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Hartwick College's Laurel Elder Wins Award for the Best Book on Women and Politics

Hartwick College’s Laurel Elder Wins Award for the Best Book on Women and Politics

Dr. Elder teaches courses on American politics. Her research explores the intersection of gender, race, and parenthood in shaping political attitudes as well as the reasons for women’s continued underrepresentation in elective office. She won the 2022 Victoria Schuck Award from the American Political Science Association for best book published on women and politics.

Jennifer Doudna Wins the Inaugural $250,000 Kimberly Prize in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

Jennifer Doudna Wins the Inaugural $250,000 Kimberly Prize in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

The new award, given by Kimberly Querrey in honor of her late husband, Lou Simpson, a Northwestern University trustee, alumnus, and benefactor, is the largest biochemistry award offered in the U.S. It will be awarded annually to a scientist who has made outstanding biochemical research contributions to the molecular basis of life with a direct demonstrated link of their discovery into the clinic that improves human health.

Frances Berry Wins Lifetime Achievement Award From the American Political Science Association

Frances Berry Wins Lifetime Achievement Award From the American Political Science Association

Professor Berry joined the faculty at Florida State University in 1990. She served as director of the Askew School of Public Administration from 2003 to 2009. Dr. Berry has served as president of the Public Management Research Association and president of the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration.

Yale Professor Emerita Dolores Hayden to Be Honored at the National Building Museum in Washington

Yale Professor Emerita Dolores Hayden to Be Honored at the National Building Museum in Washington

Professor Hayden will be honored with the presentation of the Vincent Scully Prize at the museum on October 3, when she will give an address on the “urbanism of care” and the benefits of cities’ investment in public infrastructure extending beyond water supply, paved streets, and schools in order to include childcare centers in workplaces, free kindergartens, and public kitchens.

University of Georgia Scholar Wins Award From the American Political Science Association

University of Georgia Scholar Wins Award From the American Political Science Association

Susan Brodie Haire, a professor in the department of political science in the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia, is being honored for her record of service that demonstrates a career-long dedication to improving the profession through mentorship, teaching, and service.

Sandra Shannon Honored by the Association of Theatre in Higher Education

Sandra Shannon Honored by the Association of Theatre in Higher Education

Sandra Shannon, professor emerita of African American literature at Howard University in Washington, D.C., is widely acknowledged as a major scholar in the field of African American drama. She is a leading authority on playwright August Wilson and is president of the August Wilson Society.

Julie Brigham-Grette Was Awarded the Distinguished Career Award from the American Quaternary Association

Julie Brigham-Grette Was Awarded the Distinguished Career Award from the American Quaternary Association

The Quaternary period embraces the most recent of the three periods of the Cenozoic Era which began nearly 2.6 million years ago and continues to this day. The award honors someone with a decades-long commitment to and positive impact within Quaternary science.

The British Ecological Society Honors University of California, Irvine Biologist Kathleen Treseder

The British Ecological Society Honors University of California, Irvine Biologist Kathleen Treseder

Professor Treseder is a leading expert on the role of fungi in mediating ecosystem responses to climate change. Her research ranges in scale from molecules and small fungal organisms to the microbial ecology of the entire planet. She has taught at the University of California, Irvine since 2003.

Four Women Scholars Share the Presidential Recognition Award From the Association for Women in Mathematics

Four Women Scholars Share the Presidential Recognition Award From the Association for Women in Mathematics

The four women mathematicians sharing the award are Erica J. Graham, an associate professor of mathematics at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, Raegan Higgins, an associate professor of mathematics at Texas Tech University, Candice Price, an associate professor of mathematics and statistics at Smith College in North Hampton, Massachusetts, and Shelby Wilson, a senior professional at the Applied Physics Laboratory Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Swarthmore College's Farha Ghannam Honored by the American Anthropological Association

Swarthmore College’s Farha Ghannam Honored by the American Anthropological Association

Farha Ghannam, the Eugene Lang Research Professor of Anthropology at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, recently received the American Anthropological Association’s 2022 Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in Anthropology. The award is given to one individual each year who has impacted the discipline of anthropology through outstanding teaching and inspiring their students.

Shaina Phenix Awarded the Miller Williams Poetry Prize from the University of Arkansas Press

Shaina Phenix Awarded the Miller Williams Poetry Prize from the University of Arkansas Press

Shaina Phenix, an assistant professor of English at Elon University in North Carolina, is the winner of the 2023 Miller Williams Poetry Prize from the University of Arkansas Press. Phenix will receive a cash prize, and her manuscript To Be Named Something Else will be published in the Miller Williams Poetry Series in the spring of 2023.

