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April 2015 faculty and staff kudos

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Three College faculty members were recognized as recipients of University Scholarly Achievement Awards. The award recognizes contributions that advance the field of scholarship, exhibit novelty and originality, promote scholarly and research activity at KU, and enhance the university’s national and international reputation. The 2015 College winners are: Gregory Cushman, associate professor of history, Wonpil Im, associate professor of molecular biosciences and Atanas Stefanov, professor of mathematics.

The Center for Teaching Excellence hosted the first Student Learning Symposium and at the event, two programs received awards for their assessment success stories.  The Environmental studies undergraduate program has been selected as the winner of the Degree-Level Assessment Award and the Department of Physics & Astronomy has been selected the winner of the Chris Haufler KU Core Innovation Award. 

Mary Hill, adjunct professor of geology, has been awarded the International Hydrology Prize Dooge Medal from the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS), WMO, and UNESCO, for "outstanding international contributions and leadership in hydrological model data needs assessment, calibration, sensitivity analysis, prediction, and uncertainty evaluation."

Cynthia Lynn, Policy and Programs Coordinator in the College Office of Graduate Affairs, has been chosen to attend the 2015 Boy Scouts of America National Meeting as an outstanding Cubmaster.

Ed Morris, professor and chair for the Department of Applied Behavioral Science, has been awarded an Erskine Visiting Fellowship from the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand to teach a six-week advanced undergraduate course this summer on the history of behavior analysis.

Dorthy Pennington, associate professor of communication studies, has been inducted into the Central Communication Conference States Hall of Fame. 

Jiso Yoon, assistant professor of political science, was awarded a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Postdoctoral Fellowship. She will conduct research in Japan at Ochanomizu University for the 2015-16 academic year.

Email clasnews@ku.edu about your or a colleague's awards, honors or distinctions to be included in the next College Kudos.