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Harvard Professor Tiya Miles Wins National Book Award in the Nonfiction Category

Harvard Professor Tiya Miles Wins National Book Award in the Nonfiction Category

Tiya Miles has won the National Book Award in the nonfiction category. Professor Miles was honored for her book All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, A Black Family Keepsake.

Betül Kaçar Honored by the International Society of the Study of the Origin of Life

Betül Kaçar Honored by the International Society of the Study of the Origin of Life

Dr. Kaçar’s research program explores the origins of life, the biology of early Earth, and how understanding life’s emergence and early mechanisms may assist finding life beyond Earth. In addition, she directs a new NASA-funded multimillion-dollar astrobiology research consortium focusing on the evolution of element use in biology across geologic time.

Marjoleine Kars will Share the Frederick Douglass Book Prize from the Gilder Lehrman Center

Marjoleine Kars will Share the Frederick Douglass Book Prize from the Gilder Lehrman Center

Marjoleine Kars, an associate professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, will share the Frederick Douglass Book Prize from the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition at Yale University. The prize is awarded each year to the “best book(s) written in English about slavery, abolition and their legacies across all borders and all time.”

The First Woman to Win Sandia National Laboratories' International Meshing Roundtable Fellow Award

The First Woman to Win Sandia National Laboratories’ International Meshing Roundtable Fellow Award

Suzanne Shontz is a professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Kansas. Mesh generation — or meshing — is the mathematical and computational process of building items out of many shapes. It is used for simulation analysis and rendering models in the fields of engineering, medicine, and even fashion — leading to a better understanding of structures and processes.

Yale Physicist Honored for Her Study of Fast Radio Bursts From Distant Galaxies

Yale Physicist Honored for Her Study of Fast Radio Bursts From Distant Galaxies

Yale physicist Laura Newburgh is participating on the research team of the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME). The research group is the winner of the 2022 Lancelot M. Berkeley – New York Community Trust Prize for Meritorious Work in Astronomy. The American Astronomical Society has presented the Berkeley Prize since 2011.

University of Pittsburgh's Pamela Moalli Shares the $1 Million Magee Prize

University of Pittsburgh’s Pamela Moalli Shares the $1 Million Magee Prize

Pamela Moalli is the director of urogynecology and pelvic reconstruction surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s  Magee-Womens Hospital and the Magee-Womens Research Institute. She and her research team were honored for their work to develop new biomaterials to repair tissue loss in women with compromised vaginal structure and function.

Rebecca Simmons Wins the Entomological Society of America's Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching

Rebecca Simmons Wins the Entomological Society of America’s Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching

An entomologist by training, Dr. Simmons has employed her insect expertise in teaching a range of biology courses at the University of North Dakota – including evolution – for the past 17 years. She has been a member of the Entomological Society of America for 25 years.

American Society of Landscape Architects Professional Award of Excellence in Research Won by Samantha Solano

American Society of Landscape Architects Professional Award of Excellence in Research Won by Samantha Solano

Samantha Solano, an assistant professor of landscape architecture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, was honored for her work on the Visualizing Equity in Landscape Architecture (VELA) Project, the first visual database to compare gender representation over time and location in the field of landscape architecture.

American Political Science Association Recognized Kennesaw State University's Charity Butcher

American Political Science Association Recognized Kennesaw State University’s Charity Butcher

Charity Butcher, a professor of political science at Kennesaw State University in Georgia has been recognized for her contributions to undergraduate and graduate teaching with the 2021 Distinguished Teaching Award from the American Political Science Association.

Cornell's Lillian Lee Honored by the Association for Computational Linguistics

Cornell’s Lillian Lee Honored by the Association for Computational Linguistics

Lillian Lee, the Charles Roy Davis Professor in the departments of computer science and information science in the Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, is being honored for her services as editor of Transactions of the ACL.

President of Hobart and William Smith College Wins Award From the American Economic Association

President of Hobart and William Smith College Wins Award From the American Economic Association

Joyce Jacobsen was named the winner of the Carolyn Shaw Bell Award, which has been given annually since 1998 to an individual who has furthered the status of women in the economics profession through example, achievements, increasing our understanding of how women can advance in the economics profession or mentoring others.

Temple University Scholar Recognized for Her Work in Public Health Communication

Temple University Scholar Recognized for Her Work in Public Health Communication

Sarah Bauerle Bass, associate professor in the department of social and behavioral sciences in the College of Public Health at Temple University in Philadelphia, is being honored by the American Public Health Association for advancing public health communication practice, theory, and research, mentoring students, and advancing the field of public health communication.

