Employee awards, honors and accolades for spring term 2019

May 7 – Brandy Todd, assistant director of administration for the Oregon Center for Optical, Molecular and Quantum Science, received $3,000 from the Society for Science & the Public’s Advocate Grant Program. As one of the 60 advocates chosen in 2019, Todd will help underrepresented and low-income students develop STEM projects for science research competitions. Todd is also the director of the Science Program to Inspire Creativity and Enthusiasm at the UO. 

April 29 – Stephanie Wood, research associate in the College of Education and studio instructor for the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, received the Outstanding Partner Award from a unit of the National Park Service called the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail. Wood is the University of Oregon’s principal investigator in the project Honoring Tribal Legacies, which aims to include indigenous perspectives in the classroom.

April 15 – Alison Kwok, a professor of architecture, was invited to join the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects. Kwok, known for her work in education and sustainable architecture, will be one of 115 AIA members honored during the 2019 Nation AIA Convention in Las Vegas in June.

April 1 – Ana Lara, assistant professor of anthropology, is a recipient of the 2019 Oregon Literary Fellowship for fiction writing. She is the author of workings including “Erzulie’s Skirt” and “When the Sun Once Again Sang to the People.”

April 1 – Tannaz Farsi, associate professor of art, has been named a Bonnie Bronson Fellow. The fellowship helps fosters artists based in the Pacific Northwest. The Bonnie Bronson Fund will purchase one of Farsi’s artwork to add to its collection at Reed College.

April 1 – “Wild Migrations: Atlas of Wyoming’s Ungulates,” earned awards in the “Best Atlas or Book” and “Best of Show” categories at the 2018 CaGIS Map Design Competition. Jim Meacham, executive director of the UO InfoGraphics Lab and Alethea Steingisser, senior research assistant in geography, worked on the project.

Each term Around the O Workplace will recognize awards, honors and other professional recognition of University of Oregon faculty, staff, and graduate employees. Submissions should be brief and include a link to the award website.