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2020 Celebration Spring!

156 Individual Awardees | 100 Awards | 28 Departments and Programs - The 2020 Celebration Spring! Accomplishments from our Community of Learners includes students’ art and research, as well as a listing of departmental and School awards for student accomplishments and for outstanding faculty mentors.

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Faculty Highlights

  • Datta and Spires Published

    Monti Datta, associate professor of political science and Bob Spires, associate professor of graduate education, published an article in the teaching resource journal Education about Asia about their experience leading students in the Encompass Southeast Asia study abroad experience.

  • Bowie Recognized

    Jennifer Bowie, associate professor of political science and pre-law advisor, won the Teaching and Mentoring Award of the APSA's Law and Courts Section. Members of the APSA's Law and Courts Section noted Jennifer’s "fantastic work" in organizing trips to the Supreme Court for UR students.

  • Sweis Awarded

    Rania Kassab Sweis, associate professor of anthropology and global studies, was awarded the 2020 SERMEISS Academic Article or Book Chapter Prize in recognition of outstanding scholarship in Middle Eastern Studies for her article “Doctors with Borders: Hierarchies of Humanitarians and the Syrian Civil War.”

  • Herrera Published

    Patricia Herrera, associate professor of theatre, published Nuyorican Feminist Performance: From The Café to Hip Hop Theater (Michigan University Press). Nuyorican Feminist Performance examines the contributions of 1970s and ‘80s performeras and how they challenged the Café’s gender politics.

  • Wares and Torres Awarded

    Joanna Wares, associate professor of mathematics, and Marcella Torres, director of mathematical studies, received a grant from the Associated Colleges of the South for a project focused on creating mathematics and data science resources to support socially relevant teaching in the time of COVID-19. 

  • Méndez Published

    Mariela Méndez, associate professor of LALIS and WGSS, published “Operación Araña: Reflections on How a Performative Intervention in Buenos Aires's Subway System can Help Rethink Feminist Activism.” in a renowned history journal from Brazil.

  • Quintero Published

    Omar A. Quintero, associate professor of biology, published the chapter "Myosin XIX" in the recently published book, Myosins, 2nd edition (Springer) edited by Lynn Collucio. His co-authors included Jennifer L. Bocanegra, a post-baccalaureate researcher from his research group at UR.

  • Wu and Nolin Published

    Carrie Wu, associate professor of biology, Kristine Nolin, associate professor of chemistry, and three UR students/alums (Sofia Bustamante Eguiguren, Ha An Nguyen, and Lexi Caldwell) published “Convergence of glandular trichome morphology and chemistry in two montane monkeyflower (Mimulus, Phrymaceae) species” in Flora.

  • Ware and Torres Awarded

    Joanna Ware, associate professor of mathematics, Marcella Torres, director of mathematical studies, and team received an ACS grant for their workshop, “Mathematics and Data Science Resources to Support Socially Relevant Teaching in the Time of COVID-19”.

  • Herrera and Méndez Published

    Patricia Herrera, associate professor of theatre, and Mariela Méndez, associate professor of LALIS and WGSS, published an “Performando un activismo feminista: El trabajo de Debora Kuetzpal Vasquez en La Marca” in Conjunto.