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Roanoke College Will Name a College Building for a Woman for the First Time

Roanoke College Will Name a College Building for a Woman for the First Time

Billie Jean Beamer taught health and physical education at Roanoke for 37 years and was an early advocate of women in sports. The college is renaming a residence hall in her honor. It will be the first building on the college’s campus to be named for a women in the institution’s 176-year history.

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Honored With Notable Awards

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Honored With Notable Awards

The honorees are Marilyn Cochran-Smith of Boston College, Alexandra Finley of Mississippi State University, Esther Ngumbi of the University of Illinois, Kathy Giacomini of the University of California, San Francisco, and Marie Davidian or North Carolina State University.

Yale University Scholar to Receive the $275,000 Ho-Am Prize

Yale University Scholar to Receive the $275,000 Ho-Am Prize

Hee Oh, the Abraham Robinson Professor of Mathematics at Yale University has been selected to receive the 2018 Ho-Am Prize for Science from the Ho-Am Foundation in Seoul, South Korea. The award is given to a person of Korean heritage for outstanding accomplishments in science.

Jennifer Higdon Awarded the $100,000 Nemmers Prize in Music Composition

Jennifer Higdon Awarded the $100,000 Nemmers Prize in Music Composition

Jennifer Higdon, who holds the Rock Chair in Composition at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, is the winner of the 2018 Michael Ludwig Nemmers Prize in Music Composition from the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

Tulane's Jesmyn Ward to Receive the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award in Fiction

Tulane’s Jesmyn Ward to Receive the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award in Fiction

Jesmyn Ward, an associate professor of English at Tulane University in New Orleans, will receive the fiction award at the 83rd Annual Anisfield-Wolf Book Award ceremony in Cleveland this September. She is the only woman to win two National Book Awards.

Five Women Scholars at State Universities Honored With Prestigious Awards

Five Women Scholars at State Universities Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Gloria Billingsley at Jackson State University in Mississippi, Kristina Olson at the University of Washington, Sandra NcGeee at the University of Iowa, Janice Jackson at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Deborah J. Wiebe at the University of California, Merced.

University of Massachusetts Scholar Wins the Russian National Award in Applied Economics

University of Massachusetts Scholar Wins the Russian National Award in Applied Economics

Ina Ganguli, an assistant professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, has received the 2018 Russian National Award in Applied Economics. The award is given every two years for outstanding published papers on the Russian economy.

MIT's Dina Katabi to Receive the $250,000 Prize in Computing From the Association of Computing Machinery

MIT’s Dina Katabi to Receive the $250,000 Prize in Computing From the Association of Computing Machinery

Dina Katabi, the Andrew and Erna Viterbi Professor of Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will be honored for her groundbreaking research in wireless and cellular systems with applications for health-monitoring and other technologies.

Yale School of Medicine Honors a Pioneering Woman Faculty Member

Yale School of Medicine Honors a Pioneering Woman Faculty Member

The Yale School of Medicine has announced the establishment of an endowed professorship to honor the late Carolyn Walsh Slayman. Dr. Slayman served on the faculty of the medical school for nearly a half century until her death in December 2016.

Roberta Romano Awarded the Marshall-Wythe Medallion for Exceptional Accomplishment in Law

Roberta Romano Awarded the Marshall-Wythe Medallion for Exceptional Accomplishment in Law

Roberta Romano, the Sterling Professor of Law and director of the Center for the Study of Corporate Law at Yale Law School, was honored by the faculty of the William & Mary Law School in Williamsburg, Virginia. Professor Romano has taught at Yale Law School since 1985.

Donna Y. Ford of Vanderbilt University Recognized for Her Diversity Efforts in Gifted Education

Donna Y. Ford of Vanderbilt University Recognized for Her Diversity Efforts in Gifted Education

Dr. Ford teaches in the department of special education and holds a joint appointment in the department of teaching and learning at Vanderbilt. She holds the Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair at the university’s Peabody College of education and human development.

Scripps College Scholar Honored by the American Council of Learned Societies

Scripps College Scholar Honored by the American Council of Learned Societies

Michelle Decker, an assistant professor of English at Scripps College in Claremont, California, received an award given to young faculty in the first decade of their careers to “encourage and reward outstanding accomplishment in actual teaching in the humanities.”

Lauren Benton of Vanderbilt University to Receive the 2019 Toynbee Prize

Lauren Benton of Vanderbilt University to Receive the 2019 Toynbee Prize

The award is given biennially by the Toynbee Prize Foundation to a scholar who has made a significant contribution to the study of global history. Professor Benton will be honored and present a lecture at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association in Chicago next January.

University of Texas Scholar Rasha Diab Wins Outstanding Book Award

University of Texas Scholar Rasha Diab Wins Outstanding Book Award

Rasha Diab, an associate professor in the department of rhetoric and writing at the University of Texas at Austin, received the Outstanding Book Award from the Conference on College Composition and Communication.

Five Women in Higher Education Who Have Been Honored With Prestigious Awards

Five Women in Higher Education Who Have Been Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Zakiya Holmes Leggett of North Carolina State University, Brandon Hunt of Georgia Southern University, Cynthia Nance of the University of Arkansas, Noy Holland of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and Wanda Heading-Grant of the University of Vermont.

Four Women With Academic Affiliations Nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

Four Women With Academic Affiliations Nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

Four of five finalists for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction this year are women with current affiliations at American universities: Samantha Hunt of Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, Achy Obejas of Mills College in Oakland, Joan Silber of Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York, and Jesmyn Ward of Tulane University in New Orleans.

A New $1 Million Prize for Research on Women's Health or Reproductive Sciences

A New $1 Million Prize for Research on Women’s Health or Reproductive Sciences

This coming October, the Magee-Women’s Research Institute at the University of Pittsburgh will hold its first Magee-Womens Rearch Summit. At this conference the inaugural Magee Prize of $ 1 million will be awarded to a collaborative team whose groundbreaking research in reproductive sciences and women’s health will improve lives globally.

