Employee awards, honors and accolades for winter term 2020

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.