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Shawna Yang Ryan to Receive the American Book Award From the Before Columbus Foundation

Shawna Yang Ryan to Receive the American Book Award From the Before Columbus Foundation

Shawna Yang Ryan, an associate professor of English and director of the creative writing program at the University of Hawaii Manoa, is being honored for her novel that tells a story of love, betrayal and family set against the backdrop of a changing Taiwan over the course of the 20th century.

Two Women Among the Three Finalists for the Frederick Douglass Book Prize

Two Women Among the Three Finalists for the Frederick Douglass Book Prize

Rashauna Johnson and Manisha Sinha are among the three finalists for the 19th annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize

Four Women From the Academic World Receive Prestigious Honors

Four Women From the Academic World Receive Prestigious Honors

The honorees are Giyeon Kim of the University of Alabama, Cheryl Hitchcock of Morgan State University in Baltimore, Mary Hudson of Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, and Xihong Lin of Harvard University.

Two Women Scholars Honored by the American Sociological Association

Two Women Scholars Honored by the American Sociological Association

Laura Stark, an associate professor of history at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, and Nancy D. Campbell, a professor of science and technology studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, shared an award for the best scholarly article published over the past two years in the field of sociology of science, knowledge, and technology.

Two Women Scholars Win Lillian Smith Book Awards

Two Women Scholars Win Lillian Smith Book Awards

The winners are Patricia Bell-Scott, professor emerita of women’s studies and also human development and family studies at the University of Georgia and Risa Goluboff dean and the Arnold H. Leon Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law.

University of Chicago Honors a Pioneering Woman Who Served on Its Faculty

University of Chicago Honors a Pioneering Woman Who Served on Its Faculty

Maria Goeppert Mayer, whose research on the structure of atoms at the University of Chicago, enabled her to be one of only two women to win the Nobel Prize in physics, is being recognized by having a lecture hall at the university named in her honor.

Six Women Scholars Honored With Distinguished Awards

Six Women Scholars Honored With Distinguished Awards

The honorees are Barbara J. Grosz of Harvard University, May-Lee Chai of the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, Kate Shoulders of the University of Arkansas, Patricia Ann Conrad of the University of California, Davis, Ilana B. Witten of Princeton, and Beverly Daniel Ttaum, professor emerita of Spelman College.

University of Nebraska Awards Book Prizes in Fiction and Poetry to Two Women Scholars

University of Nebraska Awards Book Prizes in Fiction and Poetry to Two Women Scholars

Prairie Schooner, the University of Nebraska’s literary journal, has announced the winners of its 2017 book prizes in fiction and poetry. The winners will receive a cash award and have their books published by the University of Nebraska Press.

Four Women Scholars Selected to Receive Prestigious Honors or Awards

Four Women Scholars Selected to Receive Prestigious Honors or Awards

The honorees are Melinda Green of Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, Deborah Kent at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, Jean Bertrand of Clemson University in South Carolina, and Sandra Petronio of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

Rutgers University Completes Funding for an Endowed Chair to Honor Gloria Steinem

Rutgers University Completes Funding for an Endowed Chair to Honor Gloria Steinem

The Gloria Steinem Chair in Media, Culture and Feminist Studies, funded by $3 million in gifts from 425 donors, is a collaboration of the Institute for Women’s Leadership, the School of Communication and Information, and the department of women’s and gender studies.

MIT's Susan Solomon to Be Honored With the Bakerian Medal

MIT’s Susan Solomon to Be Honored With the Bakerian Medal

The Bakerian Medal, given out by the United Kingdom’s Royal Society, was first awarded in 1775. Professor Solomon is being honored for “outstanding contributions in atmospheric science, in particular to the understanding of polar ozone depletion.”

Evolutionary Biologist B. Rosemary Grant Shares the Royal Medal in Biology

Evolutionary Biologist B. Rosemary Grant Shares the Royal Medal in Biology

B. Rosemary Grant, senior research biologist emerita in ecology and evolutionary biology at Princeton University in New Jersey, will share that the Royal Medal in Biology with her husband Peter Grant. They are the first husband-wife team to win the medal since it was established by King George IV in 1826.

