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Worcester Polytechnic Institute Scholar Honored for Her Collection of Short Stories on Rural Kansas

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Scholar Honored for Her Collection of Short Stories on Rural Kansas

Kate McIntyre, an assistant professor of creative writing at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, is the winner of the 2020 Flannery O’Connor Award. The award, named after famous short story writer and novelist Flannery O’Connor, was established by the University of Georgia Press in 1983.

Elaine Sullivan Brings to Life the History of the Egyptian Necropolis of Saqqara

Elaine Sullivan Brings to Life the History of the Egyptian Necropolis of Saqqara

Dr. Sullivan won the Roy Rosenzweig Prize for Innovation in Digital History, sponsored jointly by the American History Association and the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. The award is given annually to honor and support work on an innovative and freely available new media project.

Cheri Canon Honored by the American Association for Women in Radiology

Cheri Canon Honored by the American Association for Women in Radiology

Cheri Canon, the Witten-Stanley Endowed Chair of Radiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has been selected to receive the 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Award from the American Association for Women in Radiology. The award is the association’s highest honor.

Texas Woman's University Scholar's Book  Honored by the National Women's Studies Association

Texas Woman’s University Scholar’s Book Honored by the National Women’s Studies Association

Danielle Phillips-Cunningham, an associate professor of multicultural women’s and gender studies at Texas Woman’s University, was honored for groundbreaking scholarship in women’s studies that makes significant feminist contributions to the topic of women and labor. T

Yale University's Hazel Carby Wins Book Award From the British Academy

Yale University’s Hazel Carby Wins Book Award From the British Academy

The British Academy’s Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize was established in 2013 to reward and celebrate the best works of nonfiction “that demonstrate rigor and originality, have contributed to global cultural understanding, and illuminate the interconnections and divisions that shape cultural identity worldwide.”

Beena Ajmerea Is a Rising Star in the Field of Soil and Rock Slope Stability

Beena Ajmerea Is a Rising Star in the Field of Soil and Rock Slope Stability

Beena Ajmera, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at North Dakota State Univerity, has been selected as the inaugural recipient of the Oldrich Hungr Award from the International Consortium on Landslides. She will deliver the keynote address at the Fifth World Landslide Forum to be held in Kyoto, Japan in November 2021.

Isabel Wilkerson Is the Inaugural Winner of the $100,000 NYU/Axinn Foundation Prize

Isabel Wilkerson Is the Inaugural Winner of the $100,000 NYU/Axinn Foundation Prize

A graduate of Howard University, Professor Wilkerson has taught at Emory University, Princeton University, Boston University, and Northwestern University. She won the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing in 1994, as Chicago Bureau Chief of The New York Times. She was the first African-American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize in journalism.

American Institute of Physics Gives the Science Communications Award to Professor Susan Hockfield

American Institute of Physics Gives the Science Communications Award to Professor Susan Hockfield

Susan Hockfield is a professor of neuroscience, a member of the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, and president emerita at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She was honored for her book, The Age of Living Machines: How Biology Will Build the Next Technology Revolution.

Rachel Isaacs of Colby College Wins the Pomegranate Prize

Rachel Isaacs of Colby College Wins the Pomegranate Prize

Now in its 10th year, the Pomegranate Prize — so named for the fruit’s 613 seeds, which correspond to the 613 commandments in the Torah — recognizes emerging Jewish educators from across the country whose work has been influential through bold, inclusive, and creative action.

Princeton University's Deana Lawson Is the First Photographer to Win the Hugo Boss Prize

Princeton University’s Deana Lawson Is the First Photographer to Win the Hugo Boss Prize

Sponsored by the German fashion house Hugo Boss and presented by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, the prize has been awarded biannually since 1996 and was established to “embrace today’s most innovative and critically relevant cultural currents.” The prize is considered among the most prestigious awards within the contemporary art world.

University of Rochester's Brianna Theobald Wins Two Book Awards

University of Rochester’s Brianna Theobald Wins Two Book Awards

Brianna Theobald, an assistant professor of history at the University of Rochester has won two awards for her first book, Reproduction on the Reservation: Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Colonialism in the Long Twentieth Century.

