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Bernadine Marie Hernandez Receives Three Literary Awards for New Book

Bernadine Marie Hernandez Receives Three Literary Awards for New Book

Border Bodies: Racialized Sexuality, Sexual Capital, and Violence in the Nineteenth-Century Borderlands has earned author Bernadine Marie Hernández two Book of the Year awards and an honorable mention from three national literary associations.

Christa Baker Receives C.J. Herrick Award in Neuroanatomy

Christa Baker Receives C.J. Herrick Award in Neuroanatomy

Christa Baker, assistant professor of biological sciences at North Carolina State University has been honored by the American Association for Anatomy for her outstanding contributions to the field comparative neuroanatomy.

Kimberly White-Smith Honored for Outstanding Contributions to Teacher Education

Kimberly White-Smith Honored for Outstanding Contributions to Teacher Education

“Through her leadership and scholarship, Dr. White-Smith inspires a new generation of teachers to serve students and approach their work with equity, compassion, and respect,” said Gail F. Baker, provost and senior vice president at the University of San Diego. 

Mary Boyce Receives the 2024 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Mechanical Engineering

Mary Boyce Receives the 2024 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Mechanical Engineering

“I am deeply honored to receive the 2024 Benjamin Franklin Medal,” said Dr. Boyce, professor and former provost of Columbia University. “I feel that this recognition reflects my collaborative work with so many talented students, postdocs, and colleagues over many years.”

United States Department of Agriculture Honors Ozzie Abaye for Excellence in Teaching

United States Department of Agriculture Honors Ozzie Abaye for Excellence in Teaching

Ozzie Abaye, the Thomas B. Hutcheson Jr. Professor of Agronomy at Virginia Tech, has received with the 2023 Excellence in College and University Teaching Award for Food and Agricultural Sciences. Dr. Abaye states, “Teaching is not what I do for a living, but what I do to live.”

American Society of Mechanical Engineers Honors Jennifer Wayne With Dedicated Service Award

American Society of Mechanical Engineers Honors Jennifer Wayne With Dedicated Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award “honors the unusual dedicated voluntary service to the society marked by outstanding performance, demonstrated effective leadership, prolonged and committed service, devotion, enthusiasm and faithfulness.” 

Modern Language Association Honors Jody Enders With Lois Roth Award

Modern Language Association Honors Jody Enders With Lois Roth Award

Professor of French at the University of California at Santa Barbara, Jody Enders, has received the Lois Roth Award from the Modern Language Association for one of her many collections of translated French plays

Terrie Williams Honored by The National Academy of Sciences

Terrie Williams Honored by The National Academy of Sciences

University of California Santa Cruz professor Terrie Williams has been awarded the Daniel Giraud Elliot Medal from the National Academy of Sciences for her work in the field of ecology and evolutionary biology.

Caltech's Shu-ou Shan Recognized for Her Research on Molecular Machines in Protein Folding

Caltech’s Shu-ou Shan Recognized for Her Research on Molecular Machines in Protein Folding

The National Academy of Science has honored Shu-ou Shan with their Award in Molecular Biology. Dr. Shan is the Altair Professor of Chemistry at the California Institute of Technology where she studies biochemistry and molecular biophysics.

Association of Women in Mathematics Honors Baylor University's Trena Wilkerson

Association of Women in Mathematics Honors Baylor University’s Trena Wilkerson

Trena Wilkerson, a professor of mathematics education at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, received the Louise Hay Award from the Association for Women in Mathematics.

Another Honor for Rice University's Naomi Halas

Another Honor for Rice University’s Naomi Halas

Naomi Halas, a University Professor at Rice University in Houston Texas, has been awarded the 2024 Mildred Dresselhaus Prize in Nanoscience and Nanomaterials from the American Physical Society.

Livia Schiavinato Eberlin Honored for Her Work in Cancer Research

Livia Schiavinato Eberlin Honored for Her Work in Cancer Research

Dr. Eberlin, an associate professor of surgery at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, developed the MasSpec Pen in 2016 while she was serving as an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Austin. The MasSpec Pen is a device for detecting cancer directly on tissues. The device is used to detect cancer tissue during a surgical operation, which allows doctors to more accurately remove tumor tissue.

