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Boise State University's Emily Ruskovich Wins the 2019 International Dublin Literary Award

Boise State University’s Emily Ruskovich Wins the 2019 International Dublin Literary Award

Emily Ruskovich, an assistant professor in the department of theatre, film, and creative writing at Boise State University, was honored for her novel Idaho. The award is given by the Dublin, Ireland city council and comes with a prize of 100,000 euros.

Vanderbilt University Honors Its Former Dean of the School of Nursing, the Late Colleen Conway-Welch

Vanderbilt University Honors Its Former Dean of the School of Nursing, the Late Colleen Conway-Welch

In 1984, Colleen Conway-Welch became dean of the School of Nursing at Vanderbilt University and served in that role for 29 years. In 2013 she retired and was named dean emerita. During her time as dean, Dr. Conway-Welch established an accelerated master’s degree program, a Ph.D. program, and a doctor of nursing practice program.

Four Women With Ties to Higher Education Receive Notable Honors or Awards

Four Women With Ties to Higher Education Receive Notable Honors or Awards

The honorees are Diane DiTomasso of the University of Rhode Island, Martha D. Sanders, president of the University of West Florida, Maryann Foroozesh of Xaxier University of Louisiana, and Katherine G. Johnson who is being honored by by George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginis.

Tayari Jones Wins Women's Prize for Fiction for Her Book, <em>An American Marriage</em>

Tayari Jones Wins Women’s Prize for Fiction for Her Book, An American Marriage

Professor Jones serves as a professor of English and creative writing at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. An American Marriage tells the story of Celestial and Roy, two Black newlyweds whose pursuit of the American dream is violently interrupted when Roy is imprisoned for a crime he did not commit.

Two Women Academics Inducted Into the Women in Technology International Hall of Fame

Two Women Academics Inducted Into the Women in Technology International Hall of Fame

The two inductees into the Women in Technology International Hall of Fame with ties to the academic world are Natalia Trayanova, a professor in the department of biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and Sara Rushinek, a professor of business technology and health informatics at the University of Miami.

Notable Honors or Awards for Six Women Scholars at Colleges and Universities

Notable Honors or Awards for Six Women Scholars at Colleges and Universities

The honorees are Phyllis Worthy Dawkins of Bennett College in North Carolina, Jessica Jensen of North Dakota State University, Kim LaScola Needy of the University of Arkansas, Diana Fishbein of Pennsylvania State University, Maria Shirey of the University of Alabama at Birmingham , and Margaret Readdy of the University of Kentucky.

Nancy Cartwright is the First Woman to Receive the Carl Gustav Hempel Award

Nancy Cartwright is the First Woman to Receive the Carl Gustav Hempel Award

Nancy Cartwright, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, San Diego, is the first woman recipient of the Carl Gustav Hempel Award from the Philosophy of Science Association. Dr. Cartwright’s current research specializes in philosophy and methodology of the social sciences with special attention to economics.

Joan Richtsmeier is the 2019 Recipient of the Henry Gray Scientific Achievement Award

Joan Richtsmeier is the 2019 Recipient of the Henry Gray Scientific Achievement Award

The award is the American Association of Anatomists’s most prestigious scientific award, presented annually to a member in recognition of unique and meritorious contributions and achievements in the field. Dr. Richtsmeier is a distinguished professor of anthropology at Pennsylvania State University

Three University Women Honored With Prestigious Awards

Three University Women Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Crisann McCloy, a senior financial and business analyst at the University of Kentucky, Stacy Goad Williams, a research associate professor and director of the Center for Training Transportation Professionals at the University of Arkansas, and Margaret H. Wright, Silver Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics at New York University.

Hoda Barakat Has Won the International Prize for Arabic Fiction

Hoda Barakat Has Won the International Prize for Arabic Fiction

Hoda Barakat, a visiting professor of Middle Eastern studies at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, has won the International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) for her novel The Night Mail. The IPAF is funded by the Department of Culture and Tourism in Abu Dhabi with support from the Booker Prize Foundation in London.

Keisha Blain Wins Book Award From the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians

Keisha Blain Wins Book Award From the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians

Dr. Blain is an associate professor of history at the University of Pittsburgh, where she has served on the faculty since 2017. Her book examines the activism of Black nationalist women who challenged White supremacy and advocated for full citizenship and human rights for people of African descent.