The First Woman to Be Honored With the World Agriculture Prize

The First Woman to Be Honored With the World Agriculture Prize

Pamela Ronald, distinguished professor in the department of plant pathology at the University of California, Davis, has been named a 2020 World Agriculture Prize laureate by the Global Confederation of Higher Education Associations for Agricultural and Life Sciences.

Jeanne Craig Sinkford Wins the Highest Award Given by the American College of Dentists

Jeanne Craig Sinkford Wins the Highest Award Given by the American College of Dentists

Dr. Sinkford was appointed associate dean at the Howard University College of Dentistry in 1967. In 1975, she broke the gender barrier when she was appointed dean of Howard University College of Dentistry, the first woman to lead a U.S. dental school. She served as dean from 1975 to 1991.

Andrea Kitta of Eastern Carolina University Wins the 2020 Chicago Folklore Prize

Andrea Kitta of Eastern Carolina University Wins the 2020 Chicago Folklore Prize

Andrea Kitta is associate professor of English at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. Her timely book, published five months before the onset of the current COVID-19 global pandemic, sheds light on how information and misinformation spread during an outbreak of a deadly disease.

Bard College Scholar Wins Book Award From the Middle East Studies Association

Bard College Scholar Wins Book Award From the Middle East Studies Association

Sophia Stamatopoulou-Robbins, an assistant professor of anthropology at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, received the 2020 Albert Hourani Book Award from the Middle East Studies Association. Dr. Stamatopoulou-Robbins has taught at Bard College since 2013.

Deborah Damast of New York University Honored For Her Work in Dance Education

Deborah Damast of New York University Honored For Her Work in Dance Education

Deborah Damast has been teaching dance education at New York University since 2002, and now serves as the program director. She is also a professional dancer and choreographer and is studying for a doctorate in dance education at Columbia University.

University of Chicago's Eve Ewing Honored at the Iowa City Book Festival

University of Chicago’s Eve Ewing Honored at the Iowa City Book Festival

Eve Ewing is an assistant professor at the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. The Paul Engle Prize honors writers who demonstrate a pioneering spirit in the world of literature and a commitment to engaging with the issues of the day.

Viviana Chiu Sik Wu Honored as an Emerging Scholar in the Field of Nonprofit Management

Viviana Chiu Sik Wu Honored as an Emerging Scholar in the Field of Nonprofit Management

Dr. Wu joined the School of Public Policy at the Univerity of Massachusetts Amherst this fall. Her research interests include philanthropy and nonprofit management, inequality and place-based disadvantage, engagement, and advocacy on social media, computational methods, and text as data.

Two Women Scholars to Share the Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Two Women Scholars to Share the Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Jennifer Doudna, a professor of molecular and cell biology and of chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley and Emmanuelle Charpentier, director of the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin, Germany will share the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the work on gene splicing.

Tamara Bertrand Jones Awarded the Presidential Medal From the Association for the Study of Higher Education

Tamara Bertrand Jones Awarded the Presidential Medal From the Association for the Study of Higher Education

Tamara Bertrand Jones is an associate professor of higher education in the College of Education at Florida State University. Her research examines the sociocultural influences on socialization during graduate education and the professional experiences of underrepresented populations, particularly Black women, in academia.

Andrea Ghez Is the Fourth Woman to Win the Nobel Prize in Physics

Andrea Ghez Is the Fourth Woman to Win the Nobel Prize in Physics

Andrea Ghez is the Lauren B. Leichtman & Arthur E. Levine Chair in Astrophysics at the University of California, Los Angeles. She was honored for her pioneering work providing evidence of a super black hole in the center of the Milky Way galaxy.

Meredith McCarroll Wins an American Book Award From the Before Columbus Foundation

Meredith McCarroll Wins an American Book Award From the Before Columbus Foundation

Meredith McCarroll is a lecturer in English at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. At Bowdoin, she serves as director of the Writing and Rhetoric program and as director of the First-Year Seminar program.

Vanderbilt University's Ashley Smith Honored by the American Society of Civil Engineers

Vanderbilt University’s Ashley Smith Honored by the American Society of Civil Engineers

The Richard H. Nettleton Outstanding Practitioner Advisor Award recognizes civil engineering professionals who serve as practitioner advisors and show outstanding leadership and involvement in student chapters at universities.

