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Berkeley's Christina Maslach Selected to Receive an Award From the National Science Foundation

Berkeley’s Christina Maslach Selected to Receive an Award From the National Science Foundation

Dr. Christina Maslach, who joined Berkeley’s faculty in 1971 and is now a profeessor emerita of psychology, is the creator of a workplace exhaustion measure, known as the Maslach Burnout Inventory, which continues to be cited as a standard evaluator of job-related mental stress.

Ximena Zúñiga Received the Lifetime Achievement Award From the American College Personnel Association

Ximena Zúñiga Received the Lifetime Achievement Award From the American College Personnel Association

Ximena Zúñiga, professor of social justice education in the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, was the recipient of the College Student Educators International Lifetime Achievement Award.

Four Women in Academia Honored With Notable Awards

Four Women in Academia Honored With Notable Awards

The four women honored with notable awards are Ann Brothers Smith of West Virginia State University, Julie Wheeler at Utah State University, Yoko Kano of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and Beatriz Colomina of Prinecton University in New Jersey.

Harvard University's Lizabeth Cohen Wins the Bancroft Prize in American History and Diplomacy

Harvard University’s Lizabeth Cohen Wins the Bancroft Prize in American History and Diplomacy

Lizabeth Cohen, the Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies at Harvard University and former dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, has won the Bancroft Prize in American history and diplomacy, which is administrated by Columbia University.

Fatimah Jackson to Receive the Charles R. Darwin Lifetime Achievement Award

Fatimah Jackson to Receive the Charles R. Darwin Lifetime Achievement Award

Fatimah Jackson is a professor of biology and the director of the W. Montague Cobb Research Laboratory at Howard University in Washington, D.C. She is the first woman of African descent to receive this prestigious award from the American Association of Physical Anthropologists.

Three Women Professors to Be Honored by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Three Women Professors to Be Honored by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

The honorees are Gayle A. Brazeau, a professor and dean of the School of Pharmacy at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, Betty Chewning, a professor of pharmacy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Kim L.R. Brouwer, a professor and associate dean of the School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Four Women Authors Are Selected as Winners of National Book Critics Circle Awards

Four Women Authors Are Selected as Winners of National Book Critics Circle Awards

Each year, the National Book Critics Circle presents awards for the finest books published in English in six categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Biography, Autobiography, Poetry, and Criticism. Four of the six winning authors this year are women. Each has some ties to higher education.

Penn State's Laurie Badzek to Receive the Leadership in Ethics Award From the American Nurses Association

Penn State’s Laurie Badzek to Receive the Leadership in Ethics Award From the American Nurses Association

The American Nurses Association award was created to recognize a registered nurse who has authentically demonstrated the highest standards of ethics and leadership in their daily practice, served as an ethical role model, and promoted ethical dialogue and scholarship.

University of Nebraska Scholar Honored by the National Association of School Psychologists

University of Nebraska Scholar Honored by the National Association of School Psychologists

Beth Doll, professor of educational psychology at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln has been honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of School Psychologists. The award recognizes outstanding school psychologists who have had a national impact on the field.

Princeton University Scholar Earns the 2020 PEN/Jean Stein Book Award

Princeton University Scholar Earns the 2020 PEN/Jean Stein Book Award

Yiyun Li, professor of creative writing at Princeton, is being honored. The award is given to the author of a book-length work of any genre for its originality, merit, and impact, and that has broken new ground by reshaping the boundaries of its form and signaling strong potential for lasting influence.

Marlene Behrmann of Carnegie Mellon University to Receive Two Prestigious Awards

Marlene Behrmann of Carnegie Mellon University to Receive Two Prestigious Awards

Marlene Behrmann, the Thomas S. Baker University Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh is being honored by the Cognitive Neuroscience Society and the Vision Sciences Society for her work on the brain and visual perception.

University of Florida's Janet Krieger Honored for Contributions to Health Education Technology

University of Florida’s Janet Krieger Honored for Contributions to Health Education Technology

Janice Krieger, a professor of advertising and the director of STEM Translational Communication Center at the University of Florida, has been selected to receive the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) 2020 Technology Award.

