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Birgit Tautz Wins Book Award for Her Work on German Literature

Birgit Tautz Wins Book Award for Her Work on German Literature

Birgit Tautz, the George Taylor Files Professor of Modern Languages at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, is being honored for her most recent book by the South Atlantic Modern Language Association.

Mary Nettleman Honored for Her Work to Advance Women in Academic Medicine

Mary Nettleman Honored for Her Work to Advance Women in Academic Medicine

Mary Nettleman is the dean of the University of South Dakota’s Sanford School of Medicine and vice-president of the university’s Division of Health Affairs. She is being honored by the American College of Physicians.

University of Georgia to Rename Its College of Education to Honor Mary Frances Early

University of Georgia to Rename Its College of Education to Honor Mary Frances Early

Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton Holmes were the first African American students to enroll at the University of Georgia in 1961. But Mary Frances Early was the first African American to earn a degree from the University of Georgia. She was awarded a master’s degree in music education in August 1962.

The First Woman to Be Honored With a Statue on the Campus of Indiana University

The First Woman to Be Honored With a Statue on the Campus of Indiana University

In 2009, Elinor Ostrom, a professor of political science at Indiana University became the first – and still the only – woman to win the Nobel Prize in Economics. Now the late Dr. Ostrom will be the first woman to have a statue on the university’s campus.

Susan Lanser of Brandeis University Wins Award From the International Society for the Study of Narrative

Susan Lanser of Brandeis University Wins Award From the International Society for the Study of Narrative

In the society’s announcement of the award, Professor Lanser was praised for “sustained contributions to narrative studies” and for advocating for “the importance of extending the corpus of narratology and of developing a historical narratology.”

Simmons University Scholar Wins Award for Her Work on War as a Public Health Problem

Simmons University Scholar Wins Award for Her Work on War as a Public Health Problem

Shelley K. White an associate professor of public health and sociology and the director of the master of public health degree program at Simmons University in Boston, is being honored by the American Public Health Association at its annual meeting in Philadelphia.

Julian Lim of Arizona State University Wins the 2019 Institute for Humanities Research Book Award

Julian Lim of Arizona State University Wins the 2019 Institute for Humanities Research Book Award

Dr. Lim was honored for her book that presents the case that nations and governments have long used borders to regulate race and national identity and that racially charged immigration laws have created a monoracial identity and effectively erased the multiracial reality of the past.

Harvard University's Danielle Allen to Receive the 2019 Governor’s Award in the Humanities

Harvard University’s Danielle Allen to Receive the 2019 Governor’s Award in the Humanities

Danielle Allen is the James Bryant Conant University Professor and director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. Earlier she taught at the Insitute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey and the University of Chicago.

Erica Trabold Chosen to Receive a 2019 Nebraska Book Award

Erica Trabold Chosen to Receive a 2019 Nebraska Book Award

Erica Trabold is a visiting assistant professor of creative writing at Sweet Briar College in Virginia. Trabold is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Omaha. She earned a master of fine arts degree from Oregon State University.

Christine Curio Honored for Her Research on Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Christine Curio Honored for Her Research on Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Christine Curcio, who holds the White-McKee Endowed Professorship in Ophthalmology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, will receive the 2019 RPB David F. Weeks Award for Outstanding AMD Research from the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology.

Kim Garza Named Mentor of the Year by the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education

Kim Garza Named Mentor of the Year by the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education

Kim Garza is an associate professor in the department of health outcomes research and policy in the Harrison School of Pharmacy at Auburn University in Alabama. She states “I left a career in clinical pharmacy practice to become a faculty member because of my strong passion for graduate education and student mentoring.”

Ohio Wesleyan's Amy McClure to Be Honored by the International Literacy Association

Ohio Wesleyan’s Amy McClure to Be Honored by the International Literacy Association

Amy McClure, professor emerita at Ohio Wesleyan University, has been selected to receive the 2019 Jerry Johns Outstanding Teacher Educator in Reading Award. She will be honored on October 12 in New Orleans

Mississippi State's Melanie Loehwing Wins Book Award From the National Communication Association

Mississippi State’s Melanie Loehwing Wins Book Award From the National Communication Association

Melanie E. Loehwing, an associate professor in the department of communication at Mississippi State University, is being honored for her book that examines homelessness and the relationship between public policy and ideas and practices of democracy.

