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New Horizons in Physics Award to Be Shared by Tien-Tien Yu of the University of Oregon

New Horizons in Physics Award to Be Shared by Tien-Tien Yu of the University of Oregon

The New Horizons prize recognizes early-career scientists who have already made a substantial impact on their fields. Yu and her colleagues have pioneered a new approach in the search for dark matter, the mysterious substance that accounts for about 80 percent of all matter in the universe.

Michelle Cooke Wins Diversity and Inclusion Award From the International Association for Geoscience

Michelle Cooke Wins Diversity and Inclusion Award From the International Association for Geoscience

The association recognized Professor Cooke for her work as a “foundational leader in accessible and inclusive geoscience teaching in both the classroom and field for over 20 years, all while maintaining a successful research career in geomechanics and structural geology.

University of Memphis Scholar Honored by the National Communication Association

University of Memphis Scholar Honored by the National Communication Association

Joy V. Goldsmith, professor of communication studies and founder and co-director of the Center for Health Literacy and Health Communication, was honored for in family caregiving for chronically- and terminally-ill patients.

Harvard University's Catherine Dulac Awarded the $3 Million Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

Harvard University’s Catherine Dulac Awarded the $3 Million Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

Catherine Dulac, the Lee and Ezpeleta Professor of Arts and Sciences and the Higgins Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard University, has been awarded a 2021 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences for her pioneering work identifying the neural circuitry that regulates parenting behavior in both males and females.

University of Kentucky's Cheryl Matias Honored by the American Educational Research Association

University of Kentucky’s Cheryl Matias Honored by the American Educational Research Association

Professor Cheryl Matias’ research and teaching are primarily focused on racial justice in education. But, she also is committed to efforts to remove barriers in academia that often impact women, faculty of color, and mothers.

Julie-Ann Scott Pollock Wins Book Award From the National Communication Association

Julie-Ann Scott Pollock Wins Book Award From the National Communication Association

Julie-Ann Scott-Pollock, communication studies professor and director of performance studies at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, has been named the recipient of the Lilla A. Heston Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Interpretation and Performance Studies from the National Communication Association.

American Chemical Society Recognizes the Work of Kristin Bowman-James

American Chemical Society Recognizes the Work of Kristin Bowman-James

Kristin Bowman-James, University of Kansas Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, will be the recipient of the American Chemical Society Award in Inorganic Chemistry. She is only the second woman to receive the award since its inception in 1962.

Women's Studies Department at the University of Maryland Named to Honor Harriet Tubman

Women’s Studies Department at the University of Maryland Named to Honor Harriet Tubman

Harriett Tubman was born into slavery in Maryland. After escaping to the North, she made numerous returns to the South to lead dozens of slaves to freedom. During the Civil War, she served a spy, scout, and nurse for the Union Army.

University of Louisville's Manju Ahuja Wins Lifetime Achievement Award From the Academy of Management

University of Louisville’s Manju Ahuja Wins Lifetime Achievement Award From the Academy of Management

Dr. Ahuja, Frazier Family Professor of Computer Information Systems in the University of Louisville College of Business, received the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Management’s Organizational Communication and Information Systems division.

Teresa Woodruff Wins a Prestigious Award From the Endocrine Society

Teresa Woodruff Wins a Prestigious Award From the Endocrine Society

Coining the term oncofertility — the blend of oncology and fertility — Dr. Woodruff, the new provost at Michigan State University, created a now widely-recognized medical field that strives to explore and expand the reproductive options of cancer patients and cancer survivors.

American Society for Cell Biology Recognizes the Research of Dartmouth's Prachee Avasthi

American Society for Cell Biology Recognizes the Research of Dartmouth’s Prachee Avasthi

The 2020 Women in Cell Biology Junior Award for Excellence in Research is given each year “to a woman who is making exceptional scientific contributions to cell biology, is developing a strong independent research program, and exhibits the potential for continuing at a high level of scientific endeavor and leadership.”

University of Maine Scholar Honored by the Phycological Society of America

University of Maine Scholar Honored by the Phycological Society of America

Susan Brawley is a professor of plant biology in the University of Maine School of Marine Sciences. She research, was honored for her research which integrates cell biology, algal ecology, and genomics to advance understanding of macroalgal reproduction and development.

