Monday, April 3, 2023

The University of Iowa Office of the Vice President for Research recently announced Associate Professor Beth Livingston, Ralph L. Sheets Associate Professor in Industrial Relations, will receive the 2023 Faculty Communicating Ideas Award.

This award recognizes excellence in communication about research and scholarship in the sciences and humanities and the study of creative, visual, and performing arts to a general audience directly or via print and electronic media.

Dean Amy Kristof-Brown pointed to several initiatives that made Livingston a strong candidate for this award:

  • “Shared Sisterhood,” a book Livingston co-authored that encourages professional women to bridge racial gaps and work together to achieve gender equality in the workplace, was recently published by Harvard Business Review Press. The book was recognized by Forbes as one of the top ten business books of the year.
  • Working with the Paris couture house Yves St. Laurent Beauty on its Abuse is Not Love program, Livingston helped design a free online training program that can be used to identify those who might be in a violent relationship and help them find a safe escape route. Livingston helped build the website with a series of text and video modules to address this issue, the content of which was based on her research of the impact on intimate partner violence in the workplace.
  • Livingston has research expertise in work-life balance and has been featured numerous times in the popular press, including The New York Times and Bloomberg.

“Beth Livingston is a model of public scholarship in action,” said Kristof-Brown in her letter nominating Livingston for the award.

Livingston will be honored at a reception on Monday, September 11, 2023.