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Notable Honors and Awards for Eight Women in the Academic World

Notable Honors and Awards for Eight Women in the Academic World

Here is a listing of women in higher education who have been honored by colleges and universities or who have received notable awards from other organizations.

Anna Maria Hong Wins Norma Faber Book Award From the Poetry Society of America

Anna Maria Hong Wins Norma Faber Book Award From the Poetry Society of America

Anna Maria Hong is a creative writing faculty member at Bennington College in Vermont. Earlier, she taught at the University of Pennsylvania, Ursinus College in Pennsylvania, the University of California, Los Angeles, Eastern Michigan University, and the University of Washington Bothell.

Uju Anya Wins First Book Award From the American Association for Applied Linguistics

Uju Anya Wins First Book Award From the American Association for Applied Linguistics

Uju Anya is an assistant professor of education and research affiliate for the Center for the Study of Higher Education at Pennsylvania State University. The award recognizes a scholar whose first book represents outstanding work in the field of applied linguistics.

A Dozen Women in Academia Who Have Received Notable Honors or Awards

A Dozen Women in Academia Who Have Received Notable Honors or Awards

Here is a listing of women in higher education who have been honored by colleges and universities or who have received notable awards from other organizations.

Karen Uhlenbeck Is the First Woman to Be Awarded the 2019 Abel Prize

Karen Uhlenbeck Is the First Woman to Be Awarded the 2019 Abel Prize

The award, modeled after the Nobel Prize, is considered the top international award in the field of mathematics. Dr. Uhlenbeck will receive the award, which comes with a monetary prize of approximately $700,000, at a ceremony in Oslo, Norway on May 21.

Six Women Scholars Who Have Been Recognized With Prestigious Honors or Awards

Six Women Scholars Who Have Been Recognized With Prestigious Honors or Awards

The six women honorees are Laura Hess of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Kristy Edmunds at UCLA, Caroline Lavoie of Utah State University, Muyinatu Bell of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Michele McDonnall of Mississippi State University, and Jeanie Basinger of Wesleyan University in Connecticut.

Chief Information Office at Rice University Honored by the Nonprofit Internet2

Chief Information Office at Rice University Honored by the Nonprofit Internet2

Klara Jelinkova is vice president for international operations and information technology and chief information officer at Rice University. She was recognized for “exceptional leadership and service and enabling services and achievements beyond the scope of individual institutions.”

Lila Gierasch Honored With a Lifetime Achievement Award From the American Peptide Society

Lila Gierasch Honored With a Lifetime Achievement Award From the American Peptide Society

Lila Gierasch is a Distinguished Professor of chemistry and biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Her research focuses on protein folding, which is how an amino acid sequence determines the three-dimensional structure of a protein.

Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev Wins 2019 Audrey Irmas Award for Curatorial Excellence

Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev Wins 2019 Audrey Irmas Award for Curatorial Excellence

The award honors individual achievements of curators who make lasting contributions that have shaped the way we conceive of exhibition-making today. The award comes with a $25,000 prize. Professor Christov-Bakargiev, who teaches at Northwestern University, will be honored at a ceremony in New York in April.

A Pair of Women Academics Who Have Received Notable Honors

A Pair of Women Academics Who Have Received Notable Honors

An academic building at Stanford University has been renamed in honor of Carolyn Lewis Attneave, the founder of the Society of Indian Psychologists and the North American Indian Center in Boston. Cynthia Owsley, a professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham was honored by the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Foundation for Eye Research.

Terry Tempest Williams Wins the Robert Kirsch Award from the <em>Los Angeles Times</em>

Terry Tempest Williams Wins the Robert Kirsch Award from the Los Angeles Times

Terry Tempest Williams, writer-in-residence at Harvard Divinity School, will receive the Robert Kirsch Award from the Los Angeles Times. According to the newspaper, the award is a lifetime achievement prize “given to a writer with a substantial connection to the American West.”