Four Women Faculty Members at Universities Honored With Prestigious Awards

Four Women Faculty Members at Universities Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Roberta Rudnick at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Jennifer Zorotovich at Georgia Southern University, Jamie Wagner at the University of Mississippi, and Tressie McMillan Cottom at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Two Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Two Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Mary F. Evans, an associate professor of economics at Claremont McKenna College in California was honored by the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists and Angela Mariani, an associate professor of musicology at Texas Tech University, received the Thomas Binkley Award from Early Music America.

Michigan State University Historian Wins Prestigious Book Award

Michigan State University Historian Wins Prestigious Book Award

LaShawn Harris, an associate professor of history at Michigan State University in East Lansing, received the 2017 Philip Taft Prize from the Labor and Working-Class History Association and the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

Alabama State University Professor Wins the 2017 Balcones Poetry Prize

Alabama State University Professor Wins the 2017 Balcones Poetry Prize

Jacqueline Allen Trimble, chair of the department of languages and literatures at Alabama State University in Montgomery, was named as the recipient of the 2017 Balcones Poetry Prize from the Balcones Center for Creative Writing at Austin Community College.

A Trio of Women Academics Honored With Prestigious Awards

A Trio of Women Academics Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Sharon I. Bull, director of library services Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho, Em Claire Knowles, an assistant dean at Simmons College in Boston, and Nancy Gard McGehee, a professor of hospitality and tourism management at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Melanie Sanford Wins the $250,000 Blavatnik National Award for Young Scientists

Melanie Sanford Wins the $250,000 Blavatnik National Award for Young Scientists

Professor Sanford was honored for her work developing simpler, more environmentally friendly approaches to the creating molecules that can be used to store energy in batteries, serve as new medical imaging agents, convert carbon dioxide into fuels, or serve as pharmaceuticals to treat disease.

Four Women Among the Five Macy Faculty Scholars for 2017

Four Women Among the Five Macy Faculty Scholars for 2017

The Macy Faculty Scholars program seeks to identify and nurture the careers of educational innovators in the fields of medicine and nursing. Each scholar receives up to $100,000 in salary support annually for two years. They agree to spend half of their work time on educational reform projects.

Two Women Scholars Receive Prestigious Awards

Two Women Scholars Receive Prestigious Awards

Rita Dove, Commonwealth Professor of English at the University of Virginia, received an award from the U.S. Presidential Scholars Foundation and DiOnetta Jones Crayton, associate dean for undergraduate education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was honored by the Women in Engineering Pro-Active Network.

Roberta Trites Is the First American Woman to Win the International Brothers Grimm Award

Roberta Trites Is the First American Woman to Win the International Brothers Grimm Award

Roberta Trites, a distinguished professor of English at Illinois State University will be honored in October by the International Institute for Children’s Literature in Osaka, Japan, for her for outstanding research in children’s literature.

Rice University Scholar Wins the 2017 Book Prize From the American Philosophical Association

Rice University Scholar Wins the 2017 Book Prize From the American Philosophical Association

Gwen Bradford, an associate professor of philosophy at Rice University in Houston, Texas, was awarded the prize that is given every other year to a young scholar who is the author of the best book on philosophy published over the past two years.

Stanford's Gretchen Daily Wins the $450,000 Blue Planet Prize

Stanford’s Gretchen Daily Wins the $450,000 Blue Planet Prize

The Blue Plant Prize, considered by many scholars as the equivalent of the Nobel Prize in environmental science, is awarded to an individual or an organization whose work has and continues to contribute significantly to the improvement of the global environment.

University of California, Davis Scholar to be Honored by the Geological Society of America

University of California, Davis Scholar to be Honored by the Geological Society of America

Isabel Montanez, the Chancellor’s Leadership Professor at the University of California, Davis, is being honored for her scientific contributions to geology, her service to the society, and for mentoring young women geoscientists. She will be honored at the society’s annual meeting in October.

