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Jennifer Grotz of the University of Rochester Wins Poetry Translation Award

Jennifer Grotz of the University of Rochester Wins Poetry Translation Award

Jennifer Grotz, a professor of English at the University of Rochester in New York, is sharing the 2022 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation, which recognizes book-length translations of poetry from any language into English.

Tamzen Stringham Honored by the International Society for Range Management

Tamzen Stringham Honored by the International Society for Range Management

r. Stringham, a professor at the University of Nevada Reno, is the first woman to win the Sustained Lifetime Achievement Award in the 75-year history of the International Society for Range Management.

Harvard University's Sheila Jasanoff to Receive the 2022 Holberg Prize

Harvard University’s Sheila Jasanoff to Receive the 2022 Holberg Prize

The Holberg Prize was established by the Norwegian Parliament in July 2003 and was awarded for the first time in 2004. It comes with a cash award valued at approximately $670,000. Professor Jasanoff is being recognized for her pioneering career in the field of science and technology studies.

Two Women Historians to Be Awarded the Bancroft Prize

Two Women Historians to Be Awarded the Bancroft Prize

Mia Bay is the Roy F. and Jeanette P. Nichols Professor of American History at the University of Pennsylvania and Mae Ngai is the Lung Family Professor of Asian American Studies and professor of history at Columbia University. They will be honored at a ceremony in New York in late April.

Dalee Sabo Dorough Wins the 2022 International Arctic Science Committee Medal

Dalee Sabo Dorough Wins the 2022 International Arctic Science Committee Medal

Dalee Sambo Dorough, a former faculty member at the University of Alaska Anchorage, was honored for her outstanding achievements in advocating the rights of Indigenous peoples, service to Arctic communities, and her influence as a legal scholar.

Two American Women Historians Receive the $300,000 Dan David Prize

Two American Women Historians Receive the $300,000 Dan David Prize

The Dan David Prize is the largest history prize in the world. It is awarded by the Dan David Foundation at Tel Aviv University in Israel to up to nine early and mid-career scholars and practitioners in the historical disciplines. The honor comes with a $300,000 prize. Kimberly Welch of Vanderbilt University and Kristina Richardson of Queens College are among the winners.

Vanderbilt University's Kelly Holley-Bockelmann Earns Mentor Award

Vanderbilt University’s Kelly Holley-Bockelmann Earns Mentor Award

Kelly Holley-Bockelmann, Stevenson Professor of Physics at Vanderbilt University, has received the 2022 Mentor Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The award is for individuals who have mentored significant numbers of underrepresented students who are working toward doctorates in STEM.

Society for Social Work and Research Honors the Work of Florida State's Carrie Pettus

Society for Social Work and Research Honors the Work of Florida State’s Carrie Pettus

Carrie Pettus, associate professor, executive director, and founder of Florida State University’s Institute for Justice Research and Development, received the 2022 Social Policy Researcher Award from the Society for Social Work and Research. Dr. Pettus was honored for her notable research contributions to criminal justice policy reform.

American Association for the Advancement of Science Honors Carolyn Bertozzi for Mentoring

American Association for the Advancement of Science Honors Carolyn Bertozzi for Mentoring

Dr. Bertozzi, the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University, is being recognized for her contributions to mentorship and diversity in chemistry and chemical biology through her roles as an advisor to students and postdoctoral scholars in her lab and as a leader in scientific training programs.

Harvard's Leah Somerville to Receive the Troland Research Award From the National Academies of Sciences

Harvard’s Leah Somerville to Receive the Troland Research Award From the National Academies of Sciences

Professor Somerville, who leads the Affective Neuroscience & Development Laboratory at Harvard, was awarded the $75,000 annual prize to support her pioneering research on how brain and psychological development are intertwined during adolescence.

Former Princeton University President Shirley Tilghman Honored by the Genetics Society of America

Former Princeton University President Shirley Tilghman Honored by the Genetics Society of America

Shirley M. Tilghman, professor emerita of molecular biology and public affairs and former president of Princeton University in New Jersey, is the winner of the 2022 winner of the George W. Beadle Award from the Genetics Society of America for outstanding contributions to the community of genetics researchers.

Two English Professors Share a Book Award From the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education

Two English Professors Share a Book Award From the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education

Carlin Borsheim-Black of Central Michigan University and Sophia Tatiana Sarigianides of Westfield State University in Massachusetts are the winners of the 2022 Outstanding Book Award from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.

