Three CLA faculty are among those receiving distinguished teaching awards for the 2007–08 academic year. Timothy Johnson, associate professor of political science, received the Morse-Alumni Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education. Cesare Casarino, associate professor of cultural studies and comparative literature, and John Freeman, professor of political science, received the Award for Outstanding Contributions to Graduate and Professional Education.
Best of the Best
Congratulations to CLA's three new Regents Professors: Steven Ruggles, history; Eric Sheppard, geography; and Madelon Sprengnether, English. The Regents Professorship is the University's highest faculty honor.
And the award goes to
Hisham Bizri, who was a winner of the 112th annual Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome. Bizri, assistant professor in cultural studies and comparative literature and a filmmaker, received the award in the visual arts category for developing The Last Day of Summer from a screenplay he wrote. The prize is considered the most sought-after award in visual arts and music in the U.S.
Kathryn Sikkink, professor of political science, was named a 2008 Guggenheim Fellow for her work on the origins and effects of human rights trials in the world. Also receiving a Guggenheim was sociology professor Robin Stryker, who was honored for her work in government regulation of equal-employment opportunity. This fall, Stryker joins the faculty at the University of Arizona.
Ruth Karras, history, was one of two professors to receive the U's Distinguished Women Scholars Award this year. The award is sponsored by the Office of the Dean of the Graduate School and the Office for University Women (OUW).