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Faculty Awards

National and international faculty awards are an important component of institutional reputation. Each year, Michigan State University faculty members earn a variety of honors for their scholarly contributions. Some receive prizes and awards from learned societies or government agencies for specific work or career contributions. Others are elected to fellowship in major learned societies as listed below. A selection of background stories follows the lists.

National Academy of Sciences (NAS)

National Academy of Education (NAEd)

National Academy of Engineering (NAE)

National Academy of Inventors (NAI)

American Academy of Arts & Sciences

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)


Visit the MSU Honored Faculty website to read about MSU Endowed Chairs and Faculty as well as MSU Foundation Professors.

Anthropology Faculty Selected for World Health Organization Task Force

Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Berkey Hall

Monir Moniruzzaman, assistant professor of Anthropology in Michigan State University’s College of Social Science, was selected to join the World Health Organization’s Task Force on Donation and Transplantation…

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Anil Jain Earns Distinguished Fellowship

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Anil Jain

Anil Jain, Michigan State University computer science and engineering professor, has been named a Fellow of The World Academy of Sciences, or TWAS, for a lifetime of perspectives…

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7 MSU Ag-Bio Researchers Among Most Highly Sited

Friday, December 7, 2018
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Seven Michigan State University researchers have been recognized in the Highly Cited Researchers List, an annual compilation of the global leaders in scientific influence by Clarivate Analytics. The…

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MSU Professor Honored for Advances in Math, Mentoring Students

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
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Efstratia, or Effie, Kalfagianni, Michigan State University professor of mathematics, was named a fellow of the American Mathematical Society, or AMS, for 2019. Established in 1888, the AMS…

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Three MSU Individuals Named AAAS Fellows

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
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Two Michigan State University researchers and a university communicator have been named Fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. This national recognition is awarded to…

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MSU Team Wins Bronze at 2018 Synthetic Biology Competition

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

MSU’s 2018 iGEM has won a Bronze Medal from the International Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) global competition. iGEM brings together students from around the world to design synthetic biology…

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Professor Elected to the American Philosophical Society

Sunday, November 18, 2018
College of Natural Science

Michigan State University evolutionary biologist Richard Lenski was inducted into the American Philosophical Society (APS) — the oldest “learned society” in the United States — on Nov. 9…

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Professor Receives 2018 English Journal Edwin M. Hopkins Award

Friday, November 16, 2018
Linton Hall

MSU English Professor Lamar Johnson chosen to receive the 2018 English Journal Edwin M. Hopkins Award for “Loving Blackness to Death”: (Re)Imagining ELA Classrooms in a Time of…

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Christian Danve Castroverde Wins NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship

Monday, November 5, 2018
Danve Castroverde

Christian Danve Castroverde, a post-doc in the lab of Sheng Yang He, has won a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Postdoctoral Fellowship. The fellowship…

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Professor Receives Teaching Award

Sunday, October 28, 2018
Lovik

Tom Lovik, Professor of German in Michigan State University’s Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages, received the Michigan World Language Association’s (MIWLA) Georges J….

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