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Columbia University's Cynthia Rosenzweig Wins the 2022 World Food Prize

Columbia University’s Cynthia Rosenzweig Wins the 2022 World Food Prize

The World Food Prize Foundation’s award recognizes individuals who have increased the quality, quantity, or availability of food in the world. The $250,000 award honors Dt. Rosenzweig’s achievements as the founder of the Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project.

Association of Women in Mathematics Honors Emily Witt of the University of Kansas

Association of Women in Mathematics Honors Emily Witt of the University of Kansas

The Ruth I. Michler Memorial Prize from the Association of Women in Mathematics grants a midcareer mathematician a residential fellowship in the Cornell University mathematics department without teaching obligations.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Honors Nanette Veilleux of Simmons University

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Honors Nanette Veilleux of Simmons University

Nanette Veilleux, a professor of computer science and information technology at Simmons University in Boston, was honored “for supporting young women in the STEM fields by inspiring students in the classroom and creating innovative curriculum and research opportunities at a women-centered institution.”

Professor Susan Bruce of Boston College Wins Award From the Council for Exceptional Children

Professor Susan Bruce of Boston College Wins Award From the Council for Exceptional Children

Professor Bruce’s career has focused on how students with severe disabilities communicate. The award recognizes remarkable contributions and exemplary leadership, and commitment to the field of education and rehabilitation of students with visual impairments and deafblindness.

Two Women Scholars Win Waterman Awards From the National Science Foundation

Two Women Scholars Win Waterman Awards From the National Science Foundation

Jessica E. Tierney is an associate professor of geosciences at the University of Arizona whose research focuses on understanding past climate change. Lara Thompson is an associate professor of mechanical engineering at the University of the District of Columbia, who is being recognized for her innovations in rehabilitation engineering.

University of Arkansas Little Rock Scholar Recognized for Her Contributions to Engineering Communication

University of Arkansas Little Rock Scholar Recognized for Her Contributions to Engineering Communication

Joyce Carter, chair of the department of rhetoric and writing at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, has been selected to receive the Alfred N. Goldsmith Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Communication from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Professional Communication Society.

Summer Woodside Honored for Her Contributions to School Social Work

Summer Woodside Honored for Her Contributions to School Social Work

Summer Woodside, an associate professor in the social work department at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, is the recipient of the 2022 Gary Lee Shaffer Award for Academic Contributions to the Field of School Social Work.

Two Women Professors Share the 2022 Goldsmith Book Prize

Two Women Professors Share the 2022 Goldsmith Book Prize

Caroline Tolbert of the University of Iowa and Karen Mossberger of Arizona State University are sharing the 2022 Goldsmith Book Prize in Academics from the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School.

Association of American Physicians Honors Columbia University's Linda Fried

Association of American Physicians Honors Columbia University’s Linda Fried

Linda Fried, dean of the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, was honored for her groundbreaking contributions to the science of healthy aging, particularly the science defining the clinical syndrome of frailty and for prevention of frailty, disability, and cardiovascular disease.

Spelman College Awards Outgoing President by Naming a New Building in Her Honor

Spelman College Awards Outgoing President by Naming a New Building in Her Honor

Spelman College, the liberal arts educational institution for women in Atlanta, announced that it will name the new 84,000-square-foot Center for Innovation & the Arts in honor of Mary Schmidt Campbell, the tenth president of the college, who is stepping down from her post.

Two American Women Among the Eight Winners of the 2022 Windham-Campbell Prizes

Two American Women Among the Eight Winners of the 2022 Windham-Campbell Prizes

Administered by Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, the awards are conferred annually to eight authors writing in English anywhere in the world. Two of this year’s winners are American women with ties to the academic world.

Susan Hankinson of the University of Massachusetts Honored for Her Work in Breast Cancer Research

Susan Hankinson of the University of Massachusetts Honored for Her Work in Breast Cancer Research

Susan Hankinson, Distinguished Professor of epidemiology and associate dean for research in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, was honored by the American Association for Cancer Research.

