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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.

Michigan State's Tenille Gaines Recognized by the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors

Michigan State’s Tenille Gaines Recognized by the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors

Tenille Gaines is the associate director for counseling in Michigan State University’s Counseling and Psychiatric Services department. She will receive the Harriet Copher Haynes Diversity Leadership Mentoring Award from the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors. The award honors “talented mental health professionals of diverse identities who aspire to become counseling center directors.”

Katalin Karikó of the University of Pennsylvania Will Share the 2021 Albany Prize for Her Work on a COVID-19 Vaccine

Katalin Karikó of the University of Pennsylvania Will Share the 2021 Albany Prize for Her Work on a COVID-19 Vaccine

Katalin Karikó, an adjunct professor of neurosurgery at the Perelman School of Medicine t the University of Pennsylvania and a senior vice president at BioNTech, has been selected to receive the 2021 Albany Prize, She will share the award with Drew Weissman, the Roberts Family Professor of Vaccine Research at the medical school and Barney Graham, the deputy director of the Vaccine Research Center and the chief of the Viral Pathogenesis Laboratory at the National Institutes of Health.

Florida State University Scholar Honored by the American Society of Interior Designers

Florida State University Scholar Honored by the American Society of Interior Designers

Jill Pable, professor and chair of the department of interior architecture and design at Florida State University, has received the 2021 Design Luminary Award from the American Society of Interior Designers. The award recognizes Professor Pable’s research on designing healthy spaces that serve homeless people, such as shelters, permanent supportive and transitional housing types.

Jenefer Davies Has Been Named the 2021 Outstanding Dance Education Researcher

Jenefer Davies Has Been Named the 2021 Outstanding Dance Education Researcher

Jenefer Davies, professor of dance and theater at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, was recognized by the National Dance Education Organization for her work in creating an academic curriculum in aerial dance through experiential research and developing one of the first educational aerial dance programs in the country.

Alison Gopnik Has Been Awarded the 2021 Carl Sagan Prize for Science Popularization

Alison Gopnik Has Been Awarded the 2021 Carl Sagan Prize for Science Popularization

Alison Gopnik is a professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley and a world-renowned expert in child development. The Carl Sagan Prize recognizes researchers who “have contributed mightily to the public understanding and appreciation of science.”

Jessie Borgman Shares the Computers and Composition Distinguished Book Award

Jessie Borgman Shares the Computers and Composition Distinguished Book Award

Jessie Borgman is an Instructor in the Writers’ Studio at Arizona State University and an adjunct Instructor at Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor, Michigan. is being honored for the book Personal, Accessible, Responsive, Strategic: Resources and Strategies for Online Writing Instructors.

Pennsylvania State University's Kimberly Lau Is a Real "Rock" Star

Pennsylvania State University’s Kimberly Lau Is a Real “Rock” Star

Kimberly Lau, assistant professor of geosciences and an associate in the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute at Pennsylvania State University, received the Pre-tenure Excellence Award from the Geobiology and Geomicrobiology Division of the Geological Society of America. She will be honored at the society annual meeting in Portland, Oregon in October.

Evelyn Parrish of the University of Kentucky Is the Psychiatric Nurse of the Year

Evelyn Parrish of the University of Kentucky Is the Psychiatric Nurse of the Year

Dr. Parrish, an associate professor and the assistant dean of accreditation and strategic outcomes for the College of Nursing at the University of Kentucky, will be honored at the annual conference of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association in Louisville in October. She is being recognized for standout clinical leadership and for providing exceptional mental health patient service and care.

The First Woman to Win the Excellence in Teaching Award From the International Tuba Euphonium Association

The First Woman to Win the Excellence in Teaching Award From the International Tuba Euphonium Association

The first instrument Dr. Swoboda learned to play was the clarinet in fourth grade. In eighth grade, she switched to tuba. Dr. Swoboda has enjoyed a vibrant career as a performer, educator, and entrepreneur and has been teaching full-time at the university level for 17 years.

New Faculty Member at the College of William and Mary Honored by the Society of American Historians

New Faculty Member at the College of William and Mary Honored by the Society of American Historians

Brianna Nofil, an assistant professor of history at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, was recognized with the Allan Nevins Prize from the Society of American Historians for her dissertation, “Detention Power: Jails, Camps, and the Origins of Immigrant Incarceration, 1900-2002.”

Elizabeth Paul, a Rising Star in Plasma Physics, Wins Award From the American Physical Society

Elizabeth Paul, a Rising Star in Plasma Physics, Wins Award From the American Physical Society

Elizabeth Paul, a Presidential Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Princeton University and the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory has won the prestigious and highly competitive 2021 Marshall N. Rosenbluth Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award, presented by the American Physical Society.

Kathleen Condray Is Selected as the Winner of the 2021 Booker Worthen Literary Prize

Kathleen Condray Is Selected as the Winner of the 2021 Booker Worthen Literary Prize

Kathleen Condray, a professor of German at the University of Arkansas is the 2021 recipient of the Booker Worthen Literary Prize for her book on the German speakers who settled in Arkansas. Mining the archive of the German-language newspaper Das Arkansas Echo, Dr. Condray sheds light on how these immigrants navigated their new identity as southern Americans.

Society for Marketing Advances Recognizes the Work of Lisa Scheer of the University of Missouri

Society for Marketing Advances Recognizes the Work of Lisa Scheer of the University of Missouri

Professor Scheer was honored for her highly cited research and her willingness to help mentor younger members of the academic community. Dr. Scheer’s research has more than 11,000 citations on Google Scholar. She has two papers that have been cited more than 2,000 times.

Professor Rebecca Wanzo of Washington University in St. Louis Has Won Two Book Awards

Professor Rebecca Wanzo of Washington University in St. Louis Has Won Two Book Awards

Rebecca Wanzo, professor and chair of women, gender, and sexuality studies in the College of Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, has won two major awards in the field of comic book studies.

Carnegie Mellon University Scholar Honored by the International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence

Carnegie Mellon University Scholar Honored by the International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence

Dr. Fei Fang’s research uses game theory and machine learning to handle real-world challenges such as security, environmental sustainability, food security, and mobility. Her work has helped rangers and local communities combat poaching and to reduce food insecurity. Since 2013, her research has been used by the U.S. Coast to protect the Staten Island Ferry in New York City

Ann Stalter Wins an Award From the Association of Community Health Nursing Educators

Ann Stalter Wins an Award From the Association of Community Health Nursing Educators

Ann Stalter, professor and chair of nursing at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, received the 2021 Outstanding Contributions to Community/Public Health Nursing Research Award from the Association of Community Health Nursing Educators. She was honored for her efforts to promote quality and safety in nursing education and community and public health nursing.

Yale's Sharon Hammes-Schiffer Recognized for Her Pioneering Work in Chemistry Research

Yale’s Sharon Hammes-Schiffer Recognized for Her Pioneering Work in Chemistry Research

The Willard Gibbs Award, established by the American Chemical Society in 1910, is named for pioneering Yale scientist Josiah Willard Gibbs. Past winners include Marie Curie and Linus Pauling. The award honors pioneering work that opens new fields of chemistry research.