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30 CHASS Faculty Members Recognized for Accomplishments


By Briana Van Havermaat, Student Intern of CHASS College Computing

Many CHASS faculty members who received awards from organizations around the world were honored at The 2006 Annual Faculty Awards Reception held Thursday, May 4th.

Faculty members honored were:

Christopher Abani, Associate Professor of Creative Writing
2005 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Debut Fiction/Non-Senate Distinguished Teachers Award 2004-05

David Biggs, Assistant Professor of History
UC Presidential Research Fellowship in the Humanities 2006-07

Lucille Chia, Associate Professor of History
Frederick Burkhardt Fellowship-American Council of Learned Societies/member institute for advanced study Princeton 2006-07

Carlos Cortes, Professor of History, Emeritus
Educator of the Year-2005 8th Annual Inland Empire Hispanic Image Awards

Dale Kent, Professor of History
Visiting Professor-Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies-Villa I Tatti Florence Italy/Bernard Berenson Lectures-Published by Harvard Press

Anthea Kraut, Assistant Professor of Dance
UC President’s Research Fellowship in the Humanities 2005-06

Tae-Hwy Lee, Associate Professor of Economics
Koopmans Prize—Journal of Econometric Theory

Toby Miller, Professor of English/Sociology/Women’s Studies/Film & Visual Culture
Smart Awards Fellowship from the Queensland Government-Spring 2006

Sally Ness, Professor of Anthropology
2006 Guggenheim Fellowship

James A. Parr, Professor of Spanish
Critics Choice Award- Choice Magazine

Thomas Patterson, Distinguished Professor and Chair of Anthropology
Fellow- AAAS American Society for the Advancement of Science

Roger Ransom, Professor of History and Economics
UC Riverside Distinguished Humanist Achievement Lecturer

Francesca Rochberg, Professor of History
Visiting Fellow-Magdalen College, Oxford/Member-Institute for Advanced Study-Princeton

Robert Russell, Distinguished Professor of Economics
2006-2007 UCR Faculty Research Lecturer

Robin Russin, Assistant Professor of Theatre
Participating in a National Endowment for the Humanities Institute-Venice, Italy

Richard Sutch, Distinguished Professor of Economics
Fellow-American Association for the Advancement of Science AAAS

Aman Ullah, Professor of Economic
UCR Dissertation Advisor/Mentoring Award/ Fellow-Journal of Economics

Deborah Wong, Professor of Music
Fellow-National Humanities Center

John Fischer of Philosophy received the President’s Chair award and Andrew Jacobs of Religious Studies received the University Scholars award. Eight faculty received Regents’ Faculty Fellowships & Faculty Development Award: Amalia Cabezas of Women’s Studies; Andrea Denny-Brown, and Michelle Raheja of English; Michael Feener of Religious Studies; Martin Johnson of Political Science; Sang-Hee Lee of Anthropology; Jonathan Ritter of Music; and Jacqueline Shea Murphy of Dance.


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