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College of Liberal Arts and Sciences presents awards to faculty

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences honored outstanding faculty and students this spring with more than $34,000 in teaching and student awards. The awards are made possible by gifts from College alumni and friends to KU Endowment.

William Paschke, professor of mathematics, received the $1,000 Career Achievement Teaching Award presented to a retired faculty member in the College who has distinguished herself or himself through excellence in teaching. Paschke will be honored at the College’s new faculty reception in the fall.

The Jessie Marie Senor Cramer and Ann Cramer Root French and Italian and Spanish and Portuguese Faculty Awards are presented annually in the French and Italian and Spanish and Portuguese departments to recognize meritorious teaching and/or research. The amounts of the awards are $5,000 each.

Allan Pasco, Hall Professor of Nineteenth Century Literature, won the Cramer Award in French and Italian.

Yajaira Padilla, assistant professor, received the Cramer Award in Spanish and Portuguese.

The recipients of the J. Michael Young Academic Advisor Award for 2011 were Jonathan Earle, associate professor of history; Sandra Gray, associate professor of anthropology; and Wonpil Im, assistant professor of molecular biosciences. The award honors exemplary advising by a faculty member in each of three divisions of the College: humanities, natural sciences and social sciences. The award provides each recipient $1,000.

Two faculty members received graduate mentor awards. Juliet Kaarbo, associate professor of political science, received the $1,000 Byron A. Alexander Graduate Mentor Award. Adrianne Kunkel, associate professor of communication studies, received the $750 John C. Wright Graduate Mentor Award. Recipients are selected on the basis of nominations received from graduate students in the college. They were recognized April 25 at the Office of Graduate Studies’ Graduate Student Award Ceremony.

The Tony Arnold Faculty Research Stipend was given to Majid Hannoum, assistant professor in anthropology and African and African-American studies. The award goes to a faculty member within the College who submits an outstanding General Research Fund proposal. A $1,200 allocation is provided to support his or her research.

Two faculty members received Don and Pat Morrison Foundation Awards for Excellence in Teaching. Donald Marquis, professor of philosophy, and Weizhang Huang, professor of mathematics, will receive $6,911.25 each. The awards are given each year to one mathematics instructor and one philosophy instructor who bring their subjects to life and inspire students to learn and potentially pursue careers in the field.

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