Princeton's Neta Bahcall Honored by the American Astronomical Society

Princeton’s Neta Bahcall Honored by the American Astronomical Society

Neta Bahcall, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Astronomy at Princeton University, has been awarded, the Henry Norris Russell Lectureship, the highest honor bestowed by the American Astronomical Society. Professor Bahcall is the sixth woman to win the award. Her husband, who also taught at Princeton, won the honor in 1999.

NASPA Recognizes Florida State University's Amy Hecht for Sustained Professional Achievement and Leadership

NASPA Recognizes Florida State University’s Amy Hecht for Sustained Professional Achievement and Leadership

Amy Hecht, vice president for student affairs at Florida State University, has been recognized with the Scott Goodnight Award for Outstanding Performance as a Dean by the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA).

The Latest Cohort of L'Oreal For Women in Science Fellows

The Latest Cohort of L’Oreal For Women in Science Fellows

L’Oreal USA recently announced the recipients of its For Women in Science (FWIS) Fellowship program, which grants awards annually to five female postdoctoral scientists to support their research endeavors.

The Linguistic Society of America Recognizes the Work of Princeton's Laura Kalin

The Linguistic Society of America Recognizes the Work of Princeton’s Laura Kalin

Dr. Kalin joined the faculty at Princeton in 2016. Her research focuses on the syntax and morphology of understudied (and often endangered) languages with a current focus on a group of Neo-Aramaic languages originally spoken in Kurdish areas of Iraq, Iran, Syria, and Türkiye.

Brown University Doctoral Student Wins the 2023 American Library in Paris Book Award

Brown University Doctoral Student Wins the 2023 American Library in Paris Book Award

Each year, the American Library in Paris Book Award recognizes a title, published originally in English, “that best realizes new and intellectually significant ideas about France, the French people or encounters with French culture.” Katherine Chen, a doctoral student in English at Brown University is the youngest person and first Asian American to receive the honor.

Mississippi State University Scholar Honored for Community Engagement by the PCI Foundation

Mississippi State University Scholar Honored for Community Engagement by the PCI Foundation

Alexis Gregory, an associate professor in the School of Architecture at Mississippi State University, is the recipient of the 2023 Community Engagement Award from the Chicago-based Precast Concrete Industry Foundation. Since 2001, the PCI Foundation has focused on providing curriculum development grants to schools of architecture, engineering and construction management.

Lekelia Jenkins Named a Fellow of the International Science Council

Lekelia Jenkins Named a Fellow of the International Science Council

Lekelia Jenkins, an associate professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona State University, has been named a fellow of the International Science Council, the highest honor that can be conferred on an individual by the council.

De’Etra Young Received the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Teaching Award

De’Etra Young Received the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Teaching Award

Dr. Young is associate dean for academics and land-grant programs at Tennessee State University. The award recognizes excellence in agricultural sciences teaching and student engagement.

Columbia University's Pamela Smith Honored by the American Historical Association

Columbia University’s Pamela Smith Honored by the American Historical Association

Pamela H. Smith is the recipient of the George L. Mosse Prize from the American Historical Association. The prize is awarded annually for an outstanding major work of extraordinary scholarly distinction, creativity, and originality in the intellectual and cultural history of Europe since the Renaissance.

Barbara Farley Wins Award for Dedication to Students and the Community

Barbara Farley Wins Award for Dedication to Students and the Community

Illinois College President Barbara Farley has been named the eleventh recipient of the Courageous Leadership Award presented by Credo a higher education consulting firm. The award is given annually to a higher education president whose vision and dedication have made an impact on their institution, community, and the students they serve.

Geology Pioneer Honored by Johns Hopkins University

Geology Pioneer Honored by Johns Hopkins University

Florence Bascom, the trailblazing founder of the geology department at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, was recently honored by Johns Hopkins University, where her name now graces a building – the Bascom Undergraduate Teaching Laboratories – designed to foster undergraduate research.