Princeton's Olga Russakovsky Honored by the Computing Research Association

Princeton’s Olga Russakovsky Honored by the Computing Research Association

the Anita Borg Early Career Award from the Computing Research Association is given to a woman in computer science or engineering for significant research contributions and service to their profession, especially outreach to women.

San Diego Mesa College Honors Its Former President Constance Carroll

San Diego Mesa College Honors Its Former President Constance Carroll

Dr. Carroll was appointed chancellor of the San Diego Community College District in 2004. Earlier, she served as president of San Diego Mesa College for 11 years. The Humanities Institute on the campus of San Diego Mesa College will be named in her honor.

University of North Dakota Scholar Honored by the Society of American Archivists

University of North Dakota Scholar Honored by the Society of American Archivists

Rosemary Pleva Flynn won the Exemplary Service Award from the Society of American Archivists Council. She was honored for her work chairing a working group compiling and launching the Dictionary of Archives Terminology.

Selenne Bañuelos Wins Teaching Award From the Mathematical Association of America

Selenne Bañuelos Wins Teaching Award From the Mathematical Association of America

Selenne Bañuelos, an associate professor of mathematics at California State University, Channel Islands in Camarillo, California, recently won the Mathematical Association of America’s Henry L. Alder Award for Distinguished Teaching.

Deborah Thomas Honored for Her Work to End Gender Bias in Anthropology

Deborah Thomas Honored for Her Work to End Gender Bias in Anthropology

Deborah Thomas, the R. Jean Brownlee Term Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, has been named the recipient of the 2020 Gender Equity Award from the American Anthropological Association.

American Society of Civil Engineers Honors North Dakota State University Scholar

American Society of Civil Engineers Honors North Dakota State University Scholar

Beena Ajmera, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at North Dakota State University, has been awarded the 2020 Thomas A. Middlebrooks Award by the American Society of Civil Engineers Geo-Institute.

Harvard's Emily Balskus Wins the $1 Million Waterman Award From the National Science Foundation

Harvard’s Emily Balskus Wins the $1 Million Waterman Award From the National Science Foundation

Emily Balskus, a professor of chemistry and chemical biology at Harvard University, received the Alan T. Waterman Award, the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious prize for scientists under 40 in the United States.

Gretchen Wells  Honored With a Mentoring Award From the American Heart Association

Gretchen Wells Honored With a Mentoring Award From the American Heart Association

Gretchen Wells is a professor of medicine and the director of the Women’s Heart Program at the Gill Heart & Vascular Institute at the University of Kentucky. She was honored for her work mentoring women cardiologists.

University of Arkansas Awards Danielle Badra the Etel Adnan Poetry Prize

University of Arkansas Awards Danielle Badra the Etel Adnan Poetry Prize

Each year the Etel Adnan Poetry Prize awards publication to a first or second book of poetry by a writer of Arab heritage. The prize is supported by the King Fahd Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Arkansas.

American Indian College Fund President Honored by Working Mother Media

American Indian College Fund President Honored by Working Mother Media

Cheryl Crazy Bull has led the American Indian College Fund since 2012. Earlier in her career, she was a department chair and dean of academic affairs at Sinte Gleska University in Mission, South Dakota. She also was president of Northwest Indian College in Bellingham, Washington.

Katelyn Kotlarek Wins the Young Professional Scholarship From the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association

Katelyn Kotlarek Wins the Young Professional Scholarship From the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association

Using integrated imaging technology, advanced 3D computer visualization, and acoustic and aerodynamic speech data, Dr. Kotlarek, an assistant professor at the University of Wyoming. examines the anatomy and physiology of the speech mechanism in children and adults with cleft palate.

Vanderbilt's Erin Calipari Wins Award From the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics

Vanderbilt’s Erin Calipari Wins Award From the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics

Erin Calipari, an assistant professor of pharmacology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, was honored for research on “cutting-edge techniques to outline the neural circuits and molecular mechanisms that underlie both adaptive and maladaptive processes in reward, motivation, and associative learning.”

