In Brief

2018 Awards for Arts, Sciences, and Engineering

Faculty and staff are recognized for their contributions to the Tufts community
June 4, 2018

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Nine faculty and staff were honored recognized for outstanding teaching, advising, research or service by the schools of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering at the May 16 faculty meeting. Those receiving awards were:

Faculty Research Awards Committee Distinguished Scholar Award, given for research and scholarship during the past five years: Susan Jolliffe Napier, professor, Department of International Literary and Cultural Studies

Lillian and Joseph Leibner Award, given to a faculty member recommended by faculty colleagues and students in acknowledgment of outstanding teaching and advising of students: Hugh Gallagher, professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Henry and Madeline Fischer Award, for Engineering teacher of the year, as nominated by seniors: Ron Lasser, professor of the practice, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Lerman-Neubauer Prize, awarded to a faculty judged by graduating seniors as having had a profound impact on them intellectually in and out of the classroom: Karen Claire Kosinski, lecturer, Department of Community Health

Faculty/Staff Multicultural Service Award, given to faculty and staff members who have made significant efforts to define Tufts as a multicultural environment: Penn Loh, senior lecturer, Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, and Sarah Iacobucci, manager of chemical labs, Department of Chemistry

Recognition of Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award: Freeden Blume Oeur, assistant professor, Department of Sociology

A&S Seymour Simches Award for Distinguished Teaching and Advising, presented to a senior member of the faculty in acknowledgement of a lifetime of outstanding teaching and advising: Jeanne Marie Penvenne, professor, Department of History

Engineering Seymour Simches Award for Distinguished Teaching and Advising, presented to a senior member of the faculty in acknowledgement of a lifetime of outstanding teaching and advising: Steve Chapra, professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering