Celebrate U.Va. Teaching
7, 2000 -- Seven University of Virginia professors
and five graduate teaching assistants, admired for extraordinary
dedication and ability to inspire, will receive 2000 University-wide
awards honoring outstanding teaching.
years recipients, selected by a committee from many nominations
backed by vivid testimonials from students and colleagues, will
be honored April 12 in the Rotunda at U.Va.'s ninth annual "In Celebration
of Teaching" banquet, hosted by President John T. Casteen III and
Vice President and Provost Peter W. Low.
always, the choices were both difficult and inspiring for selection
committee members, said Vice Provost Barbara Nolan, who coordinated
the awards process. "The winners the committee chose reflect
in many different, individual ways the dedication and skill of our
faculty as whole. Although we can honor only a handful of teachers
each year, these awards also always celebrate the countless daily
teaching achievements of all our professors and graduate instructors."
this year's teaching awards are:
Larry J. Sabato, the Robert Kent Gooch Professor of Government and
Foreign Affairs: the Alumni Association Distinguished Professor
Award. The annual award is given to a faculty member who has
excelled as a teacher, shown unusual concern for students and made
significant contributions to University life for at least a decade.
The winner receives a $2,500 prize.
Luann J. Lynch, assistant professor of business administration:
The Alumni Board of Trustees Teaching Award. The award is given
to an assistant professor for demonstrated skill in teaching and
carries a $1,000 prize, with $1,500 in additional support and offers
a semester's research assignment.
of All-University Outstanding Teaching Awards, each carrying
a $2,000 prize and recognizing ability to inspire and motivate students,
Kenneth S. Abraham, the Class of 1962 Professor of Law and Albert
C. Tate Jr. Research Professor
Dr. Valentina L. Brashers, associate professor of nursing
Dr. Julia C. Iezzoni, associate professor of pathology
Cheryl L. Krueger, associate professor of French
David Waldner, assistant professor of government and foreign affairs
of All-University Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards,
each carrying a $1,000 prize for teaching excellence, are:
Karlyn Crowley, Department of English
Jessica Howell, Department of Economics
Oliver Frauenfeld, Department of Environmental Sciences
of the Resident Teaching Awards in the School of Medicine, each
receiving a $1,000 prize, are Dr. Laurence Brinckerhoff, Department
of Surgery, and Dr. Mitchell H. Rosner, Department of Internal Medicine.
honored at the banquet will be Dennis R. Proffitt, professor
of psychology, who holds the Cavaliers' Distinguished Teaching
Professorship this year. The rotating endowed professorship
recognizing excellent teaching is partly supported by athletic bowl
additional information about the awards please contact Barbara Nolan
at (804) 982-2814 or Bob Brickhouse in U.Va. News Services at (804)