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Marlene Behrmann of Carnegie Mellon University to Receive Two Prestigious Awards

Marlene Behrmann of Carnegie Mellon University to Receive Two Prestigious Awards

Marlene Behrmann, the Thomas S. Baker University Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh is being honored by the Cognitive Neuroscience Society and the Vision Sciences Society for her work on the brain and visual perception.

University of Florida's Janet Krieger Honored for Contributions to Health Education Technology

University of Florida’s Janet Krieger Honored for Contributions to Health Education Technology

Janice Krieger, a professor of advertising and the director of STEM Translational Communication Center at the University of Florida, has been selected to receive the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) 2020 Technology Award.

Arizona State University's Patty Ferguson-Bohnee Wins Spirit of Excellence Award From the American Bar Association

Arizona State University’s Patty Ferguson-Bohnee Wins Spirit of Excellence Award From the American Bar Association

Administered by the ABA’s Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession, the Spirit of Excellence Award recognizes legal professionals who have demonstrated excellence and a commitment to racial and ethnic diversity.

Marie desJardins of Simmons University Receives the Outstanding Educator Award in Artificial Intelligence

Marie desJardins of Simmons University Receives the Outstanding Educator Award in Artificial Intelligence

Dr. desJardins received the 2020 award in recognition of her work leading the articifical intelligence community in cultivating and recognizing advances in AI education, sharing pedagogical advances, increasing diversity, and improving K- 12 computer science teacher preparation.

Janet Eber Honored for a Lifetime of Service by the American Association of Community Colleges

Janet Eber Honored for a Lifetime of Service by the American Association of Community Colleges

Dr. Eber has been a member of the faculty at the County College of Morris for more than half a century. She is a professor of English and chair of the department of English and philosophy at the college. Dr. Eber will be honored at the association’s annual conference on March 30.

Two Women Professors Share a National Jewish Book Prize

Two Women Professors Share a National Jewish Book Prize

Nancy E. Berg, professor of Hebrew language and literature at Washington University in St. Louis and Naomi Sokoloff, a professor of Hebrew and comparative literature at the University of Washington in Seattle were presented with the National Jewish Book Award in the anthologies and collections category.

Mary Saunders of Texas Woman's University to Be Honored by the Public Leadership Education Network

Mary Saunders of Texas Woman’s University to Be Honored by the Public Leadership Education Network

Mary Saunders, a retired major general of the U.S. Air Force and the founding executive director of the Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership at Texas Woman’s University, has been selected to receive a lifetime achievement award from the Public Leadership Education Network.

Harvard University Divinity Student Wins the 2020 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award

Harvard University Divinity Student Wins the 2020 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award

In addition to her being an award-winning poet, Ariana Reines is also an Obie Award-winning playwright, performing artist, and translator. She has taught at Pomona College, the University of California, Davis, the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Pittsburgh.

Three Women Scholars From Flagship State Universities to Receive Franklin Institute Awards

Three Women Scholars From Flagship State Universities to Receive Franklin Institute Awards

The honorees are Barbra Partee, a professor emerita of linguistics and philosophy at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Monica G. Turner, the Eugene P. Odum Professor of Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Margaret M. Murnane, a Distinguished Professor of Physics at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

National Science Foundation to Name an Astronomical Observatory in Chile for Vera Rubin

National Science Foundation to Name an Astronomical Observatory in Chile for Vera Rubin

Vera Rubin, a pioneering astrophysicist who confirmed the existence of black matter in the universe and taught at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., will be recognized by having the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope facility in Chile named in her honor.

Princeton University's Bonnie Bassler to Be Honored With the $500,000 Gruber Genetics Prize for 2020

Princeton University’s Bonnie Bassler to Be Honored With the $500,000 Gruber Genetics Prize for 2020

Bonnie L. Bassler is the Squibb Professor in Molecular Biology and chair of the department of molecular biology at Princeton University in New Jersey. She will be honored on April 23 at the Allied Genetics Conference in National Harbor, Maryland.

Viviana Gradinaru of Caltech Earns the Vilcek Foundation Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science

Viviana Gradinaru of Caltech Earns the Vilcek Foundation Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science

Dr. Gradinaru is a professor of neuroscience and biomedical engineering and director of the Center for Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience at the California Institute of Technology. Her research focuses on deep brain stimulation procedures for treating human neurodegenerative disorders.