University of Kentucky Scholar Named the Outstanding Community Development Educator

University of Kentucky Scholar Named the Outstanding Community Development Educator

Rosalind Harris, an associate professor in the department of community leadership and development at the University of Kentucky, has won the 2019 Outstanding Community Development Educator Award from the Community Development Society.

Simmons University's Johnnie Hamilton-Mason to Receive the 2019 Feminist Scholar Award

Simmons University’s Johnnie Hamilton-Mason to Receive the 2019 Feminist Scholar Award

The Simmons University professor of social work will be honored at the Council on Social Work Education’s annual program meeting in Denver, Colorado, on October 26. Dr. Hamliton-Mason has taught at the Simmons School of Social work since 1991.

Princeton University's Jo Dunkley Will Be Honored With the New Horizons in Physics Prize

Princeton University’s Jo Dunkley Will Be Honored With the New Horizons in Physics Prize

Jo Dunkley, a professor of physics and astrophysical sciences at Princeton University in New Jersey, will receive a 2020 New Horizons in Physics Prize. The New Horizons Prize is worth $100,000. It is part of a family of awards from the Breakthrough Prize Foundation.

Two Women Scholars Honored With Blavatnik Regional Awards

Two Women Scholars Honored With Blavatnik Regional Awards

Supporting outstanding postdoctoral scientists from academic research institutions across New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut since 2007, the Blavatnik Regional Awards recognize outstanding researchers in three scientific disciplinary categories: Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Chemistry.

Melanie Wilcox of Oklahoma State University Wins Three Awards from the American Psychological Association

Melanie Wilcox of Oklahoma State University Wins Three Awards from the American Psychological Association

Dr. Wilcox joined the College of Education, Health and Aviation faculty at Oklahoma State University in 2018. Prior to coming to OSU, Wilcox was an assistant professor and director of the Psychological Services Clinic at Louisiana Tech University.

Art History Scholar Caitlin Beach From Fordham University Wins Book Prize

Art History Scholar Caitlin Beach From Fordham University Wins Book Prize

The University of Maryland-Phillips Collection Book Prize supports publication of the first book by an emerging scholar presenting new research in modern or contemporary art from 1780 to the present. Winners have their books published by the University of California Press

Boston College Scholar Wins the Gold Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Psychology in the Public Interest

Boston College Scholar Wins the Gold Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Psychology in the Public Interest

Janet E. Helms is the Augustus Long Professor in the Lynch School of Education and Human Development and director of  Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture at Boston College. She was honored at last month’s annual meeting of the American Psychological Association.

A Quartet of Women Scholars Who Have Been Selected to Receive Prestigious Awards

A Quartet of Women Scholars Who Have Been Selected to Receive Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Hale Ann Tufan of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, Nancy Joy, a professor of horn performance at New Mexico State University, Lora Walsh, a scholar of biblical literature at the University of Arkansas, and Carol A. Fierke, provost and professor of chemistry at Texas A&M University.

Berkeley's Jennifer Doudna Will Receive the 2019 Welfare Betterment Prize

Berkeley’s Jennifer Doudna Will Receive the 2019 Welfare Betterment Prize

Jennifer Doudna, professor of chemistry and professor of molecular and cell biology at the University of California, Berkeley, will be honored at a ceremony in Hong Kong this October. Professor Doudna will receive an award equivalent to about $2.56 million.

Sandra Barnes Wins the  the Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award From the American Sociological Association

Sandra Barnes Wins the the Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award From the American Sociological Association

Sandra L. Barnes is a professor of human and organizational development at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development, with a joint appointment at Vanderbilt Divinity School. As an urban sociologist, Barnes’ research has historically focused on the adaptability and resiliency of poor and working-class individuals.

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Honored With Prestigious Awards

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Louise McCullough of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Tina M. Harris of Louisiana State University, Alicia Prieto Langarica of Youngstown State University in Ohio, Marian Liu of Purdue University in Indiana, and Cassie S. Mitchell of Georgia Tech and Emory University.