Two Women Academics Are Among the Seven 2021 Doris Duke Artists

Two Women Academics Are Among the Seven 2021 Doris Duke Artists

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation recently announced the seven 2021 Doris Duke Artists, each receiving an award of $275,000. Among the winners are Kris Davis, associate program director of creative development at the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice in Boston and Cynthia Oliver,a professor of dance at the University of Illinois.

Gemma Reguera Recognized for Her Efforts to Advance Women in the Field of Microbiology

Gemma Reguera Recognized for Her Efforts to Advance Women in the Field of Microbiology

Gemma Reguera, a professor of microbiology and molecular genetics at Michigan State University, received the 2022 Alice C. Evans Award from the American Society for Microbiology for her outstanding contributions toward the full participation and advancement of women in the microbial sciences.

Mary Frances Berry Wins the Lewis Award for History and Social Justice From the American Historical Association

Mary Frances Berry Wins the Lewis Award for History and Social Justice From the American Historical Association

The Lewis Prize is offered annually to recognize a historian for leadership and sustained engagement at the intersection of historical work, public culture, and social justice. The prize is named in memory of John Lewis, the civil rights icon who represented Georgia in the United States House of Representatives for 34 years.

Cynthia Rudin Wins the $1 Million Squirrel AI Award for Artificial Intelligence for the Benefit of Humanity

Cynthia Rudin Wins the $1 Million Squirrel AI Award for Artificial Intelligence for the Benefit of Humanity

Cynthia Rudin,  professor of computer science and electrical and computer engineering at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, was won the $1 million Squirrel AI Award for Artificial Intelligence for the Benefit of Humanity from the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence. Founded in 1979, AAAI serves as the prominent international scientific society serving […]

The American Academy of Nursing Honors Antonia Villarruel of the University of Pennsylvania

The American Academy of Nursing Honors Antonia Villarruel of the University of Pennsylvania

Antonia Villarruel, the Margaret Bond Simon Dean of the School of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania, has received the 2021 Health Care Leader Award, which recognizes an influential national leader dedicated to improving the health of the nation.

M. Geneva Murray Received the Coalition Builder Award From the National Women’s Studies Association

M. Geneva Murray Received the Coalition Builder Award From the National Women’s Studies Association

Dr. Murray has been the director of the Women’s Center at Ohio University since 2015. Earlier, she was the director of the Women’s Center at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

Karen Tei Yamashita to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award From the National Book Foundation

Karen Tei Yamashita to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award From the National Book Foundation

Professor Yamashita is the author of eight books and numerous plays. She currently serves as professor emerita at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she has taught literature and creative writing since 1997.

Society for Science Honors Colorado State University's Atmospheric Scientist Emily Fischer

Society for Science Honors Colorado State University’s Atmospheric Scientist Emily Fischer

An atmospheric chemist, Dr. Fischer uses field-based and applied modeling approaches to investigate the sources of atmospheric trace gases. Her work aims to improve the understanding of the role of climate in determining the atmosphere’s self-cleansing capacity.

University of Pennsylvania to Name Its New Data Science Building to Honor Amy Gutmann

University of Pennsylvania to Name Its New Data Science Building to Honor Amy Gutmann

Amy Gutmann is the longest-serving president in the university’s history. She became president in 2004 after serving as provost at Princeton University. She has been nominated by President Biden to serve as U.S. Ambassador to Germany.

MIT's Nancy Rose Honored for Her Efforts to Advance Women in Economics

MIT’s Nancy Rose Honored for Her Efforts to Advance Women in Economics

Nancy L. Rose, the Charles P. Kindleberger Professor of Applied Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has been awarded the Carolyn Shaw Bell Award from the American Economic Association’s Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession.

St. Catherine University Scholar Wins the Teaching Literature Book Award

St. Catherine University Scholar Wins the Teaching Literature Book Award

Tarshia Stanley, dean of the division of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences, and professor of English at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, has been selected as the winner of the Teaching Literature Book Award, an international prize for the best book on teaching literature at the college level. The award is presented biennially by the graduate faculty in English at Idaho State University.

The American Society for Cell Biology Honors Donna Ginther of the University of Kansas

The American Society for Cell Biology Honors Donna Ginther of the University of Kansas

Donna Ginther, the Roy A. Roberts Distinguished Professor of Economics at the University of Kansas, is being recognized for “leadership in alerting the scientific community to the serious problem of racial inequity in research funding at the NIH and continuing to call for change.” She will be honored at the society’s annual convention in December.

