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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.

Florida State University's Sharon Nicholson Honored by the Humboldt Foundation in Germany

Florida State University’s Sharon Nicholson Honored by the Humboldt Foundation in Germany

The Humboldt Research Award is granted to researchers whose fundamental discoveries or insights have had a significant impact on their discipline and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements in the future.

Two Women Political Scientists From the University of Hawaiʻi Win Book Awards

Two Women Political Scientists From the University of Hawaiʻi Win Book Awards

Noelani Goodyear-Kaʻōpua and Noenoe K. Silva, both political science professors in the College of Social Sciences at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, have won 2019 Ka Palapala Poʻokela awards from the Hawaiʻi Book Publishers Association.

Two Women Scholars Presented With Awards in Pharmacy

Two Women Scholars Presented With Awards in Pharmacy

Demetra Antimisiaris of the University of Louisville in Kentucky was honored by the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists and Edith Nutescu of the University of Illinois at Chicago receied an award from the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.

Kishauna Soljour Receives Dissertation Award From the Council of Graduate Schools

Kishauna Soljour Receives Dissertation Award From the Council of Graduate Schools

Bestowed annually since 1982, the ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award from the Council of Graduate Schools recognizes recent doctoral recipients who have already made unusually significant and original contributions to their fields.

Mary Chandler Bolin Receives Award From the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors

Mary Chandler Bolin Receives Award From the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors

Mary Chandler Bolin hs been the director of the University of Kentucky Counseling Center since 1998. Dr. Bolin was recognized with the Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to campus mental health.

University of Louisiana-Monroe Honors Long-Time Nursing Professor

University of Louisiana-Monroe Honors Long-Time Nursing Professor

Nancy Albright Lowery taught nursing at the Univesity of Louisiana-Monroe for 40 years including the first class of students at what is now the Kitty DeGree School of Nursing. She was president of the Louisiana State Board of Nursing in the 1980s.

College of William and Mary's Molly Mitchell Honored for Her Work on Sea-Level Rise

College of William and Mary’s Molly Mitchell Honored for Her Work on Sea-Level Rise

Dr. Mitchell is a researcher at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science at the College of William and Mary. Her research focuses on understanding, predicting, and responding to shifts in coastal resources due to the interaction between sea-level rise and human-driven modifications to the shoreline.

University of Kansas Renames its Integrated Sciences Building for Bernadette Gray-Little

University of Kansas Renames its Integrated Sciences Building for Bernadette Gray-Little

Dr. Gary-Little became the 17th chancellor of the University of Kansas in 2009. She is the only woman to serve in that role. Dr. Gray-little stepped down as chancellor after the 2016-17 academic year.

University of Southern Mississippi Scholar Honored by the Medical Fitness Association

University of Southern Mississippi Scholar Honored by the Medical Fitness Association

Melissa Ziegler, who has taught in the kinesiotherapy program in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Southern Mississippi for the past 13 years, was presented with the 2019 Marla Richmond Memorial Education Award from the Medical Fitness Association.

Endowed Scholarship Fund at Brenau University to Honor Long-Time Faculty Member Louise Bauck

Endowed Scholarship Fund at Brenau University to Honor Long-Time Faculty Member Louise Bauck

Dr. Bauck was a faculty member in biology at Brenau University from 2005 to 2012. She served as chair of the department of math & science from 2008 to 2010. After moving to Nebraska, she continued to support Brenau’s programs by teaching online and accompanying study abroad trips to the Yucatan.

University of South Dakota's Jessica Messersmith to Be Honored by the American Academy of Audiology

University of South Dakota’s Jessica Messersmith to Be Honored by the American Academy of Audiology

Jessica Messersmith is an associate professor and chair of the department of communication sciences and disorders at the University of South Dakota. Dr. Messersmith will be honored for her work in pediatric audiology at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Audiology in April.

Faculty at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Establish a Scholarship to Honor a Late Colleague

Faculty at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Establish a Scholarship to Honor a Late Colleague

Theresa Perez, professor emerita of the department of middle, secondary and K-12 education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte died earlier this year. Friends and colleagues are raising money to fund a scholarship that will be awarded to graduate students in the English as a second language program.

University of Arkansas Scholar Honored by the American Society for Engineering Management

University of Arkansas Scholar Honored by the American Society for Engineering Management

Heather Nachtmann is the associate dean for research and professor of industrial engineering at the University of Arkansas. Professor Nachtmann also serves as the director of the Maritime Transportation Research and Education Center and the Mack-Blackwell Transportation Center at the University of Arkansas.

Hollins University Associate Professor and Novelist Jessie van Eerden Wins Fiction Award

Hollins University Associate Professor and Novelist Jessie van Eerden Wins Fiction Award

Jessie van Eerden, associate professor of creative writing at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia, has been selected as the winner of the 2019 Dzanc Books Prize for Fiction. The award recognizes daring, original, and innovative writing.

Barbara Knuth, Dean of Cornell's Graduate School, Honored by the Council of Graduate Schools

Barbara Knuth, Dean of Cornell’s Graduate School, Honored by the Council of Graduate Schools

Knuth, also a professor of natural resources in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, received the honor at an awards ceremony held during the council’s 59th annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee. The award included a cash prize.

American Society of Criminology Honors "Rock Star" Professor Faye Taxman of George Mason University

American Society of Criminology Honors “Rock Star” Professor Faye Taxman of George Mason University

At the American Society of Criminology award ceremony, Professor Taxman was described as a scholarly “rock star” who has engaged with and moved the field of corrections for more than 30 years.

