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The Geochemical Society Gives Award to Stanford University's Karen Casciotti

The Geochemical Society Gives Award to Stanford University’s Karen Casciotti

Professor Casciotti is the recipient of third annual John Hayes Award from the Geochemical Society. The award is granted to a mid-career scientist who draws together multiple fields of investigation to advance biogeochemical science.

Erika Hille Rinker Wins Award From the American Association of Teachers of German

Erika Hille Rinker Wins Award From the American Association of Teachers of German

Erika Hille Rinker, an associate professor of German at the University of Alabama at Birmingham was awarded the distinguished 2020 Checkpoint Charlie Foundation Teacher Award by the American Association of Teachers of German.

NASPA Presents an Award for Mentoring Graduate Faculty to Kathy Guthrie of Florida State University

NASPA Presents an Award for Mentoring Graduate Faculty to Kathy Guthrie of Florida State University

Kathy Guthrie, an associate professor in the College of Education at Florida State University, was selected as the recipient of the 2021 Robert H. Shaffer Award for Academic Excellence as a Graduate Faculty Member by NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. The award is the highest honor that NASPA gives to a graduate faculty member.

Antoinette Landor of the University of Missouri Wins Award for Mentoring Undergraduate Researchers

Antoinette Landor of the University of Missouri Wins Award for Mentoring Undergraduate Researchers

Antoinette Landor, associate professor in the department of human development and family science in the College of Human Environmental Sciences at the University of Missouri, was recently named the 2020 Undergraduate Research Mentor by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.

Vanderbilt University's Jerri Rook Honored for Her Work on Drug Therapy for Alzheimer's Disease Patients

Vanderbilt University’s Jerri Rook Honored for Her Work on Drug Therapy for Alzheimer’s Disease Patients

As director of in vivo and behavioral pharmacology at the Vanderbilt University Warren Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery, Rook’s research focus over the past 10 years has been on developing treatments for the cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

Modern Language Association Presents Lifetime Scholarly Achievement Award to Susan Gubar

Modern Language Association Presents Lifetime Scholarly Achievement Award to Susan Gubar

Professor Gubar created groundbreaking works of feminist criticism that uncovered a female literary tradition previously obscured within a traditionally male literary universe.

Caltech's Viviana Gradinaru Wins Young Investigator Award From the Society for Neuroscience

Caltech’s Viviana Gradinaru Wins Young Investigator Award From the Society for Neuroscience

The award, supported by Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, recognizes the outstanding achievements and contributions by a young neuroscientist who has demonstrated understanding of the mammalian brain in health and disease. Dr. Gradinaru’s research focuses on deep brain stimulation procedures for treating human neurodegenerative disorders.

University of California , Merced Scholar Awarded the Joanne Simpson Medal From the American Geophysical Union

University of California , Merced Scholar Awarded the Joanne Simpson Medal From the American Geophysical Union

Asmeret Asefaw Berhe holds the Falasco Chair in Earth Sciences and Geology and is associate dean of the graduate division at the University of California, Merced. The main focus of her research is to understand the effect of changing environmental conditions on vital soil processes.

Elena Past of Wayne State University Wins Book Award From the Modern Language Association

Elena Past of Wayne State University Wins Book Award From the Modern Language Association

Elena Past, professor of Italian at Wayne State University in Detroit, was selected to receive the Howard R. Marraro Prize from the Modern Language Association. The award honors an outstanding book in the field of Italian literature or comparative literature involving Italian.

Moon-Sook Park Wins Academic Excellence Award From the Korean-American University Professors Association

Moon-Sook Park Wins Academic Excellence Award From the Korean-American University Professors Association

Moon-Sook Park is an associate professor of voice in the department of music at the University of Arkansas. Dr. Park began her professional singing career in Europe. She made her U.S. debut with a solo recital at Carnegie Hall in New York City in 2001.

University of Missouri's Marsha Richens Wins a Top Honor in the Field of Consumer Research

University of Missouri’s Marsha Richens Wins a Top Honor in the Field of Consumer Research

Marsha Richins is a professor of marketing who holds the Bailey K. Howard World Book Chair of Marketing at the Trulaske College of Business at the University of Missouri. was named a 2020 Association of Consumer Research Fellow. She is only the 30th person to be honored with the designation since the organization was founded in 1980.

