timme-Laragy is an associate professor of environmental life sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her research aims to elucidate cellular and molecular mechanisms of toxicant-induced oxidative stress in embryonic development and identify later-life consequences of embryonic exposure to oxidative stress.

Rutgers University's Nancy Sinkoff Wins the National Jewish Book Award for Biography

Rutgers University’s Nancy Sinkoff Wins the National Jewish Book Award for Biography

Professor Sinkoff was honored for her biography of Lucy S. Dawidowicz (1915–1990) who was a trailblazing historian in the field now known as Holocaust studies.

American Society of Church History Recognizes University of Notre Dame Scholar

American Society of Church History Recognizes University of Notre Dame Scholar

Katie Bugyis, an assistant professor in the program of liberal studies at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, has been awarded the Frank S. and Elizabeth D. Brewer Prize from the American Society of Church History. The award honors outstanding scholarship in the history of Christianity by a first-time author.

Kimberly Blaeser Honored by the Native Writers Circle of the Americas for Lifetime Achievement

Kimberly Blaeser Honored by the Native Writers Circle of the Americas for Lifetime Achievement

A faculty member affiliated with the English department and the American Indian Studies Program, Professor Blaeser specializes in poetry and creative nonfiction writing. An award-winning poet, Dr. Blaeser has published eight books including five poetry collections as well as short stories, creative nonfiction, and scholarship.

Elena Litchman Recognized by the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography

Elena Litchman Recognized by the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography

Elena Litchman is a professor of aquatic ecology at Michigan State University. She joined the faculty at Michigan State in 2005. Dr. Litchman is perhaps best known for her seminal work developing a trait-based approach for the study of plankton ecology.

Deborah Wiebe Receives Lifetime Achievement Award for Work in Child and Family Health

Deborah Wiebe Receives Lifetime Achievement Award for Work in Child and Family Health

The Society of Behavioral Medicine honored Dr. Wiebe of the University of California, Merced for a lifetime of dedication to the pursuit of outstanding high-quality research, mentoring, and teaching in the field of child and family health.

Washington State University Scholar Honored for Her Work on Late Roman Art

Washington State University Scholar Honored for Her Work on Late Roman Art

Hallie Meredith, a teaching assistant professor of fine arts at Washington State University, received the William R. Levin Award for Research in the History of Art before 1750 from SECAC, formerly the Southeastern College Art Conference.

The National Academy of Engineering Honors MIT's Linda G. Griffith for Innovative Teaching

The National Academy of Engineering Honors MIT’s Linda G. Griffith for Innovative Teaching

Professor Griffith was honored for “the establishment of a new biology-based engineering education, producing a new generation of leaders capable of addressing world problems with innovative biological technologies.”

Sara Hiebert Burch of Swarthmore College Recognized for Innovation in the Biology Classroom

Sara Hiebert Burch of Swarthmore College Recognized for Innovation in the Biology Classroom

Professor Hiebert Burch was recognized for her “interactive engagement” activities for her lecture classes. “I eventually moved to a partially ‘flipped’ classroom,” she explains, “so that we could spend more time cementing concepts by using them to solve problems, rather than simply talking about them.”

Michigan State's Alison Bernstein Honored by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Michigan State’s Alison Bernstein Honored by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Dr. Bernstein, an assistant professor of translational neuroscience in the College of Human Medicine, was honored for her research into the interaction of genetics and environmental exposure, such as how some pesticides alter neurons in the brain that may lead to Parkinson’s disease.

Krista Lentine Selected to Receive the 2021 Excellence in Kidney Transplantation Award

Krista Lentine Selected to Receive the 2021 Excellence in Kidney Transplantation Award

Krista L. Lentine, professor of medicine at Saint Louis University, Medical Director of Living Donation, and Mid–America Transplant/Jane A. Beckman Endowed Chair in Transplantation at Saint Louis University Hospital, has been selected to receive the 2021 Excellence in Kidney Transplantation Award from the National Kidney Foundation.

