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Two Women Academics Awarded Pulitzer Prizes

Two Women Academics Awarded Pulitzer Prizes

Natalie Diaz, an associate professor of English at Arizona State University, has been awarded the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry and Marcia Chatelain, a professor of history and African American studies at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., won the Pulitzer Prize in history.

Berkeley's Jennifer Tour Chayes Honored by the Association for Computing Machinery

Berkeley’s Jennifer Tour Chayes Honored by the Association for Computing Machinery

Dr. Chayes, a professor, dean, and associate provost for the Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society at the University of California, Berkeley, was honored for her effective leadership, mentorship, and dedication to diversity during her distinguished career of computer science research, teaching, and institution building.

Sophie Dumont Wins the $250,000 Byers Award for Basic Science

Sophie Dumont Wins the $250,000 Byers Award for Basic Science

Sophie Dumont is an associate professor of bioengineering at the University of California, San Franciso. Her lab focuses on the spindle, a “machine” operating in the middle of the cell to segregate chromosomes and ensures each new cell receives a full set of the genome to perform its function in our bodies whether it’s replication or repair.

Three Women Scholars Recognized by the Organization Sociologists for Women in Society

Three Women Scholars Recognized by the Organization Sociologists for Women in Society

The honorees are Brittany Pearl Battle, an assistant professor in the sociology department at Wake Forest University, Mary Romero, a professor emerita in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University, and Heather Laube, an associate professor of sociology at the University of Michigan-Flint.

Jessica Marie Johnson of Johns Hopkins University Wins Book Award

Jessica Marie Johnson of Johns Hopkins University Wins Book Award

Jessica Marie Johnson, an assistant professor of history at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, has won the Kemper and Leila Williams Prize in Louisiana History. The honor is bestowed by The Historic New Orleans Collection and the Louisiana Historical Association.

American Heart Association Honors Emory University Scholar Nanette K. Wenger

American Heart Association Honors Emory University Scholar Nanette K. Wenger

The Nanette K. Wenger Award for Best Scientific Publication on Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke in Women was recently created by the American heart Association to recognize Dr. Wenger’s monumental work and inspire continued research innovation and discovery.

Aviv Regev Wins the 2021 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science

Aviv Regev Wins the 2021 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science

Aviv Regev is an internationally known computational and systems biologist and executive vice president of Genentech Research and Early Development. She is on leave from her faculty position at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Thavolia Glymph of Duke University Wins Three Awards From the Organization of American Historians

Thavolia Glymph of Duke University Wins Three Awards From the Organization of American Historians

Thavolia Glymph, the Peabody Family Distinguished Professor of History at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, was honored with three awards for her book on the role of women during the Civil War.

The University of Northern Arizona Honors Its First Woman President

The University of Northern Arizona Honors Its First Woman President

The art museum in Old Main on the campus of Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff will be renamed in honor of the university’s thirteenth president Clara Lovett, who served from 1993 to 2001. She was the first woman to lead one of Arizona’s state universities.

Janet Napolitano Receives Lifetime Achievement Award From the American Council on Education

Janet Napolitano Receives Lifetime Achievement Award From the American Council on Education

Janet Napolitano, who served as president of the University of California System from 2013 to 2020 and currently is a professor of public policy and director of the Center for Security in Politics at the University of California, Berkeley. was selected for the Lifetime Achievement Award given by the American Council on Education.

The American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics Honors University of Kentucky Neuroscientist

The American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics Honors University of Kentucky Neuroscientist

Jill Turner, an associate professor in the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, concentrates her research on the pharmacogenomics of addiction, which is a way of applying precision medicine to patients with substance use disorders. She focuses on creating therapy specific to the patient instead of using a ‘one size fits all’ approach.

DePaul University's Lourdes Torres Honored by the the Latin American Studies Association

DePaul University’s Lourdes Torres Honored by the the Latin American Studies Association

Lourdes Torres, a professor of Latin American and Latino studies at DePaul University in Chicago, has been named the recipient of the 2021 Frank Bonilla Public Intellectual Award from the Latina/o Studies Section of the Latin American Studies Association.

