University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Entrants sought for Sandra Donaldson Award in Women and Gender Studies

The UND Women and Gender Studies Program announces a contest for the best works of research and/or creative expression produced by UND students that wholly or in significant part address issues related to women and/or gender studies. We encourage students who have produced works in a variety of disciplines, from the arts and humanities to the social sciences and physical sciences, to submit their research papers and creative projects for consideration.

Prizes of $100 will be awarded at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Deadline for submission is March 1, 2013. Entries should be delivered to the Women and Gender Studies Office (O’Kelly Hall 133; Stop 7113) or submitted electronically to und.womenstudies@email.und.edu. Label entries with the student author’s phone number, home address, and email contact information. The project need not have been completed during the academic year in which it is submitted, but previous entries may not be resubmitted.

This contest is named in honor of Dr. Sandra Donaldson, professor emerita of English and Women Studies at the University and one of the world’s top scholars of Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Her five volume scholarly edition, The Works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, was published by Pickering & Chatto in 2010. When Dr. Donaldson began teaching at UND in 1977, she was one of only a few women in the Department of English. Since that time she has been an active proponent of social and intellectual diversity at the University. She helped to found UND’s Women Studies Program, and later served as its director. She was awarded the Outstanding Faculty Award for Development and Service, as well as the UND Foundation/Thomas J. Clifford Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Research. She was named a Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor in 2004. She retired in 2012 after thirty-five years of scholarship, feminist activism, and service to the University of North Dakota.