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Stanford University's Anna Grzymala-Busse Wins the $10,000 Laura Shannon Prize

Stanford University’s Anna Grzymala-Busse Wins the $10,000 Laura Shannon Prize

The award is given out by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana for the best book in European studies that transcends a focus on any one country.

Two Women Scientists to Share the Japan Prize for Their Work on Genetics

Two Women Scientists to Share the Japan Prize for Their Work on Genetics

Jennifer Doudna, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley and Emmanuelle Charpentier, the director of Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin, are being honored for their research in gene-editing technology that has led to new therapies for cancer patients and those suffering from heredity diseases.

A Quartet of Women Scholars Selected to Receive Prestigious Awards

A Quartet of Women Scholars Selected to Receive Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Janie Simms Hipp of the University of Arkansas School of Law, Eva Tardos of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, Catherine Dulac of Harvard University, and Susan Goldman of the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Two Women Professors Earn Seven Sisters Book Awards

Two Women Professors Earn Seven Sisters Book Awards

The Seven Sisters Book Awards were established in 2015 by author Lynne Hinton to honor women writers. Among this year’s four winners are Jacqueline Allen Trimble chair of the department of languages and literatures at Alabama State University and Kathy Giuffre, a professor of sociology at Colorado College.

Seven Women in Academia Selected for Prestigious Honors and Awards

Seven Women in Academia Selected for Prestigious Honors and Awards

The seven honorees are Lauren Pond at Ohio State, Rebecca J. White of the University of Tampa, Lynne E. Maquat at the University of Rochester, Frances Arnold at CalTech, Jennifer McCann of the University of Rhode Island, Renee A. Middleton of Ohio University, and Kathleen Brown-Rice of the University of South Dakota.

Hunter College Scholar Wins the 2016 University of Maryland-Phillips Collection Book Prize

Hunter College Scholar Wins the 2016 University of Maryland-Phillips Collection Book Prize

Lynda Klich, an assistant professor in the department of art and art history at Hunter College, won the award for her manuscript entitled The Noisemakers: Estridentismo, Vanguardism, and Social Action in Postrevolutionary Mexico (1921-1927). The book will be published by the University of California Press.

Yale University Art Historian Wins Book Award

Yale University Art Historian Wins Book Award

Kishwar Rizvi, associate professor in the history of art at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, received the Charles Rufus Morey Book Award from the College Art Association. Dr. Rizvi joined the faculty at Yale in 2006 and was promoted to associate professor and granted tenure in 2012.

Seven Women Faculty Members Receive Prestigious Honors and Awards

Seven Women Faculty Members Receive Prestigious Honors and Awards

They are Jane Lubchenco at Oregon State University, Kristy L. Weber and Megan S. Ryerson of the University of Pennsylvania, Virginia Derryberry of the University of North Carolina, Asheville, Marina Angel of Temple University in Philadelphia, Yue Qi of Michigan State University, and Sangeeta Pratap of Hunter College in New York City.

More Accolades for the Books of Carole Boston Weatherford

More Accolades for the Books of Carole Boston Weatherford

Carole Boston Weatherford, a professor of English at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina, has been selected to receive the Randolph Caldecott Honor and the Coretta Scott King Book Award from the American Library Association.

Emory University Scholar Wins National Jewish Book Award

Emory University Scholar Wins National Jewish Book Award

Miriam Udel, an associate professor of Yiddish language, literature, and culture in the department of German studies at Emory University in Atlanta, received the Dorot Foundation Award in Modern Jewish Thought and Experience from the Jewish Book Council.

Crystal Wilkinson Wins the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence

Crystal Wilkinson Wins the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence

Crystal Wilkinson, the Appalachian Writer-in-Residence at Berea College in Kentucky, has won the 2016 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence presented by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation. Wilkinson was honored for her novel Birds of Opulence.

Four Academic Women Selected for Notable Honors and Awards

Four Academic Women Selected for Notable Honors and Awards

The homorees are Martha C. Nussbaum of the University of Chicago, Wanda Spurlock of Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Ellen Thomas of Wesleayn University in Middletown, Connecticut and Carmen Robinson of the University of California, Santa Cruz.

