Faculty / staff awards: humanitarian award, early career research support, guest editor of a literary journal


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June 14, 2021

Recent honors and accomplishments from the University of Washington faculty include an award for humanitarian contributions to computing, recognition and support of early career research, and guest editing of a new anthology of black American literature.

Richard Anderson of the Allen School receives humanitarian award from the Association of Computer Machinery

Richard anderson

Richard anderson, professor at the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at UW, received the ACM Eugene L. Lawler Award 2020 for Humanitarian Contributions in Computing and Informatics of the Association for Computer Machines.

The award, given every two years, recognizes an individual or group who have made a significant contribution through computer technology. The Anderson Prize, which comes with a $ 5,000 prize, recognizes “the contributions that link the fields of computing, education and global health.”

Anderson co-directs the Information and Communication Technologies for Development Laboratory, which studies how technology can be used to improve the lives of people in low-income areas. “Together with his students and collaborators,” noted the association, “Anderson has developed a range of innovative applications in healthcare, education, the Internet and financial services, benefiting poor communities. served all over the world. “

Eugene Leighton Lawler (1933-1994), who gave the award its name, was professor of computer science at the University of California, Berkeley.

Learn more about the Allen School Prize Blog.

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UW Chemistry Professor Dianne Xiao Receives DOE Early Career Research Program Award

Dianne Xiao, assistant professor of chemistry at UW, has been selected by the US Department of Energy's Office of Science to receive funding for its 2021 Early Career Research Program.

Diane xiao

Diane xiao, assistant professor of chemistry at UW, has been selected by the Office of Science of the US Department of Energy to receive funding from its Early Career Research Program 2021.

The Early Career Research Program, now in its 12e year, the program supports “outstanding researchers during the crucial early years, when many scientists are doing their most formative work.”

The program provides university researchers with approximately $ 150,000 per year for five years, to cover salary and summer expenses. Eighty-three scientists were selected nationally, including 32 from DOE national laboratories and 51 from US universities. The awards were announced on May 27.

Xiao’s research summary, listed in the Basic Energy Sciences category, is entitled “New Synthetic Approaches to Atomic Precision Ï€ – d Conjugate Materials”.

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Charles Johnson publishes an anthology of American black literature, pieces with archives

Charles Johnson

Charles Johnson

Charles Johnson, professor emeritus of English at UW, edited and contributed to a special edition of Chicago Quarterly Review, “Anthology of black American literature.

The Chicago Quarterly Review is an independent, nonprofit journal, established in 1994, that publishes short stories, poems, translations, and essays by emerging and established writers.

Professional essayist, screenwriter and cartoonist as well as author, Johnson won the National Book Award for his novel “Middle passage. “

Johnson wrote the introduction and contributed a story to the anthology – journal volume # 33 – titled “Night Shift,” which he wrote for the 2020 Bedtime Story Fundraiser for Washington Humanities. The volume contains the works of more than two dozen black writers. An earlier special edition of the journal was devoted to South Asian American writers, and an upcoming issue will focus on Native American literature.

Also, the University of Washington in St. Louis ad in May he acquired the Charles Johnson Papers, an archival collection of material related to Johnson’s work as an author and illustrator. “Spanning nearly six decades, the collection brings together manuscripts, drafts, correspondence, works of art and ephemeral documents, and is a testament to Johnson’s broad career as a public intellectual.”

Tag (s): Charles Johnson • Department of Chemistry • Department of English • Dianne Xiao • Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering • Richard Anderson


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