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Case’s Flora Stone Mather Center For Women to honor eight women faculty for research and scholarship

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Eight women faculty members at Case Western Reserve University will be honored for their excellence in research and scholarship at the first annual Spotlight Series Awards for Women’s Scholarship during a reception Thursday, December 1 from 4:30-6 p.m. in the 1914 Room of the Thwing Center, 11111 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland.

The honorees, representing each of the university’s graduate and professional schools, will receive a certificate and a $250 prize. The event is funded by the Mather Centennial Celebration endowment, which the Flora Stone Mather Alumnae Association gave to the university in 1989. Flora Stone Mather College for Women was one of Case’s predecessor institutions.

Dorothy Miller, director of the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women, said the center has been fulfilling the endowment’s purpose of highlighting the research of university women via a yearly lecture series at which women faculty discuss their work. “This year we decided to take spotlights to a higher level by adding a monetary prize for scholarship, in addition to the lecture series,” she said. “We asked the schools to select an outstanding woman researcher, with no criteria except that the prize should be based on scholarly or creative work.” Winners were chosen by school deans.

This year’s honorees are:

  • Kathleen Farkas, associate professor in the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
  • Marion Good, professor in the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
  • Yiping Weng Han, associate professor of biological sciences in the School of Dental Medicine
  • Anne Hiltner, the Herbert Henry Dow Professor of Macromolecular Science and Engineering in the School of Engineering
  • Sharona Hoffman, professor of law and associate director of the Law-Medicine Center in the School of Law, and professor of bioethics in the School of Medicine
  • Kathleen Kash, professor of physics in the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Lisa M. Maillart, assistant professor of operations in the Weatherhead School of Management
  • Patricia Marshall, associate professor of bioethics in the School of Medicine

Presenting the awards with Miller will be Robert Savinell, dean and George S. Dively Professor of Engineering in the School of Engineering; Mark Turner, dean and professor of cognitive science in the College of Arts and Sciences; May Wykle, dean and Florence Cellar Professor of Nursing in the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing; Daniel Anker, associate dean for faculty affairs and human resources in the School of Medicine; Gary Previts, associate dean in the Weatherhead School of Management; Sarah S. Andrews, assistant dean for academic affairs at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, and Maxwell J. Mehlman, the Arthur E. Petersilge Professor and director of the Law-Medicine Center in the School of Law and professor of bioethics in the School of Medicine.

For more information contact Dorothy Miller director of the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women, 368-0985 or e-mail Dorothy.Miller@case.edu.

 

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