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Stanford's Gretchen Daily Wins the $450,000 Blue Planet Prize

Stanford’s Gretchen Daily Wins the $450,000 Blue Planet Prize

The Blue Plant Prize, considered by many scholars as the equivalent of the Nobel Prize in environmental science, is awarded to an individual or an organization whose work has and continues to contribute significantly to the improvement of the global environment.

University of California, Davis Scholar to be Honored by the Geological Society of America

University of California, Davis Scholar to be Honored by the Geological Society of America

Isabel Montanez, the Chancellor’s Leadership Professor at the University of California, Davis, is being honored for her scientific contributions to geology, her service to the society, and for mentoring young women geoscientists. She will be honored at the society’s annual meeting in October.

Six Women in Higher Education Receive Notable Honors or Awards

Six Women in Higher Education Receive Notable Honors or Awards

The honorees are Julia Cronin-Gilmore of Bellevue University in Nebraska, Claire Renzetti of the University of Kentucky, Sarah Jane Brubaker of Virginia Commonwealth University, Cora Downs at the University of Kansas, Huda Zoghbi of the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and Mary Splide, the outgoing president of Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon.

Marta Gutman of the City University of New York Honored by the Society of Architectural Historians

Marta Gutman of the City University of New York Honored by the Society of Architectural Historians

The Spiro Kostof Award from the Society of Architectural Historians is given to the author of a book that made the greatest contribution to the understanding of the growth and development of cities. Dr. Gutman received the award earlier this month in Glasgow, Scotland.

Arlene Sharpe Is the Only Woman Among the Five Winners of the Warren Alpert Foundation Prize

Arlene Sharpe Is the Only Woman Among the Five Winners of the Warren Alpert Foundation Prize

Arlene Sharpe, the George Fabyan Professor of Comparative Pathology at Harvard Medical School, is being honored for transformative discoveries in the field of cancer immunology. She will share a $500,000 award with four other winners of the Warren Alpert Foundation Prize.

Clemson University Scholar Wins Book Award From the Rhetoric Society of America

Clemson University Scholar Wins Book Award From the Rhetoric Society of America

Cynthia Haynes, professor of English at Clemson University in South Carolina, has won the annual book prize from the Rhetoric Society of America. Professor Haynes has taught at Clemson University since 2006.

Lillian Pierce Honored for Her Research in Harmonic Analysis and Analytic Number Theory

Lillian Pierce Honored for Her Research in Harmonic Analysis and Analytic Number Theory

Lillian B. Pierce, an assistant professor of mathematics at Duke University, was named as the recipient of the 2018 Sadosky Research Prize in Analysis from the Association for Women in Mathematics.

Virginia Tech Scholar Wins National Award for Excellence in Safety Engineering

Virginia Tech Scholar Wins National Award for Excellence in Safety Engineering

Dr. Myra Blanco is the principal investigator of four current National Highway Traffic Safety Administration projects. These involve in-depth evaluations of semi-automated-vehicle functions, heavy-vehicle crash warning interfaces, vehicle electronic systems safety, and vehicle-to-vehicle and driver-vehicle interface characteristics.

The Sages Colleges in New York Honor the Outgoing President

The Sages Colleges in New York Honor the Outgoing President

Susan C. Scrimshaw, the outgoing president of the Sage Colleges in Troy and Albany, New York, was recognized by the colleges by having a building named in her honor on the downtown Troy campus.

University of Central Florida Physicist Wins Early Career Award from NASA

University of Central Florida Physicist Wins Early Career Award from NASA

Adrienne Dove, an assistant professor of physics at the University of Central Florida, was honored for her research on microgravity and dusty plasmas, collisions, and planet formation. She is a strong advocate for increasing the presence of women in physics and space sciences.

A Quartet of Women at State Universities Honored With Prestigious Awards

A Quartet of Women at State Universities Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Jessica A. Aslin of Louisiana State University, Diane J. Fisher of the University of Southern Mississippi, Heide Temples of Clemson University in South Carolina, and Vaike Haas of West Virginia University.