Bard College's Valeria Luiselli Wins the €100,000 Dublin Literary Award

Bard College’s Valeria Luiselli Wins the €100,000 Dublin Literary Award

Valeria Luiselli, who teaches literature and creative writing at Bard College in Avondale-on-Hudson, New York, has been awarded the €100,000 Dublin Literary Award for her novel Lost Children Archive/em>.

Kaja Dunn of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Awarded the Kennedy Center Medallion

Kaja Dunn of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Awarded the Kennedy Center Medallion

Kaja Dunn, an assistant professor of theatre at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, is being honored for her work addressing issues of race in theatre education.

Two Women Scholars Honored by the Society of Behavioral Medicine

Two Women Scholars Honored by the Society of Behavioral Medicine

Barbara Baquero and Heather M. Derry received the 2021 Leading the Narrative Award from the Society of Behavioral Medicine.

Melanie Wood Is the First Women in Mathematics to Win a Waterman Award From the National Science Foundation

Melanie Wood Is the First Women in Mathematics to Win a Waterman Award From the National Science Foundation

Melanie Wood, professor of mathematics at Harvard University, is the recipient of the Alan T. Waterman Award from the National Science Foundation, the organization’s most prestigious prize for scientists under the age of 40 in the United States.

American Society of Civil Engineers Honors Notre Dame's Patricia J. Culligan

American Society of Civil Engineers Honors Notre Dame’s Patricia J. Culligan

Patricia J. Culligan, professor of civil engineering and the Matthew H. McCloskey Dean of the University of Notre Dame’s College of Engineering, received the 2021 H. Bolton Seed Medal for her work “expanding the boundaries of geoenvironmental and sustainability engineering to enhance human health and the environment.”

Vanderbilt University's Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons Wins the 2021 Pérez Prize

Vanderbilt University’s Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons Wins the 2021 Pérez Prize

Campos-Pons grew up on a sugar plantation in the Matanzas province of Cuba, and her family has Nigerian, Hispanic, and Chinese roots. She was a pioneer of the New Cuban Art Movement that opposed Communist repression in Cuba during the late 1980s.

Three Women in Academia Awarded Juniper Literary Prizes

Three Women in Academia Awarded Juniper Literary Prizes

The University of Massachusetts Press and the master of fine arts degree program for poets and writers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have announced the 2021 winners of the Juniper Literary Prizes. Three of the winners are women with current academic affiliations.

Norma Riccucci Wins Award for Her Contribution to the Scientific Study of Bureaucracy

Norma Riccucci Wins Award for Her Contribution to the Scientific Study of Bureaucracy

Norma Riccucci is a Board of Governors Distinguished Professor on the Newark campus of Rutgers University in New Jersey. She received the Herbert Simon Award from the Midwest Political Science Association for her research on street-level bureaucracy and representative bureaucracy.

Marcella Nunez-Smith Receives the Visionary Leadership Award From the International Festival of Arts & Ideas

Marcella Nunez-Smith Receives the Visionary Leadership Award From the International Festival of Arts & Ideas

Dr. Nunez-Smith, an associate professor and associate dean for health equity research at Yale Medical School, was honored for her work to address the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Black and brown communities.

Rice University Scholar Honored by the International Society of Bayesian Analysis

Rice University Scholar Honored by the International Society of Bayesian Analysis

Marina Vannucci is the Noah Harding Professor of Statistics at Rice University in Houston, Texas. Dr. Vannucci, who has taught at Rice Univerity since 2007, also holds an adjunct appointment in biostatistics at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

For the First Time, the University of Michigan Is Naming an Academic Building for a Woman

For the First Time, the University of Michigan Is Naming an Academic Building for a Woman

For the first time in its history, the University of Michigan has named an academic building to honor a woman. The building that houses the Life Sciences Institute, a hub for bioscience research, will be known as Mary Sue Coleman Hall. Dr. Coleman was president of the university from 2002 to 2014.

Johns Hopkins University's Virginia Roach Recognized for Her Commitment to Improving Public Education

Johns Hopkins University’s Virginia Roach Recognized for Her Commitment to Improving Public Education

Virginia Roach, executive director of the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth, is this year’s recipient of the New York Academy of Public Education’s Medalist Award, given annually to one individual who demonstrates a commitment to improving the public education system.

