MASTER MEDIATORS: UW School of Law students Charlotte Williams and Joel Emans won the regional American Bar Association Mediation Competition held at the University of Oregon School of Law last weekend. In an interesting turn of events, Williams and Emans faced off in the final round against the other team representing the UW School of Law, composed of Megan Winder and Heather Coldwell. Williams and Emans will advance to and represent the UW at the national finals in San Francisco, April 7-8.
LIFETIME LEADER: Psychology Professor Emeritus Earl Hunt has been given the Association for Psychological Science’s James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award for 2011. The Cattell Award is the highest honor conferred by the APS. It recognizes distinguished APS members for a lifetime of outstanding contributions to applied psychological research. Hunt will be honored at the APS convention next year and will give an address there.
SERIALS STAR: The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALTCS) has named Steven C. Shadle, serials access librarian at UW Libraries, the 2010 recipient of the Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship Award for distinguished contributions to serials. According to the organization, Shadle has become “the voice of e-serials cataloging.” He participated in the ALCTS Advisory Task Force on the Library of Congress Action Plan for Bibliographic Control of Web Resources. He has taught library school classes and served on the implementation team for the UW’s OCLC WorldCat Local product. And he is a member of the editorial board of Serials Review.
OUTSTANDING ORIENTER: Andrew Nguyen, a junior at UW Bothell, has received the prestigious National Orientation Directors Association Student Leadership Award. Nguyen serves the University as a student orientation leader as well as a community adviser with UW Bothell’s new student housing. The award is designed to give special recognition to students for their creativity, energy, enthusiasm and outstanding abilities, which are the backbone of successful and dynamic orientation programs. Two students can be selected from each region, although Nguyen is the only one this year from this region, which includes five states and six Canadian provinces.
MAGNIFICENT MENTOR: Associate Professor of Psychology Ted Beauchaine is the recipient of this year’s Davida Teller Distinguished Faculty Mentor Award for his outstanding mentoring of students both within and outside his lab. This award is given by the Psychology Department’s Graduate Program Action Committee for outstanding service to, and excellence in, graduate mentorship and training.
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