Rosephanye Powell Wins the Luise Vosgerchian Teaching Award From Harvard University

Rosephanye Powell Wins the Luise Vosgerchian Teaching Award From Harvard University

Professor Powell teaches applied voice, art song literature and vocal pedagogy at Auburn University in Alabama. She also serves as the Women’s Chorus conductor and the Auburn University Gospel Choir’s co-conductor.

Celeste Day Moore of Hamilton College Wins Book Prize From the Society for French Historical Studies

Celeste Day Moore of Hamilton College Wins Book Prize From the Society for French Historical Studies

The Gilbert Chinard Prize from the Society for French Historical Studies is awarded each year for the best book published for the first time by a North American press in one of the two following fields: the history of French-American relations; or the comparative history of France and North, Central, or South America.

Celine Parreñas Shimizu Honored for Mentoring Students in Asian American Studies

Celine Parreñas Shimizu Honored for Mentoring Students in Asian American Studies

Dr. Shimizu is a professor and dean of the Division of Arts at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She has won the 2022 Excellence in Mentorship Award from the Association for Asian American Studies for mentoring countless undergraduates, graduate students, post-docs, and colleagues over the past two decades.

Two Women Among the Five Winners of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards

Two Women Among the Five Winners of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards

The Cleveland Foundation recently announced the winners of its 87th Annual Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards. The awards are the only national juried prize for literature that confronts racism and explores diversity. Two of the winners this year are women: Tiya Miles of Harvard University and Donika Kelly of the University of Iowa.

Cornell University's Liliana Colanzi Has Been Honored for Her Latest Short Story Collection

Cornell University’s Liliana Colanzi Has Been Honored for Her Latest Short Story Collection

Liliana Colanzi, an assistant professor of Romance studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, has won the Ribera del Duero prize, honoring the best short stories in Latin America and Spain. The prize includes an award of €25,000.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Honors its Outgoing President

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Honors its Outgoing President

The building on WPI’s campus currently known as the “Project Center” will be named the Laurie A. Leshin Global Project Center in honor of the university’s sixteenth president. Dr. Leshin is leaving WPI in May to become the first woman to serve as director of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.

Marie Chisholm-Burns Receives Two Awards From Pharmacy Associations

Marie Chisholm-Burns Receives Two Awards From Pharmacy Associations

For the past 10 years, Dr. Chisholm-Burns has been dean of the College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Earlier in her career, she was a professor and chair of the department of pharmacy practice and science at the University of Arizona.

Two Women Scholars Honored by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture

Two Women Scholars Honored by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture

Ethel Goodstein-Murphree is an architectural historian and professor of architecture and associate dean in the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design at the Univerity of Arkansas and Mitra Kanaani is the director of the Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure program at the NewSchool of Architecture and Design in San Diego.

Jennifer Grotz of the University of Rochester Wins Poetry Translation Award

Jennifer Grotz of the University of Rochester Wins Poetry Translation Award

Jennifer Grotz, a professor of English at the University of Rochester in New York, is sharing the 2022 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation, which recognizes book-length translations of poetry from any language into English.

Tamzen Stringham Honored by the International Society for Range Management

Tamzen Stringham Honored by the International Society for Range Management

r. Stringham, a professor at the University of Nevada Reno, is the first woman to win the Sustained Lifetime Achievement Award in the 75-year history of the International Society for Range Management.

Harvard University's Sheila Jasanoff to Receive the 2022 Holberg Prize

Harvard University’s Sheila Jasanoff to Receive the 2022 Holberg Prize

The Holberg Prize was established by the Norwegian Parliament in July 2003 and was awarded for the first time in 2004. It comes with a cash award valued at approximately $670,000. Professor Jasanoff is being recognized for her pioneering career in the field of science and technology studies.

Two Women Historians to Be Awarded the Bancroft Prize

Two Women Historians to Be Awarded the Bancroft Prize

Mia Bay is the Roy F. and Jeanette P. Nichols Professor of American History at the University of Pennsylvania and Mae Ngai is the Lung Family Professor of Asian American Studies and professor of history at Columbia University. They will be honored at a ceremony in New York in late April.