Six Women in Higher Education Receive Notable Honors or Awards

Six Women in Higher Education Receive Notable Honors or Awards

The honorees are Julia Cronin-Gilmore of Bellevue University in Nebraska, Claire Renzetti of the University of Kentucky, Sarah Jane Brubaker of Virginia Commonwealth University, Cora Downs at the University of Kansas, Huda Zoghbi of the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and Mary Splide, the outgoing president of Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon.

Marta Gutman of the City University of New York Honored by the Society of Architectural Historians

Marta Gutman of the City University of New York Honored by the Society of Architectural Historians

The Spiro Kostof Award from the Society of Architectural Historians is given to the author of a book that made the greatest contribution to the understanding of the growth and development of cities. Dr. Gutman received the award earlier this month in Glasgow, Scotland.

Arlene Sharpe Is the Only Woman Among the Five Winners of the Warren Alpert Foundation Prize

Arlene Sharpe Is the Only Woman Among the Five Winners of the Warren Alpert Foundation Prize

Arlene Sharpe, the George Fabyan Professor of Comparative Pathology at Harvard Medical School, is being honored for transformative discoveries in the field of cancer immunology. She will share a $500,000 award with four other winners of the Warren Alpert Foundation Prize.

Clemson University Scholar Wins Book Award From the Rhetoric Society of America

Clemson University Scholar Wins Book Award From the Rhetoric Society of America

Cynthia Haynes, professor of English at Clemson University in South Carolina, has won the annual book prize from the Rhetoric Society of America. Professor Haynes has taught at Clemson University since 2006.

Lillian Pierce Honored for Her Research in Harmonic Analysis and Analytic Number Theory

Lillian Pierce Honored for Her Research in Harmonic Analysis and Analytic Number Theory

Lillian B. Pierce, an assistant professor of mathematics at Duke University, was named as the recipient of the 2018 Sadosky Research Prize in Analysis from the Association for Women in Mathematics.

Virginia Tech Scholar Wins National Award for Excellence in Safety Engineering

Virginia Tech Scholar Wins National Award for Excellence in Safety Engineering

Dr. Myra Blanco is the principal investigator of four current National Highway Traffic Safety Administration projects. These involve in-depth evaluations of semi-automated-vehicle functions, heavy-vehicle crash warning interfaces, vehicle electronic systems safety, and vehicle-to-vehicle and driver-vehicle interface characteristics.

The Sages Colleges in New York Honor the Outgoing President

The Sages Colleges in New York Honor the Outgoing President

Susan C. Scrimshaw, the outgoing president of the Sage Colleges in Troy and Albany, New York, was recognized by the colleges by having a building named in her honor on the downtown Troy campus.

University of Central Florida Physicist Wins Early Career Award from NASA

University of Central Florida Physicist Wins Early Career Award from NASA

Adrienne Dove, an assistant professor of physics at the University of Central Florida, was honored for her research on microgravity and dusty plasmas, collisions, and planet formation. She is a strong advocate for increasing the presence of women in physics and space sciences.

A Quartet of Women at State Universities Honored With Prestigious Awards

A Quartet of Women at State Universities Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Jessica A. Aslin of Louisiana State University, Diane J. Fisher of the University of Southern Mississippi, Heide Temples of Clemson University in South Carolina, and Vaike Haas of West Virginia University.

Sandra Faber to Be Awarded the $500,000 Gruber Cosmology Prize

Sandra Faber to Be Awarded the $500,000 Gruber Cosmology Prize

The Gruber Foundation is recognizing Professor Faber for a body of work that has helped establish many of the foundational principles underlying the modern understanding of the universe. Her research focuses on the formation and evolution of galaxies.

Jhumpa Lahiri Wins Award for Her Body of Work in Short Story Writing

Jhumpa Lahiri Wins Award for Her Body of Work in Short Story Writing

Jhumpa Lahiri, professor of creative writing at Princeton University in New Jersey, has been selected to receive the 2017 PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story from the PEN/Faulkner Foundation.