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Arts, Sciences and Engineering Awards

Faculty and staff recognized for contributions to the Tufts community
May 23, 2017

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Ten faculty and staff members were recognized for outstanding teaching, advising, research or service by the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering at the close of the spring semester. The awards, presented during the faculty meeting on May 17 at Balch Arena Theater, were:

Faculty Research Awards Committee Distinguished Scholar Award, given for research and scholarship during the past five years: Christos Georgakis, professor, chemical and biological engineering

Lillian and Joseph Leibner Award for outstanding teaching and advising: Kris Manjapra, associate professor, history

Henry and Madeline Fischer Award for engineering teacher of the year, as judged by graduating seniors in the School of Engineering: Ron Lasser, professor of the practice, electrical and computer engineering

Lerman-Neubauer Prize, given to a faculty member judged by graduating seniors as having had a profound impact on them intellectually in and out of the classroom: Ming Chow, E02, E04, senior lecturer, computer science

Faculty/Staff Multicultural Service Award, given to faculty and staff members who have made significant efforts to define Tufts as a multicultural environment: Lisa Lowe, English professor and director of the Center for the Humanities at Tufts (CHAT); Shalini Tendulkar, lecturer, community health; and the Rev. Greg McGonigle, University Chaplain

Recognition of Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award:  Tim Atherton, assistant professor, physics and astronomy

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: Paul Joseph, professor, sociology

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: Alva Couch, associate professor, computer science

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