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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.”

University of Maine Scholar Honored by the Phycological Society of America

University of Maine Scholar Honored by the Phycological Society of America

Susan Brawley is a professor of plant biology in the University of Maine School of Marine Sciences. She research, was honored for her research which integrates cell biology, algal ecology, and genomics to advance understanding of macroalgal reproduction and development.

Princeton's Olga Russakovsky Honored by the Computing Research Association

Princeton’s Olga Russakovsky Honored by the Computing Research Association

the Anita Borg Early Career Award from the Computing Research Association is given to a woman in computer science or engineering for significant research contributions and service to their profession, especially outreach to women.

San Diego Mesa College Honors Its Former President Constance Carroll

San Diego Mesa College Honors Its Former President Constance Carroll

Dr. Carroll was appointed chancellor of the San Diego Community College District in 2004. Earlier, she served as president of San Diego Mesa College for 11 years. The Humanities Institute on the campus of San Diego Mesa College will be named in her honor.

University of North Dakota Scholar Honored by the Society of American Archivists

University of North Dakota Scholar Honored by the Society of American Archivists

Rosemary Pleva Flynn won the Exemplary Service Award from the Society of American Archivists Council. She was honored for her work chairing a working group compiling and launching the Dictionary of Archives Terminology.

Selenne Bañuelos Wins Teaching Award From the Mathematical Association of America

Selenne Bañuelos Wins Teaching Award From the Mathematical Association of America

Selenne Bañuelos, an associate professor of mathematics at California State University, Channel Islands in Camarillo, California, recently won the Mathematical Association of America’s Henry L. Alder Award for Distinguished Teaching.

Deborah Thomas Honored for Her Work to End Gender Bias in Anthropology

Deborah Thomas Honored for Her Work to End Gender Bias in Anthropology

Deborah Thomas, the R. Jean Brownlee Term Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, has been named the recipient of the 2020 Gender Equity Award from the American Anthropological Association.

American Society of Civil Engineers Honors North Dakota State University Scholar

American Society of Civil Engineers Honors North Dakota State University Scholar

Beena Ajmera, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at North Dakota State University, has been awarded the 2020 Thomas A. Middlebrooks Award by the American Society of Civil Engineers Geo-Institute.

Harvard's Emily Balskus Wins the $1 Million Waterman Award From the National Science Foundation

Harvard’s Emily Balskus Wins the $1 Million Waterman Award From the National Science Foundation

Emily Balskus, a professor of chemistry and chemical biology at Harvard University, received the Alan T. Waterman Award, the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious prize for scientists under 40 in the United States.

Gretchen Wells  Honored With a Mentoring Award From the American Heart Association

Gretchen Wells Honored With a Mentoring Award From the American Heart Association

Gretchen Wells is a professor of medicine and the director of the Women’s Heart Program at the Gill Heart & Vascular Institute at the University of Kentucky. She was honored for her work mentoring women cardiologists.

University of Arkansas Awards Danielle Badra the Etel Adnan Poetry Prize

University of Arkansas Awards Danielle Badra the Etel Adnan Poetry Prize

Each year the Etel Adnan Poetry Prize awards publication to a first or second book of poetry by a writer of Arab heritage. The prize is supported by the King Fahd Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Arkansas.