Diane Goldstein Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from International Society for Contemporary Legend Research

Diane Goldstein Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from International Society for Contemporary Legend Research

Diane Goldstein is a professor of folklore in the department of folklore and ethnomusicology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University. Previously she served on the faculty at the Memorial University of Newfoundland in Canada for 24 years, culminating in her appointment as a University Research Professor.

National Association of Fellowships Advisors Names Inaugural Service Award After Suzanne McCray

National Association of Fellowships Advisors Names Inaugural Service Award After Suzanne McCray

Dr. McCray currently serves as an associate professor of higher education in the College of Education and Health Professions and vice provost for enrollment at the University of Arkansas. Earlier, She was associate dean of the Honors College and director of the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards at the University of Arkansas.

Sreekala Bajwa Wins Academic Leadership Award From the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

Sreekala Bajwa Wins Academic Leadership Award From the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

Dr. Bajwa currently serves as dean of the College of Agriculture, director of the Montana Agriculture Experiment Station, and vice president of agriculture at Montana State University.

Karen Fischer Awarded the Harry Fielding Reid Medal by the Seismological Society of America

Karen Fischer Awarded the Harry Fielding Reid Medal by the Seismological Society of America

Karen M. Fischer, professor of Earth, environmental, and planetary sciences at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Dr. Fischer was honored for her pioneering research on Earth’s upper mantle structure and dynamics, the structure and evolution of continental lithosphere, and the dynamics of subduction systems.

Anne Cafer Wins Donald W. Littrell Award from the Community Development Society

Anne Cafer Wins Donald W. Littrell Award from the Community Development Society

Anne Cafer is an assistant professor of sociology and anthropology at the University of Mississippi. As an emerging leader in the community development field, Dr. Cafer combines research, teaching, and on-the-ground practitioner work in both the Mississippi Delta and several African countries.

Three Women Educators Recognized With Prestigious Awards

Three Women Educators Recognized With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Marina Picciotto, a professor of psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine, Kay K. Sanders from the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Texas Christian University, and Stacey Ostby, co-director of the veterinary technology program at North Dakota State University.

Melissa Kwasny of Carroll College to Serve as Poet Laureate of the State of Montana

Melissa Kwasny of Carroll College to Serve as Poet Laureate of the State of Montana

Melissa Kwasny, an instructor in the English department at Carroll College in Helena, Montana, was appointed poet laureate of the state of Montana. Before teaching at Carroll College, Kwasny taught at Eastern Washington University, the University of Wyoming, and the University of Montana. She will serve as poet laureate until 2021.

Irena Lasiecka is the First Woman to Win the Richard E. Bellman Control Heritage Award

Irena Lasiecka is the First Woman to Win the Richard E. Bellman Control Heritage Award

Irena Lasiecka is a professor and chair of the department of mathematical sciences at the University of Memphis. She is the first woman to receive the Richard E. Bellman Control Heritage Award from the American Automatic Control Council in its 40-year history.

Notable Honors or Awards for Five Women Educators at Major Universities

Notable Honors or Awards for Five Women Educators at Major Universities

The honorees are Nicol R. Howard of the University of Redlands in California, Jordan Laney at Virginia Tech, Leora Zeitlin at New Mexico State University, Jessica Wells at Mississippi State University, and Janice Lessman-Moss at Kent State University in Ohio.

University of Florida Taste Expert to Be Honored by the American Psychological Association

University of Florida Taste Expert to Be Honored by the American Psychological Association

Linda M. Bartoshuk, the Bushnell Professor of Food Science and Human Nutrition and director for psychophysical research for the Center for Smell and Taste at the University of Florida, will receive the Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions from the American Psychological Association.

Martha Haynes Wins the Catherine Wolfe Bruce Gold Medal From the Astronomical Society of the Pacific

Martha Haynes Wins the Catherine Wolfe Bruce Gold Medal From the Astronomical Society of the Pacific

The Catherine Wolfe Bruce Gold Medal is presented annually by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific to an astronomer in recognition of a lifetime of outstanding achievement and contributions to astrophysics research.