AAUP honors

American Association of University Professors chapter announces student awards


10:54 a.m., May 22, 2014--The University of Delaware chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP-UD) has announced the recipients of this year's Undergraduate Student Awards.

Each year, the AAUP presents awards to outstanding seniors who plan to attend graduate school in preparation for an academic career in university or college teaching or research. Students who have received the award have demonstrated outstanding academic work and exhibited a high level of involvement in campus life. 

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The Undergraduate Student Award honors students’ commitment to a career in teaching and research in higher education. This year’s recipients are:

Omar Duran, who is graduating with a triple major in art history, Spanish, and Latin American and Iberian studies. As an undergraduate, Duran conducted research under the Global at Home Program, the McNair Scholars Program, and as a senior thesis writer. In addition to the AAUP-UD Undergraduate Award, he has received many other awards, including being inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. Duran has been accepted into a number of graduate programs for the fall.

Douglas Kenny, who is graduating with a degree in chemistry and as an Honors Program student. While a student at UD, Kenny has conducted research under the mentorship of Catherine Grimes, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry and of biological sciences, and also at the Brookhaven National Laboratory. Kenny has also served as a teaching assistant in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and as a senior fellow for the Honors Program. He will attend Harvard University in the fall.

“The AAUP-UD congratulates these outstanding students and looks forward to their continued success as scholars in the academic community,” a representative of the chapter said.

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