University of Georgia's Alexa Lamm Honored for Agricultural Education and Communication

University of Georgia’s Alexa Lamm Honored for Agricultural Education and Communication

The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology award honors outstanding achievement by a scientist, engineer, technologist or other professional working in the agricultural, environmental or food sectors for contributing to the advancement of science in the public policy arena.

George Washington University Professor Wins American Marketing Association Award

George Washington University Professor Wins American Marketing Association Award

Vanessa Perry is the associate dean for faculty and research and professor of marketing at the George Washington University School of Business. She has been actively involved with The PhD Project, a national nonprofit organization that works to increase the diversity of business school faculty through mentorship.

Kate Coddington Honored by the American Association of Geographers

Kate Coddington Honored by the American Association of Geographers

Kate Coddington, an assistant professor of geography and planning at the University at Albany of the State University of New York System, was honored for making an innovative, original contribution to the conceptual and/or methodological embrace of political geography.

Penn State's Lorraine Dowler Honored by the American Association of Geographers

Penn State’s Lorraine Dowler Honored by the American Association of Geographers

Lorraine Dowler, a professor of geography and women’s, gender and sexuality studies at Pennsylvania State University, was recognized as “a geographer who has made an outstanding service contribution to women in geography and/or feminist geography.”

Michelle Peach Is a "Rising Star' in Conservation Biology

Michelle Peach Is a “Rising Star’ in Conservation Biology

Michelle Peach, a lecturer at the University of Rhode Island, was honored by the Society for Conservation Biology for research she conducted as a doctoral student on whether birds were more likely to persist in areas that had extensive protected land and whether protected land encouraged birds to move into the area.

The Women's Prison Project at Tulane University Wins Award From the American College of Trial Lawyers

The Women’s Prison Project at Tulane University Wins Award From the American College of Trial Lawyers

The Women’s Prison Project is a collaboration between the Domestic Violence and Criminal Justice clinics at Tulane University Law School in New Orleans. It focuses on providing legal representation to domestic violence survivors charged or imprisoned after killing an abuser or for having committed crimes under an abuser’s coercion or duress.

Tudorita Tumbar of Cornell University Has Received a Humboldt Research Award

Tudorita Tumbar of Cornell University Has Received a Humboldt Research Award

Dr. Tumbar leads a research group in the department of molecular biology and genetics at Cornell working on the molecular mechanisms that control the fate of hair follicle stem cells. Their work has implications in wound healing and tissue regeneration.

Caltech's Kathryn Zurek Has Been Named a 2020 Simmons Investigator

Caltech’s Kathryn Zurek Has Been Named a 2020 Simmons Investigator

Professor Zurek studies dark matter, an invisible substance that pervades our universe. She also develops theories for observational techniques to measure dark matter clumps in our galaxy and, in the realm of particle physics, has studied the impact of the Higgs boson on cosmological history.

Carol A. Watson of the University of Georgia Honored by the American Association of Law Libraries

Carol A. Watson of the University of Georgia Honored by the American Association of Law Libraries

Carol A. Watson, director of the Law Library at the University of Georgia, has received the American Association of Law Libraries’ Hall of Fame Award. Established in 2009, this honor recognizes association members who have made significant, substantial and long-standing contributions to the profession of legal information management.

The Royal Society of Chemistry Honors Michigan State University's Melanie Cooper

The Royal Society of Chemistry Honors Michigan State University’s Melanie Cooper

Melanie Cooper, the Lappan-Phillips Professor of Science Education at Michigan State University, was recognized for her outstanding accomplishments in designing, implementing, and evaluating evidence-based chemistry curricula and catalyzing the careers of many chemistry education researchers.

Society of American Archivists Honors the Co-Founder of the Invisible Histories Project

Society of American Archivists Honors the Co-Founder of the Invisible Histories Project

Maigen Sullivan, an adjunct faculty member in women’s studies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has received the 2020 Innovator award from the Society of American Archivists. She co-founded The Invisible Histories Project that works to locate, preserve and make accessible the LGBTQ history of the Deep South.