News and Notes
O'HARA RECOGNIZED FOR OUTSTANDING UNDERGRADUATE TEACHING
We are pleased to announce that the Student Undergraduate Teaching and Staff Awards Committee recognized James J. O'Hara for providing outstanding undergraduate instruction.
Since 1989, the committee has recognized select faculty and teaching assistants who "on the basis of demonstrated teaching excellence, success in positively affecting a broad spectrum of students both in and outside of the classroom, and creation of a dynamic learning environment." In addition to an award certificate, Prof. O'Hara received a $5,000 award at the Chancellors' Award Ceremony.
We congratulate Prof. O'Hara for this great achievement!
GRADUATE STUDENTS AWARDED DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIPS
Several of our graduate students are reaping the bounty of their scholarship this week. Patrick Dombrowski and Erika Weiberg both received Summer Research Fellowships from The Graduate School, which also granted Serena Witzke a Dissertation Completion Fellowship for the academic year of 2013-2014.
With such aid, Patrick, Erika, and Serena will be able to devote themselves to their dissertations full time during their fellowships. We applaud them for receiving such academic recognition, and invite you to read more about their work here.