New Award Will Honor North American Women's Fiction

New Award Will Honor North American Women’s Fiction

The Carol Shields Prize for Fiction, which will be awarded for the first time in 2022, will only be open to Canadian and American women and non-binary individuals. The new award will include a cash prize of 150,000 Canadian dollars. Shields won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1995 and taught at the University of Manitoba.

University of Colorado's Kristi Anseth to Receive the For Women in Science Award for North America

University of Colorado’s Kristi Anseth to Receive the For Women in Science Award for North America

The L’Oréal Foundation and UNESCO have announced the winners of the 22nd For Women in Science Awards, which honor five exceptional women scientists from different regions of the world. Each of the five laureates will receive 100,000 euros at a ceremony on March 12 at UNESCO headquarters in Paris.

National Academy of Science Honors Kathleen Hall Jamieson With the 2020 Public Welfare Medal

National Academy of Science Honors Kathleen Hall Jamieson With the 2020 Public Welfare Medal

Kathleen Hall Jamieson is the director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania and a professor of communication at the Annenberg School for Communication. She has been a member of the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania since 1989.

Rockefeller University Scholar Leslie Vosshall to Receive Prestigious Research Award

Rockefeller University Scholar Leslie Vosshall to Receive Prestigious Research Award

Dr. Vosshal’s research focuses on how a mosquito perceives and processes sensory information. She hopes to discover how to manipulate mosquitos’ odor-sensing mechanisms in order to prevent them from biting and spreading disease to human hosts.

Suzanne L. Weekes Received Teaching Award From the Mathematical Association of America

Suzanne L. Weekes Received Teaching Award From the Mathematical Association of America

Suzanne L. Weekes, a professor in the mathematical sciences department at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, has received the prestigious Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics.

Heather Ferguson Wins the Köprülü Book Prize from the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association

Heather Ferguson Wins the Köprülü Book Prize from the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association

The Köprülü Book Prize is given to “the most outstanding book” in the field of Ottoman and Turkish studies published in the previous year. Dr. Ferguson is an associate professor of history at Claremont McKenna College in California.

The Awards Keep Coming for the Groundbreaking Research of Berkeley's Jennifer Doudna

The Awards Keep Coming for the Groundbreaking Research of Berkeley’s Jennifer Doudna

Jennifer Doudna, a professor of molecular and cell biology and of chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley, has won the 2020 Wolf Prize in Medicine, a prestigious international prize awarded in Israel for unique contributions to humanity. She will share the prize with her research colleague Emmanuelle Charpentier, director of the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Germany.

Rutgers-Newark's Chancellor Nancy Cantor Honored for Her Significant Contributions to American Higher Education

Rutgers-Newark’s Chancellor Nancy Cantor Honored for Her Significant Contributions to American Higher Education

Nancy Cantor received the 10th Annual Ernest L. Boyer Award in a ceremony at the annual meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities. Dr. Cantor was cited for being “globally recognized as an advocate for higher education, a catalyst for social mobility, and leader for universities serving as a public good in their communities.”

Duke University School of Medicine Honors the Late Brenda Armstrong

Duke University School of Medicine Honors the Late Brenda Armstrong

Duke University commissioned a portrait of Dr. Brenda Armstrong, who was the second Black woman in the United States to become a board-certified pediatric cardiologist. She served as a professor of pediatrics, associate dean for admissions, and senior associate dean for student diversity, recruitment, and retention at the university’s medical school.

Eleonory Gilburd to Receive the 2020 Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies

Eleonory Gilburd to Receive the 2020 Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies

The award, given out by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame, honors “the best book in European studies that transcends a focus on any one country, state or people to stimulate new ways of thinking about contemporary Europe as a whole.”

University of Arkansas Professor Wins an Award for Her Poetry Manuscript

University of Arkansas Professor Wins an Award for Her Poetry Manuscript

Mohja Kahf, a professor in the department of English, the Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies Program and the Middle East Studies Program at the University of Arkansas, was recently named the winner of the 2020 Press 53 Award for Poetry.

