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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.

Melissa Holloway Honored by the National Association of College and University Attorneys

Melissa Holloway Honored by the National Association of College and University Attorneys

Since May 2019, Mellissa Holloway has been general counsel for legal affairs at North Carolina A&T State University in East Greensboro. Earlier, she was deputy general counsel at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, and general counsel at North Carolina Central University in Durham.

Princeton Astrophysicist Jo Dunkley Awarded the Tomossoni Chisesi Prize From the Sapienza University of Roma

Princeton Astrophysicist Jo Dunkley Awarded the Tomossoni Chisesi Prize From the Sapienza University of Roma

The Tomossoni Chisesi Prize encourages and recognizes scientists making outstanding advances in the physical sciences. Dr. Dudley is is being honored for her innovative work exploring the earliest moments of our universe. She is donating the 40,000 Euro prize to the National Society of Black Physicists.

The Library of Congress Awards the Kluge Prize to Harvard University's Danielle S. Allen

The Library of Congress Awards the Kluge Prize to Harvard University’s Danielle S. Allen

Danielle S. Allen, a University professor and professor of government who also serves as director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, has been awarded the John W. Kluge Prize from the Library of Congress. The prize includes a $500,000 award.

Northwestern University Scholar Honored by the Royal Society of Chemistry

Northwestern University Scholar Honored by the Royal Society of Chemistry

Teri Odom, the Charles E. and Emma H. Morrison Professor of Chemistry at Northwestern University has been selected for the 2020 Centenary Prize which recognizes scientists who are not citizens of the United Kingdom for high-impact research and exceptional communications skills.

Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute Honors University of Washington Scholar

Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute Honors University of Washington Scholar

Tatiana Toro, the Craig McKibben and Sarah Merner Professor in Mathematics at the University of Washington, was honored for “excellence in research among people who have promoted diversity within the mathematical and statistical sciences.”

Linda Mayo Wins the Applied Research Ethics National Association Legacy Award

Linda Mayo Wins the Applied Research Ethics National Association Legacy Award

Among her duties at the University of New Mexico, Linda Mayo promotes the safety and protection of those involved in human research by providing support, guidance, and education to research faculty and students to facilitate sound and ethical research.

Organization of American Historians Bestows Award on Cornell University's Verónica Martínez-Matsuda

Organization of American Historians Bestows Award on Cornell University’s Verónica Martínez-Matsuda

Dr. Martínez-Matsuda has received the 2020 Binkley-Stephenson Award from the Organization of American Historians. The award is presented for the best research paper to have appeared in the last 12 months in the Journal of American History.

Michigan State's Mariah Meek Honored by the Society for Conservation Biology

Michigan State’s Mariah Meek Honored by the Society for Conservation Biology

Dr. Meek, who joined the faculty at Michigan State in 2016 after teaching at the University of California, Davis, is being honored for her outstanding contributions to the conservation of marine and freshwater ecosystems using genomic data.

Michelle Samuel-Foo of Alabama State University Wins a Major Entomological Award

Michelle Samuel-Foo of Alabama State University Wins a Major Entomological Award

Michelle Samuel-Foo, an assistant professor at Alabama State University, has been selected to receive the Founders Memorial Recognition, one of the highest nationwide honors given by the Entomological Society of America. She is the first African American to earn the award.

Lilly Irani of the University of California, San Diego Wins Book Award

Lilly Irani of the University of California, San Diego Wins Book Award

Lilly Irani, an associate professor of communication and science studies at the University of California, San Diego has been honored with the Outstanding Book Award by International Communication Association. She was honored for her book Chasing Innovation: Making Entrepreneurial Citizens in Modern India.

New Endowed Chair at the University of Hawai'i to Honor Poet Dana Naone Hall

New Endowed Chair at the University of Hawai’i to Honor Poet Dana Naone Hall

The new Dana Naone Hall Endowed Chair in Hawaiian Studies, Literature and the Environment the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is named in honor of the revered poet and environmental activist.

Carleton College's Kim Smith Honored by the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences

Carleton College’s Kim Smith Honored by the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences

The William R. Freudenburg Lifetime Achievement Award honors members of the profession who have devoted their lives to strengthening the field by mentoring the next generation of environmental scientists and activists.

