University of Iowa News Release
Sept. 28, 2004
UI Faculty, Staff To Be Honored At University Convocation Oct. 5
Awards for faculty and staff excellence in teaching, research and service will highlight the annual University Convocation at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 5, in Macbride Auditorium. The convocation will be followed by a reception in Iowa Hall, the UI Museum of Natural History.
UI President David Skorton will speak briefly and also will announce the recipient of the President's Award for Technology Innovation, which recognizes the most creative use of technology in teaching in the past year.
Katherine Tachau, president of UI Faculty Senate, will provide opening remarks. Cheryl Reardon, president of the UI Staff Council, will give the closing remarks.
Provost Michael Hogan will present the faculty awards, assisted by the deans of the colleges. Staff awards will be presented by Sue Buckley, associate vice president and director of human resources.
Award winners to be recognized for the first time at Convocation include those selected for Collegiate Teaching Awards, the Michael J. Brody Awards for Faculty Excellence in Service and the Philip G. Hubbard Award for Outstanding Education.
Named in honor of the late Michael J. Brody, president of Faculty Senate (1986-87), the Brody Award was established to recognize outstanding faculty who have made exceptional contributions to the university and the community. This year's honorees are Carolyn Colvin, professor of curriculum and instruction in the College of Education; Richard R. Hurtig, professor of speech pathology and audiology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; and Susan Schechter, clinical professor of social work in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (awarded posthumously).
The Philip G. Hubbard Award for Outstanding Education is presented annually to a full professor with at least 15 years experience at the university in recognition of outstanding teaching and commitment to curriculum and program development. The recipient is Robert L. Mutel, professor of physics and astronomy in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Integrated DNA Technologies and its president and CEO Joseph A. Walder present this award in honor of the late Dr. Philip G. Hubbard's lifetime commitment to making high quality educational programs available to all students.
Each college will present Collegiate Teaching Awards, one of the university's highest honors. Recipients must demonstrate extraordinary talent for teaching and a dedication to students, which extends beyond the classroom. The honorees are:
Tippie College of Business
College of Dentistry
College of Education
College of Engineering
College of Law
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
College of Nursing
College of Public Health
Previously announced awards that will be presented at the convocation include those for outstanding staff, faculty and global scholars, Hancher-Finkbine Medallion, James N. Murray Award, M.L. Huit Award, President and Provost Award for Teaching Excellence, and Regents Awards for Faculty Excellence and Staff Excellence.
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