Nina Jing Awarded the Blavatnik Regional Award for Young Scientists in Chemistry

Nina Jing Awarded the Blavatnik Regional Award for Young Scientists in Chemistry

Ning Jia, a postdoctoral fellow at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, which is affiliated with Rockefeller University, Cornell University, and the Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Jia’s research has provided scientists with an enhanced understanding of the functions and structure of individual atoms in biological molecules.

New Horizons in Physics Award to Be Shared by Tien-Tien Yu of the University of Oregon

New Horizons in Physics Award to Be Shared by Tien-Tien Yu of the University of Oregon

The New Horizons prize recognizes early-career scientists who have already made a substantial impact on their fields. Yu and her colleagues have pioneered a new approach in the search for dark matter, the mysterious substance that accounts for about 80 percent of all matter in the universe.

Michelle Cooke Wins Diversity and Inclusion Award From the International Association for Geoscience

Michelle Cooke Wins Diversity and Inclusion Award From the International Association for Geoscience

The association recognized Professor Cooke for her work as a “foundational leader in accessible and inclusive geoscience teaching in both the classroom and field for over 20 years, all while maintaining a successful research career in geomechanics and structural geology.

University of Memphis Scholar Honored by the National Communication Association

University of Memphis Scholar Honored by the National Communication Association

Joy V. Goldsmith, professor of communication studies and founder and co-director of the Center for Health Literacy and Health Communication, was honored for in family caregiving for chronically- and terminally-ill patients.

Harvard University's Catherine Dulac Awarded the $3 Million Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

Harvard University’s Catherine Dulac Awarded the $3 Million Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

Catherine Dulac, the Lee and Ezpeleta Professor of Arts and Sciences and the Higgins Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard University, has been awarded a 2021 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences for her pioneering work identifying the neural circuitry that regulates parenting behavior in both males and females.

University of Kentucky's Cheryl Matias Honored by the American Educational Research Association

University of Kentucky’s Cheryl Matias Honored by the American Educational Research Association

Professor Cheryl Matias’ research and teaching are primarily focused on racial justice in education. But, she also is committed to efforts to remove barriers in academia that often impact women, faculty of color, and mothers.

Julie-Ann Scott Pollock Wins Book Award From the National Communication Association

Julie-Ann Scott Pollock Wins Book Award From the National Communication Association

Julie-Ann Scott-Pollock, communication studies professor and director of performance studies at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, has been named the recipient of the Lilla A. Heston Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Interpretation and Performance Studies from the National Communication Association.

American Chemical Society Recognizes the Work of Kristin Bowman-James

American Chemical Society Recognizes the Work of Kristin Bowman-James

Kristin Bowman-James, University of Kansas Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, will be the recipient of the American Chemical Society Award in Inorganic Chemistry. She is only the second woman to receive the award since its inception in 1962.

Women's Studies Department at the University of Maryland Named to Honor Harriet Tubman

Women’s Studies Department at the University of Maryland Named to Honor Harriet Tubman

Harriett Tubman was born into slavery in Maryland. After escaping to the North, she made numerous returns to the South to lead dozens of slaves to freedom. During the Civil War, she served a spy, scout, and nurse for the Union Army.

University of Louisville's Manju Ahuja Wins Lifetime Achievement Award From the Academy of Management

University of Louisville’s Manju Ahuja Wins Lifetime Achievement Award From the Academy of Management

Dr. Ahuja, Frazier Family Professor of Computer Information Systems in the University of Louisville College of Business, received the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Management’s Organizational Communication and Information Systems division.

Teresa Woodruff Wins a Prestigious Award From the Endocrine Society

Teresa Woodruff Wins a Prestigious Award From the Endocrine Society

Coining the term oncofertility — the blend of oncology and fertility — Dr. Woodruff, the new provost at Michigan State University, created a now widely-recognized medical field that strives to explore and expand the reproductive options of cancer patients and cancer survivors.

American Society for Cell Biology Recognizes the Research of Dartmouth's Prachee Avasthi

American Society for Cell Biology Recognizes the Research of Dartmouth’s Prachee Avasthi

The 2020 Women in Cell Biology Junior Award for Excellence in Research is given each year “to a woman who is making exceptional scientific contributions to cell biology, is developing a strong independent research program, and exhibits the potential for continuing at a high level of scientific endeavor and leadership.”