Sandra Faber Has Received the Gold Medal From the Royal Astronomical Society

Sandra Faber Has Received the Gold Medal From the Royal Astronomical Society

The award honors Dr. Faber, a professor emerita at the University of California, Santa Cruz, “for her outstanding research on the formation, structure and evolution of galaxies, and for her contributions to the optical design of the Keck Telescopes and other novel astronomical instruments.”

Cornell University Philosopher Wins the American Philosophical Association’s Book Prize

Cornell University Philosopher Wins the American Philosophical Association’s Book Prize

Kate Manne associate professor of philosophy in the College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, has won the 2019 American Philosophical Association’s Book Prize. The biennial prize is awarded in odd years for the best-published book written by a younger philosophy scholar.

Florida State University's Sharon Nicholson Honored by the Humboldt Foundation in Germany

Florida State University’s Sharon Nicholson Honored by the Humboldt Foundation in Germany

The Humboldt Research Award is granted to researchers whose fundamental discoveries or insights have had a significant impact on their discipline and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements in the future.

Two Women Political Scientists From the University of Hawaiʻi Win Book Awards

Two Women Political Scientists From the University of Hawaiʻi Win Book Awards

Noelani Goodyear-Kaʻōpua and Noenoe K. Silva, both political science professors in the College of Social Sciences at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, have won 2019 Ka Palapala Poʻokela awards from the Hawaiʻi Book Publishers Association.

Two Women Scholars Presented With Awards in Pharmacy

Two Women Scholars Presented With Awards in Pharmacy

Demetra Antimisiaris of the University of Louisville in Kentucky was honored by the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists and Edith Nutescu of the University of Illinois at Chicago receied an award from the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.

Kishauna Soljour Receives Dissertation Award From the Council of Graduate Schools

Kishauna Soljour Receives Dissertation Award From the Council of Graduate Schools

Bestowed annually since 1982, the ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award from the Council of Graduate Schools recognizes recent doctoral recipients who have already made unusually significant and original contributions to their fields.

Mary Chandler Bolin Receives Award From the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors

Mary Chandler Bolin Receives Award From the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors

Mary Chandler Bolin hs been the director of the University of Kentucky Counseling Center since 1998. Dr. Bolin was recognized with the Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to campus mental health.

University of Louisiana-Monroe Honors Long-Time Nursing Professor

University of Louisiana-Monroe Honors Long-Time Nursing Professor

Nancy Albright Lowery taught nursing at the Univesity of Louisiana-Monroe for 40 years including the first class of students at what is now the Kitty DeGree School of Nursing. She was president of the Louisiana State Board of Nursing in the 1980s.

College of William and Mary's Molly Mitchell Honored for Her Work on Sea-Level Rise

College of William and Mary’s Molly Mitchell Honored for Her Work on Sea-Level Rise

Dr. Mitchell is a researcher at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science at the College of William and Mary. Her research focuses on understanding, predicting, and responding to shifts in coastal resources due to the interaction between sea-level rise and human-driven modifications to the shoreline.

University of Kansas Renames its Integrated Sciences Building for Bernadette Gray-Little

University of Kansas Renames its Integrated Sciences Building for Bernadette Gray-Little

Dr. Gary-Little became the 17th chancellor of the University of Kansas in 2009. She is the only woman to serve in that role. Dr. Gray-little stepped down as chancellor after the 2016-17 academic year.

University of Southern Mississippi Scholar Honored by the Medical Fitness Association

University of Southern Mississippi Scholar Honored by the Medical Fitness Association

Melissa Ziegler, who has taught in the kinesiotherapy program in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Southern Mississippi for the past 13 years, was presented with the 2019 Marla Richmond Memorial Education Award from the Medical Fitness Association.

Endowed Scholarship Fund at Brenau University to Honor Long-Time Faculty Member Louise Bauck

Endowed Scholarship Fund at Brenau University to Honor Long-Time Faculty Member Louise Bauck

Dr. Bauck was a faculty member in biology at Brenau University from 2005 to 2012. She served as chair of the department of math & science from 2008 to 2010. After moving to Nebraska, she continued to support Brenau’s programs by teaching online and accompanying study abroad trips to the Yucatan.