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Accolades April 7, 2011

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Distinguished McKnight Professor, Teaching Awards, Undergraduate Sullivan Scholar, and more in this edition of Accolades.

Psychology professor Deniz Ones was named a 2011 Distinguished McKnight Professor.
Professor Ones is an internationally acclaimed expert in work psychology. Her cutting-edge research focuses on identifying personality and ability-based traits to match individuals to jobs and organizations. Ones has studied managers, doctors, expatriates, police officers, astronauts, and U.S. presidents. Her research has been instrumental in promoting the use of personality tests for employee selection, disproving previously held beliefs that these tests had little bearing on job performance. Ones' contributions have had global reach: her work has been cited more than 3,000 times by scholars from more than 600 institutions in more than 50 countries. She has earned the Best Dissertation and the Early Career awards from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, as well as the Early Career award from the Society for Multivariate Experimental Psychology. Ones has inspired dozens of students to pursue an advanced degree in industrial/organizational psychology by mentoring 30 graduate students and more than 100 undergraduate students. She serves as an elected fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

Distinguished Teaching Awards:

Professor Anatoly Liberman (German, Scandinavian & Dutch) is among eight University professors to receive the Award for Outstanding Contributions to Graduate and Professional Teaching. He will be honored for this accomplishment with the rest of the select group of winners of this year's Teaching Awards (both at the Graduate and at the Undergraduate levels) on Monday, April 25, at 3:30 PM at the McNamara Alumni Center. Among the many benefits he will receive because of winning this award, he will be inducted into the University of Minnesota's Academy of Distinguished Teachers.
Two CLA professors are among seven who have received the Horace T. Morse - University of Minnesota Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education (aka--Morse Alumni Award): Professor Gary Jahn (Slavic Languages and Literatures), and Kirsten Fischer (history). Both will be inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Teachers.

2011 COGS Outstanding Faculty Awards:

Daniel Brewer, French and Italian
Brian Goldberg, English
Carol Klee, Spanish and Portuguese
Thomas Wolfe, history

Undergraduate Brittany Libra has been selected as the University of Minnesota's Katherine E. Sullivan Scholar for 2011-12. The Sullivan Scholarship funds a fifth year of undergraduate study abroad and students from all campuses are eligible to apply. Libra is enrolled in the University Honors Program and is majoring in political science and global studies, minoring in Spanish studies. She will use her Sullivan Scholarship during 2011-12 to study in Santiago, Chile on the IES Abroad program.

The following CLA undergraduates are recipients of the President's Student Leadership and Service Award:
Alia Bukhowa
Lauren Butler
Justin Carlson
Leah Grengs
Khadijo Ismail
Kayla Kelsey
Aaron Marks
Laura Matus
Brock Meyer
Basanti Miller
Bridget Rathsack
Elora Turner
Whitney Weber
Lance Witzig
Hannah Worku

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