Sandra Faber to Be Awarded the $500,000 Gruber Cosmology Prize

Sandra Faber to Be Awarded the $500,000 Gruber Cosmology Prize

The Gruber Foundation is recognizing Professor Faber for a body of work that has helped establish many of the foundational principles underlying the modern understanding of the universe. Her research focuses on the formation and evolution of galaxies.

Jhumpa Lahiri Wins Award for Her Body of Work in Short Story Writing

Jhumpa Lahiri Wins Award for Her Body of Work in Short Story Writing

Jhumpa Lahiri, professor of creative writing at Princeton University in New Jersey, has been selected to receive the 2017 PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story from the PEN/Faulkner Foundation.

University of Tennessee Scholar Wins the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize

University of Tennessee Scholar Wins the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize

Joy Harjo, a professor of English at the University of Tennessee, is being recognized for lifetime achievement in poetry. She will receive a $100,000 prize and will be honored at a ceremony in Chicago on June 12.

Naomi Halas to Receive a Women and Science Award From the Weizmann Institute in Israel

Naomi Halas to Receive a Women and Science Award From the Weizmann Institute in Israel

Naomi Halas, the Stanley C. Moore Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University in Houston, Texas, is being honored “for pioneering and seminal contributions to the field of plasmonics.”

Three Women Scholars at Major Universities Honored With Prestigious Awards

Three Women Scholars at Major Universities Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Davene M. White, a clinical assistant professor at the Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, D.C., Julia Bailey-Serress, a professor of genetics at the University of California, Riverside, and Kathleen M. Rasmussen , a professor of nutritional sciences at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

Susan Wessler Chosen as a Member of Britain's Royal Society

Susan Wessler Chosen as a Member of Britain’s Royal Society

Dr. Susan Wessler holds the Neil A. and Rochelle A. Campbell Presidential Chair for Innovation in Science Education in the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at the University of California, Riverside.

Honors or Awards for Three Women Scholars With Ties to Higher Education

Honors or Awards for Three Women Scholars With Ties to Higher Education

The honorees are Patricia D. Suplee, an associate professor of nursing at Rutgers University-Camden, Johnnetta Cole, former president of Spelman College and Bennett College, and Jennifer Pazour, an assistant professor of engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York.

Rita Rossi Colwell Named the Recipient of the Vannevar Bush Award from the National Science Board

Rita Rossi Colwell Named the Recipient of the Vannevar Bush Award from the National Science Board

The Vannevar Bush Award honors truly exceptional lifelong leaders in science and technology who have made substantial contributions to the welfare of the nation through public service activities in science, technology, and public policy.

University of Wyoming Scholar Wins Book Award

University of Wyoming Scholar Wins Book Award

Rachel McLean Sailor, an associate professor of art history at the University of Wyoming, has been named the winner of the Barbara Sudler Award from History Colorado. The award is presented biennially to a woman author of a nonfiction book on a western American topic.

Deborah Myers of Brown University Wins the Distinguished Surgeon Award from the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons

Deborah Myers of Brown University Wins the Distinguished Surgeon Award from the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons

Deborah L. Myers received the Distinguished Surgeon Award at the 43rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons.

Lecturer at Purchase College Wins a Pulitzer Prize in Music Composition

Lecturer at Purchase College Wins a Pulitzer Prize in Music Composition

Du Yun, a lecturer in the School of the Arts at Purchase College in Harrison, New York, was honored for operatic work about human trafficking entitled Angel’s Bone. Dr. Yun is a native of Shanghai, China. She began playing the piano at age four.

Two California Scholars Share the 2017 Potamkin Prize From the American Academy of Neurology

Two California Scholars Share the 2017 Potamkin Prize From the American Academy of Neurology

Claudia H. Kawas of the University of California, Irvine and Kristine Yaffe of the University of California, San Francisco are being honored for their research in Pick’s, Alzheimer’s and related diseases. They will share the $100,000 prize.