The Eudora Welty Book Prize Is Awarded to Casey Kayser of the University of Arkansas

The Eudora Welty Book Prize Is Awarded to Casey Kayser of the University of Arkansas

Each year, the Mississippi University for Women and the University Press of Mississippi collaborate to award the Welty Prize for an outstanding work of literary scholarship on women’s studies, Southern studies, or modern letters in honor of MUW’s most famous alumna, writer Eudora Welty.

Harvard's Susan Murphy Wins the Van Wijngaarden Award for Using Statistics to Improve Health Care Decision Making

Harvard’s Susan Murphy Wins the Van Wijngaarden Award for Using Statistics to Improve Health Care Decision Making

Susan A. Murphy is the Mallinckrodt Professor of Statistics and of Computer Science and Radcliffe Alumnae Professor at the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University. Her research focuses on developing data analysis methods and experimental designs to improve real-time multi-stage decision-making in mobile health.

Nicole Gasparini of Tulane University in New Orleans Honored by the American Geophysical Union

Nicole Gasparini of Tulane University in New Orleans Honored by the American Geophysical Union

Dr. Gasparini will receive the Marguerite T. Williams Award. which is presented annually and recognizes significant contributions to research and community-building by a mid-career scientist in the field of earth and planetary surface processes.

Pamela Björkman to Receive a Major International Award Recognizing Outstanding Women Scientists

Pamela Björkman to Receive a Major International Award Recognizing Outstanding Women Scientists

The Pearl Meister Greengard Prize is presented by The Rockefeller University in New York. Dr. Björkman is being recognized for “discovering key aspects of the immune system that are helping to direct better treatment for infection from viruses and other diseases.” The prize includes a $100,000 honorarium.

Susan Briante of Arizona State University Wins the 2021 Pegasus Award for Poetry Criticism

Susan Briante of Arizona State University Wins the 2021 Pegasus Award for Poetry Criticism

The award given by the Poetry Foundation, which includes a cash prize, honors the best book-length works of criticism published in the prior calendar year. The honor can be awarded for biographies, essay collections, and critical editions that consider the subject of poetry or poets.

Vanderbilt University's Consuelo Wilkins Will Be Honored for Her Work in Promoting Health Equity

Vanderbilt University’s Consuelo Wilkins Will Be Honored for Her Work in Promoting Health Equity

Dr. Wilkins is senior vice president for health equity and inclusive excellence at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center and senior associate dean for health equity and inclusive excellence in the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She will be honored during a ceremony at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia on November 4.

Marianne Mithun of the University of California, Santa Barbara Wins Major Award in Linguistics

Marianne Mithun of the University of California, Santa Barbara Wins Major Award in Linguistics

Marianne Mithun, a professor of linguistics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, received the Neil and Saras Smith Medal from the British Academy for her groundbreaking research into Native American and Austronesian languages. Her work has helped indigenous communities in North America and Austronesia preserve their languages and pass them on to younger generations.

The American Political Science Association Honors the University of Chicago's Cathy Cohen

The American Political Science Association Honors the University of Chicago’s Cathy Cohen

Cathy J. Cohen, the David and Mary Winton Green Distinguished Service Professor in the department of political science at the University of Chicago, received the 2021 Hanes Walton, Jr. Career Award from the American Political Science Association. The award honors a political scientist whose lifetime of distinguished scholarship has made significant contributions to the understanding of racial and ethnic politics.

Amanda Hinnant Wins the Outstanding Woman in Journalism and Mass Communication Education Award

Amanda Hinnant Wins the Outstanding Woman in Journalism and Mass Communication Education Award

Amanda Hinnant is an associate professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Columbia. The award recognizes a woman who has represented fellow women in the academy through personal excellence and high standards in journalism education. The award is given for exceptional merit, not on an annual basis.

Markita del Carpio Landry Wins a Vilcek Foundation Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science

Markita del Carpio Landry Wins a Vilcek Foundation Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science

Markita del Carpio Landry, an assistant professor of bioengineering at the University of California, Berkeley, is being honored for the development of probes to visualize neurochemical communication in the brain, and for breakthroughs in gene-editing technologies with applications for agriculture and the development of edible biologic drugs.

University of Central Florida Medical Student Honored for Work in Developing Makeshift Ventilators

University of Central Florida Medical Student Honored for Work in Developing Makeshift Ventilators

Lily Chen, a third-year medical student at the University of Central Florida, was awarded the Excellence in Public Health Service Award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service for using her bioengineering expertise to create makeshift ventilators for COVID-19 patients.