Joshua Goldstein, professor of history and East Asian languages and cultures, received the Joseph Levenson Prize (China, Post-1900) for his book Remains of the Everyday: A Century of Recycling in Beijing (University of California Press, 2020). Presented annually by the Association for Asian Studies, the prize recognizes English-language books that made the greatest contribution to increasing understanding of the history, culture, society, politics or economy of China.
Robin Coste Lewis, writer-in-residence, has been awarded an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry for her new collection To the Realization of Perfect Helplessness (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2022). The annual NAACP Image Awards aim to uplift values that inspire equality, justice and progressive change, and highlight artists committed to these values.
Daphne Oyserman, Dean’s Professor of Psychology and professor of psychology and education, has been elected a member of Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften Leopoldina, Germany’s National Academy of Sciences. The Leopoldina, which comprises about 1,600 members, represents German science in international committees and takes an independent and public position on the scientific foundations of political and social issues.
Emily Liman, professor of biological sciences, has been awarded the 2023 Kenneth S. Cole Award for her many notable scientific contributions, including the discovery of an entirely new class of ion channels that conduct hydrogen ions and are present in sour taste receptors. Presented by the Biophysical Society, the award recognizes her research achievements in the field of membrane biophysics and for her continued contributions to the biophysics community.
Vera Gluscevic, Gabilan Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy, has been named a Cottrell Scholar by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement. Gluscevic was chosen for her research in “Discovering Dark Matter with Cosmology” and will receive $100,000 for future research and science education.
Megan Fieser, Gabilan Assistant Professor of Chemistry, has been named a Cottrell Scholar by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement. Fieser was chosen for her research in “Controlling the Product Selectivity for the Catalytic Dechlorination of Poly (Vinyl Chloride)” and will receive $100,000 for future research and science education.
The SPSA announced the Joseph Bernd award at its January meeting, stating: ‘Social Lobbying’ by Christian Grose, Pamela Lopez, Sara Sadhwani and Antoine Yoshinaka, investigates the impact of direct social lobbying on the likelihood that lawmakers will support a given interest group’s preferred policy.
Christian Grose, professor of political science and public policy, received the 2023 Joseph L. Bernd JOP Best Paper Award for his article “Social Lobbying” published last year in The Journal of Politics. Grose’s co-authors were Sara Sadhwani, his former PhD student now at Pomona College, Pamela Lopez of K Street Consulting and Antoine Yoshinaka of the University at Buffalo.
Hilary Schor, professor of English, comparative literature and law, has received a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship. The prestigious award includes $60,000 and supports her project “Thinking Like a Lawyer in the Victorian Novel,” through which she is developing a book examining the role of legal categories and law in the development of Victorian novels.