Four Women in Higher Education Recognized With Prestigious Awards

Four Women in Higher Education Recognized With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Mabel O. Wilson of the Graduate School of Architecture at Columbia University, Phyllis Worthy Dawkins, president of Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina, Gabrielle Abelard a clinical assistant professor of nursing at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and Benita Powell, assistant general counsel at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina.

Eight Women Academics Honored With the Berlin Prize

Eight Women Academics Honored With the Berlin Prize

The annual awards are presented to United States scholars, writers, composers, and artists who represent the highest standard of excellence in their field. The recipients will be provided with a semester-long fellowship in Berlin, Germany.

Two Women Alumni Honored as Vanderbilt University Trailblazers

Two Women Alumni Honored as Vanderbilt University Trailblazers

In 1879, Kate Lupton was Vanderbilt’s first woman graduate. Dorothy Wingfield Phillips was the first African American woman to receive an undergraduate degree from the university in 1967. Portraits of both women will be displayed in Kirkland Hall.

Three Women in Academia Who Have Been Chosen to Receive Notable Honors or Awards

Three Women in Academia Who Have Been Chosen to Receive Notable Honors or Awards

The honorees are Kellie R. Casey, director of advocacy at the University of Georgia School of Law, Karen Robinson, associate professor of nursing at Marquette University in Milwaukee, and Margaret Viebrock, director of Chelan and Douglas County extension at Washington State University.

Rosemary Balsam Will Be the First Woman in the U.S. to Receive the Sigourney Award

Rosemary Balsam Will Be the First Woman in the U.S. to Receive the Sigourney Award

Rosemary Balsam is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. She is the first woman in the United States to receive the Sigourney Award, which honors outstanding work that advances psychoanalysis.

Kent State University in Ohio Honors Its Outgoing President

Kent State University in Ohio Honors Its Outgoing President

Beverly J. Warren, president of Kent State University in Ohio, will step down from her position on June 30, 2019. To recognize her accomplishments over her five-year tenure, the Kent State University board of trustees has voted to name the university’s new Student Recreation and Wellness Center in her honor.

Six Women Academics Receive Notable Honors or Awards

Six Women Academics Receive Notable Honors or Awards

The honorees are: Frances Negrón-Muntaner of Columbia University, Barbara Shinn-Cunningham of Carnegie Mellon University, Linda Hirst of the University of California, Merced, Alsion Butler of the University of California, Santa Barbara, Anne Kapuscinski, of the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Nancy Deloye Fitzroy of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi Wins 2019 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi Wins 2019 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

Currently, Van der Vliet Oloomi is an assistant professor of English at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. She is being honored for her novel that tells the story of a young woman who leaves New York and retraces the path she took with her father from Iran to the United States.

University of California, Berkeley's Emi Nakamura Wins 2019 John Bates Clark Medal

University of California, Berkeley’s Emi Nakamura Wins 2019 John Bates Clark Medal

Dr. Nakamura, Chancellor’s Professor of Economics and a faculty affiliate with the Clausen Center for International Business and Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, is being honored by the American Economic Association.

Notable Honors and Awards for Six Women From the Academic World

Notable Honors and Awards for Six Women From the Academic World

The honorees are Sandra Faber of the University of California, Santa Cruz, Abigail Latimer of the University of Kentucky, Denise Dowling of the University of Montana, Julie Barnes of Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina, Amy Gaffney of Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, and the late Carolyn Lewis Attneave of Stanford University.

Six Women STEM Scholars Honored by Johnson & Johnson

Six Women STEM Scholars Honored by Johnson & Johnson

In 2015, Johnson & Johnson launched the WiSTEM2D (Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing, and Design) program to increase the representation of women in these fields. Two years later they established an awards program to honor outstanding women in these fields.

Rutgers University Professor Honored for Her Book on Chinatown Opera Theater

Rutgers University Professor Honored for Her Book on Chinatown Opera Theater

Nancy Y. Rao, a professor of music at Rutgers University in New Jersey, recently was presented with the 2019 Book Award in Humanities and Cultural Studies from the Association for Asian American Studies. The book previously won awards from the American Musicological Society and the Society for American Music.