Arizona State University's Patty Ferguson-Bohnee Wins Spirit of Excellence Award From the American Bar Association

Arizona State University’s Patty Ferguson-Bohnee Wins Spirit of Excellence Award From the American Bar Association

Administered by the ABA’s Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession, the Spirit of Excellence Award recognizes legal professionals who have demonstrated excellence and a commitment to racial and ethnic diversity.

Marie desJardins of Simmons University Receives the Outstanding Educator Award in Artificial Intelligence

Marie desJardins of Simmons University Receives the Outstanding Educator Award in Artificial Intelligence

Dr. desJardins received the 2020 award in recognition of her work leading the articifical intelligence community in cultivating and recognizing advances in AI education, sharing pedagogical advances, increasing diversity, and improving K- 12 computer science teacher preparation.

Janet Eber Honored for a Lifetime of Service by the American Association of Community Colleges

Janet Eber Honored for a Lifetime of Service by the American Association of Community Colleges

Dr. Eber has been a member of the faculty at the County College of Morris for more than half a century. She is a professor of English and chair of the department of English and philosophy at the college. Dr. Eber will be honored at the association’s annual conference on March 30.

Two Women Professors Share a National Jewish Book Prize

Two Women Professors Share a National Jewish Book Prize

Nancy E. Berg, professor of Hebrew language and literature at Washington University in St. Louis and Naomi Sokoloff, a professor of Hebrew and comparative literature at the University of Washington in Seattle were presented with the National Jewish Book Award in the anthologies and collections category.

Mary Saunders of Texas Woman's University to Be Honored by the Public Leadership Education Network

Mary Saunders of Texas Woman’s University to Be Honored by the Public Leadership Education Network

Mary Saunders, a retired major general of the U.S. Air Force and the founding executive director of the Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership at Texas Woman’s University, has been selected to receive a lifetime achievement award from the Public Leadership Education Network.

Harvard University Divinity Student Wins the 2020 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award

Harvard University Divinity Student Wins the 2020 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award

In addition to her being an award-winning poet, Ariana Reines is also an Obie Award-winning playwright, performing artist, and translator. She has taught at Pomona College, the University of California, Davis, the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Pittsburgh.

Three Women Scholars From Flagship State Universities to Receive Franklin Institute Awards

Three Women Scholars From Flagship State Universities to Receive Franklin Institute Awards

The honorees are Barbra Partee, a professor emerita of linguistics and philosophy at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Monica G. Turner, the Eugene P. Odum Professor of Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Margaret M. Murnane, a Distinguished Professor of Physics at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

National Science Foundation to Name an Astronomical Observatory in Chile for Vera Rubin

National Science Foundation to Name an Astronomical Observatory in Chile for Vera Rubin

Vera Rubin, a pioneering astrophysicist who confirmed the existence of black matter in the universe and taught at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., will be recognized by having the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope facility in Chile named in her honor.

Princeton University's Bonnie Bassler to Be Honored With the $500,000 Gruber Genetics Prize for 2020

Princeton University’s Bonnie Bassler to Be Honored With the $500,000 Gruber Genetics Prize for 2020

Bonnie L. Bassler is the Squibb Professor in Molecular Biology and chair of the department of molecular biology at Princeton University in New Jersey. She will be honored on April 23 at the Allied Genetics Conference in National Harbor, Maryland.

Viviana Gradinaru of Caltech Earns the Vilcek Foundation Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science

Viviana Gradinaru of Caltech Earns the Vilcek Foundation Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science

Dr. Gradinaru is a professor of neuroscience and biomedical engineering and director of the Center for Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience at the California Institute of Technology. Her research focuses on deep brain stimulation procedures for treating human neurodegenerative disorders.

New Award Will Honor North American Women's Fiction

New Award Will Honor North American Women’s Fiction

The Carol Shields Prize for Fiction, which will be awarded for the first time in 2022, will only be open to Canadian and American women and non-binary individuals. The new award will include a cash prize of 150,000 Canadian dollars. Shields won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1995 and taught at the University of Manitoba.

University of Colorado's Kristi Anseth to Receive the For Women in Science Award for North America

University of Colorado’s Kristi Anseth to Receive the For Women in Science Award for North America

The L’Oréal Foundation and UNESCO have announced the winners of the 22nd For Women in Science Awards, which honor five exceptional women scientists from different regions of the world. Each of the five laureates will receive 100,000 euros at a ceremony on March 12 at UNESCO headquarters in Paris.