MIT's Sara Seager Honored With One of Canada's Highest Civilian Honors

MIT’s Sara Seager Honored With One of Canada’s Highest Civilian Honors

Sara Seager, Class of 1941 Professor of Planetary Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has been named an officer of the Order of Canada. She was honored “for her multidisciplinary research that has contributed to transforming the study of extrasolar planets into a full-fledged planetary science.”

Berrin Tansel Wins the 2021 Science Award From the American Academy of Environmental Engineers & Scientists

Berrin Tansel Wins the 2021 Science Award From the American Academy of Environmental Engineers & Scientists

Berrin Tansel is a professor of environmental engineering and undergraduate program director in the department of civil and environmental engineering at Florida International University in Miami. She is being honored as an individual who demonstrates leadership, originality, and has innovative solutions to current environmental challenges.

University of Nevada Scholar Honored by the National Council on Family Relations

University of Nevada Scholar Honored by the National Council on Family Relations

Bridget Walsh, an associate professor of human development and family studies at the University of Nevada, Reno, received the Margaret Arcus Award, which honors the scholars and educators who work to move the field of family life education forward.

Camilla Townsend is the Winner of the $75,000 Cundill History Prize from McGill University

Camilla Townsend is the Winner of the $75,000 Cundill History Prize from McGill University

The award recognizes books that best embody historical scholarship, originality, literary quality, and broad appeal. Professor Townsend, a Distinguished Professor of History at Rutgers University in New Jersey, was honored for her book Fifth Sun: A New History of the Aztecs.

Sabrina Cherry of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington Wins Peace Corps Award

Sabrina Cherry of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington Wins Peace Corps Award

The Franklin H. Williams Award recognizes ethnically diverse Peace Corps volunteers who have returned from their assignments and have demonstrated a lifelong commitment to civic engagement, service, diversity, inclusion, and world peace.

New York University Scholar Wins Top Award in Occupational Therapy

New York University Scholar Wins Top Award in Occupational Therapy

Kristie Patten, an associate professor and vice dean for academic affairs at the Steinhardt School of New York University, is the recipient of the American Occupational Therapy Association’s prestigious Eleanor Clarke Slagle Lectureship Award. The award is considered the highest honor in the profession of occupational therapy.

Frederick Douglass Book Award to Be Presented to Sophie White of the University of Notre Dame

Frederick Douglass Book Award to Be Presented to Sophie White of the University of Notre Dame

In her new book, Sophie White, a professor in the department of American studies at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, offers a glimpse into the lives of enslaved people — through their own words — by analyzing courtroom testimony from enslaved Africans in French colonies, primarily in 18th-century Louisiana.

Yale's Marina Picciotto Awarded the Andrew Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain Science

Yale’s Marina Picciotto Awarded the Andrew Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain Science

Marina R. Picciotto is the Charles B. G. Murphy Professor of Psychiatry at Yale Medical School and professor in the Child Study Center at the university. She also serves as editor in chief of the Journal of Neuroscience.

University of California, Santa Barbara Scholar Wins Book Award From the American Anthropological Association

University of California, Santa Barbara Scholar Wins Book Award From the American Anthropological Association

Suma Ikeuchi, an assistant professor of East Asian languages and cultural studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has been awarded the Francis K. Hsu Prize for the best book in the anthropology of East Asia.

Two Women Win the James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award From the Association for Psychological Science

Two Women Win the James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award From the Association for Psychological Science

The award is given to psychology’s most accomplished and respected scientists whose research addresses critical societal problems. Alison Gopnik of the University of California, Berkeley, and Megan Gunnar of the University of Minnesota are two of this year’s three winners.

Colorado State's Ellen Fisher Honored by the American Vacuum Society

Colorado State’s Ellen Fisher Honored by the American Vacuum Society

Dr. Fisher’s research group provides insight into the fundamental chemistry of very complex systems, namely plasmas. Plasmas are partially ionized gases that have a plethora of different types of reactive species, which the group works on deconstructing to better understand each one.

Christa Kelleher Wins Early Career Award From the Geological Society of America

Christa Kelleher Wins Early Career Award From the Geological Society of America

Dr. Kelleher, who holds degrees from Lafayette College and Pennsylvania State University, is the first faculty member from Syracuse Univerity to win the early career award in hydrogeology, which is presented each year to only one scientist in the United States.

