Five faculty and staff received CLAS Excellence Awards at the College’s annual celebration event on April 5. Carla Gomez of human development and family studies and Carol Valone of psychological sciences won CLAS Staff Excellence Awards. Assistant Professor of Political Science Stephen Dyson, Professor of Physics George Gibson, and Professor of Psychological Sciences Etan Markus all earned CLAS Faculty Excellence in Teaching Awards.
Two CLAS faculty and one graduate student are recipients of awards from the UConn Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning for 2016-2017. These awards honor educators that have been recognized for their excellent teaching. Marianne Cavanaugh, an adjunct professor of mathematics, received the Outstanding Adjunct Award; Professor of Mathematics Amit Avkar received the University Teaching Fellow Award; and linguistics Ph.D. student Aida Talic received the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award.
English Ph.D. candidate Miller Oberman won the national 2016 Discovery Poetry Contest, run by the 92nd Street Y and the Boston Review.
John Mangeri, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Physics, has been awarded the Graduate Student Research Award from the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science. The DOE selects students with outstanding academic accomplishments who show potential to make important contributions to the DOE Office of Science.
Elizabeth Charash has been named a 2016 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact. The Newman Civic Fellows Award is named in honor of Frank Newman, a founder of Campus Contact and a tireless advocate for the role of higher education in preparing students for active and engaged citizenship. Winners are nominated by their college or university president.