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Summer 2011 Faculty Awards

Scott Mensing
Nevada Professor of the Year, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching/Council for Advancement and Support of Education.
http://www.unr.edu/nevada-today/news/2010/geographys-scott-mensing-named-nevada-professor-of-the-year

All Regent’s Award Winners:
http://www.unr.edu/nevada-today/news/2011/2011-regents-award-winners

Eric Rasmussen
Regents’ Teaching Award
http://www.unr.edu/nevada-today/news/2011/2011-regents-award-winners
2010 F. Donald Tibbitts Distinguished Teacher Award
http://www.unr.edu/nevada-today/news/2010/the-right-stuff

Sergiu Dascalu
F. Donald Tibbitts Distinguished Teacher Award
http://www.unr.edu/nevada-today/news/2011/a-gathering-of-friends

Iain Buxton
Regents’ Researcher Award
http://www.medicine.nevada.edu/news/BuxtonNamedOutstandingResearcher.htm

Monica Miller
Regents’ Rising Researcher Award
http://www.unr.edu/cla/socpsy/Miller.html

Michael Webster
University Outstanding Researcher of the Year
http://newsroom.unr.edu/2008/10/28/university-of-nevada-reno-offers-new-neuroscience-program/
University of Nevada, Reno offers new neuroscience program

Diane Barone ’89Ed.D.
Distinguished Outreach Faculty
http://www.unr.edu/nevada-today/news/2010/barone-wins-ira-public-school-service-award
Barone wins IRA Public School Service Award

http://newsroom.unr.edu/2008/06/25/education-professor-appointed-to-national-literacy-board-by-president-bush/
Education professor appointed to national literacy board by President Bush

Gary Blomquist, biochemistry and molecular biology: Entomological Society of America’s Recognition Award in Insect Physiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology.
http://newsroom.unr.edu/2010/12/14/university-of-nevada-reno-professor-gary-blomquist-wins-national-entomology-award/

Christine Cheney, College of Education: 2011 Distinguished Alumna, Indiana University School of Education.
http://newsroom.unr.edu/2011/06/24/college-of-education-at-nevada-reno-uses-tough-times-to-build-quality/
College of Education at Nevada, Reno uses tough times to build quality

Amy Childress, civil and environmental engineering: 2011 Technology Educator of the Year, Nevada’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology; Nevada Women’s Fund Salute to Women of Achievement honoree.
http://newsroom.unr.edu/2010/01/05/new-methods-hold-hope-for-terminus-lake-water-quality-worldwide/
New methods hold hope for terminus lake water quality worldwide

Rod Davis, Cooperative Extension: MetLife Citizen Development Award; Bureau of Land Management Community Outreach and Security Award.
http://www.unce.unr.edu/news/article.asp?ID=1388
Nevada Bighorns Unlimited backs Bootstraps program

Greta De Jong, history: Mousel-Feltner Award for Excellence in Research and/or Creative Activity.
http://newsroom.unr.edu/2011/02/17/university-celebrates-black-history-month/
University celebrates Black History Month

Joseph DeLappe, art: College of Liberal Arts Award for Outstanding Research and Artistry.
http://newsroom.unr.edu/2008/08/25/professor-invited-to-prestigious-international-art-exhibition/
Professor invited to prestigious international art exhibition

Sue Donaldson, Cooperative Extension: Joint Council of Extension Professionals Award of Appreciation.
http://environment.unr.edu/tahoe/documents/Sue-Donaldson-2010.pdf
Weeds specialist battles infestations and fosters consensus

Staci Emm and Loretta Singletary, Cooperative Extension: National Bound Book First Place Award, National Association of County Agriculture Agents; National Bound Book Gold Award, Association of Natural Resources Extension Professionals, for “People of the Land” curriculum.
http://www.unce.unr.edu/news/article.asp?ID=1491

Cahit Evrensel, mechanical engineering: Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
http://www.unr.edu/me/faculty/evrensel.html

Echezona Ezeanolue, pediatrics: American Academy of Pediatrics’ Council on Community Pediatrics Local Heroes Award; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation health policy fellow.
http://www.unr.edu/silverandblue/archive/2008/summer/HIV_babies.pdf
School of Medicine program helps moms with HIV deliver healthy babies

Catherine "Kay" Fowler, anthropology emerita: 2011 Fellow to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; 2011 Fellow to the National Academy of Sciences.
http://newsroom.unr.edu/2011/05/16/nevada-professor-honored-with-prestigious-membership-to-national-academy-of-sciences-and-american-academy-of-arts-and-sciences/

