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Oct. 24, 2003

Kutzko, Others Honored At UI Convocation

Philip Kutzko, a professor in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences' (CLAS) Department of Mathematics, is a recipient this year of both the Philip G. Hubbard Award for Outstanding Education and a Michael J. Brody Award for Faculty Excellence in Service.

Kutzko was honored Sept. 30 at the annual University Convocation, as were a host of other UI staff and faculty members, including two other Brody Award winners: Amitava Bhattacharjee, a former professor of the CLAS's Department of Physics and Astronomy who left the UI last spring, and Steve Thunder-McGuire, who has a joint appointment in the College of Education's Department of Curriculum and Instruction and in the School of Art and Art History.

The one-time Hubbard award was created by Joseph A. Walder, M.D., Ph.D., a former UI professor of biochemistry and founder, president and CEO of Integrated DNA Technologies in Coralville. In honor of the late UI professor and administrator Philip Hubbard and his commitment to educational excellence, Walder provided $18,000 for the award to recognize a UI faculty member who has demonstrated extended teaching excellence.

The Brody Award is named in honor of the late Michael J. Brody, president of the UI Faculty Senate (1986-87). It recognizes outstanding faculty who have made exceptional contributions to the UI and the community.

In a letter of support for his nomination for the Hubbard Award, CLAS Dean Linda Maxson wrote of Kutzko's "enormous influence on his colleagues, on the curricula in his department in the college, on the opportunities we afford our students and on our inclusiveness as an institution."

"Phil is a master teacher across course levels, from pre-calculus service courses to doctoral seminars and is particularly successful at helping students overcome their anxieties about their ability to 'do math,'" Maxson added. "While his service to our instructional mission has been broad, Phil has made the deepest impact as a leader on diversity initiatives."

She cited a review of the Department of Mathematics last fall that concluded the department had, in large part through Kutzko's recruitment and mentoring efforts, achieved "unparalleled success in recruiting women and U.S. minorities to the graduate program."

Many other faculty and staff members were honored at the ceremony for their achievements. (Some of them were officially recognized earlier in the year). They included:

REGENTS STAFF EXCELLENCE AWARDS

Marilyn J. Brown
Office of the President

George Herbert
University Bookstore

M. Elizabeth Hochstedler
University Hygienic Laboratory

Ronald E. Lough
Center for Disabilities and Development

Barbara K. Spence
Department of Microbiology

Norine K. Zamastil
Governmental Relations

UNIVERSITY OUTSTANDING STAFF AWARD

Rebecca S. Bohde
Language Media Center

Jane Holland
Family Services Office

Kelly Huston
University Relations Publications

Caroline M. Mast
Graduate College

Grace Newby
College of Law

Richard K. Schmidt
Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine

HENRY B. TIPPIE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

Nancy Hauserman
Collegiate Teaching Award

COLLEGE OF DENTISTRY

Marsha Cunningham-Ford
Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry
Collegiate Teaching Award

Steven Levy
Departments of Preventive and Community Dentistry and Epidemiology
Regents Award for Faculty Excellence

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

David F. Lohman
Department of Psychological and Quantitative Foundations
Regents Award for Faculty Excellence

Scott McNabb
Department of Educational Policy and Leadership Studies
Collegiate Teaching Award

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

Kyung K. Choi
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Regents Award for Faculty Excellence

William Eichinger
Iowa Institute for Hydraulic Research
M.L. Huit Award

John Lee
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Collegiate Teaching Award

H.S. Udaykumar
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Collegiate Teaching Award

GRADUATE COLLEGE

Gail Bishop
Professor, Microbiology and Internal Medicine
Graduate College Outstanding Mentor Award: Biological and Life Sciences

Florence Boos
Professor of English
Graduate College Outstanding Mentor Award: Humanities and Fine Arts

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS

Lea VanderVelde
College of Law
Global Scholar Award

Janine Sawada
Department of Religious Studies
Global Scholar Award

COLLEGE OF LAW

John-Mark Stensvaag
Collegiate Teaching Award

COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES

Mark A. Arnold
Department of Chemistry
Regents Award for Faculty Excellence

Douglas Baynton
Department of History
University Faculty Scholar Award

Ed Folsom
Department of English
Collegiate Teaching Award

Joseph Lang
Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science
Collegiate Teaching Award

Susan Lawrence
Department of History
Collegiate Teaching Award

Teresa Mangum
Department of English
University Faculty Scholar Award

Yannick Meurice
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University Faculty Scholar Award

Susan Phillips
Department of English
James N. Murray Award

Lauren Rabinovitz
Department of American Studies
May Brodbeck Humanities Followship

Mary Hall Reno
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University Faculty Scholar Award

Gary Segura
Department of Political Science
University Faculty Scholar Award

Carol Severino
Department of Rhetoric
Collegiate Teaching Award

Timothy Stalter
School of Music
Collegiate Teaching Award

David F. Wiemer
Department of Chemistry
Regents Award for Faculty Excellence

ROY J. AND LUCILLE A. CARVER COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

Adel Afifi
Department of Pediatrics
Collegiate Teaching Award

Lawrence G. Hunsicker
Department of Internal Medicine
Regents Award for Faculty Excellence

Richard LeBlond
Department of Internal Medicine
Collegiate Teaching Award

Jean Y. Jew
Department of Anatomy
Hancher Finkbine Medallion

COLLEGE OF NURSING

Paula Mobily
Collegiate Teaching Award

COLLEGE OF PHARMACY

John Swegle
Department of Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy
Collegiate Teaching Award

COLLEGE OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Rachel Anderson
Department of Health Management and Policy
Collegiate Teaching Award

PRESIDENT'S AWARD FOR TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION

Eric P. Dean
School of Art and Art History

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