Outstanding Teaching, Mentoring, and Scholarship Recognized at 527th Convocation

Five faculty members and two graduate students in the Division of the Humanities have been honored for their commitment to excellence in scholarship, pedagogy, and student mentoring. The recipients will be recognized at ceremonies during the 527th Convocation on June 11.

Malte Willer, Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy and the College, received The Llewellyn John and Harriet Manchester Quantrell Award, one of the nation’s oldest prizes for undergraduate teaching.

Two faculty members, Charles Cohen, Mary L. Block Professor of Art History and the College, and Heather Keenleyside, Assistant Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature, received the Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentoring. This award recognizes full-time faculty members in the four divisions and the Divinity School for exemplary graduate teaching.

The Janel M. Mueller Award for Excellence in Pedagogy was awarded to Harumi Lory, Senior Lecturer in the Department of East Asian Language and Civilizations, and Barbara Schubert, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Music. This award recognizes outstanding pedagogical contributions from Lecturers and Senior Lecturers in the Division of the Humanities and Humanities Collegiate Division.

The Wayne C. Booth Prize for Excellence in Teaching was awarded to Cosette Bruhns, a graduate student in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. Established in 1991, the Booth Prize recognizes excellent teaching of undergraduates by graduate students.

University of Chicago Receives $2M Grant from Mellon Foundation for Language Instruction

The five-year grant, “Transforming Language Instruction at the University of Chicago and Beyond,” will be led by the University of Chicago Language Center to support efforts to increase student access to less commonly taught languages (LCTLs) and support language instructors through professional development.


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