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Commencement 2007

Faculty to receive distinguished teaching awards

James Calvet

James Calvet

Gregory Allen Reed

Gregory Allen Reed

Peter Smith

Peter Smith

Hannah Britton

Hannah Britton

Kathryn Conrad

Kathryn Conrad

Brian Donovan

Brian Donovan

Six KU faculty members will receive distinguished teaching awards for the 2006-07 academic year during commencement ceremonies May 20. Two other awards will also be presented to recognize teaching excellence.

The Chancellors Awards for Outstanding Classroom Teaching are given each year to faculty from the KU Medical Center. This year's recipients are James Calvet, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology; Gregory Allen Reed, associate professor of pharmacology, toxicology and therapeutics; and Peter Smith, professor of molecular and integrative physiology.

Hannah Britton, assistant professor of political science and women's studies, will be the recipient of the Ned N. Fleming Trust Award for distinguished teaching, scholarship and service.

Kathryn Conrad, associate professor of English, will receive the Byron Shutz Award. The award, established in 1978 to honor distinguished teaching in economics and business, was modified in 1985 to honor outstanding teachers from any discipline in alternate years.

On the Lawrence campus, Brian Donovan, assistant professor of sociology, will receive the Silver Anniversary Award, provided by the 25-year alumni class.

Byron Caminero-Santangelo, director of graduate studies for the English department, will receive the Louise Byrd Graduate Educator Award.

Caminero-Santangelo will be honored during KU's doctoral hooding ceremony May 19 at the Lied Center. The award honors faculty members who have demonstrated an exceptional level of commitment to graduate students and graduate education, as well as distinguishing themselves as scholars.

Theresa Milk, a professor at Haskell Indian Nations University, will receive the Crystal Eagle Award. Indigenous nations studies graduate students give the award to an individual who shows exceptional leadership and dedication toward helping community members or students within indigenous communities. The award will be presented to Milk on May 14, at the Center for Indigenous Nations Studies' Crystal Eagle Banquet at the Kansas Union. The event is not open to the public.

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