Six University of Oregon faculty have been named winners of the 2013 UO Research Excellence Awards, sponsored by the Office for Research, Innovation and Graduate Education. The awards highlight outstanding research activities taking place at the UO.
The winners will be honored at an awards ceremony in late May. Awardees receive commendation, including $1,000 in research support; a recognition memento; formal highlighting of their work; and inclusion in the 2013 Research, Innovation and Graduate Education Annual Report.
“We congratulate these award recipients who continue to inspire us with their commitment to research excellence,” said Kimberly Andrews Espy, vice president for research and innovation, and dean of the Graduate School.
Gordon Sayre, professor of English in the College of Arts and Sciences, and James Tice, professor of architecture in the School of Architecture and Allied Arts, received the Outstanding Research Career Award. The award goes to tenured associate or full professors. They will each give a presidential research lecture next year to share their outstanding work with campus colleagues.
Mark Carey, assistant professor of history in the Robert D. Clark Honors College, and Cristopher Niell, assistant professor of biology in the College of Arts and Sciences, received the Early Research Career Award. The award goes to tenure-track faculty at the assistant professor rank.
Leslie Opp-Beckman of the American English Institute and Jeffrey Ditto of the Center for Materials Characterization in Oregon received the Outstanding Accomplishment Awards. One award goes to a career non-tenure track faculty member engaged in independent research activities and another goes to a career non-tenure track faculty member engaged in technical activities in support of research. Opp-Beckman won the independent researcher award and Ditto won the outstanding accomplishment award.
- from the UO's Office of Research, Innovation and Graduate Education