University of California, Santa Cruz's Tesla Jeltema Honored by the American Physical Society

University of California, Santa Cruz’s Tesla Jeltema Honored by the American Physical Society

Dr. Jeltema, whose research addresses cosmological questions such as the nature of dark matter and dark energy and the evolution of galaxies, founded the university’s Women in Physics and Astrophysics group in 2011 and serves as its faculty adviser. She is being honored for her mentorship activities.

NASA Names Its New Space Telescope After Nancy Grace Roman

NASA Names Its New Space Telescope After Nancy Grace Roman

Although she was the first woman faculty member in the department of astronomy & astrophysics at the Univerity of Chicago, Dr. Roman left the university after determining she would not get tenure. She went on to join the Naval Research Laboratory and NASA.

Virginia Tech's Carol Mullen Honored by the International Council of Professors of Educational Leadership

Virginia Tech’s Carol Mullen Honored by the International Council of Professors of Educational Leadership

Carol Mullen, a professor of educational leadership in the Virginia Tech School of Education, was named as the recipient of the 2020 Theodore “Ted” Creighton Publication Innovation Award from the International Council of Professors of Educational Leadership.

Notre Dame Professor Sophie White Wins Multiple Honors for Her New Book

Notre Dame Professor Sophie White Wins Multiple Honors for Her New Book

Professor White won the Kemper and Leila Williams Book Prize from the Historic New Orleans Collection and the Louisiana Historical Association and the 2020 Summerlee Book Prize from the Center for History and Culture of Southeast Texas and the Upper Gulf Coast at Lamar University.

University of Chicago's Alice Goff Wins the 2020 Berlin Prize

University of Chicago’s Alice Goff Wins the 2020 Berlin Prize

The Berlin Prize is awarded to scholars, writers, composers, and artists from the United States who represent the highest standards of excellence in their fields. Dr. Goff will begin a semester-long fellowship this fall at the Academy, which fosters intellectual, cultural, and political ties between Germany and the United States.

University of Wisconsin Historian Wins Book Prize

University of Wisconsin Historian Wins Book Prize

Jacqueline-Bethel M​ougoué, an assistant professor of African cultural studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been awarded the 2020 Frances Richardson Keller-Sierra Prize from the Western Association of Women Historians.

Cornell University Scholar Wins Book Award From the Society of Architectural Historians

Cornell University Scholar Wins Book Award From the Society of Architectural Historians

Samia Henni, an assistant professor in the College of Architecture, Art and Planning, has received the 2020 Spiro Kostof Book Award, which is given to outstanding interdisciplinary studies of urban history that has made a contribution to the understanding of the growth and development of cities.

The 2020 Paleontological Society Medal Is Awarded to a University of Chicago Scholar

The 2020 Paleontological Society Medal Is Awarded to a University of Chicago Scholar

Susan Kidwell, the William Rainey Harper Professor in Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago, has been awarded the 2020 Paleontological Society Medal for her contributions to interpreting the older fossil record and advancing conservation paleobiology.

Ursuline College's Patricia Sharpnack Honored by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing

Ursuline College’s Patricia Sharpnack Honored by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing

The Elaine Ellibee Award is given to a current or recent president of a state board of nursing who has demonstrated leadership as a state board president and leadership in making significant contributions to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.

American Society of Engineering Educators Honors Oklahoma State's Ashlee Ford Versypt

American Society of Engineering Educators Honors Oklahoma State’s Ashlee Ford Versypt

Ashlee Ford Versypt, an assistant professor in Oklahoma State University’s College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology, has been selected as the recipient of the 2020 Ray W. Fahien award from the Chemical Engineering Division of the American Society of Engineering Educators.

Simmons University Creates a New Award to Honor Women Leaders

Simmons University Creates a New Award to Honor Women Leaders

The Helen G. Drinan Visionary Leadership Award, named after Simmons’ retiring preident will recognize women leaders who showcase strong values in their actions and leadership style, while also demonstrating a commitment to their organizations, compassion to their members and the courage to make challenging and necessary business decisions.

Lilly Ettinger of Baylor University Wins the Collegiate Recovery Staff of the Year Award

Lilly Ettinger of Baylor University Wins the Collegiate Recovery Staff of the Year Award

Lilly Ettinger is the assistant director of wellness at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and director of the university’s Beauchamp Addiction Recovery Center. She is being honored by Association of Recovery in Higher Education.