Faculty and Staff Awards & Honors

Luis Figueroa, associate professor of history, and Lisa-Anne Foster, associate professor of biology, were named joint winners of the 2005 Dean Arthur H. Hughes Award for Achievement in Teaching during the annual Honors Day ceremony. The Hughes Award, established in honor of longtime dean of faculty and two-time acting President Arthur Hughes, recognizes relatively new and/or junior members of the faculty for achievement in teaching. 


Rebecca Goldstein, visiting professor of philosophy, has been selected as a fellow of The American Academy of Arts and Sciences. This year’s 196 fellows and 17 foreign honorary members include Nobel Prize-winning physicist Eric Cornell of the University of Colorado, Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist, and Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist Horton Foote. Fellows and foreign honorary members are nominated and elected to the Academy by the current membership, comprising scholars and practitioners from mathematics, physics, biological sciences, social sciences, humanities and the arts, public affairs, and business.


Jeffry Walker of the Austin Arts Center has been awarded the 2005 Elizabeth L. Mahaffey Arts Administration Fellowship by the Arts Division of the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism. This award "annually recognizes one Connecticut arts administrator of exceptional accomplishment." Criteria for the award includes: record of accomplishment in the field of arts administration; impact on the organization for which the individual works; and potential for continued career achievement.



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