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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. 

Notable Honors and Awards for Eight Women in the Academic World

Notable Honors and Awards for Eight Women in the Academic World

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

Anna Maria Hong Wins Norma Faber Book Award From the Poetry Society of America

Anna Maria Hong Wins Norma Faber Book Award From the Poetry Society of America

Anna Maria Hong is a creative writing faculty member at Bennington College in Vermont. Earlier, she taught at the University of Pennsylvania, Ursinus College in Pennsylvania, the University of California, Los Angeles, Eastern Michigan University, and the University of Washington Bothell.

Uju Anya Wins First Book Award From the American Association for Applied Linguistics

Uju Anya Wins First Book Award From the American Association for Applied Linguistics

Uju Anya is an assistant professor of education and research affiliate for the Center for the Study of Higher Education at Pennsylvania State University. The award recognizes a scholar whose first book represents outstanding work in the field of applied linguistics.

A Dozen Women in Academia Who Have Received Notable Honors or Awards

A Dozen Women in Academia Who Have Received Notable Honors or Awards

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

Karen Uhlenbeck Is the First Woman to Be Awarded the 2019 Abel Prize

Karen Uhlenbeck Is the First Woman to Be Awarded the 2019 Abel Prize

The award, modeled after the Nobel Prize, is considered the top international award in the field of mathematics. Dr. Uhlenbeck will receive the award, which comes with a monetary prize of approximately $700,000, at a ceremony in Oslo, Norway on May 21.

Six Women Scholars Who Have Been Recognized With Prestigious Honors or Awards

Six Women Scholars Who Have Been Recognized With Prestigious Honors or Awards

The six women honorees are Laura Hess of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Kristy Edmunds at UCLA, Caroline Lavoie of Utah State University, Muyinatu Bell of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Michele McDonnall of Mississippi State University, and Jeanie Basinger of Wesleyan University in Connecticut.

Chief Information Office at Rice University Honored by the Nonprofit Internet2

Chief Information Office at Rice University Honored by the Nonprofit Internet2

Klara Jelinkova is vice president for international operations and information technology and chief information officer at Rice University. She was recognized for “exceptional leadership and service and enabling services and achievements beyond the scope of individual institutions.”

Lila Gierasch Honored With a Lifetime Achievement Award From the American Peptide Society

Lila Gierasch Honored With a Lifetime Achievement Award From the American Peptide Society

Lila Gierasch is a Distinguished Professor of chemistry and biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Her research focuses on protein folding, which is how an amino acid sequence determines the three-dimensional structure of a protein.

Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev Wins 2019 Audrey Irmas Award for Curatorial Excellence

Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev Wins 2019 Audrey Irmas Award for Curatorial Excellence

The award honors individual achievements of curators who make lasting contributions that have shaped the way we conceive of exhibition-making today. The award comes with a $25,000 prize. Professor Christov-Bakargiev, who teaches at Northwestern University, will be honored at a ceremony in New York in April.

A Pair of Women Academics Who Have Received Notable Honors

A Pair of Women Academics Who Have Received Notable Honors

An academic building at Stanford University has been renamed in honor of Carolyn Lewis Attneave, the founder of the Society of Indian Psychologists and the North American Indian Center in Boston. Cynthia Owsley, a professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham was honored by the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Foundation for Eye Research.

Terry Tempest Williams Wins the Robert Kirsch Award from the <em>Los Angeles Times</em>

Terry Tempest Williams Wins the Robert Kirsch Award from the Los Angeles Times

Terry Tempest Williams, writer-in-residence at Harvard Divinity School, will receive the Robert Kirsch Award from the Los Angeles Times. According to the newspaper, the award is a lifetime achievement prize “given to a writer with a substantial connection to the American West.”

Seven Women in Higher Education Who Have Received Notable Honors and Awards

Seven Women in Higher Education Who Have Received Notable Honors and Awards

The honorees are Katie Ehrlich of the University of Georgia, Patricia Belton Oliver of the University of Houston, Francine Newsome Pfeiffer of Rutgers University, Nikole Bouchard of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Janet Currie of Princeton University, Huiping Zhou of Virginia Commonwealth University, and Sandra Sims of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Frances Arnold Wins the 2019 Bower Award for Achievement in Science From the Franklin Institute

Frances Arnold Wins the 2019 Bower Award for Achievement in Science From the Franklin Institute

Frances H. Arnold, the Linus Pauling Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, and Biochemistry at the California Institute of Technology, was honored for “pioneering the development of directed protein evolution,” a monumental step forward in the science of protein engineering.

Bethel University's Claudia May Wins Award for Christian Children's Book

Bethel University’s Claudia May Wins Award for Christian Children’s Book

The award-winning book is the first in a series that follows the story of a young Black girl named Winnie, whose relationship with the God she calls Papa empowers her to live with remarkable love, curiosity, and bravery.