Two Women Scientists Named Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellows by the U.S. Department of Defense

Two Women Scientists Named Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellows by the U.S. Department of Defense

The U.S. Department of Defense has announced the selection of nine distinguished faculty scientists and engineers for the 2022 Class of Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellows. Each Fellow will receive up to $3 million over the five-year fellowship term to pursue cutting-edge fundamental research projects. Of the nine new fellows, only two are women.

Naomi Halas Named as a Winner of the €200,000 Eni Energy Transition Award

Naomi Halas Named as a Winner of the €200,000 Eni Energy Transition Award

Naomi Halas, the Stanley C. Moore Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University in Houston, Texas, is sharing the prestigious 2022 Eni Energy Transition Award for developing light-powered “antenna-reactor” catalysts that can substantially lower the temperatures required for industrial-scale hydrogen production. She is sharing the award with a Rice University colleague, Professor Peter J. A. Nordlander.

The International Literacy Association Honors Tanya Wright of Michigan State University

The International Literacy Association Honors Tanya Wright of Michigan State University

The Jerry Johns Outstanding Teacher Educator in Reading Award from the International Literacy Association recognizes a teacher in higher education who exemplifies outstanding teaching of reading and reading methods and who is an innovative leader, mentor, and scholar within the field of literacy education.

Multiple Honors for the University of California Santa Barbara's Rachel Segalman

Multiple Honors for the University of California Santa Barbara’s Rachel Segalman

Rachel A. Segalman, the Edward Noble Kramer Professor and chair of the department of chemical engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has won awards from the U.S. Department of Energy and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

Felicia Smith of the University of New Mexico Honored by the American Society of Mammalogists

Felicia Smith of the University of New Mexico Honored by the American Society of Mammalogists

As a mammologist, Dr. Smith focuses her research interests on paleoecological and evolutionary research — specifically the effects of climatic change and biodiversity loss on mammals. Professor Smith has published three books or edited volumes, and over 100 peer-reviewed scientific articles.

Devon Walker-Figueroa Wins the Levis Reading Prize From Virginia Commonwealth University

Devon Walker-Figueroa Wins the Levis Reading Prize From Virginia Commonwealth University

Devon Walker-Figueroa has taught undergraduate creative writing at the University of Iowa, the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and New York University, as well as composition courses at St. Joseph’s College in Brooklyn.

Carlotta Berry Wins the Distinguished Educator Award From the Society of Women Engineers

Carlotta Berry Wins the Distinguished Educator Award From the Society of Women Engineers

Carlotta A. Berry is the Dr. Lawrence J. Giacoletto Endowed Chair for Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana. Dr. Berry will receive the award in Houston this October during WE22, a gathering of more than 14,000 women engineers and technologists for professional development, education, networking, and career opportunities.

The Eudora Welty Society Bestows an Award on Western Carolina University Scholar Mae Miller Claxton

The Eudora Welty Society Bestows an Award on Western Carolina University Scholar Mae Miller Claxton

Mae Miller Claxton, an English professor at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina, has won the Phoenix Award for Distinguished Achievement from the Eudora Welty Society. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of studies of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author.

University of Maine's Joyce Longcore Honored by the Mycological Society of America

University of Maine’s Joyce Longcore Honored by the Mycological Society of America

Dr. Longcore has spent decades studying various species of microscopic, aquatic fungi from a group called Chytridiomycota, also known as chytrids. Among her many accomplishments. Dr. Loncore was responsible for discovering a pathogen that has caused widespread amphibian die-offs worldwide.

Jessica Fintzen Awarded the Whitehead Prize From the London Mathematical Society

Jessica Fintzen Awarded the Whitehead Prize From the London Mathematical Society

Dr. Fintzen, an assistant professor of mathematics at Duke University, was honored for her groundbreaking work in the so-called Langlands program, which connects two areas of mathematics: number theory (the study of integers and prime numbers) and representation theory, which involves studying complex objects by representing them with simpler objects like matrices.

Florida State University Dance Professor Wins the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize

Florida State University Dance Professor Wins the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize

Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, the Lawton and Nancy Smith Fichter Professor in the College of Fine Arts at Florida State University, has been awarded the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize — one of the most prestigious awards in the American arts. Professor Zollar, a MacArthur Fellow, will receive a cash award of approximately $250,000.

Emily Brodsky Is the Winner of the 2022 Nemmers Prize in Earth Sciences

Emily Brodsky Is the Winner of the 2022 Nemmers Prize in Earth Sciences

Emily Brodsky, professor of Earth and planetary sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz, for her “fundamental, transdisciplinary contributions to understanding the physics of earthquake networks at all scales.” The prize includes a $200,000 award.

