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University of Kentucky Scholar Named the Outstanding Community Development Educator

University of Kentucky Scholar Named the Outstanding Community Development Educator

Rosalind Harris, an associate professor in the department of community leadership and development at the University of Kentucky, has won the 2019 Outstanding Community Development Educator Award from the Community Development Society.

Simmons University's Johnnie Hamilton-Mason to Receive the 2019 Feminist Scholar Award

Simmons University’s Johnnie Hamilton-Mason to Receive the 2019 Feminist Scholar Award

The Simmons University professor of social work will be honored at the Council on Social Work Education’s annual program meeting in Denver, Colorado, on October 26. Dr. Hamliton-Mason has taught at the Simmons School of Social work since 1991.

Princeton University's Jo Dunkley Will Be Honored With the New Horizons in Physics Prize

Princeton University’s Jo Dunkley Will Be Honored With the New Horizons in Physics Prize

Jo Dunkley, a professor of physics and astrophysical sciences at Princeton University in New Jersey, will receive a 2020 New Horizons in Physics Prize. The New Horizons Prize is worth $100,000. It is part of a family of awards from the Breakthrough Prize Foundation.

Two Women Scholars Honored With Blavatnik Regional Awards

Two Women Scholars Honored With Blavatnik Regional Awards

Supporting outstanding postdoctoral scientists from academic research institutions across New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut since 2007, the Blavatnik Regional Awards recognize outstanding researchers in three scientific disciplinary categories: Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Chemistry.

Melanie Wilcox of Oklahoma State University Wins Three Awards from the American Psychological Association

Melanie Wilcox of Oklahoma State University Wins Three Awards from the American Psychological Association

Dr. Wilcox joined the College of Education, Health and Aviation faculty at Oklahoma State University in 2018. Prior to coming to OSU, Wilcox was an assistant professor and director of the Psychological Services Clinic at Louisiana Tech University.

Art History Scholar Caitlin Beach From Fordham University Wins Book Prize

Art History Scholar Caitlin Beach From Fordham University Wins Book Prize

The University of Maryland-Phillips Collection Book Prize supports publication of the first book by an emerging scholar presenting new research in modern or contemporary art from 1780 to the present. Winners have their books published by the University of California Press

Boston College Scholar Wins the Gold Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Psychology in the Public Interest

Boston College Scholar Wins the Gold Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Psychology in the Public Interest

Janet E. Helms is the Augustus Long Professor in the Lynch School of Education and Human Development and director of  Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture at Boston College. She was honored at last month’s annual meeting of the American Psychological Association.

A Quartet of Women Scholars Who Have Been Selected to Receive Prestigious Awards

A Quartet of Women Scholars Who Have Been Selected to Receive Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Hale Ann Tufan of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, Nancy Joy, a professor of horn performance at New Mexico State University, Lora Walsh, a scholar of biblical literature at the University of Arkansas, and Carol A. Fierke, provost and professor of chemistry at Texas A&M University.

Berkeley's Jennifer Doudna Will Receive the 2019 Welfare Betterment Prize

Berkeley’s Jennifer Doudna Will Receive the 2019 Welfare Betterment Prize

Jennifer Doudna, professor of chemistry and professor of molecular and cell biology at the University of California, Berkeley, will be honored at a ceremony in Hong Kong this October. Professor Doudna will receive an award equivalent to about $2.56 million.

Sandra Barnes Wins the  the Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award From the American Sociological Association

Sandra Barnes Wins the the Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award From the American Sociological Association

Sandra L. Barnes is a professor of human and organizational development at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development, with a joint appointment at Vanderbilt Divinity School. As an urban sociologist, Barnes’ research has historically focused on the adaptability and resiliency of poor and working-class individuals.

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Honored With Prestigious Awards

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Louise McCullough of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Tina M. Harris of Louisiana State University, Alicia Prieto Langarica of Youngstown State University in Ohio, Marian Liu of Purdue University in Indiana, and Cassie S. Mitchell of Georgia Tech and Emory University.

Diane Goldstein Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from International Society for Contemporary Legend Research

Diane Goldstein Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from International Society for Contemporary Legend Research

Diane Goldstein is a professor of folklore in the department of folklore and ethnomusicology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University. Previously she served on the faculty at the Memorial University of Newfoundland in Canada for 24 years, culminating in her appointment as a University Research Professor.