Seven Women in Higher Education Who Have Received Notable Honors and Awards

Seven Women in Higher Education Who Have Received Notable Honors and Awards

The honorees are Katie Ehrlich of the University of Georgia, Patricia Belton Oliver of the University of Houston, Francine Newsome Pfeiffer of Rutgers University, Nikole Bouchard of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Janet Currie of Princeton University, Huiping Zhou of Virginia Commonwealth University, and Sandra Sims of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Frances Arnold Wins the 2019 Bower Award for Achievement in Science From the Franklin Institute

Frances Arnold Wins the 2019 Bower Award for Achievement in Science From the Franklin Institute

Frances H. Arnold, the Linus Pauling Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, and Biochemistry at the California Institute of Technology, was honored for “pioneering the development of directed protein evolution,” a monumental step forward in the science of protein engineering.

Bethel University's Claudia May Wins Award for Christian Children's Book

Bethel University’s Claudia May Wins Award for Christian Children’s Book

The award-winning book is the first in a series that follows the story of a young Black girl named Winnie, whose relationship with the God she calls Papa empowers her to live with remarkable love, curiosity, and bravery.

Six Women Scholars Who Have Earned Notable Honors or Awards

Six Women Scholars Who Have Earned Notable Honors or Awards

The honorees are Christine Stewart of South Dakota State University, Stephanie Salomone at the University of Portland in Oregon, Christina Vizcarra of Barnard College in New York, Kimberly McKeirnan of Washington State University, Laura Allen of Mississippi State University, and Robin Ennis of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Eight Women Named Outstanding First-Year Student Advocates by the National Resources Center

Eight Women Named Outstanding First-Year Student Advocates by the National Resources Center

The National Resources Center at the University of South Carolina recently named 10 educators as 2019 Outstanding First-Year Student Advocates. Out of the 10 recipients, eight were women.

Baylor University Poet Awarded  New Zealand's Most Prestigious Writing Fellowship

Baylor University Poet Awarded New Zealand’s Most Prestigious Writing Fellowship

Chloe Honum, an assistant professor of English at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, has received the 2019 Grimshaw Sargeson Fellowship. Dr. Honum will have the opportunity to research and write full time through a residence, stipend and tenure at the Sargeson Centre in Auckland.

A Quartet of Women Scholars Who Have Received Prestigious Honors or Awards

A Quartet of Women Scholars Who Have Received Prestigious Honors or Awards

The women who have received honors are Berenecea J. Evans at California State University, Fullerton, Erika Camacho at Arizona State University, Talitha M. Washington of Howard University in Washington, D.C., and Margaret Clark, professor emerita at the University of Arkansas.

Brown University's Kiri Miller Wins the 2018 de la Torre Bueno Book Award

Brown University’s Kiri Miller Wins the 2018 de la Torre Bueno Book Award

This award was established in 1973 to commemorate Jose Rollin de la Torre Bueno, who was the first university press editor to champion the field of dance. The award is presented annually by the Dance Studies Association to an English-language book that advances the field of dance studies.

Angelika Amon Wins 2019 Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science

Angelika Amon Wins 2019 Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science

The award is presented annually to an immigrant with a legacy of major accomplishment in the biomedical sciences. A native of Austria, Dr. Amon is considered among the world’s leading experts on cell division.

A Trio of Women Scholars Who Have Been Selected for Prestigious Honors

A Trio of Women Scholars Who Have Been Selected for Prestigious Honors

The honorees are Janelle Walter, a professor of family and consumer science at Baylor University in Texas, Mara Wade, a professor of German at the University of Illinois, and Susanne Slavick, who holds an endowed chair in art at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Anna Stirr Wins 2019 Book Prize from the Association for Asian Studies

Anna Stirr Wins 2019 Book Prize from the Association for Asian Studies

Anna Marie Stirr, an associate professor of Asian studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, is the recipient of the 2019 Bernard S. Cohn Book Prize from the Association for Asian Studies. The award honors outstanding and innovative scholarship across discipline and country of specialization for a first, single-authored monograph on South Asia.

Jaqueline Barton Wins 2019 National Academy of Sciences Award in Chemical Sciences

Jaqueline Barton Wins 2019 National Academy of Sciences Award in Chemical Sciences

Jaqueline K. Barton is the John G. Kirkwood and Arthur A. Noyes Professor of Chemistry and Norman Davidson Leadership Chair of the Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology.