University of Washington Scholar Earns Book Award for Study of Dance in East Java

University of Washington Scholar Earns Book Award for Study of Dance in East Java

Christina Sunardi, an associate professor of musicology at the University of Washington, received the Philip Brett Award from the American Musicological Society. Dr. Sunardi holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. She joined the faculty at the University of Washington in 2008.

Anne Lambright Wins Book Award From the Modern Language Association

Anne Lambright Wins Book Award From the Modern Language Association

Anne Lambright, the Charles A. Dana Research Professor of Language and Culture Studies and dean of academic affairs at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, is the winner of the 26th annual Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize presented by the Modern Language Association.

Three Women Scholars Who Were Presented with Notable Honors or Awards

Three Women Scholars Who Were Presented with Notable Honors or Awards

The honorees are Mindy S. Bradley, an associate professor of sociology at the University of Arkansas, Margaret Werner-Washburne, Regents Professor Emerita at the University of New Mexico, and Molly Sheehan, a postdoctoral researcher in bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania.

Seattle Pacific University Scholar Wins Fiction Book Award

Seattle Pacific University Scholar Wins Fiction Book Award

Suzanne M. Wolfe, writer-in-residence at Seattle Pacific University, received the 2017 Book Award in the fiction category from the magazine Christianity Today. In addition to her teaching duties at the university, Wolfe is the executive editor of the Seattle-based literary journal Image.

University of Rochester Scholar Wins Prize for Best First Book

University of Rochester Scholar Wins Prize for Best First Book

Supritha Rajan, an associate professor of English at the University of Rochester in New York, was recently honored at the annual meeting of the Modern Language Association in Philadelphia for her book on nineteenth-century economics in Britain.

Two Women Faculty Members Honored by the Mathematical Association of America

Two Women Faculty Members Honored by the Mathematical Association of America

Caren Diefenderfer, a professor of mathematics at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia, and Janet Heine Barnett, a professor of mathematics at Colorado State University, Pueblo, were honored for their teaching effectiveness, contributions to mathematics education, and influence outside their institutions.

Trinity Washington University President to Be Honored by the Ignatian Solidarity Network

Trinity Washington University President to Be Honored by the Ignatian Solidarity Network

The award, which will be presented to President Patricia McGuire in May, honors an individual who has demonstrated significant leadership for social justice grounded in the the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus or the Jesuits.

Barnard College Political Scientist Wins Best Book Award From the International Studies Association

Barnard College Political Scientist Wins Best Book Award From the International Studies Association

Severine Autesserre is an associate professor of political science at Barnard College in New York City. Her award-winning book is based on the author’s extensive field work in the Democratic Republic of Congo and briefer comparative research in Burundi, Cyprus, Israel and the Palestinian Territories, South Sudan, and Timor-Leste.

Notable Honors or Awards for Three Women Associate Professors

Notable Honors or Awards for Three Women Associate Professors

The honorees are Alexandra Hui, a historian at Mississippi State University, Kristen Turney, a sociologist at the University of California, Irvine, and Julie-Ann Scott-Pollock, an associate professor of communication studies at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

University of California, Riverside Scholar Honored With a Book Award

University of California, Riverside Scholar Honored With a Book Award

Anthea Kraut, professor of dance at the University of California Riverside, will receive the 2015-16 Emory Elliott Book Award that honors a book published by a faculty member in the College of Humanities at the university.

Toni Morrison Selected to Receive the 2016 Emerson-Thoreau Medal

Toni Morrison Selected to Receive the 2016 Emerson-Thoreau Medal

The award was established in 1958 by the American Academy of Arts ans Sciences to recognize lifetime achievement in literature. Professor Morrison will be honored at a ceremony in April in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Five Women Academics Are Honored with Notable Awards

Five Women Academics Are Honored with Notable Awards

The honorees are Joy Spanabel Emery, professor emerita at the University of Rhode Island, Terrie E. Moffitt of Duke University in North Carolina, Stacie Raucci at Union College in Schenectady, New York, Linda P. Fried of Columbia University in New York City, and Yvonne Janssen-Heininger of the University of Vermont.