Belinda Edmondson Wins Book Award From the Modern Language Association

Belinda Edmondson Wins Book Award From the Modern Language Association

The Modern Language Association of America announced it is awarding its first annual Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for African Studies to Belinda Edmondson, Distinguished Professor in the departments of English and Africana studies at Rutgers University-Newark.

Liz Garcini of Rice University Wins Award From the American Psychological Association

Liz Garcini of Rice University Wins Award From the American Psychological Association

Luz Garcini is an assistant professor of psychological sciences at Rice University in Houston, Texas, and interim director of Community Health at the university’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research.

Columbia University's Lila Abu-Lughold Honored With Lifetime Achievement in Feminist Anthropology

Columbia University’s Lila Abu-Lughold Honored With Lifetime Achievement in Feminist Anthropology

Dr. Abu-Lughod’s work, strongly ethnographic and mostly based in Egypt, has focused on three broad issues: the relationship between cultural forms and power; the politics of knowledge and representation; and the dynamics of women’s and human rights, global liberalism, and feminist governance of the Muslim world.

The Society for Neuroscience Recognizes the Career Achievements of BJ Casey

The Society for Neuroscience Recognizes the Career Achievements of BJ Casey

BJ Casey, the Christina L. Williams Professor of Neuroscience at Barnard College in New York City, is the winner of the 2023 Mika Salpeter Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Neuroscience.

Rose Hu Honored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Rose Hu Honored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Rose Hu, associate dean for research at the Utah State University College of Engineering, is this year’s winner of the Women in Communications Engineering Outstanding Achievement Award presented by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

University of Chicago's Tina Post Wins Best Book Award

University of Chicago’s Tina Post Wins Best Book Award

Tina Post, an assistant professor of English at the University of Chicago, recently received the Best Book Prize from the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present.

Maureen Donnelly Wins Award for Excellence in Herpetology

Maureen Donnelly Wins Award for Excellence in Herpetology

The American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists has honored biologist Maureen Donnelly of Florida International University with the Henry S. Fitch Award for Excellence in Herpetology. This is considered the highest honor within the field of amphibian studies

MIT's Elly Nedivi Honored for Her Research on the Cerebral Cortex

MIT’s Elly Nedivi Honored for Her Research on the Cerebral Cortex

Elly Nedivi is the William R. and Linda R. Young Professor of Neuroscience in The Picower Institute for Learning and Memory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is the 2023 recipient of the Krieg Cortical Kudos Discoverer Award from the Cajal Club.

National Association of Biology Teachers Recognizes the Innovative Teaching of Samiksha Raut

National Association of Biology Teachers Recognizes the Innovative Teaching of Samiksha Raut

Dr. Raut, an associte professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham notes the effects of active learning as opposed to heavy book-based course materials as the backbone of her teaching style. She has taken a very intentional step to involve her students with community engagement opportunities, particularly with non-major students, which serves as a testament to her commitment to innovation.

University of Arkansas Scholar Wins Book Award from the National Communication Association

University of Arkansas Scholar Wins Book Award from the National Communication Association

Lindsey Aloia is associate dean for international education and associate professor of communication at the University of Arkansas. She was honored for the most outstanding book published within the past five years that made a significant contribution to the field of interpersonal communication.

Joan Ferrini-Munday Wins Lifetime Achievement Award From the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Joan Ferrini-Munday Wins Lifetime Achievement Award From the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Lifetime Achievement Award honors council members who have demonstrated distinguished leadership, instruction, and service to the mathematics education field at the national level for over 25 years. Dr. Ferrini-Mundy has been president of the University of Maine since July 2018.

Linda Griffin Honored for Her Work in Sports Pedagogy

Linda Griffin Honored for Her Work in Sports Pedagogy

Dr. Griffin is an expert in games-centered approaches to teaching and learning sport-related games, and she applies those best practices to teaching her undergraduate courses with the goal of helping students understand the connections between contemporary sport, society, and culture.