Five Women Faculty Members Honored With Notable Awards

Five Women Faculty Members Honored With Notable Awards

The women scholars who have been honored are Peggy A. Johnson of Pennsylvania State University, Mercy Mumba of the University of Alabama, Amy Roth McDuffie of Washington State University, Joyce J. Fitzpatrick of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, and Paulette Brown Bracy of North Carolina Central University.

Two Women Professors Named Chancellors of the Academy of American Poets

Two Women Professors Named Chancellors of the Academy of American Poets

The Academy of American Poets has named Natasha Trethewey of Northwestern and Joy Harjo of the University of Illinois as its new chancellors. Since it was formed in 1946, only 115 poets have been elected to the academy.

A Quartet of Women Scholars Who Have Been Honored With Notable Awards

A Quartet of Women Scholars Who Have Been Honored With Notable Awards

The honorees are Marilee Bresciani Ludvik of San Diego State University, Mary Catherine Harper of Defiance College in Ohio, Laurel Willingham-McLain of Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, and Elizabeth Payne of the University of Mississippi.

Naomi Halas Wins the 2019 Spiers Memorial Award From the Royal Society of Chemistry

Naomi Halas Wins the 2019 Spiers Memorial Award From the Royal Society of Chemistry

Dr. Halas is the Stanley C. Moore Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and professor of chemistry, bioengineering, physics and astronomy, and materials science and nanoengineering at Rice University.

Six Women Scholars Who Have Received Prestigious Honors or Awards

Six Women Scholars Who Have Received Prestigious Honors or Awards

The honorees are Shelly Peper Sitton of Oklahoma State University, Chitra Nayak at Tuskegee University in Alabama, Julie Reagan at Georgia Southern University, Judith Aissen of the University of California, Santa Cruz, Amanda Murdie of the University of Georgia, and Aaron Fobian of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Ann Merchant Boesgaard Wins Lifetime Achievement Award From the American Astronomical Society

Ann Merchant Boesgaard Wins Lifetime Achievement Award From the American Astronomical Society

Dr. Boesgaard was honored at the society’s semi-annual meeting in Seattle on January 8 for her work on light-element abundances to test Big Bang nucleosynthesis and for her research on stellar structure and stellar evolution.

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Revokes Honor for Professor Angela Davis

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Revokes Honor for Professor Angela Davis

In September of 2018, the ‪Birmingham Civil Rights Institute‬’s board of directors selected Angela Davis to receive the Fred Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award at its annual gala in February. That decision has now been changed and the event has been cancelled. Dr. Davis believes her support of Palestinian rights prompted the decision.

Trident University's Leandra Hernandez Wins Two Awards From the National Communication Association

Trident University’s Leandra Hernandez Wins Two Awards From the National Communication Association

Leandra Hernandez, a professor in the College of Health and Human Services at Trident University in Cypress, California, received two awards for her scholarship at the annual conference of the National Communication Association that was held recently in Salt Lake City.

St. Cloud State University Professor Honored by the American Society for Engineering Management

St. Cloud State University Professor Honored by the American Society for Engineering Management

Hiral A. Shah is an associate professor in the department of mechanical and manufacturing engineering at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. Her research is focused on curriculum and certification examination development, project management, and lean manufacturing.

Lucile Adams-Campbell Honored as a 2018 Washingtonian of the Year

Lucile Adams-Campbell Honored as a 2018 Washingtonian of the Year

Lucile Adams-Campbell is a professor of oncology, associate director for minority health and health disparities research at the Georgetown University Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, and associate dean of community health and outreach at the Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

Yale Professor Julie Dorsey Wins Microsoft's Female Founders Competition

Yale Professor Julie Dorsey Wins Microsoft’s Female Founders Competition

Julie Dorsey, a professor of computer science at Yale University, will receive $2 million in venture capital funding, for her digital drawing company, Mental Canvas that reimagines sketching for the digital age.

Notable Honors or Awards for Three Women Scholars

Notable Honors or Awards for Three Women Scholars

The women being honored are Paula A. Johnson, president of Wellesley College in Massachusetts, Phoebe A. Haddon, chancellor of Rutgers University-Camden, and Jill Portnoy, an assistant professor in the School of Criminology and Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.