Montserrat Fuentes Honored by the American Statistical Association

Montserrat Fuentes Honored by the American Statistical Association

Montserrat Fuentes, a professor in the department of statistical sciences and operations research and dean of the College of Humanities and Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, conducts statistical research on weather, climate, pollution, and ecology.

University of Michigan Scholar Wins the Pulitzer Prize in History

University of Michigan Scholar Wins the Pulitzer Prize in History

Heather Ann Thompon, professor of history at the University of Michigan, has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize in history for her book on the Attica Prison riot of 1971 and its aftermath. She spent 13 years researching and writing the book.

Gillian Conoley of Sonoma State University Is the Winner of a Major Poetry Award

Gillian Conoley of Sonoma State University Is the Winner of a Major Poetry Award

Gillian Conoley, professor and poet-in-residence at Sonoma State University in California, has been chosen as the recipient of the Shelley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America. The award has been given to one poet annually since 1929.

East Carolina University Scholar Wins the Robert Penn Warren Award for Fiction

East Carolina University Scholar Wins the Robert Penn Warren Award for Fiction

Liza Wieland, a professor of English at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, has been chosen as the winner of the 2017 Robert Penn Warren Award for Fiction from the Fellowship of Southern Writers. She will be honored at the groups annual convention this November in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Notable Honors or Awards for Four Women Scholars in Academia

Notable Honors or Awards for Four Women Scholars in Academia

The honorees are Toni Morrison, professor emerita at Princeton University in New Jersey, Audrey Adamson of the Quad Cities campus of Western Illinois University, Rae Goodwin of the University of Kentucky School of Art and Visual Studies, and Mary C. MacDonald of the University of Rhode Island.

Ling Zhang of Boston College Wins Prize for Best Book on Environmental History

Ling Zhang of Boston College Wins Prize for Best Book on Environmental History

Dr. Zhang’s book centers on the flooding of the Yellow River in China in 1048, an event that changed the lives of millions of residents. Over the next 60 years the population of the region decreased by 50 percent.

New York University's Bei Wu Honored by the International Association for Dental Research

New York University’s Bei Wu Honored by the International Association for Dental Research

The Distinguished Scientist Award for Geriatric Oral Research from the International Association for Dental Research is reserved for individuals who have conducted original and important research in any of the basic, clinical or epidemiological sciences associated with geriatric oral research.

Honors and Awards for Six Women Scholars in Academia

Honors and Awards for Six Women Scholars in Academia

The honorees are Catherine J. Randall of the University of Alabama, Bozenna Pasik-Duncan of the University of Kansas, Louise Lamphere of the University of New Mexico, Artletha McSwain of Bethune-Cookman University in Florida, Barnie Vander Boegh of the College of Idaho and Kristina Killgrove of the University of West Florida.

One Woman Among the Three Finalists for the $250,000 Cherry Award for Great Teaching

One Woman Among the Three Finalists for the $250,000 Cherry Award for Great Teaching

Heidi G. Elmendorf is an associate professor of biology at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Her research is focused on an intestinal pathogen that is a significant contributor to diarrheal disease around the world.

An Honor for the First American Woman to Earn a Degree in Civil Engineering

An Honor for the First American Woman to Earn a Degree in Civil Engineering

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection was decided to name its new state-of-the-art tunnel-boring machine after Nora Stanton Blatch Barney who earned a degree in civil engineering at Cornell University in 1905.

Glendale Community College Scholar Honored by PEN America

Glendale Community College Scholar Honored by PEN America

Angela Morales, an instructor in composition and creative writing at Glendale Community College in California, received 2017 PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay from PEN America.

Bryn Mawr College Scholar Honored for Her Book on the Tower of Winds in Athens

Bryn Mawr College Scholar Honored for Her Book on the Tower of Winds in Athens

Pamela Webb, a research associate in the department of classical and Near Eastern archaeology at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, has been selected to receive the John Frederick Lewis Award from the American Philosophical Society.