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2015 BEN Prize

Posted: 3/24/2015 11:39:45 AM

The Ben Prize, funded by an endowment in honor of alum and English Advisory Board member Larry Kirshbaum, is awarded each year to two Lecturers who have achieved a high level of excellence in the teaching of writing.

This years recipients are: Paul Barron and James Pinto

Paul and James approach the teaching of writing with remarkable insight, dedication, and creativity, and they challenge and inspire their students in myriad ways. Please join us in congratulating Paul and James for their wonderful work.

We would also like to congratulate all of the excellent instructors who were nominated for the prize. Our selection committee found it deeply inspiring to read the nominees' materials, including the many enthusiastic letters of support they received from their students and colleagues.



4th annual Shirley Verrett Award

Posted: 2/16/2015 3:50:03 PM
Lorna Goodison, professor emerita of English language and literature and of Afroamerican and African studies, reads a poem she wrote honoring Shirley Verrett after receiving the fourth annual Shirley Verrett Award on Feb. 11. The U-M Women of Color in the Academy Project presents the award to a faculty member whose work — teaching performance, scholarship or service — supports the success of female students or faculty in the arts who come from diverse cultural and racial backgrounds.
http://record.umich.edu/slides/shirely-verrett-award#

Announcing the three recipients of this year’s David and Linda Moscow Prize

Posted: 2/10/2015 11:39:05 AM

It gives us great pleasure to announce the three recipients of this year’s David and Linda Moscow Prize for Excellence in Teaching Composition:

  • Lauren Eriks
  • Konstantina (Dina) Karageorgos
  • Joanna Want

 

Lauren, Dina, and Joanna approach their teaching with remarkable creativity, insight, and dedication. Please join us in congratulating them for their wonderful work.

We would also like to congratulate all of the excellent instructors who were nominated for the prize. Our selection committee had to make difficult decisions in choosing from such an impressive pool of applicants. We found it inspiring and humbling to read all of the nominees' materials, including the many glowing letters of support they received from their students and colleagues.

David and Linda Moscow make this prize possible, and we are grateful for their ongoing generosity to the Writing Program.



English Honors Application Deadline ~ Monday, February 23

Posted: 2/6/2015 10:47:57 AM

Students interested in joining the English Honors Program, should submit applications to the English Undergraduate Office, 3187 Angell Hall, no later than 5pm on Monday, February 23, 2015.

Applications can be found on our website at, http://www.lsa.umich.edu/english/undergraduate/advising/pdf/honorapp.pdf 

Questions?  Contact Professor Gillian White, Honors Program Director (gcwhite@umich.edu), or Jennifer Catey, English Curriculum Coordinator (jcatey@umich.edu)



Memorial Service for Tobin Siebers

Posted: 1/29/2015 4:26:41 PM
There will be a memorial service followed by a reception on Friday, February 6th at 2:00 pm in the Michigan League Ballroom. The public is welcome.

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