Women's Center At UVM
We are now accepting nominations for the following awards. Nominations are due by February 8, 2013
Each year, The Women's Center, Women's & Gender Studies and the President's Commission on the Status of Women partner to honor women and allies in our community for their outstanding contributions to the lives of women. We begin accepting nominations in December and the awards ceremony is held in late March. We honor multiple community members in the categories below at a banquet with family and friends.
Nomination deadline is February 8, 2013. Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted.
Awards presented annually include:
- Outstanding Faculty Woman
Award - This award honors one faculty woman who has made
significant contributions to the lives of women on campus through
service, teaching and/or feminist* scholarship.
- Outstanding Student Activist
Award - This award honors five students who have
contributed significantly to the feminist activism on the campus
and/or in the community.
- Outstanding Staff Woman Award
- This award honors one staff woman who has made significant
contributions to the lives of women on campus through service,
advocacy, and/or feminist programming.
- Outstanding Social Justice
Activist Award - . This award honors three women (a student,
a staff member, and a faculty member) who have worked in anti-sexist
endeavors and who have drawn connections between various communities
to end multiple forms of oppression. This award recognizes that
various forms of oppression (e.g. sexism, ableism, racism, classism,
heterosexism, religious discrimination) are connected and support
- Outstanding Athlete Award - This award
honors three women athletes who have made significant achievements
in their sport as well as in academics and service to the campus
- Outstanding Ally Award
- This award honors three community members (a student, a staff
member, and a faculty member) who have made significant contributions
to feminist and anti-sexist activism on the campus.
- Lydia Dodge Award - Selected by the staff of the Women's Center, The Lydia Dodge Award honors a woman who has given tremendous service to the Women's Center. Lydia Dodge is an Alumna of UVM and her contributions helped to create the Women's Center.
*“Simply put feminism is a movement to end
sexism” (bell hooks, Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center).
To submit nominations for any of the awards above or for more details about the awards click here.
We are now accepting Edith D. Hendley Award nominations. Nominations are due by December 21, 2012
Click here for printable application. (MSWord)
Nominations can be emailed as an attachment or interoffice mailed to Mira Fakirananda, UVM Women's Center.
This award is presented annually to a woman pursuing graduate studies who has demonstrated excellence in research, scholarship and teaching, and who has performed dedicated service to women.
The award is named after Professor Emeritus Edith Hendley whose long history of academic excellence and dedication to women is evidenced in the history below.
Research Associate (Instructor), Dept. Physiology, Univ. of Chicago, IL,1954-1956.
Assistant Lecturer, Dept. Physiology, Sheffield Univ., England, 1956-1957. Instructor, Dept. Ophthalmology, John Hopkins Univ. School of Medicine,1963-1966.
Research Associate, Dept. Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Johns Hopkins Univ. School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 1966-1972.
Senior Investigator in Environmental Neurobiology, Friends Medical Science Research Center, Inc. Baltimore, MD, 1972-1973.
Associate Professor, Dept. of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, Univ. of Vermont College of Medicine, 1973-1983.
Professor, Dept. Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, Univ. of Vermont College of Medicine, July 1983-present. Secondary appointment, Dept. of Psychiatry,1976-1994.
Professor Emerita, Dept. Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, Univ. of Vermont College of Medicine (active status, 1995-present).
Phi Beta Kappa, Hunter College, 1947
Graduate Fellowship, Ohio State Univ., 1948-1949
Who's Who in America, American Men and Women of Science, TheWorld Who's Who of Women, Who's Who of American Women, Who's Who in Frontier Science and Technology, Who's Who in the East, Foremost Women of the TwentiethCentury, International Who's Who in Medicine, Who's Who in Society, Who's Who in
Science and Engineering, Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare.
Awardee: 1994 Sister Elizabeth Candon Award for Distinguished Service, Vermont Women in Higher Education.
Charter member, Hall A Scholars, UVM College of Medicine, 1997.
UVM Graduate College, University Scholar Award, 1999.
VT Academy of Science & Engineering: elected 2002.
Service to women:
ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE: founding member 1971, national election to Treasurer, member of Executive Council; Chair of Membership Committee.
UVM WOMEN'S CAUCUS 1975, founding member.
UVM College of Medicine, establishment of Women's support group, 1975.
SOCIETY FOR NEUROSCIENCE, founding member of Women in Neuroscience; president in 1981.
UVM PRESIDENT'S COMMISSION ON STATUS OF WOMEN: member
LAKE CHAMPLAIN CHAPTER, ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE: founding president, honoree of the Edith Hendley Award for Service to Women in Science (first awardee).
UVM WOMEN'S CENTER: Member of steering committee to establish and furnish the Lydia Dodge house as a Women's Center; chaired the committee to establish its constitution and by-laws; member of Women's Center Grant Committee.
We are now accepting Mariafranca Morselli Leadership Award nominations. Nominations are due by December 21, 2012.
Click here for printable application. (MSWord)
Nominations can be emailed as an attachment or interoffice mailed to
This award is presented annually to an undergraduate woman majoring in a scientific discipline who has demonstrated leadership qualities, academic excellence and who has contributed significantly to the awareness on campus of the rights of women.
Mariafranca Morselli was a Emerita Professor of Botany. She was an international scientific leader within her field of maple research. Her unending devotion and commitment to science and the Women's Movement made her an advocate for university women and the leadership they exemplify within the local and international community.
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If you need any accommodation in order to fully participate in any Women's Center event, please contact us by email or at 656.3816.
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