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Moscow Prizes for Excellence in Teaching Writing

Posted: 3/25/2004
Please join us in offering our congratulations to this year's recipients of the Moscow Prizes for Excellence in Teaching Writing: Rob Cosgrove, Jennie Evenson, Krista Homicz, Sara Houghteling, Marjorie Rubright. Jennie Evenson has also been nominated for the Rackham Outstanding GSI Award.

Lorna Goodison receives the Henry Russel Award

Posted: 3/25/2004
Three University of Michigan faculty members will receive the Henry Russel Award, one of the highest honors the University bestows upon junior faculty members. The Russel award winners are: Todd Austin, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, College of Engineering; Brian Conrad, associate professor of mathematics, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA); and Lorna Goodison, associate professor of English language and literature and associate professor of Afroamerican and African studies, LSA. The awards will be followed by the annual Henry Russel Lecture given by a senior member of the faculty, Maris Vinovskis, Bentley Professor of History and a professor in the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and the Center for Political Studies.

Congratulations to Cathy Sanok and Basil Dufallo

Posted: 2/11/2004
Some very good news for this cold February day. Cathy Sanok and Basil Dufallo are delighted to announce the birth of Will Sanok Dufallo on Saturday, February 7th at 10:40 pm. Both Will and Cathy are doing great!!

Simon Gikandi

Posted: 2/11/2004
You may have heard rumors that Simon Gikandi will be leaving us. And, alas, that is the case. Simon has accepted a position at Princeton. We all send him off with our very best wishes and our deepest appreciation for his extraordinary intellectual leadership, splendid scholarly accomplishments, dedication in mentoring graduate students, and persistent hard work for the department and the college. Simon, we’ll miss you.

More Departmental Kudos

Posted: 2/5/2004
George Bornstein has been appointed to a three-year term on the committee that awards the annual Christian Gauss Prize for Phi Beta Kappa. He presented the 2003 Prize at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., in December.

Enoch Brater has been appointed to the Board of Governors for Graduate Study at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid.

Lorna Goodison has been selected to receive a Henry Russel Award for 2004. This award, recognizing both exceptional scholarship and conspicuous ability as a teacher, is one of the highest honors the University bestows upon members of the faculty. Lorna will receive her award on the occasion of the next Henry Russel Lecture, to be presented by Maris Vinovskis, on Tuesday, March 9, 2004.

Linda Gregerson has received a $3000 grant from the LSA Information Technology Committee and its program of Faculty Grants for Innovations in Teaching with Technology for preparation of a "PowerPoint for Shakespeare" for English 367.

The College Executive Committee has honored John Rubadeau with the title of Senior Lecturer, effective September 1, 2004. The Senior Lectureship is a five-year appointment that comes with a stipend and a one-time salary increase.

Maria Sánchez received an IRWG (Institute for Research on Women and Gender) Faculty Support Grant to do archival research for her book.

And we’ve been the beneficiaries of a gift. President Mary Sue Coleman has directed a year-end funding commitment of $33,000 from the DaimlerChrysler Corp Fund to the English Department in support of the MFA program.

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