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Karen Fischer Awarded the Harry Fielding Reid Medal by the Seismological Society of America

Karen Fischer Awarded the Harry Fielding Reid Medal by the Seismological Society of America

Karen M. Fischer, professor of Earth, environmental, and planetary sciences at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Dr. Fischer was honored for her pioneering research on Earth’s upper mantle structure and dynamics, the structure and evolution of continental lithosphere, and the dynamics of subduction systems.

Anne Cafer Wins Donald W. Littrell Award from the Community Development Society

Anne Cafer Wins Donald W. Littrell Award from the Community Development Society

Anne Cafer is an assistant professor of sociology and anthropology at the University of Mississippi. As an emerging leader in the community development field, Dr. Cafer combines research, teaching, and on-the-ground practitioner work in both the Mississippi Delta and several African countries.

Three Women Educators Recognized With Prestigious Awards

Three Women Educators Recognized With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Marina Picciotto, a professor of psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine, Kay K. Sanders from the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Texas Christian University, and Stacey Ostby, co-director of the veterinary technology program at North Dakota State University.

Melissa Kwasny of Carroll College to Serve as Poet Laureate of the State of Montana

Melissa Kwasny of Carroll College to Serve as Poet Laureate of the State of Montana

Melissa Kwasny, an instructor in the English department at Carroll College in Helena, Montana, was appointed poet laureate of the state of Montana. Before teaching at Carroll College, Kwasny taught at Eastern Washington University, the University of Wyoming, and the University of Montana. She will serve as poet laureate until 2021.

Irena Lasiecka is the First Woman to Win the Richard E. Bellman Control Heritage Award

Irena Lasiecka is the First Woman to Win the Richard E. Bellman Control Heritage Award

Irena Lasiecka is a professor and chair of the department of mathematical sciences at the University of Memphis. She is the first woman to receive the Richard E. Bellman Control Heritage Award from the American Automatic Control Council in its 40-year history.

Notable Honors or Awards for Five Women Educators at Major Universities

Notable Honors or Awards for Five Women Educators at Major Universities

The honorees are Nicol R. Howard of the University of Redlands in California, Jordan Laney at Virginia Tech, Leora Zeitlin at New Mexico State University, Jessica Wells at Mississippi State University, and Janice Lessman-Moss at Kent State University in Ohio.

University of Florida Taste Expert to Be Honored by the American Psychological Association

University of Florida Taste Expert to Be Honored by the American Psychological Association

Linda M. Bartoshuk, the Bushnell Professor of Food Science and Human Nutrition and director for psychophysical research for the Center for Smell and Taste at the University of Florida, will receive the Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions from the American Psychological Association.

Martha Haynes Wins the Catherine Wolfe Bruce Gold Medal From the Astronomical Society of the Pacific

Martha Haynes Wins the Catherine Wolfe Bruce Gold Medal From the Astronomical Society of the Pacific

The Catherine Wolfe Bruce Gold Medal is presented annually by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific to an astronomer in recognition of a lifetime of outstanding achievement and contributions to astrophysics research.

Five Women in Higher Education Who Have Been Selected for Prestigious Awards

Five Women in Higher Education Who Have Been Selected for Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Linda Tropp of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Patricia Martinez of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Kerry Peluso of Florida State University, Lovoria Williams of the University of Kentucky, and Lizabeth Allison of the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Spelman College President Mary Schmidt Campbell Wins 2018 Hooks National Book Award

Spelman College President Mary Schmidt Campbell Wins 2018 Hooks National Book Award

Mary Schmidt Campbell’s An American Odyssey is a telling biography of the artist Romare Bearden, whose iconic collages conveyed the richness and complexity of African American life in the civil rights era.

Iowa State University Scholar Honored by the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture

Iowa State University Scholar Honored by the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture

Misty Lambert, an associate professor of agricultural education at Iowa State University, received the 2019 Educator Award from the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture. Dr. Lambert joined the faculty at Iowa State University in 2017, after serving as director of teacher education at Oregon State University.

Seven Women in Higher Education Who Were Selected to Receive Prestigious Awards

Seven Women in Higher Education Who Were Selected to Receive Prestigious Awards

The honorees are MiYoung Kwon at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Leykia Nulan at the University of Massachusetts, Anny Berry Somers at UNC-Greensboro, Janelle M. Walter at Baylor University, Gilda A. Barabino at CCNY, Ethel Frese at Saint Louis University, and Sandra San Miguel at Purdue University.