Caribbean Philosophical Association to Honor University of Illinois-Chicago Historian Barbara Ransby

Caribbean Philosophical Association to Honor University of Illinois-Chicago Historian Barbara Ransby

University of Illinois Chicago historian Barbara Ransby has been named a recipient of the Caribbean Philosophical Association’s Frantz Fanon Lifetime Achievement Award. She was selected for the award “because of the historical and political importance of her writings, her tireless work as an institution-builder and activist.”

Stanford's Zhenan Bao Is the Inaugural Winner of the $550,000 VinFuture Prize

Stanford’s Zhenan Bao Is the Inaugural Winner of the $550,000 VinFuture Prize

Zhenan Bao is the K. K. Lee Professor in the School of Engineering and chair of the department of chemical engineering at Stanford University. She was honored for her pioneering work on the development of skin-inspired electronics and their applications to a range of medical and energy applications.

Nancy Kanwisher Wins the National Academy of Sciences Award in the Neurosciences

Nancy Kanwisher Wins the National Academy of Sciences Award in the Neurosciences

Nancy Kanwisher is the Walter A. Rosenblith Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience in the department of brain and cognitive sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Professor Kanwisher is perhaps best known for her landmark insights into how humans recognize and process faces.

Leila Chatti of the University of Wisconsin Awarded the 2021 Luschei Prize for African Poetry

Leila Chatti of the University of Wisconsin Awarded the 2021 Luschei Prize for African Poetry

Tunisian-American poet Leila Chatti, the Mendota Lecturer in Poetry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been named the winner of the 2021 Luschei Prize for African Poetry from the African Poetry Book Fund at the University of Nebraska.

Pamela Cheek Honored for Her Book on Women Authors of the Eighteenth Century

Pamela Cheek Honored for Her Book on Women Authors of the Eighteenth Century

Pamela L. Cheek, associate provost of student success and professor of French and comparative literary studies at the University of New Mexico, has been awarded the 2022 Lauren Shannon Prize from the Navonic Institute for European Studies, which is housed at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana.

Arizona State University Oceanographer Honored for Impact of Her Paper Published in 1998

Arizona State University Oceanographer Honored for Impact of Her Paper Published in 1998

Hilairy Hartnett, a professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University, is the lead author of a paper published in Nature in 1998 that has received the 2022 John Martin Award from the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography.

Society of Developmental Biology Honors Caltech's Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz

Society of Developmental Biology Honors Caltech’s Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz

Dr. Zernicka-Goetz, the Bren Professor of Biology and Biological Engineering at Caltech, has developed methods for tracking living embryos to determine how stem cells are first created, establish their fates, and work together to shape the body.

Nikky Finney Selected to Receive the 2022 Thomas Robinson Prize for Southern Literature

Nikky Finney Selected to Receive the 2022 Thomas Robinson Prize for Southern Literature

Nikky Finney, the John H. Bennett Jr. Chair in Creative Writing and Southern Letters at the University of South Carolina, will be honored in April by the Spencer B. King Jr. Center for Southern Studies at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia.

The Medieval Academy of America Recognizes the Work of Princeton's Marina Rustow

The Medieval Academy of America Recognizes the Work of Princeton’s Marina Rustow

Marina Rustow, the Khedouri A. Zilkha Professor of Jewish Civilization in the Near East and professor of Near Eastern studies and history at Princeton University in New Jersey, has been awarded the 2022 Haskins Medal, awarded annually for for a distinguished book in the field of medieval studies.

Mahzarin Rustum Banaji Awarded the NSF's Atkinson Prize in Psychological and Cognitive Sciences

Mahzarin Rustum Banaji Awarded the NSF’s Atkinson Prize in Psychological and Cognitive Sciences

Mahzarin Rustum Banaji, the Richard Clarke Cabot Professor of Social Ethics at Harvard University. The Atkinson Prize, given out by the National Science Foundation, comes with a $100,000 award.

Naminata Diabate Wins the Best Book Prize From the African Studies Association

Naminata Diabate Wins the Best Book Prize From the African Studies Association

Dr. Diabate is an associate professor of comparative literature at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. The award recognizes the most important scholarly work in African studies published in English and distributed in the United States during the preceding year.

Hollylynne Lee Wins the $250,000 Cherry Award for Great Teaching From Baylor University

Hollylynne Lee Wins the $250,000 Cherry Award for Great Teaching From Baylor University

Hollylynne S. Lee is the Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and Statistics Education at North Carolina State University. She was honored by Baylor University in Waco, Texas, for “her design and use of engaging technology tools that facilitate student learning of mathematics and statistics, as well her ability to inspire future teachers in these important fields.”

