Sixty-two faculty members who received a total of 53 research, teaching or mentorship awards were honored by Dean Scott Coltrane of the UO's College of Arts and Sciences at this year's annual reception to celebrate faculty awards. Six faculty members received multiple awards.
At the recent reception in Gerlinger Lounge, Coltrane highlighted three awards in particular:
- Eric Selker, professor biology, was elected to the National Academy of Sciences – one of only 84 new members elected this year.
"Members are elected to the Academy in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research," said Coltrane, adding that this is "one of the highest honors a scientist can receive."
- The Atlas of Yellowstone was recognized for Excellence in Physical Sciences and Mathematics from the American Publishers Association's PROSE (Professional and Scholarly Excellence) Awards. The Atlas project was led at the UO by Andrew Marcus, associate dean of social sciences and professor of geography, and James Meacham, a senior research associate and director and co-founder of the university’s InfoGraphics Lab. Alethea Steingisser of the InfoGraphics Lab managed the book’s production.
Coltrane noted that Marcus also received another honor this past year, when he was named as a fellow of the American Geological Society of America.
- Peter Von Hippel, professor chemistry, was presented the Biophysical Society’s Founders Award at its annual meeting in Philadelphia earlier this month. The award is given annually to recognize outstanding achievement in any area of biophysics.
The complete list of honorees includes:
INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL RESEARCH AWARDSGerald Berk, Political Science Research Fellowship National Endowment for the Humanities Bruce Bowerman, Biology AAAS Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science Scott Bridgham, Biology and Environmental Studies Fellow Society of Wetland Scientists Kirby Brown, English Don D. Walker Prize Western American Literature Trudy Ann Cameron, Economics Fellow Association of Environmental and Resource Economists
Eric Corwin, Physics CAREER Award National Science Foundation Matthew Dennis, History and Environmental Studies Massachusetts Historical Society Fellowship National Endowment for the Humanities Philip Fisher, Psychology Translational Science Award Society for Prevention Science Jeff Gilbert, Human Physiology New Investigator Award Water and Electrolyte Homeostasis Section of the American Physiological Society Lisa Gilman, English David Li, English Fulbright Fellowship Fulbright Program Jim Isenberg, Mathematics Eisenbud Professorship Mathematics Sciences Research Institute David Johnson, Chemistry Mercator Fellow Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft Shih-Yuan Liu, Chemistry Early Excellence Award Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry and Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc. Charles Curtis, Mathematics Peter Gilkey, Mathematics William Kantor, Mathematics Huaxin Lin, Mathematics Eugene Luks, Computer and Information Science Gary Seitz, Mathematics Lewis Ward, Mathematics Fellow American Mathematical Society Andrew Marcus, CAS Dean’s Office and Geography Fellow Geological Society of America Andrew Marcus, CAS Dean’s Office and Geography Jim Meacham, Geography Alethea Steingisser, Geography PROSE Award for Excellence in Physical Sciences and Mathematics PROSE Award for Earth Sciences Association of American Publishers Karen McPherson, Romance Languages Quebec Faculty Research Award Ministère des relations internationales du Québec Helen Neville, Psychology Distinguished Cognitive Scientist Award University of California, Merced and William James Fellow Award Association for Psychological Science Cristopher Niell, Biology Searle Scholar Searle Scholars Program and New Innovator Award National Institutes of Health Geri Richmond, Chemistry Member U.S. National Science Board and Charles Lathrop Parsons Award American Chemical Society and Davisson-Germer Prize in Surface or Atomic Physics American Physical Society Eric Selker, Biology NAS Fellow National Academy of Sciences Stephen Shoemaker, Religious Studies Senior Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies Central European University Josh Snodgrass, Anthropology Michael A. Little Early Career Award Human Biology Association Carol Stabile, English and Center for the Study of Women in Society Farrar Award in Media and Civil Rights History School of Journalism and Mass Communications, University of South Carolina Lynn Stephen, Anthropology Visiting Fellow Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies University of California, San Diego and Fellowship as Visiting Distinguished Professor to the National Autonomous University of Mexico Mexican Academy of Sciences Cynthia Vakareliyska, Linguistics Bulgarian Studies Award Bulgarian Academy of Sciences David Vázquez, English Residential Research Fellowship Arizona State University Institute for Humanities Research Peter von Hippel, Chemistry Founders Award Biophysical Society Anita Weiss, International Studies Bellagio Center Residency (Italy) Rockefeller Foundation Mary Wood, English Summer Research Award National Endowment for the Humanities
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON RESEARCH AWARDSAlexander Kleshchev, Mathematics Richard A. Bray Faculty Fellow University of Oregon Steven Shankman, English Provost’s Senior Humanist Research Fellowship Oregon Humanities Center Xiaobo Su, Geography Summer Research Award University of Oregon Courtney Thorsson, English Faculty Research Award Center for the Study of Women in Society David Vázquez, English Faculty Research Fellowship Oregon Humanities Center Gantt Gurley, German & Scandinavian Studies Katharina Loew, German & Scandinavian Studies
Dorothee Ostmeier, German & Scandinavian Studies
Michael Stern, German & Scandinavian Studies Faculty Research Award
Oregon Humanities Center
Patrick Bartlein, Geography Darren Johnson, Chemistry Andrew Lovering, Human Physiology Allen Malony, Computer and Information Science Melissa Redford, Linguistics Josh Roering, Geological Sciences and Environmental Studies Josh Snodgrass, Anthropology Ted Toadvine, Philosophy and Environmental Studies Fund for Faculty Excellence Award University of Oregon