Learning sciences researcher James Pellegrino of the University of Illinois at Chicago has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation's most prestigious honorary societies and research centers.
Luis Urrea, Distinguished Professor in the Department of English and an instructor of creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry at UIC since 1999, is one of five finalists for the 2016 PEN/Faulkner award, the…
Nanno Marinatos, LAS Professor and Head of the Department of Classics and Mediterranean Studies, has recently been recognized with a Festschrift, which is a book honoring a respected scholar that is authored by…
Poet Christina Pugh, ??UIC LAS professor of English, has been awarded the prestigious 2015 Guggenheim Fellowship in creative arts. As a Guggenheim fellow during the 2015-16 academic year, Pugh will work on a book-in-progress titled Stardust Media, a collection of reflective poems that follow a poetic speaker through encounters with various technologies both ancient and contemporary.
UIC LAS Assistant Professor of English Roger Reeves is a recipient of the $50,000 Whiting Award. This prestigious award is given to ten emerging and talented fiction, nonfiction, poetry and drama writers annually. Of the Whiting Award honor, Reeves said it was "amazing and humbling." It affirms, for me, that I must risk and risk and risknot to get comfortable, he said.
Four LAS faculty members have been selected for 2014 UIC Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR) awards. Wonhwa Cho was selected for a Distinguished Researcher award and Roger Reeves, Robert Klie, and Stewart Shankman were each selected for a Rising Star Award. These honors recognize the efforts and commitment of scholars who have demonstrated outstanding research and scholarly achievements to advance the knowledge in their field of expertise.
Roger Reeves, an assistant professor of poetry in the English department, has been named one of five finalists for the 2015 Kate Tufts Discovery Award for his poetry book, King Me. The award is presented annually for a first book by a poet of genuine promise. Winners will be announced in late February.
Two LAS faculty members are among five UIC faculty recently awarded 2014-2015 Fulbright Scholarships. Henrik Aratyn, professor of physics and associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, works in theoretical particle physics and mathematical physics. Sally Sedgwick, distinguished professor of philosophy and affiliated professor of Germanic studies, specializes in the history of 18th- and 19th-century thought, particularly the practical and theoretical philosophies of Immanuel Kant and G. W. F. Hegel. They are among 1,100 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, the flagship international educational exchange sponsored by the U.S. government. It is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.