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Marcia Johnson Wins the 2019 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive Science

Marcia Johnson Wins the 2019 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive Science

Marcia Johnson, Sterling Professor Emerita of Psychology at Yale University, was honored for “developing innovative models of human memory with application in psychology, brain science, human development, and our understanding of the malleability of memory in real-world settings.”

Notable Honors and Awards for Seven Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

Notable Honors and Awards for Seven Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

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

Three Women Scholars Honored With a Book Award From the American Musicological Society

Three Women Scholars Honored With a Book Award From the American Musicological Society

The honorees are Maureen Carr, a Distinguished Professor of Music at Pennsylvania State University, Severine Neff, professor emerita of music at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Gretchen Horlacher, professor of music at Indiana University.

Prestigious Awards Presented to Five Women Professors

Prestigious Awards Presented to Five Women Professors

The honorees are Daret St. Clair at the University of Kentucky, Elif Babul at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, Rachel Beane at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, Gina Athena Ulysse at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, and Laurie E. Cutting at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

Julia Reichert Receives Career Achievement Award from the International Documentary Association

Julia Reichert Receives Career Achievement Award from the International Documentary Association

Professor Reichert has been a filmmaker and a leader of the American documentary film community for the past 50 years. For 28 years, Reichert served as a professor of film production at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.

Clark University's Janette Greenwood Wins Historic New England Book Prize

Clark University’s Janette Greenwood Wins Historic New England Book Prize

Dr. Greenwood’s award-winning book presents 83 never-before published portraits reproduced from William Bullard’s glass negatives, which depict African-Americans and Native Americans from the ethnically diverse Beaver Brook neighborhood in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Eight Women Faculty Members or College Administrators Who Have Been Selected for Major Awards

Eight Women Faculty Members or College Administrators Who Have Been Selected for Major Awards

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

Boston University's Sigrid Nunez Wins 2018 National Book Award for Fiction

Boston University’s Sigrid Nunez Wins 2018 National Book Award for Fiction

Sigrid Nunez, a lecturer in the creative writing program at Boston University, has won the 2018 National Book Foundation’s National Book Award for fiction. Her novel The Friend tells the story of a woman who loses a lifelong friend and mentor to suicide and now has to look after her late friend’s dog.

Eight Women Receive Prestigious Awards from the American Physical Society

Eight Women Receive Prestigious Awards from the American Physical Society

The honorees are Marsha I Lester of the University of Pennsylvania, M. Christina Marchetti of the University of California, Katherine Freese of the University of Michigan, Shirley Ann Jackson of Renssselaer Polytechnic Institute, Tanya Zelevinsky of Columbia, Sharon C. Glotzer of the University of Michigan, Heather J. Lewandowski of the University of Colorado, and Julia Mundy of Harvard.

Notable Honors or Awards for 11 Women With Ties to American Higher Education

Notable Honors or Awards for 11 Women With Ties to American Higher Education

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

Alice McDermott Wins the Prix Femina, France's Award for the Best Foreign Novel

Alice McDermott Wins the Prix Femina, France’s Award for the Best Foreign Novel

The Ninth Hour follows a group of nursing nuns who care for a poor Irish Catholic community in Brooklyn in the early part of the 20th century. It was included on The New York Times’ “100 Notable Books of 2017” list. Author Alice McDermott is the Richard A. Macksey Professor of the Humanities at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Rachelle Cruz Wins a 2018 American Book Award for Her Debut Poetry Collection

Rachelle Cruz Wins a 2018 American Book Award for Her Debut Poetry Collection

Rachelle Cruz, a lecturer in the department of creative writing at the University of California, Riverside, has won a 2018 American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation for her debut poetry collection, God’s Will for Monsters.

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

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

The honorees are Alexandra Ros at Arizona State University, Michele Eodice at the University of Oklahoma, Rohini Pande at the Kennedy School at Harvard University, Susan Fullerton of the University of Pittsburgh, and Michelle Petri at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Martha Nussbaum Wins the 2018 Berggruen Prize for Philosophy & Culture

Martha Nussbaum Wins the 2018 Berggruen Prize for Philosophy & Culture

The $1 million Berggruen Prize for Philosophy & Culture is given annually to thinkers whose ideas have profoundly shaped human self-understanding and advancement in a rapidly changing world.

Deanna Shemek Wins an Award for the Best Translation of a Woman's Work

Deanna Shemek Wins an Award for the Best Translation of a Woman’s Work

Dr. Shemek, professor of Italian at the University of California, Irvine, was honored by the Society of the Study of Early Modern Women for her translation of Isabelle d’Este: Selected Letters. It is the first translation into English of more than 16,000 letters written by the influential Italian baroness.

Six Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Honored With Prestigious Awards

Six Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Taiyon J. Coleman of St. Catherine University in Minnesota, Judit Moschkovich at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Maureen Perry-Jenkins at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Cynthia A. Reinhart-King at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Lauren Sansing at Yale University, and Dana Cloud at Syracuse University in New York.

University of Montana Scholar Wins Two Book Awards From the Western History Association

University of Montana Scholar Wins Two Book Awards From the Western History Association

Rosalyn LaPier is an associate professor of environmental studies at the University of Montana. This is the first time that a Native American woman has won a book award from the Western History Association as a stand-alone author.

