Du Yun, a lecturer in the School of the Arts at Purchase College in Harrison, New York, was honored for operatic work about human trafficking entitled Angel’s Bone. Dr. Yun is a native of Shanghai, China. She began playing the piano at age four.
Claudia H. Kawas of the University of California, Irvine and Kristine Yaffe of the University of California, San Francisco are being honored for their research in Pick’s, Alzheimer’s and related diseases. They will share the $100,000 prize.
Montserrat Fuentes, a professor in the department of statistical sciences and operations research and dean of the College of Humanities and Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, conducts statistical research on weather, climate, pollution, and ecology.
Heather Ann Thompon, professor of history at the University of Michigan, has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize in history for her book on the Attica Prison riot of 1971 and its aftermath. She spent 13 years researching and writing the book.
Gillian Conoley, professor and poet-in-residence at Sonoma State University in California, has been chosen as the recipient of the Shelley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America. The award has been given to one poet annually since 1929.
Liza Wieland, a professor of English at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, has been chosen as the winner of the 2017 Robert Penn Warren Award for Fiction from the Fellowship of Southern Writers. She will be honored at the groups annual convention this November in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
The honorees are Toni Morrison, professor emerita at Princeton University in New Jersey, Audrey Adamson of the Quad Cities campus of Western Illinois University, Rae Goodwin of the University of Kentucky School of Art and Visual Studies, and Mary C. MacDonald of the University of Rhode Island.
Dr. Zhang’s book centers on the flooding of the Yellow River in China in 1048, an event that changed the lives of millions of residents. Over the next 60 years the population of the region decreased by 50 percent.
The Distinguished Scientist Award for Geriatric Oral Research from the International Association for Dental Research is reserved for individuals who have conducted original and important research in any of the basic, clinical or epidemiological sciences associated with geriatric oral research.
The honorees are Catherine J. Randall of the University of Alabama, Bozenna Pasik-Duncan of the University of Kansas, Louise Lamphere of the University of New Mexico, Artletha McSwain of Bethune-Cookman University in Florida, Barnie Vander Boegh of the College of Idaho and Kristina Killgrove of the University of West Florida.
Heidi G. Elmendorf is an associate professor of biology at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Her research is focused on an intestinal pathogen that is a significant contributor to diarrheal disease around the world.
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection was decided to name its new state-of-the-art tunnel-boring machine after Nora Stanton Blatch Barney who earned a degree in civil engineering at Cornell University in 1905.
Angela Morales, an instructor in composition and creative writing at Glendale Community College in California, received 2017 PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay from PEN America.
Pamela Webb, a research associate in the department of classical and Near Eastern archaeology at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, has been selected to receive the John Frederick Lewis Award from the American Philosophical Society.
The Zimskind Award from the Society of Urodynamics is given to an early career professional who has made significant contributions in basic and clinical research to the field of lower urinary tract and female pelvic floor dysfunction and has shown great potential for continuing and progressive scholarship.
Hope Jahren, an American who is a professor at the University of Oslo in Norway, won in the autobiography catergory and Carol Anderson, the Charles Howard Candler Professor and chair of African American studies at Emory University in Atlanta, won in the criticism category.
The honorees are Beverly Edmond of the University of Montana, Sally G. Hoskins of City College of New York, Gail Mellow of LaGuardia Community College in New York, Lori Ideta at the University of Hawaii, Tamara Scerpella at the University of Wisconsin, and Janelle Baker at Alcorn State University in Mississippi.
Crystal Wilkinson, the Appalachian Writer-in-Residence at Berea College in Kentucky, has won the 2016 Weatherford Award for Fiction from the Appalachian Studies Association and the 2017 Judy Gaines Young Book Award from Transylvania University.
Shelley Stamp, a professor of film and digital media at the University of California, Santa Cruz, is being honored by the International Association for Media and History for her book on Lois Weber, a screenwriter, actress, and director in the early days of the film industry in California.
The two winners, who will each receive a $165,000 prize, are Maya Jasanoff, the Coolidge Professor of History at Harvard University, and Carolyn Forché, a professor of English and the director of the Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
The Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship celebrates and supports faculty in the humanities who embrace public engagement as part of the scholarly vocation. Two of this year’s eight fellows are women anthropologists: Jodi Skipper of the University of Mississippi and Eleanor Harrison-Buck of the University of New Hampshire.
The honorees are Tina Simpson of the University of Alabama Birmingham, Sue Klappa of Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa, Monika Williams Shealey of Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey, Patricia A. Broderick of the City University of New York, and Laurie Fleming of the University of Mississippi.
Anne Prescott, director of the Five College Center for East Asian Studies in Amherst, Massachusetts, won the annual prize that recognizes an outstanding curriculum publication on Asia designed for any educational level.
The selected for prestigious honors are: Judy Genshaft, Fenice Boyd, Anna Deavere Smith, Vivien Schmidt, Donna Cox, Marilyn Horne, Marisa Marques, and Sandra Sanguino
Patricia Foster, a professor of English at the University of Iowa, has been chosen as the winner of the 2017 Clarence Cason Award in Nonfiction Writing from the University of Alabama for her critical contributions to southern journalism or literature.
Shonni Enelow, an assistant professor of English at Fordham University in New York, has been selected to receive the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism for her book on method acting.
The Erasmus Prize honors individuals who have made significant contributions to European culture, society, or social science. Dr. Lamont, the Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies at Harvard University, will receive a prize of 150,000 euros.
Vievee Francis, an associate professor of English at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, will be honored in April at a ceremony at Claremont Graduate University in California. The award, which comes with a $100,000 prize, honors a mid-career poet.
The honorees are Annemarie Vaccaro of the University of Rhode Island, Hortense Spillers at Vanderbilt University, Krishna Winston at Wesleyan University, Ona Renner-Fahey at the University of Montana, Bettye M. Clark at Clark Atlanta University, and Melissa Luke at Syracuse University.
The award is given out by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana for the best book in European studies that transcends a focus on any one country.
Jennifer Doudna, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley and Emmanuelle Charpentier, the director of Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin, are being honored for their research in gene-editing technology that has led to new therapies for cancer patients and those suffering from heredity diseases.
The honorees are Janie Simms Hipp of the University of Arkansas School of Law, Eva Tardos of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, Catherine Dulac of Harvard University, and Susan Goldman of the University of Illinois at Chicago.
The Seven Sisters Book Awards were established in 2015 by author Lynne Hinton to honor women writers. Among this year’s four winners are Jacqueline Allen Trimble chair of the department of languages and literatures at Alabama State University and Kathy Giuffre, a professor of sociology at Colorado College.
The seven honorees are Lauren Pond at Ohio State, Rebecca J. White of the University of Tampa, Lynne E. Maquat at the University of Rochester, Frances Arnold at CalTech, Jennifer McCann of the University of Rhode Island, Renee A. Middleton of Ohio University, and Kathleen Brown-Rice of the University of South Dakota.
Lynda Klich, an assistant professor in the department of art and art history at Hunter College, won the award for her manuscript entitled The Noisemakers: Estridentismo, Vanguardism, and Social Action in Postrevolutionary Mexico (1921-1927). The book will be published by the University of California Press.