Robin Jensen, professor of communication at the University of Utah, received a $60,000 fellowship grant for her book project, “A History of Women Shaping the Trajectory of Fertility Science, 1870-1970."
Hugh Cagle, assistant professor of history, received the 2019 Leo Gershoy Award from the American Historical Association for his book, “Assembling the Tropics: Science and Medicine in Portugal’s Empire, 1450-1700.”
On November 1-3, the John R. Park Debate Society continued its Fall season by attending three tournaments held in Stockton and San Rafael, California. The first tournament (part of a pair of events hosted in Stockton by the University of the Pacific and San Joaquin Delta College) saw the team advance 100%, or 15 of 15, events to final rounds and won the U top overall honors at the tournament.
On Friday, Oct. 27, Stuart Culver, dean of the College of Humanities, announced the recipients of the college’s 2019 Distinguished Scholar and Rising Star awards. The awards recognize significant scholarly accomplishments and significant research contributions by both junior and senior faculty. The awardees are listed below.
Avery Holton, associate professor of communication, earned a top research paper award for his work on the deployment of drones at universities during the most recent meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.
Danielle McLaughlin and Heather Tourgee, along with four other students from the U, received the highly competitive grant from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board for the 2019-20 academic year.
Robert W. Gehl, associate professor of communication at the University of Utah, has received a Fulbright fellowship to serve as Canada research chair in communication, media and film at the University of Calgary in spring 2020.
Jasmine Robinson, an honor’s student and double major in peace and conflict studies and psychology, has been selected by the University of Utah as the recipient of the 2019 Monson Prize for her project entitled, “The Black Perspective: Historical and Structural Violence to the Black Community.”
Christopher T. Lewis, assistant professor of Portuguese & Brazilian Studies in the Department of World Languages & Cultures, has been awarded the University of Utah’s Early Career Teaching Award, which recognizes significant contributions to teaching at the university through new and innovative teaching methods.
Jonah N. Schupbach, associate professor of philosophy, has been awarded the 2018 Popper Prize, awarded annually to the article judged to be the best in that year’s volume of the British Journal for the Philosophy of Science.
The John R. Park Debate Society traveled to San Diego, California on February 8-10, 2019 to participate in a pair of tournaments held at San Diego State University (The SDSU Round Robin & Montezuma Mesa Invitational) and Pt. Loma Nazarene University (The Sunset Cliffs Invitational).
Erin Beeghly, assistant professor of philosophy, was the only scholar in Utah to receive a fellowship. With the $35,000 grant, she’ll research and write a book-length study on the problem of stereotyping.
Avery Holton, assistant professor of communication, has been selected from a competitive pool of international scholars as a Digital Journalism Research Fellow by Oslo Metropolitan University, where he will share and advance his work examining the changing identity of journalists.
Kent Alan Ono, professor of Communication at the University of Utah and second vice president of the National Communication Association, recently received NCA’s 2018 Douglas W. Ehninger Distinguished Rhetorical Scholar Award.
The Western History Association's Autry Public History Prize was recently awarded to Travis Ross, doctoral student in the Department of History at the U, and his associates for an exhibit titled, "Utah Drawn: An Exhibition of Rare Maps.”
Doctoral alum José Ángel Maldonado’s dissertation, "Diana’s Confession: Precarious Rhetoric in Post-NAFTA Mexico," has been named the recipient of the Rhetoric Society of America’s Dissertation Award for 2018.
Christopher T. Lewis, Assistant Professor of Portuguese & Brazilian Studies in the Department of World Languages & Cultures, is the winner of the 2018 Ramona W. Cannon Award for Teaching Excellence in the Humanities.
Hacking was presented with the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and European Languages (AATSEEL) 2017 Outstanding Contribution to the Profession award, at the President’s Reception and Awards Ceremony during AATSEEL’s annual conference in Washington DC.