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American Society of Criminology Honors "Rock Star" Professor Faye Taxman of George Mason University

American Society of Criminology Honors “Rock Star” Professor Faye Taxman of George Mason University

At the American Society of Criminology award ceremony, Professor Taxman was described as a scholarly “rock star” who has engaged with and moved the field of corrections for more than 30 years.

CalTech's Frances Arnold Is Named to Serve in the Pontifical Academy of Sciences

CalTech’s Frances Arnold Is Named to Serve in the Pontifical Academy of Sciences

The academy was established in 1936 by Pope Pius XI with the goal of promoting “the progress of the mathematical, physical, and natural sciences.” It is the latest incarnation of papal scientific academies that date back to 1603. Professor Arnold won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Boston University Professor Emelia Benjamin Earns Two Awards From the American Heart Association

Boston University Professor Emelia Benjamin Earns Two Awards From the American Heart Association

Emelia Benjamin, professor of medicine and epidemiology at Boston University. also serves as assistant provost for faculty development for the Boston University Medical Campus, and as vice chair for faculty development and diversity for the department of medicine.

Six Women at Colleges and Universities Honored With Notable Awards

Six Women at Colleges and Universities Honored With Notable Awards

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

University of Kentucky's Amy Murrell Taylor Wins the Frederick Douglass Book Prize

University of Kentucky’s Amy Murrell Taylor Wins the Frederick Douglass Book Prize

The Frederick Douglass Book Prize was established in 1999 and recognizes the best book published in English on slavery, resistance or abolition. The award and a $25,000 prize are presented annually by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the Gilder Lehrman Center for Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition at Yale University.

Teresa Lozano Long Awarded the National Humanities Medal at a White House Ceremony

Teresa Lozano Long Awarded the National Humanities Medal at a White House Ceremony

Teresa Lozano Long is an educator who, with her husband, has been a major benefactor of the University of Texas. The valedictorian of her high school class in Texas, Dr. Long went on to be the first Hispanic woman to earn a doctorate in health and physical education at the University of Texas at Austin.

Eight Women Educators Who Have Been Been Selected to Receive Notable Honors and Awards

Eight Women Educators Who Have Been Been Selected to Receive Notable Honors and Awards

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

Haunani-Kay Trask Receives the 2019 Angela Y. Davis Prize From the American Studies Association

Haunani-Kay Trask Receives the 2019 Angela Y. Davis Prize From the American Studies Association

Professor Trask served as a tenured member of the University of Hawaiʻi faculty for more than 30 years. She was the founding director of the university’s Mānoa Center for Hawaiian Studies and a leader in the Hawaiian sovereignty movement.

Professor Paula Pietromonaco Wins Award From the Society for Personality and Social Psychology

Professor Paula Pietromonaco Wins Award From the Society for Personality and Social Psychology

Dr. Pietromonaco, professor emerita at the University of Massachusetts, focuses her research on how basic psychological processes that arise in the context of people’s close relationships such as dating and marital relationships might impact relationship outcomes as well as emotional and physical health over time.

Six Women Scholars Who Have Been Honored With Major Awards

Six Women Scholars Who Have Been Honored With Major Awards

The honorees are Ruchi Amin of East Carolina University, Karen Giuliano of the University of Massachusetts, Maria Narayani Lasala-Blanco of Arizona State University, Julie-Ann Scott-Pollock of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Rita Dove of the University of Virginia, and Meredith Neville-Shepard of the University of Arkansas.

University of Georgia Scholar Honored by the American Educational Studies Association

University of Georgia Scholar Honored by the American Educational Studies Association

Cynthia B. Dillard is the Mary Frances Early Professor of Teacher Education in the department of educational theory and practice of the College of Education at the University of Georgia. Dr. Dillard was honored at the association’s annual conference in Baltimore earlier this month.

Michigan State University's Kay Holekamp Honored by the Animal Behavior Society

Michigan State University’s Kay Holekamp Honored by the Animal Behavior Society

Often referred to as the Jane Goodall of hyenas, Dr. Holekamp has focused her studies on spotted hyenas in Masai Mara, Kenya, for more than 30 years. The Animal Behavior Society recently selected her as the winner of the 2019 Distinguished Animal Behaviorist Award.

Tina Harris Given Distinguished Scholar Award from the National Communications Association

Tina Harris Given Distinguished Scholar Award from the National Communications Association

Tina M. Harris holds the Douglas L. Manship Sr.-Dori Maynard Race, Media, and Cultural Literacy Endowed Chair at the Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University. She joined the faculty at LSU this past summer after teaching at the University of Georgia for more than two decades.

University of New Mexico Scholar Honored for Her Mentoring of Doctoral Students

University of New Mexico Scholar Honored for Her Mentoring of Doctoral Students

For 12 years Dr. Allison Borden supervised the dissertation research of 24 graduates in educational leadership at the University of New Mexico. She also serves on the dissertation committees of an additional 25 graduates from educational leadership and other programs in the College of Education.

Harvard's Xiaowei Zhuang Wins the $100,000 Pearl Meister Greengard Prize From Rockefeller University

Harvard’s Xiaowei Zhuang Wins the $100,000 Pearl Meister Greengard Prize From Rockefeller University

Xiaowei Zhuang, David B. Arnold Jr. Professor of Science at Harvard University is being honored for her work on the development of super-resolution and genome-scale imaging techniques that has found new structures in cells, clarified molecular processes, and discovered new types of neurons.

Katherine Aidala of Mount Holyoke College Honored for Undergraduate Physics Teaching

Katherine Aidala of Mount Holyoke College Honored for Undergraduate Physics Teaching

Katherine Aidala, a professor of physics at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, has been selected to receive the 2020 Prize for a Faculty Member for Research in an Undergraduate Institution Recipient from the American Physical Society.

Louisiana State University Scholar of Media History Has an Award Named in Her Honor

Louisiana State University Scholar of Media History Has an Award Named in Her Honor

The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication has announced the establishment of the Jinx Coleman Broussard Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Media History. Dr. Broussard is the Bart R. Swanson Endowed Memorial Professor in the Manship School of Mass Communications at LSU.

Svetlana Jitomirskaya Selected to Receive the Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics

Svetlana Jitomirskaya Selected to Receive the Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics

Svetlana Jitomirskaya, Distinguished Professor of mathematics at the University of California, Irvine, has been named the 2020 winner of the Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics. She is only the second woman to receive the annual prize – and the first to receive it alone, not jointly.

University of Tennessee Names Its Writing Center After Alumna and Supporter Judith Herbert

University of Tennessee Names Its Writing Center After Alumna and Supporter Judith Herbert

Judith Herbert and her husband set up an Excellence in Writing Endowment in 2017 to support undergraduate tutoring, services to upper-division students who are not English majors, and the development of workshops for faculty across academic disciplines to discuss best practices for designing and assessing writing assignments.

Professor Joan Tower of Bard College Named Composer of the Year

Professor Joan Tower of Bard College Named Composer of the Year

Joan Tower, the Asher B. Edelman Professor in the Arts at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, has been selected to receive the Composer of the Year Award at the 59th Annual Musical American awards ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City in December.

Western Kentucky University Scholar Earns Lifetime Achievement Award From the American Folklore Society

Western Kentucky University Scholar Earns Lifetime Achievement Award From the American Folklore Society

The Kenneth Goldstein Award for Lifetime Academic Leadership, bestowed biennially by the American Folklore Society, recognizes outstanding abilities and achievement by a living scholar in academic leadership relating to folklore.

Vanderbilt University's Susie Adams Named the 2019 Psychiatric Nurse of the Year

Vanderbilt University’s Susie Adams Named the 2019 Psychiatric Nurse of the Year

As academic director of Vanderbilt’s psychiatric program for two decades, Dr. Adams transitioned its clinical nurse specialist program into one of the first three psychiatric nurse practitioner programs in the nation. She is also a past president of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association.

Sara Lupita Olivares Is the 2019 Winner of the CantoMundo Poetry Prize

Sara Lupita Olivares Is the 2019 Winner of the CantoMundo Poetry Prize

Olivares, a doctoral student at Western Michigan University, is being honored for her collection Migratory Sound, which will be published by the University of Arkansas Press in the fall of 2020. Olivares will also receive a cash prize.