Jessica Hooten Wilson Honored by the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture

Jessica Hooten Wilson Honored by the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture

Jessica Hooten Wilson, an associate professor of literature and creative writing at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, has been selected to receive the 2019 Hiett Prize in the Humanities. The award, which includes a $50,000 prize, recognizes accomplishment and potential in the humanities by a young scholar.

Three Women Scholars to Receive Lillian Smith Book Awards

Three Women Scholars to Receive Lillian Smith Book Awards

The Southern Regional Council in conjunction with the University of Georgia, Piedmont College and the Georgia Center for the Book have announced three winners of the 2019 Lillian Smith Book Awards. The three winners are all women with current academic affiliations: Rachel Devlin, Virginia Eubanks, and Vanessa Siddle Walker.

Mississippi State University Scholar's Book to Be Honored by the American Sociological Association

Mississippi State University Scholar’s Book to Be Honored by the American Sociological Association

Margaret A. Hagerman, an assistant professor of sociology at Mississippi State University, has been selected to receive the 2019 William J. Goode Book Award, which is given each year to a research-based book on the sociological study of families.

Colby College Historian Elizabeth D. Leonard Wins Book Award

Colby College Historian Elizabeth D. Leonard Wins Book Award

Elizabeth D. Leonard, the John J. and Cornelia V. Gibson Professor of History at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, has been selected to receive the Thomas D. Clark Medallion from the Thomas D. Clark Foundation. She is being honored for her book on slavery in Kentucky.

Cynthia Owsley Honored for Her 30-Year Career in Vision Impairment Research

Cynthia Owsley Honored for Her 30-Year Career in Vision Impairment Research

Cynthia Owsley, who holds the Nathan E. Miles Chair of Ophthalmology and is the director of the Clinical Research Unit of the department of ophthalmology and visual sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, is being recognized by the nonprofit organization Prevent Blindness.

University of Wyoming Scholar Honored by the Geological Society of America

University of Wyoming Scholar Honored by the Geological Society of America

Dr. Lau joined the faculty at the University of Wyoming in 2018. She specializes in biogeochemistry, and her research focuses on investigating the causes of environmental changes in Earth’s history.

Alice Ogden Bellis Wins "Book of the Year" From the Association of Catholic Publishers

Alice Ogden Bellis Wins “Book of the Year” From the Association of Catholic Publishers

Dr. Bellis currently serves as a professor of Hebrew Bible in the School of Divinity at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Before joining the Howard faculty, she served first as an assistant, then associate, and twice acting head of staff at Providence Presbyterian Church in Fairfax, Virginia.

Elizabeth Adkins-Regan Wins Lifetime Achievement Award From the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology

Elizabeth Adkins-Regan Wins Lifetime Achievement Award From the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology

Dr. Adkins-Regan joined the Cornell faculty as an assistant professor of psychology and of neurobiology and behavior in 1975. She retired and was conferred the title of professor emerita in 2018. As a researcher, Dr. Adkins-Regan focuses on the neuroendocrine basis of social behavior.

A Trio of Women Academics Who Have Been Selected for Notable Honors

A Trio of Women Academics Who Have Been Selected for Notable Honors

The honorees are Mary Alice Bruce, who recently retired from the University of Wyoming, Michelle Oswald Beiler at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, and Jingjing Li, at Pennsylvania State University.

Joy Harjo Has Been Selected as the Poet Laureate of the United States

Joy Harjo Has Been Selected as the Poet Laureate of the United States

Professor Harjo recently stepped down from her post as the John C. Hodges Chair of Excellence in the department of English at the University of Tennessee. Earlier she served is a professor of English and American Indian studies at the University of Illinois. She has also taught at Arizona State University, the University of Colorado, the University of Arizona, and the University of New Mexico.

Three Women Named 2019 Laureates of the Blavatnick National Awards for Young Scientists

Three Women Named 2019 Laureates of the Blavatnick National Awards for Young Scientists

The Blavatnick National Awards for Young Scientists recognize scholars in three disciplines; life sciences, physical sciences and engineering, and chemistry. For the first time in the program’s 13-year history, all of the recipients are women. Each woman receives a $250,000 prize.

Six Women Scholars Who Have Received Notable Awards

Six Women Scholars Who Have Received Notable Awards

The honorees are Torrey Trust of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Wendy Denmark-Wahnefried of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Nicole Ward of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Stacey J.T. Just at Washington State University, Ann Stalter at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, and Victoria Raish at Pennsylvania State University.

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.