Tanya Eng-Aquino: Distinguished Staff Award

By University of Washington

June 1, 2011

If you have a meeting with Tanya Eng-Aquino, grants and program manager for the Center for the Study of Health and Risk Behaviors, you may receive a reminder email the day before the meeting. The email will be friendly in tone and will contain helpful directions to locate the office, part of the Department of…

CHARMS Project Leadership Team: Distinguished Staff Award

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The challenges were great in April 2008 when UW Medicine launched the Clinic and Hospital Access and Revenue Management System project, also called CHARMS. A 35-year-old legacy computer system was responsible for hospital admissions, discharges, transfers and $2 billion in annual billings. But CHARMS would be one of the largest and most comprehensive information technology…

Layne Goldsmith: Distinguished Contributions to Lifelong Learning Award

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The students who enroll in Layne Goldsmith’s Fiber Arts certificate class hail from all different backgrounds and walks of life. They’ve included a practicing attorney, a former physician who left private practice to become an artist and an engineer as well as working artists and others in the creative professions. They’ve ranged in age from…

Jane Lubchenco: Alumna Summa Laude Dignata

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In a slim, typewritten 36-page thesis submitted for her UW master’s degree in zoology in 1971, Jane Lubchenco recounts her efforts to document the eating habits of two species of sea star, Pisaster ochraceous and Leptasterias hexactis. For a full year, she painstakingly counted and measured barnacles, mussels, snails, and limpets taken by the predatory…

P.V. (Sundar) Balakrishnan: Distinguished Teaching Award

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“Would you like some lukewarm tea?” This question has attained catchphrase status among current and former students of P.V. (Sundar) Balakrishnan. The professor’s popular Marketing Management Laboratory is where business students at UW Bothell learn about market segmentation and about the myth of the average consumer. “In pursuit of the so-called ‘average consumer,’ businesses have…

Christina Ting Fong: Distinguished Teaching Award

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The students in Christina Fong’s Management 300 class are throwing paper airplanes. But this is no puerile insurrection. The frenetic clusters of business undergraduates are quality testing the hand-folded products of their make-believe aerospace companies, formed just minutes before. Only those planes that pass the test — that is to say, land inside a target…

Trish Bostrom: Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award

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Trish Bostrom, ’72, knows how to make a big impression. As a student-athlete at the University of Washington in the pre-Title IX days, she challenged the UW because she wanted to play on the men’s tennis team. (She won the right and went on to win an NCAA title.) She went on to have a…

Matthew Weinstein: Distinguished Teaching Award (UW Tacoma)

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“Just delivering information doesn’t change students’ view of the world,” said Matthew Weinstein, UW Tacoma’s 2011 Distinguished Teaching Award recipient. Weinstein, professor of science education, has been on the UW Tacoma faculty since 2006. He finds poking and prodding an important part of the teaching process — whether it’s his freshman core students learning how…