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Several Women Studies Affiliates Honored at Founders Day
February 24, 2011 - In a banquet at the UND Memorial Union Ballroom several Women Studies affiliates were among those honored. Melissa Gjellstad received the award for Individual Excellence in Teaching. Sandra Donaldson was awarded the Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Research. Emily Cherry, Kathleen Dixon, Krista Lynn Minnotte, Sheryl O'Donnell, and Daphne Pederson all received the North Dakota Spirit Faculty Achievement Award.
Kathleen Dixon Wins ND Spirit Faculty Achievement Award
February 2, 2011 - Kathleen Dixon, Women Studies Director, is one of sixteen to be awarded the North Dakota Spirit Faculty Achievement Award this year. Winners are invited to the Founders Day Banquet where they will be honored; they also receive a $2,000 award.
Michelle Sauer Publishes Book
Michelle Sauer, Professor of English and Women Studies Affiliate announce the upcoming release of a book she edited with two other scholars. The book is titled The Lesbian Premodern and will be available on February 1, 2011. For more information and to order the book, see the flyer (.pdf).
Sharon Wilsnack -- Fellow of the American Psychological Association
Sharon Wilsnack, Professor of Clinical Neuroscience and Women Studies Affiliate, was selected in August as a Fellow of the American Psychological Association by Division 35 (Psychology of Women). She is also a Fellow of the APA's Division 50 (Addictions). You can read more here.
Sharon Wilsnack Wins Extraordinary Woman Award
Sharon Wilsnack, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Clinical Neuroscience and Women Studies Affiliate, was recently honored with the "Extraordinary Woman" award from the Women's Fund in Grand Forks. You can read more about Wilsnack and the award in the University Letter.
Sandra Donaldson at London Booklaunch
Sandra Donaldson, one of the world’s top scholars of Elizabeth Barrett Browning and a Women Studies affiliate, is set for a London launch of her latest book about the world-famous poet. The book — Works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning — was published in five volumes earlier this year by London-based Pickering and Chatto. The company is a top world publisher of critical editions of literary works, such as Donaldson’s latest Barrett Browning work. The London book launch is sponsored by the Browning Society. Read more in the University Letter.
Three Women Receive Distinguished Professor Award
For the first time since its creation, three women have been selected to be honored during spring commencement with the Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor award. They will be among 12 women who have received this award out of 65 total recipients. Holly Brown-Borg, associate professor, UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences Department of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Therapeutics; Birgit Hans, professor and chair, UND Department of Indian Studies; and Mary Ann Sens, professor and chair, UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences Department of Pathology will be receiving the award. You can read the full press release at the UND Press Room.
Lana Rakow Awarded International Teresa Award
The International Communications Association’s (ICA’s) Feminist Scholarship Division has awarded the 2010 Teresa Award for the Advancement of Feminist Scholarship to UND faculty member Lana Rakow. The Teresa Award recognizes individuals whose work has made significant contributions to the development, reach and influence of feminist scholarship in communications. She will be receiving the award on June 24th in Singapore. You can read more about Rakow's work and the award here. Also, Professor Rakow would like to draw your attention to this link.
Krista Lynn Minnotte Wins Teaching Award
Women Studies affiliate, Krista Lynn Minnotte will be awarded with the Individual Excellence in Teaching Award on February 25th. Minnotte is a professor in the Sociology department. You can read more about the awards ceremony and the other recipients here.
Three Women Studies Affiliates Publish Books
In 2009, Kathleen Dixon (Women Studies Director and English professor), Sandra Donaldson (English professor) and Michelle Sauer (English professor) published books on a variety of subjects. You can read more about these books in the UND Women Studies Blog.
Robin Runge Presents in Jacksonville, IL
December 3, 2009 - Robin Runge, Women Studies affiliate and Law School faculty, provided two presentations for the 7th Circuit Family Violence Coordinating Council in Jacksonville, Illinois. The presentations were entitled, "The Cost and Impact of Domestic Violence in the workplace and How Best to Respond" and "Illinois Law Regarding Employee and Employer Rights and Responsibilities under the Victims' Economic Security and Safety Act (VESSA)". The audience was comprised of judges, court administrators, criminal and civil attorneys and allied professionals who work with victims of domestic and sexual violence in that judicial circuit in Illinois.
Yvette Koepke Presents at NEA Workshop
October 22, 2009 - Yvette Koepke, Women Studies affiliate, introduced gender theorizing to the North Dakota Education Association (NEA) Women's Caucus workshop.