Eight Women in Academia Who Have Received Notable Honors or Awards

Eight Women in Academia Who Have Received Notable Honors or Awards

The honorees are Jennifer L.W. Carter of Case Western Reserve, Johnetta Betcsh Cole, former president of Spelman College, Rebecca Wright of Barnard College, Amy Blackstone of the University of Maine, Tressie McMillan Cottom of Virginia Commonweath, Jane Huffman of East Stroudsburg University, Megan Pfitzinger Lippe of the University of Alabama, and Mary Atwater at the University of Georgia.

Linda Smith Receives the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Experimental Psychologists

Linda Smith Receives the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Experimental Psychologists

Dr. Smith is a Distinguished Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University. She is being honored for extensive and significant research on human cognitive development, as well as her ongoing career, which has shaped the essential framework of her field.

Kellie Flood Named Clinician of the Year by the American Geriatrics Society

Kellie Flood Named Clinician of the Year by the American Geriatrics Society

Dr. Flood is an associate professor, director of gerontology, geriatrics, and palliative care, and a scientist at the Comprehensive Center for Health Aging at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She was honored for her efforts to expand the impact of geriatrics expertise and leadership for thousands of older adults across the nation.

Notable Honors or Awards for 10 Women in Higher Education

Notable Honors or Awards for 10 Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s listing of women in higher education who have been honored by colleges and universities or who have received notable awards from other organizations.

Beth Lew-Williams Receives Two Book Awards from the Organization of American Historians

Beth Lew-Williams Receives Two Book Awards from the Organization of American Historians

Dr. Lew-Williams has been an assistant professor of history at Princeton University since 2014. She is a historian of race and migration in the United States, specializing in Asian American history. She was awarded the 2019 Ray Allen Billington Prize the 2019 Ellis W. Hawley Prize from the Organization of American Historians.

Brooke Newman of Virgnia Commonwealth University Wins 2019 Independent Publisher Book Award

Brooke Newman of Virgnia Commonwealth University Wins 2019 Independent Publisher Book Award

Brooke N. Newman is an associate professor in the department of history in the College of Humanities and Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University. She ws honored for her book, A Dark Inheritance: Blood, Race, and Sex in Colonial Jamaica.

Seven Women Scholars Who Have Been Selected to Receive Notable Awards

Seven Women Scholars Who Have Been Selected to Receive Notable Awards

The honorees are Tayari Jones of Emory University in Atlanta, Jamilla Lyiscott at the University of Massachusetts, Susan Dresser at the University of Oklahoma, Bertha Hidalgo at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Sherry Farra at Wright State University in Ohio, Eranda Nikolla at Wayne State University in Detroit, and Camelia Maier at Texas Woman’s University.

Four Women Scholars Receive 2019 Whiting Awards

Four Women Scholars Receive 2019 Whiting Awards

The four women with ties to the academic world who are winners of this year’s Whiting awards are: Terese Marie Mailhot of the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Nafissa Thompson-Spires of the University of Illinois, Vanessa Angélica Villarreal of the University of Southern California, and Lauren Yee of Princeton University.

University of Pittsburgh Scholar Wins Book  Award From the Organization of American Historians

University of Pittsburgh Scholar Wins Book Award From the Organization of American Historians

Keisha N. Blain, an assistant professor in the department of history at the University of Pittsburgh, was honored by the Organization of American Historians for her book on 20th-century Black women nationalists.

Five Women Educators Who Have Been Selected to Receive Notable Honors or Awards

Five Women Educators Who Have Been Selected to Receive Notable Honors or Awards

The honorees are Myria Allen of the University of Arkansas, Julianne L. Holloway of Arizona State University, Bronwyn MacFarlane of the University of Arkansas-Little Rock, Judy Genshaft, president of the University of South Florida, and Jane Dané of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.

Six Women Named 2019 Luce/ACLS Fellows in Religion, Journalism, and International Affairs

Six Women Named 2019 Luce/ACLS Fellows in Religion, Journalism, and International Affairs

The fellowships support scholars in the humanities and related social sciences pursuing research on any aspect of religion in international contexts with a desire to connect their specialist knowledge with journalists and media practitioners.

University of Southern Mississippi Scholar Receives 2019 STEM Educator Ada Lovelace Award

University of Southern Mississippi Scholar Receives 2019 STEM Educator Ada Lovelace Award

Dr. Julie Cwikla was honored for her efforts at advancing STEM opportunities for her students at the University of Southern Mississippi.