Florida State University Scholar Sarah Eyerly Received the Music in American Culture Award

Florida State University Scholar Sarah Eyerly Received the Music in American Culture Award

Dr. Eyerly was honored by the American Musicological Society for her book, Moravian Soundscapes: A Sonic History of the Moravian Missions in Early Pennsylvania (Indiana University Press, 2020). The book explores Moravian music in eighteenth-century America and the sounds that influenced their religious culture.

Glenda Swan Receives an Award for Her Teaching in the Visual Arts

Glenda Swan Receives an Award for Her Teaching in the Visual Arts

Glenda Swan, an associate professor in the department of art and design at Valdosta State University in Georgia, received the Award for Excellence in Teaching from SECAC, formerly the Southeastern College Art Conference. The award recognized a scholar who demonstrates exceptional command of his or her discipline through the ability to teach effectively, impart knowledge, and inspire students.

Krista Chambless Honored for Leadership in World Language Education

Krista Chambless Honored for Leadership in World Language Education

The Wilga Rivers Award for Leadership in World Language Education is given by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages based on active participation in the activities of various world language organizations such as work on committees, significant publications, conference presentations, and other organizational activities.

M. Heather Carver Honored for an Outstanding Career in Performance by the National Communication Association

M. Heather Carver Honored for an Outstanding Career in Performance by the National Communication Association

The National Communication Association recently presented  M. Heather Carver with the 2021 Leslie Irene Coger Award for Distinguished Performance. The award honors a body of performance or an outstanding career in performance. Professor Carver is chair of the department of theatre at the University of Missouri.

Marlese Durr of Wright State University Wins the Distinguished Feminist Lecturer Award

Marlese Durr of Wright State University Wins the Distinguished Feminist Lecturer Award

In addition to her faculty post at Wright State University, Professor Durr is a senior fellow of the Yale University Urban Ethnography Program and a research associate at the University of Albany’s Center for the Elimination of Minority Health Disparities.

Jacqueline Barton of Caltech Honored by the American Chemical Society

Jacqueline Barton of Caltech Honored by the American Chemical Society

Barton is receiving the award for her work on the chemistry of DNA, in particular, her use of transition metal complexes to examine DNA site recognition and reactions. Her work has shown that electrons can migrate rapidly through DNA as long as the double helix is well stacked and undamaged. This property of DNA is important in understanding how DNA is damaged and repaired.

Campbell University's Jenna Carpenter Recognized by the National Academy of Engineering

Campbell University’s Jenna Carpenter Recognized by the National Academy of Engineering

The Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education from the National Academy of Engineering recognizes new methods and concepts in education aimed at developing effective engineering leaders. Professor Carpenter and her colleagues are sharing the award for their work developing the Grand Challenge Scholars Program, which now has 90 chapters at engineering schools.

Marion Ehrich Wins the Mildred Christian Women's Leadership in Toxicology Award

Marion Ehrich Wins the Mildred Christian Women’s Leadership in Toxicology Award

Marion Ehrich is professor emerita of pharmacology and toxicology at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. This honor is given by the American College of Toxicology to a woman who has impacted the advancement of science and practice of toxicology on a global level in a field dominated by men.

Syracuse University Scholar Wins Book Prize for Her Study of Non-Governmental Organizations in Egypt

Syracuse University Scholar Wins Book Prize for Her Study of Non-Governmental Organizations in Egypt

Catherine E. Herrold, associate professor of public administration and international affairs in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University in New York, has been awarded the Virginia A. Hodgkinson Research Book Prize from the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action.

Princeton's Bonnie Bassler Chosen to Receive the 2022 Prize Medal From the Microbiology Society

Princeton’s Bonnie Bassler Chosen to Receive the 2022 Prize Medal From the Microbiology Society

The Prize Medal from the Microbiology Society is awarded annually “to an outstanding microbiologist who is a global leader in their field and whose work has had a far-reaching impact beyond the discipline of microbiology.” Dr. Bassler will be honored at the society’s annual conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in April.

Kimberlé Crenshaw Presented With the Triennial Award for Lifetime Service to Legal Education and the Legal Profession

Kimberlé Crenshaw Presented With the Triennial Award for Lifetime Service to Legal Education and the Legal Profession

Kimberlé W. Crenshaw is the Promise Institute Professor of Human Rights at the School of Law at the University of California, Los Angeles and the Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law at Columbia University. She was honored by the Association of American Law Schools for her work on critical race theory and intersectionality.”