Faith Lutze Honored With the Founder's Award From the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

Faith Lutze Honored With the Founder’s Award From the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

Dr. Lutze, a professor in the department of criminal justice and criminology at Washington State University, was honored for “a career of providing substantial contributions to the Academy and to the discipline of criminal justice through education and research.”

American Accounting Association Honors the Career of Michigan State's Joan Luft

American Accounting Association Honors the Career of Michigan State’s Joan Luft

Joan Luft, the Eli Broad Professor emeritus at the College of Business of Michigan State Univerity, received the Lifetime Contribution to Management Accounting Award from the American Accounting Association, recognizing her significant impact and research in the accounting field.

University of Chicago's Martha Nussbaum to Receive the 2021 Holberg Prize

University of Chicago’s Martha Nussbaum to Receive the 2021 Holberg Prize

The Holberg Prize is one of the most prestigious international awards given to an outstanding researcher in the arts and humanities, the social sciences, law, or theology. She is scheduled to receive the award – worth approximately $705,000 – during a ceremony at the University of Bergen in Norway.

Mississippi State University Scholar Honored for Innovation in Distance Learning Teaching Methods

Mississippi State University Scholar Honored for Innovation in Distance Learning Teaching Methods

Athena Owen Nagel, an assistant clinical professor in the department of geosciences at Mississippi State University, has been selected to receive the Excellence in Teaching Association Award from the University Professional and Continuing Education Association.

University of Virginia Scholar Wins the 2021 Rilke Prize Awarded to a Mid-Career Poet

University of Virginia Scholar Wins the 2021 Rilke Prize Awarded to a Mid-Career Poet

Since 2012, the University of North Texas’s department of English has awarded the annual Rilke Prize to recognize exceptional artistry and vision by a mid-career poet. The prize is named after the German poet Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926).

University of Michigan's Laurie McCauley Wins Clinical Research Award From the American Dental Association

University of Michigan’s Laurie McCauley Wins Clinical Research Award From the American Dental Association

The Norton M. Ross Award for Excellence in Clinical Research from the American Dental Association recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions in clinical investigations that have advanced the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of craniofacial, oral or dental diseases.

The Medieval Academy of America Recognizes the Work of Esther Cuenca of the University of Houston-Victoria

The Medieval Academy of America Recognizes the Work of Esther Cuenca of the University of Houston-Victoria

Dr. Cuenca was awarded the 2021 Van Courtlandt Elliott Prize from the Medieval Academy of America. The award recognizes an outstanding first published article in the field of medieval studies.

Arizona State's Alexandra Ros Earns Award for Her Research in Electrophoresis and Microfluidics

Arizona State’s Alexandra Ros Earns Award for Her Research in Electrophoresis and Microfluidics

Dr. Ros is a professor in the School of Molecular Sciences at Arizona State. She is also a faculty member in the Biodesign Institute’s Center for Applied Structural Discovery at the university. She was honored by the Advancing Electrokinetic Science Electrophoresis Society.

Association for Women in Mathematics Recognized Mentoring Work of University of Nevada's Lynda Wiest

Association for Women in Mathematics Recognized Mentoring Work of University of Nevada’s Lynda Wiest

Dr. Wiest worked as an elementary and middle school teacher for more than a decade before joining the faculty at the University of Nevada Reno in 1996. She was promoted to associate professor in 2001 and to full professor in 2009. Since 1998, Dr. Wiest has been the director of a week-long math camp that has helped many young girls discover their passion for mathematics.

University of Illinois Entomologist Honored for Work to Enhance Public Engagement With Science

University of Illinois Entomologist Honored for Work to Enhance Public Engagement With Science

Esther Ngumbi, an assistant professor of entomology at the University of Illinois is the 2021 recipient of the Mani L. Bhaumik Award for Public Engagement with Science, an annual award given out by the  American Association for the Advancement of Science. Previous winners have included Carl Sagan and Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Martha Curley Honored for Her Work in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Martha Curley Honored for Her Work in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Martha Curley holds the Ruth M. Colket Endowed Chair in Pediatric Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania and is a professor of anesthesia at the university’s medical school. Her research focuses on nurse-implemented therapies for acute respiratory failure in critically ill pediatric patients.