Dalee Sabo Dorough Wins the 2022 International Arctic Science Committee Medal

Dalee Sabo Dorough Wins the 2022 International Arctic Science Committee Medal

Dalee Sambo Dorough, a former faculty member at the University of Alaska Anchorage, was honored for her outstanding achievements in advocating the rights of Indigenous peoples, service to Arctic communities, and her influence as a legal scholar.

Two American Women Historians Receive the $300,000 Dan David Prize

Two American Women Historians Receive the $300,000 Dan David Prize

The Dan David Prize is the largest history prize in the world. It is awarded by the Dan David Foundation at Tel Aviv University in Israel to up to nine early and mid-career scholars and practitioners in the historical disciplines. The honor comes with a $300,000 prize. Kimberly Welch of Vanderbilt University and Kristina Richardson of Queens College are among the winners.

Vanderbilt University's Kelly Holley-Bockelmann Earns Mentor Award

Vanderbilt University’s Kelly Holley-Bockelmann Earns Mentor Award

Kelly Holley-Bockelmann, Stevenson Professor of Physics at Vanderbilt University, has received the 2022 Mentor Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The award is for individuals who have mentored significant numbers of underrepresented students who are working toward doctorates in STEM.

Society for Social Work and Research Honors the Work of Florida State's Carrie Pettus

Society for Social Work and Research Honors the Work of Florida State’s Carrie Pettus

Carrie Pettus, associate professor, executive director, and founder of Florida State University’s Institute for Justice Research and Development, received the 2022 Social Policy Researcher Award from the Society for Social Work and Research. Dr. Pettus was honored for her notable research contributions to criminal justice policy reform.

American Association for the Advancement of Science Honors Carolyn Bertozzi for Mentoring

American Association for the Advancement of Science Honors Carolyn Bertozzi for Mentoring

Dr. Bertozzi, the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University, is being recognized for her contributions to mentorship and diversity in chemistry and chemical biology through her roles as an advisor to students and postdoctoral scholars in her lab and as a leader in scientific training programs.

Harvard's Leah Somerville to Receive the Troland Research Award From the National Academies of Sciences

Harvard’s Leah Somerville to Receive the Troland Research Award From the National Academies of Sciences

Professor Somerville, who leads the Affective Neuroscience & Development Laboratory at Harvard, was awarded the $75,000 annual prize to support her pioneering research on how brain and psychological development are intertwined during adolescence.

Former Princeton University President Shirley Tilghman Honored by the Genetics Society of America

Former Princeton University President Shirley Tilghman Honored by the Genetics Society of America

Shirley M. Tilghman, professor emerita of molecular biology and public affairs and former president of Princeton University in New Jersey, is the winner of the 2022 winner of the George W. Beadle Award from the Genetics Society of America for outstanding contributions to the community of genetics researchers.

Two English Professors Share a Book Award From the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education

Two English Professors Share a Book Award From the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education

Carlin Borsheim-Black of Central Michigan University and Sophia Tatiana Sarigianides of Westfield State University in Massachusetts are the winners of the 2022 Outstanding Book Award from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.

Caribbean Philosophical Association to Honor University of Illinois-Chicago Historian Barbara Ransby

Caribbean Philosophical Association to Honor University of Illinois-Chicago Historian Barbara Ransby

University of Illinois Chicago historian Barbara Ransby has been named a recipient of the Caribbean Philosophical Association’s Frantz Fanon Lifetime Achievement Award. She was selected for the award “because of the historical and political importance of her writings, her tireless work as an institution-builder and activist.”

Stanford's Zhenan Bao Is the Inaugural Winner of the $550,000 VinFuture Prize

Stanford’s Zhenan Bao Is the Inaugural Winner of the $550,000 VinFuture Prize

Zhenan Bao is the K. K. Lee Professor in the School of Engineering and chair of the department of chemical engineering at Stanford University. She was honored for her pioneering work on the development of skin-inspired electronics and their applications to a range of medical and energy applications.

Nancy Kanwisher Wins the National Academy of Sciences Award in the Neurosciences

Nancy Kanwisher Wins the National Academy of Sciences Award in the Neurosciences

Nancy Kanwisher is the Walter A. Rosenblith Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience in the department of brain and cognitive sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Professor Kanwisher is perhaps best known for her landmark insights into how humans recognize and process faces.