Employee awards, honors and accolades for spring term 2020

May 18 – Allison Madar, assistant professor of history, has been selected as a Kluge Fellow at the Library of Congress. The John W. Kluge Center encourages humanistic and social science research that uses the library’s collections. Madar will research and write a book that examines the legal and social dynamics of servitude in 18th century Virginia.

May 18 – Willie and Donald Tykeson Hall topped the Education Higher Ed category in Oregon's Excellence in Concrete Awards. Martina Oxoby, owner’s representative in Campus Planning and Facilities Management, was the project manager on the building. Tykeson Hall was constructed with a post tensioned concrete structure inlaid with highly energy efficient radiant heating and cooling piping. 

May 5 – UO’s Dining Facilities and Services earned a 2019 regional award in the Environmental Protection Agency Food Recovery Challenge. The UO was recognized for its composting program, which has diverted more than 370 tons of food waste from landfills in 2018. Food donation efforts from dining facilities diverted an additional 50 tons of food that year.

April 13 – Vera Keller, associate professor of history, has been awarded a 2020 Guggenheim Fellowship. The award is in the area of Intellectual & Cultural History for “Curating the German Enlightenment: Johann Daniel Major (1634-1693) and the Experimental Century.” The Guggenheim Fellowship program was established in 1925 to support artists, scholars in the humanities and social sciences, and scientific researchers.

April 13 – Bryna Goodman, professor of history and affiliated with Asian studies, was selected as one of 33 National Humanities Center 2020–21 Fellows, which will provide funding, resources and time for her research on “Finance and Fortune: Economics, Calculation, and the Fate of the Chinese Republic.” The NHC is the world’s only independent institute dedicated exclusively to advanced study of the humanities.

April 13 – Lauren Hallett, assistant professor of biology and environmental studies, was named an Early Career Fellow for a term of five years from the Ecological Society of America. She runs the Hallett Lab, which aims to produce usable science to improve ecosystem management. The ESA was founded in 1915 to promote ecological science.


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.