Harvard University's Katharine Park Named a Recipient of the 2021 David Dan Prize

Harvard University’s Katharine Park Named a Recipient of the 2021 David Dan Prize

Katharine Park is the Samuel Zemurray, Jr. and Doris Zemurray Stone Radcliffe Research Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University. She is being honored by the David Dan Foundation in Israel for her research on the history of medicine in medieval and Renaissance Europe.

Two American Women Share the Wolf Prize in Medicine for Their Research on RNA Biology

Two American Women Share the Wolf Prize in Medicine for Their Research on RNA Biology

Lynne E. Maquat, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Rochester, and Joan Steitz, Sterling Professor of molecular biophysics and biochemistry at Yale University, have been awarded the Wolf Prize in Medicine for their “fundamental discoveries in RNA biology that have the potential to better human lives.”

Chien-Shiung Wu is the Third Woman Physicist to Be Honored With a U.S. Commemorative Stamp

Chien-Shiung Wu is the Third Woman Physicist to Be Honored With a U.S. Commemorative Stamp

Dr. Wu was the first female president of the American Physical Society, the first woman hired to a tenure-track position in the physics department at Columbia University, and the first living scientist to have an asteroid named in her honor.

MIT's Shafi Goldwasser Wins the 2021 L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Award

MIT’s Shafi Goldwasser Wins the 2021 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Award

Founded in 1998, the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Awards annually honors five eminent women scientists representing every major region of the world. The award honors women for excellent research within the physical sciences, mathematics, and computer science.

Michigan State's Marsha MacDowell Honored for a Lifetime of Work in Public Folklore

Michigan State’s Marsha MacDowell Honored for a Lifetime of Work in Public Folklore

Marsha MacDowell is a professor of art history and visual culture at Michigan State University. She also serves as the curator of Folk Arts and Quilt Studies at the Michigan State University Museum. She has been on the staff at the museum since 1977.

Nabanou Nozari Honored for Research on How the Brain Translates Abstract Thoughts into Words and Sentences

Nabanou Nozari Honored for Research on How the Brain Translates Abstract Thoughts into Words and Sentences

Nazbanou Nozari, an associate professor of psychology in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, was honored by the American Psychological Association for Distinguished Scientific Early Career Contributions to Psychology in the area of human cognition and learning.

Meenakshi Wadhwa Wins the 2021 J. Lawrence Smith Medal from the National Academy of Sciences

Meenakshi Wadhwa Wins the 2021 J. Lawrence Smith Medal from the National Academy of Sciences

Meenakshi Wadhwa is the director of the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University. The J. Lawrence Smith Medal is awarded every three years for recent original and meritorious investigations of meteoric bodies.

Nan Jenks-Jay Is Only the Third Person to Win AASHE's Lifetime Achievement Award

Nan Jenks-Jay Is Only the Third Person to Win AASHE’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Nan Jenks-Jay, former dean of environmental affairs at Middlebury College in Vermont, has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. She retired from Middlebury College in 2019 after serving on the faculty for 21 years.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Wins Award From the American Association of Physics Teachers

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Wins Award From the American Association of Physics Teachers

Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson was chair of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission from 1995 to 1999. She then left government service to take over as the 18th president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1999. She was the first African American woman to earn a Ph.D. in any discipline from MIT.

American Physical Society Bestows an Award on University of Pennsylvania's Eleni Katifori

American Physical Society Bestows an Award on University of Pennsylvania’s Eleni Katifori

Eleni Katifori, associate professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania, has been awarded the 2021 American Physical Society Early Career Award for Soft Matter Research. Dr. Katifori was honored for “the seminal use of physical principles in understanding living transport networks.”

Theresa Keeley Wins Book Award From the Duke University Human Rights Center

Theresa Keeley Wins Book Award From the Duke University Human Rights Center

Theresa Keeley, an assistant professor of history at the University of Louisville, was honored for her book on the role of the faith community, in particular the Maryknoll order, on U.S. policy in Central America in the 1980s.