The 2015 CLAS Faculty Excellence in Research Awards were awarded to Jc Beall of Philosophy, Richard Langlois of Economics, Akiko Nishiyama of Physiology and Neurobiology, and Ralf Schiffler of Mathematics.
The winners of the inaugural CLAS Staff Excellence Awards were Jessica Muirhead of History and Anne St. Onge of Biology Central Services.
Associate Professor of History and Director of the Africana Studies Institute Jelani Cobb has won the 2015 Hillman Prize for Opinion and Analysis Journalism for his coverage and analysis of the Ferguson, MO protests.
Professor of Statistics Nalini Ravishanker has been elected president of the International Society for Business and Industrial Statistics for 2015-2017. ISBIS is dedicated to the promotion of business and industrial statistics worldwide, including financial and health services, among others.
Assistant Professor of Marine Sciences Kelly Lombardo received a three-year, $291,988 award from the National Science Foundation for her project, “Toward a Further Understanding and Improved Forecasting of Coastal Quasi-Linear Convective Systems.”
Professor of Physics Vernon Cormier has been awarded $300,000 from the National Science Foundation for his project, “Characterization of Small-scale Heterogeneity in the Deep Earth.”