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2010 Rutgers President's Awards

Pictured above from left to right: Jian Song, associate professor, Department of Mathematics; Charles R. Keeton, associate professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy; Leah Kronenberg, associate professor, Department of Classics; Roderich Tumulka, associate professor, Department of Mathematics; Shawn M. Arent, associate professor, Department of Exercise Science and Sport Studies; Carolyn Williams, associate professor, Department of English; and Allan V. Horwitz, Board of Governors professor, Department of Sociology.  Not pictured: Eva Y. Andrei, professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, and Nathan Yee, associate professor, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences.

Awards

The Rutgers Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in Research honors faculty members who have made distinguished research contributions to their discipline or society. Recipients receive a $1,000 honorarium.


Eva Y. Andrei, professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, was honored for her pioneering work in the fields of low dimensional electronic systems and mesoscopic physics.

The Rutgers Board of Trustees Research Fellowship for Scholarly Excellence honors faculty members who have recently been promoted with tenure and whose work shows exceptional promise. The fellowship includes a citation and a $2,000 research account.


Jian Song, associate professor, Department of Mathematics, was honored for his fundamental contributions to geometric analysis and complex differential geometry, most notably his work in cutting-edge areas of Kähler metrics.

Charles R. Keeton, associate professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, was honored for his outstanding contributions to astrophysics, most notably his innovative research on fundamental and applied aspects of strong gravitational lensing.

Leah Kronenberg, associate professor, Department of Classics, her original and rigorous scholarship in Latin literary studies, particularly her highly praised monograph, Allegories of Farming, which promises to have a lasting and significant impact on the fields of Greek and Latin literature.

Roderich Tumulka, associate professor, Department of Mathematics, was honored for his impressive contributions to the foundations of quantum mechanics, particularly his rigorous development of Bohmian mechanics.

Nathan Yee, associate professor, Department of Environmental Sciences, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, and Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences, was honored for his interdisciplinary research that bridges the fields of molecular microbiology and geochemistry and is elucidating new paradigms for geochemical processes in the earth’s crust.

The Presidential Fellowships for Teaching Excellence honors newly tenured faculty members for outstanding teaching and scholarly work. A research account has been established for each recipient.

Shawn M. Arent, associate professor, Department of Exercise Science and Sport Studies, was honored for his dedication to mentoring students and helping them to reach the highest levels of academic achievement.

Charles R. Keeton, associate professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, was honored for his ability to convey enthusiasm and passion for astronomy and physics to students.

Leah Kronenberg, associate professor, Department of Classics, was recognized for her engaged mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students.

The Rutgers Faculty Scholar-Teacher Award honors faculty members who have made  outstanding contributions in research and teaching. The award recognizes those who bring together scholarly and classroom activities. The award includes a $1,000 honorarium.

Carolyn Williams, associate professor, Department of English, was honored for her knowledge of and passion for Victorian literature and culture and her intellectual generosity in sharing passion with students and colleagues. She is recognized for her inspirational teaching and mentoring, her creative leadership of the Writers House, and her longtime commitment to the Dickens Project.

Allan V. Horwitz, Board of Governors professor, Department of Sociology, was honored for his original and paradigm-changing contributions to medical sociology in the area of mental health and his inspirational teaching that challenges students to  think deeply and creatively and encourages them to engage critically with difficult topics.

A list of university-wide awardees.

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