Two psychology professors, Kim Fromme and Paige Harden, have received a $2.3 million grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) to study genetic influences on drinking and other risky behaviors. Go to this website for more details.
Madeline Hsu, director of Asian American studies and associate professor of history, has been named a recipient of the Asian American Community Leadership Award for her contributions to the Asian community in Texas. The award, sponsored by the Network of Asian American Organizations (NAAO) and the Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce, honors individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American communities, preferably in Central Texas. Go to this website for more details.
Jason Brownlee, associate professor in the Departments of Government and Middle Eastern Studies at The University of Texas at Austin, has received a $109,484 grant to examine peace-building efforts in Egypt. Go to this website for more details.
Sam Gosling, professor of psychology, is one of four University of Texas at Austin faculty members to be awarded a Dads’ Association Centennial Teaching Fellowship during the 2012-13 fall semester. Go to this website for more details.
Eight faculty members from the College of Liberal Arts will receive the 2012 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award, the UT System Board of Regents’ highest teaching honor, which recognizes extraordinary educators from system institutions. The recipients are:
- Douglas Bruster, Mody C. Boatright Regents Professor in American and English Literature, Department of English
- Luis E. Cárcamo-Huechante, assistant professor and member of the Society for Teaching Excellence, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
- George S. Christian, adjunct professor, Department of English
- Antonella Del Fattore-Olson, distinguished senior lecturer, Department of French and Italian
- Sheldon Ekland-Olson, Rapoport Centennial Professor, Department of Sociology, and director of the School of Human Ecology, College of Natural Sciences
- James D. Garrison, distinguished teaching professor and Archibald A. Hill Regents Professor in American and English Literature, Department of English
- Beili Liu, associate professor and director of the Foundations Program, Department of Art and Art History, College of Fine Arts; affiliate with the Center for Asian American Studies
- Michael B. Stoff, associate professor and distinguished teaching professor, Department of History, and director of the Plan II Honors Program
Juan Dominguez, assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience, received a $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute on Drug Abuse, to investigate the brain’s response to the euphoric effects of cocaine. Go to this website for more details.