National Association of Fellowships Advisors Names Inaugural Service Award After Suzanne McCray

National Association of Fellowships Advisors Names Inaugural Service Award After Suzanne McCray

Dr. McCray currently serves as an associate professor of higher education in the College of Education and Health Professions and vice provost for enrollment at the University of Arkansas. Earlier, She was associate dean of the Honors College and director of the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards at the University of Arkansas.

Sreekala Bajwa Wins Academic Leadership Award From the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

Sreekala Bajwa Wins Academic Leadership Award From the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

Dr. Bajwa currently serves as dean of the College of Agriculture, director of the Montana Agriculture Experiment Station, and vice president of agriculture at Montana State University.

Karen Fischer Awarded the Harry Fielding Reid Medal by the Seismological Society of America

Karen Fischer Awarded the Harry Fielding Reid Medal by the Seismological Society of America

Karen M. Fischer, professor of Earth, environmental, and planetary sciences at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Dr. Fischer was honored for her pioneering research on Earth’s upper mantle structure and dynamics, the structure and evolution of continental lithosphere, and the dynamics of subduction systems.

Anne Cafer Wins Donald W. Littrell Award from the Community Development Society

Anne Cafer Wins Donald W. Littrell Award from the Community Development Society

Anne Cafer is an assistant professor of sociology and anthropology at the University of Mississippi. As an emerging leader in the community development field, Dr. Cafer combines research, teaching, and on-the-ground practitioner work in both the Mississippi Delta and several African countries.

Three Women Educators Recognized With Prestigious Awards

Three Women Educators Recognized With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Marina Picciotto, a professor of psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine, Kay K. Sanders from the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Texas Christian University, and Stacey Ostby, co-director of the veterinary technology program at North Dakota State University.

Melissa Kwasny of Carroll College to Serve as Poet Laureate of the State of Montana

Melissa Kwasny of Carroll College to Serve as Poet Laureate of the State of Montana

Melissa Kwasny, an instructor in the English department at Carroll College in Helena, Montana, was appointed poet laureate of the state of Montana. Before teaching at Carroll College, Kwasny taught at Eastern Washington University, the University of Wyoming, and the University of Montana. She will serve as poet laureate until 2021.

Irena Lasiecka is the First Woman to Win the Richard E. Bellman Control Heritage Award

Irena Lasiecka is the First Woman to Win the Richard E. Bellman Control Heritage Award

Irena Lasiecka is a professor and chair of the department of mathematical sciences at the University of Memphis. She is the first woman to receive the Richard E. Bellman Control Heritage Award from the American Automatic Control Council in its 40-year history.

Notable Honors or Awards for Five Women Educators at Major Universities

Notable Honors or Awards for Five Women Educators at Major Universities

The honorees are Nicol R. Howard of the University of Redlands in California, Jordan Laney at Virginia Tech, Leora Zeitlin at New Mexico State University, Jessica Wells at Mississippi State University, and Janice Lessman-Moss at Kent State University in Ohio.

University of Florida Taste Expert to Be Honored by the American Psychological Association

University of Florida Taste Expert to Be Honored by the American Psychological Association

Linda M. Bartoshuk, the Bushnell Professor of Food Science and Human Nutrition and director for psychophysical research for the Center for Smell and Taste at the University of Florida, will receive the Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions from the American Psychological Association.

Martha Haynes Wins the Catherine Wolfe Bruce Gold Medal From the Astronomical Society of the Pacific

Martha Haynes Wins the Catherine Wolfe Bruce Gold Medal From the Astronomical Society of the Pacific

The Catherine Wolfe Bruce Gold Medal is presented annually by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific to an astronomer in recognition of a lifetime of outstanding achievement and contributions to astrophysics research.

Five Women in Higher Education Who Have Been Selected for Prestigious Awards

Five Women in Higher Education Who Have Been Selected for Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Linda Tropp of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Patricia Martinez of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Kerry Peluso of Florida State University, Lovoria Williams of the University of Kentucky, and Lizabeth Allison of the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Spelman College President Mary Schmidt Campbell Wins 2018 Hooks National Book Award

Spelman College President Mary Schmidt Campbell Wins 2018 Hooks National Book Award

Mary Schmidt Campbell’s An American Odyssey is a telling biography of the artist Romare Bearden, whose iconic collages conveyed the richness and complexity of African American life in the civil rights era.