National Academy of Science Honors Kathleen Hall Jamieson With the 2020 Public Welfare Medal

National Academy of Science Honors Kathleen Hall Jamieson With the 2020 Public Welfare Medal

Kathleen Hall Jamieson is the director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania and a professor of communication at the Annenberg School for Communication. She has been a member of the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania since 1989.

Rockefeller University Scholar Leslie Vosshall to Receive Prestigious Research Award

Rockefeller University Scholar Leslie Vosshall to Receive Prestigious Research Award

Dr. Vosshal’s research focuses on how a mosquito perceives and processes sensory information. She hopes to discover how to manipulate mosquitos’ odor-sensing mechanisms in order to prevent them from biting and spreading disease to human hosts.

Suzanne L. Weekes Received Teaching Award From the Mathematical Association of America

Suzanne L. Weekes Received Teaching Award From the Mathematical Association of America

Suzanne L. Weekes, a professor in the mathematical sciences department at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, has received the prestigious Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics.

Heather Ferguson Wins the Köprülü Book Prize from the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association

Heather Ferguson Wins the Köprülü Book Prize from the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association

The Köprülü Book Prize is given to “the most outstanding book” in the field of Ottoman and Turkish studies published in the previous year. Dr. Ferguson is an associate professor of history at Claremont McKenna College in California.

The Awards Keep Coming for the Groundbreaking Research of Berkeley's Jennifer Doudna

The Awards Keep Coming for the Groundbreaking Research of Berkeley’s Jennifer Doudna

Jennifer Doudna, a professor of molecular and cell biology and of chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley, has won the 2020 Wolf Prize in Medicine, a prestigious international prize awarded in Israel for unique contributions to humanity. She will share the prize with her research colleague Emmanuelle Charpentier, director of the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Germany.

Rutgers-Newark's Chancellor Nancy Cantor Honored for Her Significant Contributions to American Higher Education

Rutgers-Newark’s Chancellor Nancy Cantor Honored for Her Significant Contributions to American Higher Education

Nancy Cantor received the 10th Annual Ernest L. Boyer Award in a ceremony at the annual meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities. Dr. Cantor was cited for being “globally recognized as an advocate for higher education, a catalyst for social mobility, and leader for universities serving as a public good in their communities.”

Duke University School of Medicine Honors the Late Brenda Armstrong

Duke University School of Medicine Honors the Late Brenda Armstrong

Duke University commissioned a portrait of Dr. Brenda Armstrong, who was the second Black woman in the United States to become a board-certified pediatric cardiologist. She served as a professor of pediatrics, associate dean for admissions, and senior associate dean for student diversity, recruitment, and retention at the university’s medical school.

Eleonory Gilburd to Receive the 2020 Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies

Eleonory Gilburd to Receive the 2020 Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies

The award, given out by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame, honors “the best book in European studies that transcends a focus on any one country, state or people to stimulate new ways of thinking about contemporary Europe as a whole.”

University of Arkansas Professor Wins an Award for Her Poetry Manuscript

University of Arkansas Professor Wins an Award for Her Poetry Manuscript

Mohja Kahf, a professor in the department of English, the Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies Program and the Middle East Studies Program at the University of Arkansas, was recently named the winner of the 2020 Press 53 Award for Poetry.

Sandra Faber Has Received the Gold Medal From the Royal Astronomical Society

Sandra Faber Has Received the Gold Medal From the Royal Astronomical Society

The award honors Dr. Faber, a professor emerita at the University of California, Santa Cruz, “for her outstanding research on the formation, structure and evolution of galaxies, and for her contributions to the optical design of the Keck Telescopes and other novel astronomical instruments.”

Cornell University Philosopher Wins the American Philosophical Association’s Book Prize

Cornell University Philosopher Wins the American Philosophical Association’s Book Prize

Kate Manne associate professor of philosophy in the College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, has won the 2019 American Philosophical Association’s Book Prize. The biennial prize is awarded in odd years for the best-published book written by a younger philosophy scholar.