Six Women Scholars Who Have Earned Notable Honors or Awards

Six Women Scholars Who Have Earned Notable Honors or Awards

The honorees are Christine Stewart of South Dakota State University, Stephanie Salomone at the University of Portland in Oregon, Christina Vizcarra of Barnard College in New York, Kimberly McKeirnan of Washington State University, Laura Allen of Mississippi State University, and Robin Ennis of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Eight Women Named Outstanding First-Year Student Advocates by the National Resources Center

Eight Women Named Outstanding First-Year Student Advocates by the National Resources Center

The National Resources Center at the University of South Carolina recently named 10 educators as 2019 Outstanding First-Year Student Advocates. Out of the 10 recipients, eight were women.

Baylor University Poet Awarded  New Zealand's Most Prestigious Writing Fellowship

Baylor University Poet Awarded New Zealand’s Most Prestigious Writing Fellowship

Chloe Honum, an assistant professor of English at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, has received the 2019 Grimshaw Sargeson Fellowship. Dr. Honum will have the opportunity to research and write full time through a residence, stipend and tenure at the Sargeson Centre in Auckland.

A Quartet of Women Scholars Who Have Received Prestigious Honors or Awards

A Quartet of Women Scholars Who Have Received Prestigious Honors or Awards

The women who have received honors are Berenecea J. Evans at California State University, Fullerton, Erika Camacho at Arizona State University, Talitha M. Washington of Howard University in Washington, D.C., and Margaret Clark, professor emerita at the University of Arkansas.

Brown University's Kiri Miller Wins the 2018 de la Torre Bueno Book Award

Brown University’s Kiri Miller Wins the 2018 de la Torre Bueno Book Award

This award was established in 1973 to commemorate Jose Rollin de la Torre Bueno, who was the first university press editor to champion the field of dance. The award is presented annually by the Dance Studies Association to an English-language book that advances the field of dance studies.

Angelika Amon Wins 2019 Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science

Angelika Amon Wins 2019 Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science

The award is presented annually to an immigrant with a legacy of major accomplishment in the biomedical sciences. A native of Austria, Dr. Amon is considered among the world’s leading experts on cell division.

A Trio of Women Scholars Who Have Been Selected for Prestigious Honors

A Trio of Women Scholars Who Have Been Selected for Prestigious Honors

The honorees are Janelle Walter, a professor of family and consumer science at Baylor University in Texas, Mara Wade, a professor of German at the University of Illinois, and Susanne Slavick, who holds an endowed chair in art at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Anna Stirr Wins 2019 Book Prize from the Association for Asian Studies

Anna Stirr Wins 2019 Book Prize from the Association for Asian Studies

Anna Marie Stirr, an associate professor of Asian studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, is the recipient of the 2019 Bernard S. Cohn Book Prize from the Association for Asian Studies. The award honors outstanding and innovative scholarship across discipline and country of specialization for a first, single-authored monograph on South Asia.

Jaqueline Barton Wins 2019 National Academy of Sciences Award in Chemical Sciences

Jaqueline Barton Wins 2019 National Academy of Sciences Award in Chemical Sciences

Jaqueline K. Barton is the John G. Kirkwood and Arthur A. Noyes Professor of Chemistry and Norman Davidson Leadership Chair of the Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology.

Five Women Faculty Members Honored With Notable Awards

Five Women Faculty Members Honored With Notable Awards

The women scholars who have been honored are Peggy A. Johnson of Pennsylvania State University, Mercy Mumba of the University of Alabama, Amy Roth McDuffie of Washington State University, Joyce J. Fitzpatrick of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, and Paulette Brown Bracy of North Carolina Central University.

Two Women Professors Named Chancellors of the Academy of American Poets

Two Women Professors Named Chancellors of the Academy of American Poets

The Academy of American Poets has named Natasha Trethewey of Northwestern and Joy Harjo of the University of Illinois as its new chancellors. Since it was formed in 1946, only 115 poets have been elected to the academy.

A Quartet of Women Scholars Who Have Been Honored With Notable Awards

A Quartet of Women Scholars Who Have Been Honored With Notable Awards

The honorees are Marilee Bresciani Ludvik of San Diego State University, Mary Catherine Harper of Defiance College in Ohio, Laurel Willingham-McLain of Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, and Elizabeth Payne of the University of Mississippi.

Naomi Halas Wins the 2019 Spiers Memorial Award From the Royal Society of Chemistry

Naomi Halas Wins the 2019 Spiers Memorial Award From the Royal Society of Chemistry

Dr. Halas is the Stanley C. Moore Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and professor of chemistry, bioengineering, physics and astronomy, and materials science and nanoengineering at Rice University.