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Congratulations to the 2010-11 Cooper Fellows
May 10, 2011
I am pleased to announce the appointment of three outstanding faculty members as new Cooper Fellow Recipients: Professors David Janos, Roger Leblanc, and Amie Thomasson. The three-year appointment recognizes and rewards some of our most valuable faculty members who have shown excellence in contributing to our core missions of scholarship, teaching, and service. The Cooper Fellow recipients are expected to continue using the title beyond the formal three-year appointment.
Professor David Janos (Biology) is a leader in the Organization of Tropical Ecology, and well known internationally for his research on mycorrhizas—highly specialized fungi assemblages that play key roles in the nutrition, growth and survival of plants in a variety of ecosystems. He is a key player in the research and educational programs funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, and is responsible for launching and directing the HHMI-funded laboratories for freshmen.
Professor Roger Leblanc (Chemistry) has compiled an outstanding record of research on the general area of surface chemistry. He is best known for his body of work on the highly organized molecular assemblies formed at the air-water interface. He has published more than 460 refereed articles and supervised the dissertations of 44 doctoral students. He is currently one of the four editors of the Elsevier journal, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces.
Professor Amie Thomasson (Philosophy) does original research on fundamental questions in metaphysics, involving such areas as philosophy of the mind, philosophy of language and philosophy of art. She is widely acknowledged to be among the very best ‘analytic phenomenologists’ and as a leader in efforts to bridge the analytic/continental divide that separates these two metaphysics traditions. She is a popular, skilled and conscientious teacher and has distinguished herself with exemplary service to her department.
Cooper Fellows receive an annual stipend to support their faculty research and teaching activities in the College.
From left to right: Dean Leonidas Bachas, Roger Leblanc (Chemistry), Davis Janos (Biology), Provost Thomas LeBlanc. Amie Thomasson, Philosophy, was absent.
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