Patrick Ghezzi, psychology: College of Liberal Arts Special Award for Outreach.
http://newsroom.unr.edu/2010/12/14/university%E2%80%99s-early-childhood-autism-program-gets-help-from-local-foundation/

Peter Goin, art, and Paul Starrs, geography: Association of American Geographers’ John Brinckerhoff Jackson Prize for A Field Guide to California Agriculture.
http://newsroom.unr.edu/2011/04/11/university-of-nevada-reno-professors-starrs-and-goin-receive-award-for-agriculture-guide-book/

John Gosche, surgery: Nevada Business magazine’s 2010 Southern Nevada Healthcare Hero Award.
http://www.unr.edu/nevada-today/news/2010/school-of-medicine-faculty-members-honored--as-nevada-business-magazines-healthcare-heroes

Robert “Jake” Highton, journalism: Reynolds School of Journalism Nevada Semenza Teaching Award.
http://journalism.unr.edu/latestnews/app-news/0/284/highton-awarded-emeritus-status/
Highton awarded emeritus status

Jennifer Hollander, biology: College of Science LeMay Excellence in Teaching Award.
http://www.unr.edu/biology/hollander.htm

Fred Holman, Extended Studies: appointed to executive boards for the international University and Professional Continuing Education Association and the national Education Advisory Board.
http://www.unr.edu/nevada-today/news/2011/holman-named-to-national-and-international-education-boards

Thomas J. Hunt, family and community medicine: Elected president of the Nevada chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
http://www.uhsnevada.org/find_a_doctor/app-doctors/1/27/

Cornelis Kreemer, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology: American Geophysical Union’s Geodesy Section Award for 2010; Mackay Researcher of the Year.
http://newsroom.unr.edu/2011/02/17/american-geophysical-union-awards-university-associate-professor-for-his-%E2%80%9Cgroundbreaking%E2%80%9D-work-in-geodesy/

Daphne Lapointe, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology: Mackay Award for Excellence. 
http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/Staff/LaPointe.html

Andrea Lenz, music: Governor’s Art Award for Excellence in the Arts.
http://newsroom.unr.edu/2011/02/25/university-of-nevada-reno-music-professor-honored/

Amy Meier, Cooperative Extension, MetLife Foundation Award of Excellence for “Bootstraps” program.
http://www.unce.unr.edu/publications/files/cy/2010/fs1001.pdf

Robert Morris, Cooperative Extension: International Volunteer Award, awarded by President Obama for volunteer work in Tajikistan.
http://www.unce.unr.edu/areas/southern/files/pdf/newsletters/community/CommunityConnectionJuly2010.pdf

John Muntean, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology: Mousel-Feltner Award in Research.
http://newsroom.unr.edu/2011/01/31/new-model-for-how-nevada-gold-deposits-formed-may-help-in-gold-exploration-university-of-nevada-researchers%E2%80%99-work-featured-in-the-journal-nature-geoscience/

Tom Nickles, philosophy: American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow.
http://newsroom.unr.edu/2011/01/12/nevada-reno%E2%80%99s-professor-nickles-named-aaas-fellow/

Michele Pelter, Orvis School of Nursing, and Alina Solovyova-Vincent, Teaching and Learning Technologies: Third year in a row: Blackboard Exemplary Course Award, in an international competition, for their online course. Solovyova-Vincent also won the 2011 Blackboard Catalyst Award for Excellence in Online Professional Development.
http://newsroom.unr.edu/2011/05/27/university-of-nevada-reno-receives-international-award-for-web-based-course/

Jonathan Price, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology: Geological Society of America 2010 Public Service Award; Mining and Metallurgical Society of America President’s Citation.
http://newsroom.unr.edu/2010/07/26/nevada-bureau-of-mines-and-geology-director-jon-price-receives-national-public-service-award/

Yvonne Stedham, managerial sciences: College of Business Graduate Faculty —Excellence in Teaching Award.
http://www.unr.edu/cla/socpsy/Stedham.html

Ole Thienhaus, psychiatry: Nevada Business magazine’s 2010 Northern Nevada Healthcare Hero in the educator category.
http://www.medicine.nevada.edu/news/school-of-medicine-faculty-members-honored-as-nevada-business-magazine-healthcare-heroes_000.htm

Deborah Verstegen, educational leadership: National Education Finance Conference Distinguished Fellow.
http://newsroom.unr.edu/2011/05/04/nevada-professor-receives-national-recognition-for-work-in-education-finance/

Wei Yan, physiology and cell biology: membership in the National Institutes of Health’s Cellular, Molecular and Integrative Reproduction Study Section of the Center for Scientific Review.
http://www.medicine.nevada.edu/news/school-of-medicine-scientist-earns-1.5-million-grant-from-national-institute-of-health.htm

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