Achievements of CLA faculty and staff
James Dillon, music, was honored with a film about his work, Traumwerk [Dreamwork], Book I for Violin Duo; the film won the 2008 Annual German Record Critics' Award for film and sound production.
John Freeman, political science, was named a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. He also won the Gosnell Prize for Excellence in Political Methodology.
Barbara Frey, Human Rights Program, received the 2008 Don and Arvonne Fraser Award from the Advocates for Human Rights.
Michael Goldman, sociology, global studies, received the 2008 Best Book Prize from the Political Economy of the World-System Section of the American Sociological Association.
Jo-Ida Hansen, psychology, received the Society of Vocational Psychology's Lifetime Achievement Award. She is only the fourth recipient of the award—the society's highest honor—in 57 years.
Bill Iacono, psychology, received the National Institute of Health MERIT (Method to Extend Research in Time) award, and a Distinguished Scientist Award from the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology.
Ellen Kennedy, Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, received the Anne Frank Center USA Outstanding Citizen Award.
Tim Kehoe, economics, was named Doctor Honoris Causa by the Universidade de Vigo, Spain.
Nita Krevans, classical and Near Eastern studies, won the 2009 award for teaching excellence from the Classical Association of the Midwest and South.
J. Bruce Overmier, psychology, received the American Psychological Foundation's Arthur W. Staats Award/Lecture for Unifying Psychology.
Andrew Oxenham, psychology, won the 2009 National Academy of Sciences Troland Research Award.
Carla Rahn Phillips, history, was named a Knight of Spain's Order of Isabella the Catholic, in recognition of her research and teaching on Spain and its overseas connections.
T. Mychael Rambo, theatre arts and dance, was awarded a Regional Emmy® Award in the Community/Public Service Campaign category by the National Television Academy's Upper Midwest Chapter.
José-Víctor Ríos-Rull, economics, was elected a Fellow of the Econometric Society.
Kay Reyerson, history, was elected a Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America.
Michael Sommers, theater arts and dance, and collaborative arts, won a Bush Foundation Enduring Vision Award.
Gary Schwitzer, journalism, won a Syracuse University Mirror Award, a Knight-Batten Award for Innovations in Journalism, and an e-Healthcare Leadership Award.
University AwardsRose Brewer, African American and African Studies, was awarded the Ada Comstock Distinguished Women Scholar award/lecture.
Named McKnight Land-Grant Professors this year were: Giancarlo Casale, history; Alan C. Love, philosophy; Kieran McNulty, anthropology.
Helga Leitner, geography and global studies, and Josephine Lee, English and Asian American studies, received the University of Minnesota Alumni Association Graduate-Professional Teaching Award.
Judith A. Martin, geography, received the President's Award for Outstanding Service.
Ellen Sunshine, Martin Luther King, Jr. Program, received the John Tate Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising.
President's Faculty Multicultural Research Awards went to Ananya Chatterjea, theater arts and dance; Kale Fajardo, American and Asian American Studies; Enid Logan, sociology; Sarah-Jane (Saje) Mathieu, history; Yuichiro Onishi, African American and African studies; Teresa Swartz, sociology.
Lisa Sass Zaragoza, Chicano studies, won the Office of Public Engagement's Outstanding Community Service Award.
CLA AwardsJohn Freeman, political science, is the 2009 Dean's Medalist.
Sonja Kuftinec, theatre arts and dance, and C. Kenneth Waters, philosophy, were named Scholars of the College.
Charlene Hayes, global studies, received the CLA Outstanding Service Award.