Birgit Tautz Wins Book Award for Her Work on German Literature

Birgit Tautz Wins Book Award for Her Work on German Literature

Birgit Tautz, the George Taylor Files Professor of Modern Languages at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, is being honored for her most recent book by the South Atlantic Modern Language Association.

Mary Nettleman Honored for Her Work to Advance Women in Academic Medicine

Mary Nettleman Honored for Her Work to Advance Women in Academic Medicine

Mary Nettleman is the dean of the University of South Dakota’s Sanford School of Medicine and vice-president of the university’s Division of Health Affairs. She is being honored by the American College of Physicians.

University of Georgia to Rename Its College of Education to Honor Mary Frances Early

University of Georgia to Rename Its College of Education to Honor Mary Frances Early

Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton Holmes were the first African American students to enroll at the University of Georgia in 1961. But Mary Frances Early was the first African American to earn a degree from the University of Georgia. She was awarded a master’s degree in music education in August 1962.

The First Woman to Be Honored With a Statue on the Campus of Indiana University

The First Woman to Be Honored With a Statue on the Campus of Indiana University

In 2009, Elinor Ostrom, a professor of political science at Indiana University became the first – and still the only – woman to win the Nobel Prize in Economics. Now the late Dr. Ostrom will be the first woman to have a statue on the university’s campus.

Susan Lanser of Brandeis University Wins Award From the International Society for the Study of Narrative

Susan Lanser of Brandeis University Wins Award From the International Society for the Study of Narrative

In the society’s announcement of the award, Professor Lanser was praised for “sustained contributions to narrative studies” and for advocating for “the importance of extending the corpus of narratology and of developing a historical narratology.”

Simmons University Scholar Wins Award for Her Work on War as a Public Health Problem

Simmons University Scholar Wins Award for Her Work on War as a Public Health Problem

Shelley K. White an associate professor of public health and sociology and the director of the master of public health degree program at Simmons University in Boston, is being honored by the American Public Health Association at its annual meeting in Philadelphia.

Julian Lim of Arizona State University Wins the 2019 Institute for Humanities Research Book Award

Julian Lim of Arizona State University Wins the 2019 Institute for Humanities Research Book Award

Dr. Lim was honored for her book that presents the case that nations and governments have long used borders to regulate race and national identity and that racially charged immigration laws have created a monoracial identity and effectively erased the multiracial reality of the past.

Harvard University's Danielle Allen to Receive the 2019 Governor’s Award in the Humanities

Harvard University’s Danielle Allen to Receive the 2019 Governor’s Award in the Humanities

Danielle Allen is the James Bryant Conant University Professor and director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. Earlier she taught at the Insitute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey and the University of Chicago.

Erica Trabold Chosen to Receive a 2019 Nebraska Book Award

Erica Trabold Chosen to Receive a 2019 Nebraska Book Award

Erica Trabold is a visiting assistant professor of creative writing at Sweet Briar College in Virginia. Trabold is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Omaha. She earned a master of fine arts degree from Oregon State University.

Christine Curio Honored for Her Research on Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Christine Curio Honored for Her Research on Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Christine Curcio, who holds the White-McKee Endowed Professorship in Ophthalmology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, will receive the 2019 RPB David F. Weeks Award for Outstanding AMD Research from the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology.

Kim Garza Named Mentor of the Year by the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education

Kim Garza Named Mentor of the Year by the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education

Kim Garza is an associate professor in the department of health outcomes research and policy in the Harrison School of Pharmacy at Auburn University in Alabama. She states “I left a career in clinical pharmacy practice to become a faculty member because of my strong passion for graduate education and student mentoring.”

Ohio Wesleyan's Amy McClure to Be Honored by the International Literacy Association

Ohio Wesleyan’s Amy McClure to Be Honored by the International Literacy Association

Amy McClure, professor emerita at Ohio Wesleyan University, has been selected to receive the 2019 Jerry Johns Outstanding Teacher Educator in Reading Award. She will be honored on October 12 in New Orleans