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UCLA's top teachers are selected to receive 2014 Distinguished Teaching Award

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Professor Neil Garg (left) is one of six Senate faculty recipients of this year's Distinguished Teaching Award.

The Academic Senate’s Committee on Teaching has selected the 2014 recipients of the Distinguished Teaching Award. They join a very select group of UCLA’s finest teachers.

The awards, one of the highest honors given by the UCLA Academic Senate, recognizes academically and professionally accomplished individuals who bring respect and admiration to the scholarship of teaching, according to the committtee, which selects recipients from nominations received from colleagues and leaders across the campus.

This year’s Senate faculty recipients will receive an honorarium of $6,000. The winners are:
Paul H. Barber, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Earl G. Freymiller, Dentistry
Neil K. Garg, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Hilary Godwin, Environmental Health Sciences
Hiroshi Motomura, Law
Felicity A. Nussbaum, English

Professor Garg will receive the Eby Award for the Art of Teaching while professor Nussbaum will be awarded the Distinction in Teaching at the Graduate Level and professor Barber will receive the Undergraduate Mentorship Award.

This year’s non-Senate faculty recipients of the Distinguished Teaching Award will receive an honorarium of $3,000. They are:
Robert Foster, Management
Mitchum Huehls, English
Teddi Chichester, Writing Programs

Teaching assistants selected as recipients will receive an honorarium of $2,500. A $20,000 Dissertation Year Fellowship Award from the UCLA Graduate Division will also be given to eligible teaching assistants who advance to candidacy by fall quarter. Those receiving the 2014 Distinguished Teaching Award are:
Nancy Salem, Nursing
Ashley Feinsinger, Philosophy
Kristin Mann, Classics
Rees Garmann, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Benjamin Sher, Film, Television & Digital Media

All the awardees will be recognized at the annual Andrea L. Rich Night to Honor Teaching ceremony in the fall. This event is co-hosted by the Academic Senate and the UCLA Office of Instructional Development.

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