Martha Jones of Johns Hopkins University Wins <em>Los Angeles Times</em> Book Prize

Martha Jones of Johns Hopkins University Wins Los Angeles Times Book Prize

Martha Jones’ book examines the racism and sexism Black women endured in their pursuit of political participation and power. It also closely examines how Black women used that power to secure equality and representation for others.

Stanford University's Sherri Rose Honored for Her Work on Using Statistics to Improve Healthcare

Stanford University’s Sherri Rose Honored for Her Work on Using Statistics to Improve Healthcare

Sherri Rose, an associate professor of medicine and a core faculty member at Stanford Health Policy in the Freeman Spogli Institute, has won this year’s Gertrude M. Cox Award from the Washington Statistical Society and RTI International for her significant contributions to applied statistics.

American Humor Studies Association Has Recognized the Work of Notre Dame's Perin Gürel

American Humor Studies Association Has Recognized the Work of Notre Dame’s Perin Gürel

Awarded by the American Humor Studies Association, the Jack Rosenbalm Prize for American Humor is given for the best article on American humor by a pre-tenure scholar, graduate student, adjunct professor, or independent scholar published in a peer-reviewed academic journal or book in 2018 or 2019.

Historian Amy Stanley of Northwestern University Wins Two Book Awards

Historian Amy Stanley of Northwestern University Wins Two Book Awards

Amy Stanley, professor of history in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University has won the 2021 PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for biography and the National Book Critics Circle Award for biography for her book Stranger in the Shogun’s City: A Japanese Woman and Her World.

Courtney Dressing of the University of California, Berkeley Is a Rising Star in Astronomy

Courtney Dressing of the University of California, Berkeley Is a Rising Star in Astronomy

Courtney Dressing, an assistant professor of astronomy at the University of California, Berkeley, has been selected to receive the 2021 Newton Lacy Pierce Prize in Astronomy from the American Astronomical Society for her research on the formation rate, composition, and evolution of planets around red dwarf stars.

University of North Dakota Scholar's Book Honored by the Society of Professors of Education

University of North Dakota Scholar’s Book Honored by the Society of Professors of Education

Diana D’Amico Pawlewicz, an assistant professor of education, health, and behavior at the University of North Dakota, received the 2021 Outstanding Book Award from the Society of Professors of Education.

Two Women at Rutgers University Win National Book Critics Circle Awards

Two Women at Rutgers University Win National Book Critics Circle Awards

Nicole Fleetwood, a professor of American studies and art history in the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University New-Brunswick won the award for criticism/ Poet Cathy Park Hong, a professor in the master of one arts degree program in creative writing at Rutgers University-Newark, was honored in the autobiography category.

Ecological Society of America Honors Erika Zavaleta of the University of California, Santa Cruz

Ecological Society of America Honors Erika Zavaleta of the University of California, Santa Cruz

Dr. Zavaleta, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, has been selected to receive the 2021 Commitment to Human Diversity in Ecology Award from the Ecological Society of America. The award recognizes long-standing contributions toward increasing the diversity of future ecologists through mentoring, teaching, or outreach.

Alicia Timme-Laragy Named Outstanding Young Investigator by the Society of Toxicology

Alicia Timme-Laragy Named Outstanding Young Investigator by the Society of Toxicology

Dr. Timme-Laragy is an associate professor of environmental life sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her research aims to elucidate cellular and molecular mechanisms of toxicant-induced oxidative stress in embryonic development and identify later-life consequences of embryonic exposure to oxidative stress.

Rutgers University's Nancy Sinkoff Wins the National Jewish Book Award for Biography

Rutgers University’s Nancy Sinkoff Wins the National Jewish Book Award for Biography

Professor Sinkoff was honored for her biography of Lucy S. Dawidowicz (1915–1990) who was a trailblazing historian in the field now known as Holocaust studies.

American Society of Church History Recognizes University of Notre Dame Scholar

American Society of Church History Recognizes University of Notre Dame Scholar

Katie Bugyis, an assistant professor in the program of liberal studies at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, has been awarded the Frank S. and Elizabeth D. Brewer Prize from the American Society of Church History. The award honors outstanding scholarship in the history of Christianity by a first-time author.