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The Faculty Development Committee and the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs are pleased to announce the five recipients of the 2008-9 Faculty Excellence Awards. The recipients are:

  • Hongwei Guan, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education
  • Bruce Henderson, Professor, Department of Speech Communication
  • Cynthia Scheibe, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
  • Ellen Staurowsky, Professor, Department of Sport Management and Media
  • Susan Swensen, Associate Professor, Department of Biology

New criteria this year emphasized exceptional performance in all areas of the faculty role, including teaching, scholarship, and service. This year's award recipients are recognized for a wide variety of accomplishments, such as innovative teaching, significant scholarly achievements, exemplary service, and demonstrated support for key College values and initiatives.

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The School of Humanities and Sciences is pleased to announce that five H&S faculty members have been awarded Experiential Learning Curriculum Enhancement Grants. These $1,000 grants are geared toward further integrating experiential learning opportunities for students into the H&S curriculum. This is the second time these grants have been offered.

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Tuesday, April 28
12:10 in Center for Natural Sciences (CNS) 204

Physics professor Luke Keller will give an update on NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) and describe the project, a modified 747 aircraft with a 3-meter diameter telescope mounted in its fuselage. Keller is a co-investigator on a team of scientists and engineers who have designed and built a sensitive infrared camera for the observatory. The team will use their camera to make the first astronomical observations from SOFIA later this year and in early 2010.

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Melendy Krantz (graduating in May with a double major in anthropology and politics) has received a Fulbright award to Bangladesh, and Amy Cohen (who graduated last May with a degree in theater arts management) has received a Fulbright award to the UK.

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The Department of Art History is pleased to announce its first annual Art History Senior Symposium, to take place Tuesday, April 21, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Klingenstein Lounge. The symposium will feature presentations by six senior art history majors on recent research and exhibition projects.

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