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Honored With Prestigious Awards

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Erika T. Camacho of Arizona State University, Susan A. Murphy of Harvard University, Kathleen Blake Yancy of Florida State University, Lorie Harper of the University of Alabama Birmingham, and Diane Ebert-May of Michigan State University.

Three Women With Ties to Universities in the United States Win Windham-Campbell Prizes

Three Women With Ties to Universities in the United States Win Windham-Campbell Prizes

Each winner will receive a $165,000 prize at an international literary festival at Yale in September. The three women with ties to U.S. universities are Lorna Gibson, professor emerita at the University of Michigan, Cathy Park Hong of Rutgers University-Newark, and Suzan-Lori Parks of New York University.

Fannone Jeffers Wins the 2018 Harper Lee Award From the Alabama Writers' Forum

Fannone Jeffers Wins the 2018 Harper Lee Award From the Alabama Writers’ Forum

Fanonne Jeffers, a tenured full professor of creative writing at the University of Oklahoma, will receive the honor during a gala dinner at the Alabama Writers Symposium in Monroeville, Alabama, on April 19.

Spalding University Professor Honored for Her Collection of Poetry

Spalding University Professor Honored for Her Collection of Poetry

Kathleen Driskell, a professor of creative writing at Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky, was selected to receive the Judy Gaines Young Book Award. The award is given annually by Transylvania University to the author of a recent book of distinction from the Appalachian region.

Three Women Scientists at State Universities Honored With Notable Awards

Three Women Scientists at State Universities Honored With Notable Awards

The honorees are Pam Soltis, Distinguished Professor of plant biology at the University of Florida, Faye Belgrave, University Professor of psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University, and Pei Xu, an associate professor of environmental engineering at New Mexico State University.

Jennifer Erickson Wins Book Award From the Foreign Policy Section of the American Political Science Association

Jennifer Erickson Wins Book Award From the Foreign Policy Section of the American Political Science Association

Jennifer L. Erickson, an associate professor of political science at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, received the is the inaugural recipient of the Best Book Award from the Foreign Policy Section of the American Political Science Association.

Rosemont College Professor Wins the John Newbery Medal From the American Library Association

Rosemont College Professor Wins the John Newbery Medal From the American Library Association

Erin Entrada Kelly, a professor in the graduate program in creative writing at Rosemont College, is the recipient of the John Newbery Medal. The award is the highest honor given out by the American Library Association for a children’s book.

Wayne State University Scholar Honored by the American Educational Research Association

Wayne State University Scholar Honored by the American Educational Research Association

Min Yu, an assistant professor of teacher education in the College of Education at Wayne State University in Detroit, received the Outstanding Book Recognition Award from the Curriculum Studies Division of the American Educational Research Association.

Four Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Four Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Tiana Clark, a poetry fellow at the University of Wisconsin who will teach at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville this fall, Emily A. Carter of Princeton University, R.S. Zaharna of American University in Washington, D.C., and Ellen Driscoll of Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.

Nina LaCour of Hamline University Wins Award for Best Young Adult Novel

Nina LaCour of Hamline University Wins Award for Best Young Adult Novel

Nina LaCour, who teaches in the master of fine arts degree program in creative writing at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota, was named the recipient of the 2018 Michael L. Prinzt Literary Award from the American Library Association.

Trudier Harris Wins Nonfiction Writing Award From the University of Alabama

Trudier Harris Wins Nonfiction Writing Award From the University of Alabama

Trudier Harris, University Distinguished Research Professor of English at the University of Alabama, received the Clarence C. Cason Award in Nonfiction Writing from the journalism department at the university for her body of work on women and Black southern writers.

Four Women Scholars Honored With Notable Awards

Four Women Scholars Honored With Notable Awards

The honorees are Anjelica Gonzalez of Yale University, Mary-Margaret Chren of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Achsah Guibbory of Barnard College in New York City, and Lamea Shaaban-Magana of the University of Alabama.

Patricia Smith Wins the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award

Patricia Smith Wins the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award

Patricia Smith teaches in the English department at the College of Staten Island of the City University of New York System. The $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, given out by Claremont Graduate University in California, is the largest in the world for a single volume of poetry.

Lorraine Daston Wins the $1 Million Dan David Prize for Her Research on the History of Science

Lorraine Daston Wins the $1 Million Dan David Prize for Her Research on the History of Science

Lorraine Daston is a visiting professor in the department of history at the University of Chicago and the director of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin.

Four Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Four Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Lynn E. Maquat of the University of Rochester in New York, Huda Zoghbi of the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, Linda Sealy of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, and Anita Tood of the University of Cincinnati.

Doris Tsao Selected as Winner of the 2018 Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize

Doris Tsao Selected as Winner of the 2018 Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize

The award is given out by the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine for a seminal discovery in neuroscience. CalTech Professor Doris Tsao is being honored for “major contributions to our understanding of how the brain recognizes human faces.”

Oregon State's Sexual Assault Bystander Prevention Program Wins a National Award

Oregon State’s Sexual Assault Bystander Prevention Program Wins a National Award

The university’s Beavers Give a Dam is an interactive bystander program to prevent sexual violence. The program, which has shown positive results, was recently honored by NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education.

Rice University Establishes an Award to Honor the Late Marjorie Corcoran

Rice University Establishes an Award to Honor the Late Marjorie Corcoran

The Majorie Corcoran Award will honor a scholar who has made major contributions to the advancement of women or students from underrepresented groups in STEM disciplines. Professor Corcoran died a year ago after being hit by a light-rail train while riding a bicycle.