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2014 BEN Prize

Posted: 3/25/2014 3:27:21 PM
We are delighted to announce the 2014 winners of the BEN Prize for outstanding teaching of writing:
  • Angela Berkley
  • Jamie Jones
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.
 
Angie and Jamie bring remarkable insight, enthusiasm, skill, and creativity to the teaching of writing.  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 found it inspiring and humbling to read the nominees' materials, including the many glowing letters of support they received from their students and colleagues. 


Moscow Prize 2014

Posted: 2/13/2014 8:39:49 PM

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

Justine Neiderhiser

James Pinto

Rebecca Scherm

Justine, James, and Rebecca bring a remarkable level of insight, enthusiasm, skill, and creativity to the teaching of writing.  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. 



Eileen Pollack Essay in NYT

Posted: 10/3/2013 12:03:29 PM

Essay on women in science by Eileen Pollack feature in New York Times.

From the article:

Why Are There Still So Few Women in Science?

Last summer, researchers at Yale published a study proving that physicists, chemists and biologists are likely to view a young male scientist more favorably than a woman with the same qualifications. Presented with identical summaries of the accomplishments of two imaginary applicants, professors at six major research institutions were significantly more willing to offer the man a job. If they did hire the woman, they set her salary, on average, nearly $4,000 lower than the man’s. Surprisingly, female scientists were as biased as their male counterparts.

Read the full article...


http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/06/magazine/why-are-there-still-so-few-women-in-science.html

Anne Curzan's "Mini-Lecture" Part XX

Posted: 9/27/2013 1:07:38 PM

Anne Curzan was recently featured in the "Mini-Lectures Series" section on LSA's website. In this segment of the feature, Curzan continues her look at the finer points of the English language.

Previous editions can be view on the LSA YouTube channel.


http://www.youtube.com/user/UMichLSA

More Kudos

Posted: 8/28/2013 8:19:22 AM
  • Scott Lyons is the recipient of a 2014 Henry Russel Award.
  • David Gold recently received an APSF award and published an edited collection, Rhetoric, History, and Women's Oratorical Education.
  • Gina Brandolino co-edited a special issue of the journal Pedagogy, “Teaching Medieval Literature off the Grid.” The issue makes the case for incorporating noncanonical medieval texts in a range of literature courses and offers practical ways to look beyond conventional literary, ideological, and canonical boundaries.  Here's a link to the issue's Table of Contents:  http://pedagogy.dukejournals.org/content/current
  • Petra Kuppers has been made a Faculty Fellow of the National Center for Institutional Diversity, and she has received an Internationalizing the Curriculum Award from the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching. Also, the Women's Caucus for the Arts's incoming President has elected Petra to be the recipient of the President's Medal for Art and Activism, to be bestowed at the 2015 College Art Association Meeting in New York City.
  • The multi-disciplinary research team (based at McGill) with which Steven Mullaney has been working for several years was just awarded a major grant from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). Steven and Valerie Traub will be our campus representatives and co-investigators for a new 5-year research project entitled "Early Modern Conversions: Religions, Cultures, Cognitive Ecology” (earlymodernconversions.com). A significant portion of the funds will be used for graduate student support, so stay posted for further announcements. 
  • Danny Hack's article Wild Charges: The Afro-Haitian "Charge of the Light Brigade" just won the Donald Gray Prize, awarded by the North American Victorian Studies Association for the best essay published in the field of Victorian studies in 2012. 
  • John Knott's Imagining the Forest is getting the annual U of M Press award for the faculty book published by the University of Michigan Press that has added the greatest distinction to the Press List.

Congratulations to all.



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