Smita Bhatia Receives the Outstanding Investigator Award From the National Cancer Institute

Smita Bhatia Receives the Outstanding Investigator Award From the National Cancer Institute

Smita Bhatia is the director of the Institute for Cancer Outcomes and Survivorship in the School of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Bhatia also serves as vice chair for outcomes research in the university’s department of pediatric oncology.

Seven Women in Academia Presented With Prestigious Honors or Awards

Seven Women in Academia Presented With Prestigious Honors or Awards

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

Alison Chapman Wins Book Award from the Milton Society of America

Alison Chapman Wins Book Award from the Milton Society of America

Alison Chapman, professor and chair of the department of English at the University of Alabama at Birmingham was selected as the winner of the James Holley Hanford Award from the Milton Society of America. The award honors the most distinguished book that furthers the scholarship on English poet John Milton.

Princeton University's Tera Hunter Wins Book Awards From the American Historical Association

Princeton University’s Tera Hunter Wins Book Awards From the American Historical Association

Tera W. Hunter, the Edwards Professor of History and professor of African American studies at Princeton University in New Jersey, has been awarded the Joan Kelly Memorial Prize in women’s history and/or feminist theory as well as the Littleton-Griswold Prize in U.S. law and society from the American Historical Association.

Women in Academia Who Have Received Notable Honors or Awards

Women in Academia Who Have Received Notable Honors or Awards

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

Colgate University's Jenna Reinbold Wins Book Award from the American Academy of Religion

Colgate University’s Jenna Reinbold Wins Book Award from the American Academy of Religion

Jenna Reinbold, an associate professor of religion at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, has received the 2018 Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion from the American Academy of Religion. The award is given to significant works of scholarship that affect “how religion is examined, understood, and interpreted.”

Johns Hopkins University to Name a New Building After Henrietta Lacks

Johns Hopkins University to Name a New Building After Henrietta Lacks

A new interdisciplinary building on Johns Hopkins University’s East Baltimore campus will be named in honor of Henrietta Lacks, who was the source of the HeLa cell line that has been critical to numerous significant advances in modern medicine.

Honors and Awards for Ten Women Scholars at Colleges and Universities

Honors and Awards for Ten Women Scholars at Colleges and Universities

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

Four Women Recognized as Emerging Leaders by <em>Nature</em>

Four Women Recognized as Emerging Leaders by Nature

Four women were among the 11 early-to-mid career scientists recognized as emerging leaders in their field by Nature, an international journal of science. One of the four teaches in the United States and one of the four received her Ph.D. in the United States.

Seton Hall University's Maxine Lurie Wins Award for Her Book on the History of New Jersey

Seton Hall University’s Maxine Lurie Wins Award for Her Book on the History of New Jersey

Maxine Lurie, professor emerita in the College of Arts and Sciences at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey, has received an Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History for her latest book, which contains 650 historical photographs taken in New Jersey.

College of William & Mary's Names Plaza in Honor of Its First Woman Board Member

College of William & Mary’s Names Plaza in Honor of Its First Woman Board Member

The sundial area near the Swem Library at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, has been named in honor of Mary-Cooke Branch Munford, who served on the Board of Visitors from 1920 to 1924 and was a major force in establishing co-education at the college.

Honors or Awards Presented to Nine Women in the Academic World

Honors or Awards Presented to Nine Women in the Academic World

The women award recipients are Heidi Brady, Robin Aronson, Jacqueline O’Connor, Carol Ebdon, Gao Hong, Annamaria Lusardi, Kelley Wamsley, Arundhati Rao, and Andrea Scott.

Harvard University's First Woman Faculty Member Honored With a Statue

Harvard University’s First Woman Faculty Member Honored With a Statue

Alice Hamilton was named an assistant professor of industrial medicine in 1919. However, she was subject to three restrictions because she was a woman. She was not allowed in the faculty club, could not participate in processions during commencement, and was not eligible for faculty tickets to football games.

Two Women Receive the Arthur C. Cope Scholars Award from the American Chemical Society

Two Women Receive the Arthur C. Cope Scholars Award from the American Chemical Society

Two women were among the 10 recipients of the 2019 Arthur C. Cope Scholars Award from the American Chemical Society. The award recognizes and encourages excellence in organic chemistry.

Four Women Scholars Receive Prestigious Honors or Awards

Four Women Scholars Receive Prestigious Honors or Awards

The honorees are Faye Taxman of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, Menah Pratt-Clarke, vice provost at Virginia Tech, Kimberly Quiogue Andrews of Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland, and Pratbiha Dev of Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Baylor University Scholar Wins Awards for Her Book From the National Communications Association

Baylor University Scholar Wins Awards for Her Book From the National Communications Association

Leslie A. Hahner, associate professor of communication at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, will receive two awards for her book To Become an American. She will be honored at the National Communication Association’s 104th annual convention in Salt Lake City in November.

Three Women from the University of Pittsburgh Win National Awards

Three Women from the University of Pittsburgh Win National Awards

The three women honorees are Emily Elliott, an associate professor in the department of geology and environmental science, Elaine Vitone, senior editor at Pitt Med, the magazine of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and Valerie Kinloch, the Renee and Richard Goldman Dean of the School of Education.

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Have Received Honors or Awards

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Have Received Honors or Awards

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