Published October 8, 2015
Outstanding achievements by UB faculty and staff during the past year will be recognized on Oct. 22 at the 12th annual Celebration of Faculty/Staff Excellence.
The celebration, to take place at 3:30 p.m. in Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall, North Campus, will showcase the work and achievement of faculty and staff in research, teaching and service in 2015.
A separate ceremony recognizing student achievement will be held during the spring semester.
The ceremony for faculty and staff will begin with a welcome by President Satish K. Tripathi and remarks by Provost Charles F. Zukoski.
After Zukoski’s remarks, faculty and staff members who have been named SUNY Distinguished Professors, UB Distinguished Professors, UB Exceptional Scholars, UB Teaching Innovators and recipients of SUNY Chancellor’s Awards will be recognized. Also being honored will be the recipients of two UB mentoring awards: the UB President Emeritus and Mrs. Meyerson Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring, and the UB Excellence in Graduate Student Mentoring Award.
In addition, six faculty members — four of whom are SUNY Distinguished Professors — and a staff member will be honored for the unique achievement of completing 50 years of service to UB. They are Robert E. Ackerhalt, clinical professor emeritus, Department of Nuclear Medicine; Harvey Breverman, SUNY Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of Art; Sebastian G. Ciancio, SUNY Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Periodontics and Endodontics; Georg G. Iggers, SUNY Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of History; George H. Nancollas, SUNY Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of Chemistry; Shinpei Ohki, professor emeritus, Department of Physiology and Biophysics; and Pamela M. Rose, web services and library promotion coordinator, Health Sciences Library.
The ceremony will conclude with a performance by pianist Eric H. Huebner, associate professor, Department of Music. A reception will follow in the Slee lobby.
Those attending are asked to register online.
Recently joining the ranks of SUNY Distinguished Professor, the highest faculty rank in the SUNY system, are:
The Office of the Provost created the UB Distinguished Professors designation to recognize full professors who have achieved true distinction and who are recognized as national and international leaders in their fields. John Henry Schlegel, professor, UB Law School, was named a UB Distinguished Professor in 2015.
The Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching recognizes outstanding teaching ability through superb classroom performance. Recipients are:
The Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service honors members of the professional staff whose extraordinary service has significantly enriched the university. Recipients are:
The Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities recognizes outstanding academic and creative achievements across a broad spectrum of scholarly and artistic fields. Recipients are:
The Chancellor’s Award for Classified Service honors employees in the classified services who have demonstrated exceptional achievement and superior performance of duties. Recipients are:
The Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Librarianship recognizing exceptional skill — both professional and scholarly — in librarianship. Recipients are:
The Exceptional Scholar Award for Sustained Achievement honors outstanding professional achievement that has been focused on a particular body of work over a number of years. It recognizes an unprecedented accomplishment in a senior scholar’s career, distinguishing a body of work of enduring importance that has gone beyond the norm in a particular field of study. Recipients are:
The Exceptional Scholar Award for Young Investigators celebrates a recent superior achievement of a scholar in his/her field of study. Such an achievement will have distinguished the recipient as an up-and-coming scholar, as well as earned the individual acclaim for his/her work, which could be a published work or other scholastic or artistic endeavor. Recipients are:
William A. Prescott Jr., clinical associate professor and vice chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice, is the recipient of the UB Teaching Innovation Award, which recognizes faculty members who have contributed significantly to engaging students with new methods and approaches to teaching that have enhanced student-learning outcomes.
The UB President Emeritus and Mrs. Meyerson Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring — formerly the UB Faculty Award for Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity — was established in 2011 to recognize the outstanding faculty mentorship that currently exists at UB and seeks to encourage further faculty commitment to and participation in the undergraduate research and creative experience. Recipients are:
The Excellence in Graduate Student Mentoring Award, established by UB’s Graduate School in 2011, annually honors and publicly recognizes exceptional excellence in faculty mentoring of graduate students at UB. Recipients are: