College of Arts & Sciences Recognizes Faculty Cooper Fellows, Accomplishments, Awards of Tenure and Retirees

Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences Leonidas Bachas and Provost Thomas J. LeBlanc stand with Cooper Fellows Professor Patrick McCarthy, Professor Mitsunori Ogihara, and Professor Frank Palmeri. (Not photographed: Professor Ludmil Katzarkov.)

Once again the University of Miami College of Arts & Sciences honored its faculty at the annual Faculty Scholarly & Creative Activities Recognition Reception.

“This is a celebrated event that happens every year where we recognize the achievements of the College’s faculty,” said Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences Leonidas Bachas.

The ceremony began with Dean Bachas congratulating the College’s newly promoted and tenured faculty. The award of tenure was given to Chantel Acevedo, English; Orlando Acevedo, chemistry; and Steven Safren, psychology. The following faculty members were promoted to associate professor with tenure: Jafari Allen, anthropology; Julia Dallman, biology; Amina Gautier, English; Wilson Shearin, classics; and Kiara Timpano, psychology. Kathryn Freeman, English, was promoted to full professor.

Dean Bachas also introduced four Cooper Fellows – one of the highest honors in the College – who will receive research and teaching support for a three-year term: Professor of Mathematics Ludmil Katzarkov; Professor of English Patrick McCarthy; Professor of Computer Science Mitsunori Ogihara; and Professor of English Frank Palmeri.

Three faculty members were selected for Scholarly & Creative Activities Recognition Awards - recognitions Dean Bachas said are for “assistant professors on the fast-track” - they are Justin Ritzinger, religious studies; Odelia Schwartz, computer science; and Lucina Uddin, psychology.

Faculty chairs and directors also paid tribute to College of Arts & Sciences retirees: George Alexandrakis, physics; Thomas Boswell and Peter Muller, geography & regional studies; Robert Chen, mathematics; Anne Cruz, modern languages & literatures; David Janos, biology; William Smith, political science; Stephen Stein, history; and Richard Tokarz, biology.

Scholarly and creative works, including books, which Dean Bachas said was the largest volume ever put forward by the College, were on display throughout the event.

April 26, 2016