Caroline Levine of Cornell University Wins a Book Award From the Modern Language Association

Caroline Levine of Cornell University Wins a Book Award From the Modern Language Association

Professor Levine will receive the 47th annual James Russell Lowell Prize from the Modern Language Association. The award is given to the author of an outstanding book; either a literary or linguistic study, a critical edition of an important work, or a critical biography.

Two Women Rhodes Scholars From Foreign Lands With Ties to U.S. Educational Institutions

Two Women Rhodes Scholars From Foreign Lands With Ties to U.S. Educational Institutions

Lillian Dube is one of two Rhodes Scholars from Zimbabwe. She is a 2015 graduate of the University of Chicago. Diala Issam Al Masri, a native of Labanon, is a 2015 master’s degree graduate of the Center for Development Economics at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, where she now works as a research assistant.

Honors and Awards for Six Women Scholars

Honors and Awards for Six Women Scholars

The honorees are Tisha Lewis Ellison of the University of Georgia, Lori Pompa of Temple University, Patricia M. Dove at Virginia Tech, Kristina Killgrove of the Unversity of West Florida, Elizabeth McNally at Northwestern University and Naomi Ehrich Leonard of Princeton University.

Cornell Professor Wins Book Award From the Modern Language Association

Cornell Professor Wins Book Award From the Modern Language Association

Marilyn Migiel, professor of Romance studies and senior associate dean for arts and humanities at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, was selected to receive a prize for the the best book in the field of Italian literature or comparative literature involving the Italian language.

Texas Christian University Names Institute After Late Faculty Member

Texas Christian University Names Institute After Late Faculty Member

Texas Christian University in Fort Worth announced that it is changing the name of its Institute of Child Development to honor the institute’s co-founder. Dr. Karyn Purvis, who died in April 2016, was the Rees-Jones Director and co-founder of the Institute of Child Development.

Notable Honors and Awards for Five Women Scholars at Major Universities

Notable Honors and Awards for Five Women Scholars at Major Universities

The honorees are Anna Nagurney of the University of Massachusetts, Sonia Rowley of the University of Hawaii, Wendy Wintersteen at Iowa State University, Susan L. Forsburg of the University of Southern California, and Deena Katz of Texas Tech University.

Five Rising Stars in Chemistry Win 2017 Marion Milligan Mason Awards

Five Rising Stars in Chemistry Win 2017 Marion Milligan Mason Awards

The awards, given out by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, are meant “to kick start the research efforts of early-career professional women in the chemical sciences.” Award winners receive grant funding, leadership development training, and mentors.

University of Maryland, Baltimore County Scholar Wins Best Book Award

University of Maryland, Baltimore County Scholar Wins Best Book Award

Nancy Rankie Shelton, a professor of education at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, received the 2016 Best Book Award for the memoir of her 35-year relationship with her husband and their six-month battle against her husband’s lung cancer.

Six Women Scholars Selected to Receive Distinguished Awards

Six Women Scholars Selected to Receive Distinguished Awards

The honorees are Li-Huei Tsai of MIT, Ami Radunskaya of Pomona College in California, Michelle Brown of the University of Tennessee, Patricia Vittum of the University of Massachusetts, Kathleen Lane of the University of Kansas, and Rachel Halverson of the University of Idaho.

Elaine Fuchs Selected to Receive the Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science

Elaine Fuchs Selected to Receive the Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science

Dr. Fuchs is the Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor at Rockefeller University in New York City. The Vanderbilt Prize honors women scientists with a stellar record of research accomplishments who have made significant contributions to mentoring other women in science.

Rutgers Names a Lecture Series in Women's Global Health After an Alumna Who Died in a Terrorist Attack

Rutgers Names a Lecture Series in Women’s Global Health After an Alumna Who Died in a Terrorist Attack

The Institute for Women’s Leadership at Rutgers University in New Jersey has established a lecture series in women’s global health to honor Anita Ashok Datar. A 1995 graduate of Rutgers University, Datar was in Africa working to education women on HIV/AIDS and reproductive health, when she was killed in a November 2015 terrorist attack in Mali.