Mississippi State University Scholar Wins Her Second Pushcart Prize in Poetry

Mississippi State University Scholar Wins Her Second Pushcart Prize in Poetry

Catherine Pierce, a professor of English and co-director of the creative writing program at Mississippi State University, has received her second Pushcart Prize. Professor Pierce was honored for her poem “Entreaty.” Dr. Pierce also received a 2018 Pushcart Prize for her poem “I Kept Getting Books about Birds.”

University of Colorado's Diane Conlin Honored by the Archaeological Institute of America

University of Colorado’s Diane Conlin Honored by the Archaeological Institute of America

Dr. Conlin, who joined the faculty at the University of Colorado in 1998, has taught both in classics and art and art history and specializes in the art, architecture and archaeology of ancient Rome. She was honored with the 2021 Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award.

Cathryn Halverson Wins Book Award From the Western Literature Association

Cathryn Halverson Wins Book Award From the Western Literature Association

In conducting research for her first two books, Dr. Halverson of Minot State University in North Dakota found that many women writers in the American West had published in the Atlantic Monthly. So she decided to examine this connection in detail for her third book.

The University of Chicago Honors Its Former President, Hanna Holborn Gray

The University of Chicago Honors Its Former President, Hanna Holborn Gray

The University of Chicago will rename the Special Collections Research Center — the principal steward of the Library’s rare books, manuscripts, and the University Archives — in honor of Hanna Holborn Gray, the Harry Pratt Judson Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of History and President Emeritus of the University.

Banu Subramaniam Wins Book Award From the Society for Literature, Science & the Arts

Banu Subramaniam Wins Book Award From the Society for Literature, Science & the Arts

Banu Subramaniam, a professor in the department of women, gender, sexuality studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has won the 2020 Michelle Kendrick Memorial Book Prize. The Kendrick Prize is open to any book of original scholarship on literature, science, and the arts.

A Rising Star in Planetary Science Honored by the American Geophysical Union

A Rising Star in Planetary Science Honored by the American Geophysical Union

Sarah Hörst is an assistant professor in the department of earth and planetary sciences at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. her research has a particular interest in the complex organic chemistry occurring in the atmosphere of Titan, Saturn’s largest moon.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Scholar Honored for Her Collection of Short Stories on Rural Kansas

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Scholar Honored for Her Collection of Short Stories on Rural Kansas

Kate McIntyre, an assistant professor of creative writing at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, is the winner of the 2020 Flannery O’Connor Award. The award, named after famous short story writer and novelist Flannery O’Connor, was established by the University of Georgia Press in 1983.

Elaine Sullivan Brings to Life the History of the Egyptian Necropolis of Saqqara

Elaine Sullivan Brings to Life the History of the Egyptian Necropolis of Saqqara

Dr. Sullivan won the Roy Rosenzweig Prize for Innovation in Digital History, sponsored jointly by the American History Association and the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. The award is given annually to honor and support work on an innovative and freely available new media project.

Cheri Canon Honored by the American Association for Women in Radiology

Cheri Canon Honored by the American Association for Women in Radiology

Cheri Canon, the Witten-Stanley Endowed Chair of Radiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has been selected to receive the 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Award from the American Association for Women in Radiology. The award is the association’s highest honor.

Texas Woman's University Scholar's Book  Honored by the National Women's Studies Association

Texas Woman’s University Scholar’s Book Honored by the National Women’s Studies Association

Danielle Phillips-Cunningham, an associate professor of multicultural women’s and gender studies at Texas Woman’s University, was honored for groundbreaking scholarship in women’s studies that makes significant feminist contributions to the topic of women and labor. T

Yale University's Hazel Carby Wins Book Award From the British Academy

Yale University’s Hazel Carby Wins Book Award From the British Academy

The British Academy’s Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize was established in 2013 to reward and celebrate the best works of nonfiction “that demonstrate rigor and originality, have contributed to global cultural understanding, and illuminate the interconnections and divisions that shape cultural identity worldwide.”

Beena Ajmerea Is a Rising Star in the Field of Soil and Rock Slope Stability

Beena Ajmerea Is a Rising Star in the Field of Soil and Rock Slope Stability

Beena Ajmera, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at North Dakota State Univerity, has been selected as the inaugural recipient of the Oldrich Hungr Award from the International Consortium on Landslides. She will deliver the keynote address at the Fifth World Landslide Forum to be held in Kyoto, Japan in November 2021.