Iowa State University Scholar Honored by the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture

Iowa State University Scholar Honored by the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture

Misty Lambert, an associate professor of agricultural education at Iowa State University, received the 2019 Educator Award from the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture. Dr. Lambert joined the faculty at Iowa State University in 2017, after serving as director of teacher education at Oregon State University.

Seven Women in Higher Education Who Were Selected to Receive Prestigious Awards

Seven Women in Higher Education Who Were Selected to Receive Prestigious Awards

The honorees are MiYoung Kwon at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Leykia Nulan at the University of Massachusetts, Anny Berry Somers at UNC-Greensboro, Janelle M. Walter at Baylor University, Gilda A. Barabino at CCNY, Ethel Frese at Saint Louis University, and Sandra San Miguel at Purdue University.

Jessica Hooten Wilson Honored by the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture

Jessica Hooten Wilson Honored by the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture

Jessica Hooten Wilson, an associate professor of literature and creative writing at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, has been selected to receive the 2019 Hiett Prize in the Humanities. The award, which includes a $50,000 prize, recognizes accomplishment and potential in the humanities by a young scholar.

Three Women Scholars to Receive Lillian Smith Book Awards

Three Women Scholars to Receive Lillian Smith Book Awards

The Southern Regional Council in conjunction with the University of Georgia, Piedmont College and the Georgia Center for the Book have announced three winners of the 2019 Lillian Smith Book Awards. The three winners are all women with current academic affiliations: Rachel Devlin, Virginia Eubanks, and Vanessa Siddle Walker.

Mississippi State University Scholar's Book to Be Honored by the American Sociological Association

Mississippi State University Scholar’s Book to Be Honored by the American Sociological Association

Margaret A. Hagerman, an assistant professor of sociology at Mississippi State University, has been selected to receive the 2019 William J. Goode Book Award, which is given each year to a research-based book on the sociological study of families.

Colby College Historian Elizabeth D. Leonard Wins Book Award

Colby College Historian Elizabeth D. Leonard Wins Book Award

Elizabeth D. Leonard, the John J. and Cornelia V. Gibson Professor of History at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, has been selected to receive the Thomas D. Clark Medallion from the Thomas D. Clark Foundation. She is being honored for her book on slavery in Kentucky.

Cynthia Owsley Honored for Her 30-Year Career in Vision Impairment Research

Cynthia Owsley Honored for Her 30-Year Career in Vision Impairment Research

Cynthia Owsley, who holds the Nathan E. Miles Chair of Ophthalmology and is the director of the Clinical Research Unit of the department of ophthalmology and visual sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, is being recognized by the nonprofit organization Prevent Blindness.

University of Wyoming Scholar Honored by the Geological Society of America

University of Wyoming Scholar Honored by the Geological Society of America

Dr. Lau joined the faculty at the University of Wyoming in 2018. She specializes in biogeochemistry, and her research focuses on investigating the causes of environmental changes in Earth’s history.

Alice Ogden Bellis Wins "Book of the Year" From the Association of Catholic Publishers

Alice Ogden Bellis Wins “Book of the Year” From the Association of Catholic Publishers

Dr. Bellis currently serves as a professor of Hebrew Bible in the School of Divinity at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Before joining the Howard faculty, she served first as an assistant, then associate, and twice acting head of staff at Providence Presbyterian Church in Fairfax, Virginia.

Elizabeth Adkins-Regan Wins Lifetime Achievement Award From the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology

Elizabeth Adkins-Regan Wins Lifetime Achievement Award From the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology

Dr. Adkins-Regan joined the Cornell faculty as an assistant professor of psychology and of neurobiology and behavior in 1975. She retired and was conferred the title of professor emerita in 2018. As a researcher, Dr. Adkins-Regan focuses on the neuroendocrine basis of social behavior.

A Trio of Women Academics Who Have Been Selected for Notable Honors

A Trio of Women Academics Who Have Been Selected for Notable Honors

The honorees are Mary Alice Bruce, who recently retired from the University of Wyoming, Michelle Oswald Beiler at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, and Jingjing Li, at Pennsylvania State University.