Tulane University's Jesmyn Ward to Receive the 2022 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction

Tulane University’s Jesmyn Ward to Receive the 2022 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction

Jesmyn Ward, a professor of creative writing in the School of Liberal Arts at Tulane University in New Orleans, has been announced as the recipient of the 2022 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction. At 45, Professor Ward will be the youngest person to receive the library’s fiction award. Professor Ward is one of only six writers to receive the National Book Award more than once and the only woman to do so.

Elizabeth Ananat and Anna Gassman-Pines Honored for Their Study on the Impact of Work Schedule Unpredictability

Elizabeth Ananat and Anna Gassman-Pines Honored for Their Study on the Impact of Work Schedule Unpredictability

Elizabeth Ananat, Mallya Professor of Women and Economics at Barnard College in New York City and Anna Gassman-Pines, the WLF Bass Connections Associate Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University, received the 2022 Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research from the Center for Families at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Katalin Karikó Wins a 2022 Women in Science International Award from the L’Oréal  Foundation

Katalin Karikó Wins a 2022 Women in Science International Award from the L’Oréal  Foundation

Dr. Karikó is a biochemist, researcher, and adjunct professor of neurosurgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She and co-collaborator Drew Weissman, invented the modified mRNA technology used in Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna’s vaccines to prevent COVID-19 infection.

Educational Pioneer Mary McLeod Bethune Honored With a Statue at the U.S. Capitol

Educational Pioneer Mary McLeod Bethune Honored With a Statue at the U.S. Capitol

Each of the 50 states is now permitted to choose who will represent the state in the National Statuary Hall of the U.S. Capitol. Recently, a statue of Mary McLeod Bethune, founder of what is now Bethune-Cookman Univerity in Daytona Beach, Florida, was unveiled to represent the state of Florida.

Diane Mutz Wins the Best Book Award From the American Political Science Association

Diane Mutz Wins the Best Book Award From the American Political Science Association

Dr. Mutz is the Samuel A. Stouffer Professor of Political Science and Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, and also serves as director of the Institute for the Study of Citizens and Politics. She studies political communication, political psychology, and public opinion.

Council on Undergraduate Research Honors Haverford College's Lou Charkoudian

Council on Undergraduate Research Honors Haverford College’s Lou Charkoudian

Lou Charkoudian, an associate professor of chemistry, is the inaugural recipient of the Silvia Ronco Innovative Mentor Award. This award honors a tenure-track faculty member within 10 years of their first faculty appointment who demonstrates success in chemical sciences and whose mentoring practices have supported undergraduate research.

Hilary Landorf Recognized for Her Work Promoting International Education

Hilary Landorf Recognized for Her Work Promoting International Education

Hilary Landorf, the founding executive director of the Office of Global Learning Initiatives and associate professor of international and intercultural education in the department of educational policy studies at Florida International University, is the recipient of the 2022 NAFSA International Education Award for Leadership and Collaboration.

Three Women Win Teaching Awards From the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications

Three Women Win Teaching Awards From the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications

The three winners are Kathy Roberts Forde, a professor of journalism at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Katherine A. Foss, a professor of media studies at Middle Tennessee State University, and Melita M. Garza, an associate professor of journalism in the College of Communication at Texas Christian University.

International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health Honors Colorado State University's Lorann Stallones

International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health Honors Colorado State University’s Lorann Stallones

Professor Stallones’ work has focused on agricultural injuries and contributed to the body of evidence that farmers and their families experienced unprecedented levels of both fatal and nonfatal injuries and illnesses due to the hazards encountered related to farm work.

Four American Women Share Best Book Award From the American Political Science Association

Four American Women Share Best Book Award From the American Political Science Association

The four women sharing the American Political Science Foundation book prize are Maria C. Escobar-Lemmon of Texas A&M University, Alice J. Kang of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Valerie J. Hoekstra and Miki Caul Kittilson, both at Arizona State University.

Women Win Three of the Four Investigator Awards From the Brown Science Foundation

Women Win Three of the Four Investigator Awards From the Brown Science Foundation

The Investigator Awards given out by The Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation of Metairie, Louisiana, recognize curiosity-driven basic research in chemistry and physics with the goal of alleviating human suffering. The award supports investigators’ research with $2 million over five years.

University of Connecticut's Manisha Sinha Wins the James W.C. Pennington Award

University of Connecticut’s Manisha Sinha Wins the James W.C. Pennington Award

Manisha Sinha, the James L. and Shirley A. Draper Professor in American History at the University of Connecticut, is the recipient of the James W.C. Pennington Award from the Heidelberg Center for American Studies and the faculty of theology of Heidelberg University in Germany.