CalTech's Frances Arnold Is Named to Serve in the Pontifical Academy of Sciences

CalTech’s Frances Arnold Is Named to Serve in the Pontifical Academy of Sciences

The academy was established in 1936 by Pope Pius XI with the goal of promoting “the progress of the mathematical, physical, and natural sciences.” It is the latest incarnation of papal scientific academies that date back to 1603. Professor Arnold won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Boston University Professor Emelia Benjamin Earns Two Awards From the American Heart Association

Boston University Professor Emelia Benjamin Earns Two Awards From the American Heart Association

Emelia Benjamin, professor of medicine and epidemiology at Boston University. also serves as assistant provost for faculty development for the Boston University Medical Campus, and as vice chair for faculty development and diversity for the department of medicine.

Six Women at Colleges and Universities Honored With Notable Awards

Six Women at Colleges and Universities Honored With Notable Awards

Here is this week’s listing of women in higher education who have been honored by colleges and universities or who have received notable awards from other organizations.

University of Kentucky's Amy Murrell Taylor Wins the Frederick Douglass Book Prize

University of Kentucky’s Amy Murrell Taylor Wins the Frederick Douglass Book Prize

The Frederick Douglass Book Prize was established in 1999 and recognizes the best book published in English on slavery, resistance or abolition. The award and a $25,000 prize are presented annually by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the Gilder Lehrman Center for Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition at Yale University.

Teresa Lozano Long Awarded the National Humanities Medal at a White House Ceremony

Teresa Lozano Long Awarded the National Humanities Medal at a White House Ceremony

Teresa Lozano Long is an educator who, with her husband, has been a major benefactor of the University of Texas. The valedictorian of her high school class in Texas, Dr. Long went on to be the first Hispanic woman to earn a doctorate in health and physical education at the University of Texas at Austin.

Eight Women Educators Who Have Been Been Selected to Receive Notable Honors and Awards

Eight Women Educators Who Have Been Been Selected to Receive Notable Honors and Awards

Here is this week’s listing of women in higher education who have been honored by colleges and universities or who have received notable awards from other organizations.

Haunani-Kay Trask Receives the 2019 Angela Y. Davis Prize From the American Studies Association

Haunani-Kay Trask Receives the 2019 Angela Y. Davis Prize From the American Studies Association

Professor Trask served as a tenured member of the University of Hawaiʻi faculty for more than 30 years. She was the founding director of the university’s Mānoa Center for Hawaiian Studies and a leader in the Hawaiian sovereignty movement.

Professor Paula Pietromonaco Wins Award From the Society for Personality and Social Psychology

Professor Paula Pietromonaco Wins Award From the Society for Personality and Social Psychology

Dr. Pietromonaco, professor emerita at the University of Massachusetts, focuses her research on how basic psychological processes that arise in the context of people’s close relationships such as dating and marital relationships might impact relationship outcomes as well as emotional and physical health over time.

Six Women Scholars Who Have Been Honored With Major Awards

Six Women Scholars Who Have Been Honored With Major Awards

The honorees are Ruchi Amin of East Carolina University, Karen Giuliano of the University of Massachusetts, Maria Narayani Lasala-Blanco of Arizona State University, Julie-Ann Scott-Pollock of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Rita Dove of the University of Virginia, and Meredith Neville-Shepard of the University of Arkansas.

University of Georgia Scholar Honored by the American Educational Studies Association

University of Georgia Scholar Honored by the American Educational Studies Association

Cynthia B. Dillard is the Mary Frances Early Professor of Teacher Education in the department of educational theory and practice of the College of Education at the University of Georgia. Dr. Dillard was honored at the association’s annual conference in Baltimore earlier this month.

Michigan State University's Kay Holekamp Honored by the Animal Behavior Society

Michigan State University’s Kay Holekamp Honored by the Animal Behavior Society

Often referred to as the Jane Goodall of hyenas, Dr. Holekamp has focused her studies on spotted hyenas in Masai Mara, Kenya, for more than 30 years. The Animal Behavior Society recently selected her as the winner of the 2019 Distinguished Animal Behaviorist Award.

Tina Harris Given Distinguished Scholar Award from the National Communications Association

Tina Harris Given Distinguished Scholar Award from the National Communications Association

Tina M. Harris holds the Douglas L. Manship Sr.-Dori Maynard Race, Media, and Cultural Literacy Endowed Chair at the Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University. She joined the faculty at LSU this past summer after teaching at the University of Georgia for more than two decades.

University of New Mexico Scholar Honored for Her Mentoring of Doctoral Students

University of New Mexico Scholar Honored for Her Mentoring of Doctoral Students

For 12 years Dr. Allison Borden supervised the dissertation research of 24 graduates in educational leadership at the University of New Mexico. She also serves on the dissertation committees of an additional 25 graduates from educational leadership and other programs in the College of Education.

Harvard's Xiaowei Zhuang Wins the $100,000 Pearl Meister Greengard Prize From Rockefeller University

Harvard’s Xiaowei Zhuang Wins the $100,000 Pearl Meister Greengard Prize From Rockefeller University

Xiaowei Zhuang, David B. Arnold Jr. Professor of Science at Harvard University is being honored for her work on the development of super-resolution and genome-scale imaging techniques that has found new structures in cells, clarified molecular processes, and discovered new types of neurons.

Katherine Aidala of Mount Holyoke College Honored for Undergraduate Physics Teaching

Katherine Aidala of Mount Holyoke College Honored for Undergraduate Physics Teaching

Katherine Aidala, a professor of physics at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, has been selected to receive the 2020 Prize for a Faculty Member for Research in an Undergraduate Institution Recipient from the American Physical Society.