University public relations professionals were recognized with six PRism Awards and five Awards of Excellence during the 2015 Rochester Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America PRism Awards ceremony.
Each year, seniors in the College are invited to nominate a high school teacher for consideration for the Singer Family Prize. The four award winners receive a plaque and $3,000, as well as $2,500 for their school.
The eighth annual Best Translated Book Awards were announced at BookExpo America on Wednesday, May 27, with Chinese author Can Xue’s The Last Lover taking home the award for fiction, and Spanish poet Rocío Cerón’s Diorama winning for poetry.
Laura Ballou, assistant dean of sophomores and director of Wilson Commons, is the inaugural recipient of the Distinguished Contributions to Undergraduate Learning Award. The new award has been established to honor a staff member in Arts, Sciences & Engineering who has made a significant difference in the educational experience of students.
Four Eastman School of Music students have been named recipients of 2015 DownBeat Student Music Awards. Garret Reynolds ’16 was recognized for Undergraduate College Outstanding Composition for his work “Our Time.” Brendan Lanighan ’15 was recognized for Undergraduate College Outstanding Arrangement for “Lament.” Graduate students Gabe Condon and Julian Tanaka were named Graduate College Arrangement winners for “In a Sentimental Mood” and “Orbit” (Unless It’s You), respectively.
The fellowship, which is part of a federally sponsored program, provides up to three years of graduate study support for students pursing doctoral or research-based master’s degrees.
Michael Neidig, an assistant professor of chemistry, has been recognized as a “rising star” by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Neidig is one of 126 U.S. and Canadian researchers selected as recipients of Sloan Research Fellowships for 2015.
The National Science Foundation has granted its most prestigious award in support of junior faculty, the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program, to three University researchers: Antonio Badolato, Danielle Benoit, and Michael Neidig.