The Academy, Awards

University Hall with tulips in the foreground

The Academy, Awards.

Yes. It does.

At both the university and college-level, we honor our own — for work that exceeds all expectations — exemplary service, inspiring teaching, extraordinary scholarship.

And this has been the week for it.

Monday, it was my pleasure to hand ASC awards to our outstanding faculty and students, for distinction in a variety of categories: distinguished teaching; mentoring and leadership; scholarship; service; and the Arts and Sciences Distinguished Faculty Award.

At tomorrow night’s ceremony, the Office of Academic Affairs recognizes 2016’s recipients of distinguished scholar, teacher and service awards. Eleven of them call the arts and sciences home. And we are very happy they do.

Our award-gathering goes far beyond campus.

Acclaimed scholar, teacher and curator of Chinese art, Julia Andrews, professor of history of art and Distinguished University Professor, was just named a 2016 Guggenheim Fellow. The approximately 200 winners of this stiff annual, national competition — held since 1925 — have exceptional records of scholarship, research and/or creativity. BTW, she joins Ohio State’s 29 previous winners — all of them arts and sciences faculty.

She is one of a number of recent fellowship awardees, many of whom will travel the globe to advance their scholarship:

  • Carolina Lopez-Ruiz, associate professor of classics, National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Jane Hathaway, professor of history, Princeton Institute of Advanced Study
  • Leslie Lockett and Koritha Mitchell, associate professors of English, Notre Dame Institute of Advanced Study
  • Scott Levi, associate professor of history, Nantes (France) Institute of Advanced Study
  • Alexander Kaye, assistant professor of history, Yad Hanadiv/Beracha Foundation Visiting Fellowship in Jewish Studies
  • Robin Judd and Kristina Sessa, associate professors of history; American Council of Learned Societies

And stay tuned for updates: I learn about more every day.

They make us all proud to call the arts and sciences home.

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