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Faculty Awards and Recognition

Congratulations to the following faculty:

Ken Hamilton: Living Legacy Award. At its annual meeting and virtual conference, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (the founders of Black History Month), presented Ken Hamilton with a Living Legacy Award.

Priscilla Lui: Early career award and invited talk. Priscilla Lui (Psychology) was awarded an Early Career Award for Distinguished Contributions to Research from the Asian American Psychological Association. She was one of four scholars invited to present on a panel titled “The Psychological Science of Racism” at the meeting for the Association for Psychological Science, the leading scientific organization in psychological science.

Minh-Binh Tran: National Science Foundation CAREER Award. Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Minh-Binh Tran, was awarded the prestigious NSF CAREER award this year for his project, “CAREER: Emerging Challenges in Wave Turbulence Theory.” He tackles open challenges in the theory of nonlinear waves via the study of associated wave turbulence theory that describes the nonlinear dynamical interactions of waves far from thermal equilibrium.

Stephanie Wilson: Early career recognition. Stephanie Wilson (Psychology) was awarded the National Institute of Health Matilda White Riley Behavioral and Social Sciences Early Stage Investigator Award and the Richard Kalish Innovative Publication Award.

Alicia Meuret: Fellows membership selection. Alicia Meuret (Psychology) was recently named as a Fellow of the Association of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies. She is co-principal investigator on a National Endowment of the Humanities grant, “Reward Sensitivity as a Mechanism of Positive Affect Treatment for Anhedonia.”

Jill Kelly: International contributions. Jill Kelly (History) has been awarded a fellowship from the Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study, a cutting-edge interdisciplinary research center at the University of Johannesburg.  She and her co-author, Omar Badsha, recently won the William and Edwyna Gilbert Award from the American Historical Association for the best article on teaching. Finally, Jill was asked to organize a roundtable discussion on the legacy and literature surrounding the recently passed Zulu king, Zwelithini, and the royal family, which is in the current issue of the South African Historical Journal.