Employee awards, honors and accolades for winter term 2020

March 16 – Maria Escallón, assistant professor of anthropology, has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship to complete her book project, “Excluded: Black Cultural Heritage and the Politics of Diversity in Colombia.” 

March 16 – Assistant professors  Sarah DuBrow and Kate Mills have been named “Rising Stars” by the Association for Psychological Science. The award goes to outstanding early career researchers across all fields in psychology “whose innovative work has already advanced the field and signals great potential for their continued contributions.”

March 9 – T. Bettina Cornwell, professor of marketing, has been honored with a Scholar Lifetime Achievement Award from the Applied Sport Management Association. The award recognizes “a career of continual and significant contributions to the field of sport management. Cornwell is the Judy and Hugh Oliphant Chair in Sports Business, academic director of the Warsaw Sports Marketing Center and head of the Department of Marketing in Lundquist College of Business. 

March 2 – Amy Lobben, professor of geography, has been elected president of the American Association of Geographers, a professional society that works towards the advancement of geography. Lobben’s area of research focuses on human environmental decision making and behavior. Her term will begin in July. 

March 2 – Jonathan O. Cain, the interim director of digital strategies and head of Data Services with the University of Oregon Libraries, has been selected by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) to participate in the 2020–2021 Leadership and Career Development Program (LCDP). The yearlong program is aimed at preparing mid-career librarians from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups to take on leadership roles in their careers and in the profession at large.

Feb. 10 – Masami Kawai, assistant professor of cinema studies at University of Oregon, won the Audience Choice Best Short and Curator’s Pick Director to Watch awards at the Eastern Oregon Film Festival for her 2018 film, “Tides.” Kawai also received the 2020 summer humanities and creative arts faculty grant for writing a feature film screenplay. Her work explores race, class, gender and what it means to be an immigrant.  

Feb. 10 – Rayna Jackson, marketing and communications specialist for the University of Oregon’s School of Law, was a scholar at the CASE District VIII 2020 Opportunity and Inclusion Scholars conference. She was recognized for being an emerging leader who is dedicated to fostering diversity in the communications profession. The Opportunity and Inclusion Scholars program is meant to support professionals from underrepresented populations in the advancement and communications fields. 

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.