Professor David Samuels (Political Science) has been named a Distinguished McKnight Professor. The goal of this program is to recognize and reward the University of Minnesota's most outstanding mid-career faculty. Recipients hold the title for as long as they remain at the university. The grant associated with the professorship consists of $100,000 to be expended over five years. Read more
Lecturer Stephen Smith (Classical and Near Eastern Studies), Professor Valerie Tiberius (Philosophy), and Professor Rob Warren (Sociology) are CLA's winners of the 2012 COGS Outstanding Faculty Award. The COGS Outstanding Faculty Award was established in 2010 and is the only award where graduate students nominate faculty they feel have gone above and beyond in their work with graduate students, and a panel of students selects the winners. A reception to recognize the winners will be on May 8th at 4:30 p.m. in the Mississippi Room in Coffman Union.
Associate Professor and Chair Carl Flink (Theatre Arts & Dance) has received the City Pages Best Choreographer recognition in their "Best of the Twin Cities" issue.
Elaine Tarone (Professor of Second Language Studies, Director of CARLA) will be the new Associate Editor for Perspectives at The Modern Language Journal.
Associate Professor Giancarlo Casale (History) has received a year-long residential fellowship from the Harvard Center for Italian Renaissance Studies in Florence.
Associate Professor Ronald Krebs (Political Science) received a Fulbright Award from the United States-Israel Educational Foundation.
Associate Professor Sarah Chambers (History) received an NEH Faculty Fellowship for 2012-13.
Director Barbara Frey (Human Rights Program) received a Fulbright-Robles award to carry out teaching and research in Mexico from January to May 2013. She will be teaching a seminar on Human Rights Advocacy at FLACSO-Mexico (Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales/ Latin American Academy of Social Sciences) in Mexico City. She will also conduct research on the roles and perceptions of civil society organizations regarding human rights protection in the context of major criminal justice reforms.
Associate Professor and Chair Louis Mendoza's (Chicano Studies) book Conversations Across Our America: Talking About Immigration and the Latinoization of the United States (University of Texas) will be published in June. You may recall that Louis undertook a 8,500-mile bike ride around the perimeter of the U.S. in 2007, and this book is a collection of the conversations about the Latinoization of the U.S. he had with people along the way. Read more