Distinguished Teaching Award
Associate Professor Armando Solórzano was selected as one of the recipients of the 2019 University of Utah Distinguished Teaching Award, which honors contributions to the U’s teaching mission and acknowledges outstanding teaching performance and innovative teaching methods. As one of the highest teaching honors presented at the University of Utah, we are proud to boast such a talented instructor!
Distinguished Scholarly and Creative Research Award
Professor Lisa Diamond has been recognized as an awardee of the 2019 University of Utah Distinguished Scholarly and Creative Research Award. This award, presented by the Vice President for Research, acknowledges achievements in research by tenured faculty at the U and provides grants for research and creative pursuits. Diamond’s research focuses on the development of and influences from sexual identity and orientation on mental and physical health.
Professor Sarah Projansky has been awarded a University Professorship for 2018 – 2020! Presented by the Office of Undergraduate Studies, this professorship “recognizes individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary skills in teaching, distinguished scholarship in their field, and an interdisciplinary approach to undergraduate instruction”. Through this professorship, Projansky’s course will explore celebrity culture and its impacts on identity and environments.
Faculty Recognition Award
Instructor Kilo Zamora was presented the 2019 Career and Professional Development Center’s Faculty Recognition Award. As the Center’s name suggests, this award recognizes a University of Utah faculty member who has assisted a student in their career development or exploration. Known for his passion for social change and community organization, we can think of no better recipient!
Estefanie Aguilar Padilla
Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award
Estefanie Aguilar Padilla is graduating with two degrees – a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a Bachelor of Science in Ethnic Studies – and an Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award! As the awardee recipient for the School for Cultural and Social Transformation, Estefanie’s research focused on higher education in prison, which she intends to continue exploring through her Master of Statistics in Econometrics and a future Ph.D. program.