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Nominations solicited for faculty diversity award

Nominations are being accepted for the annual Faculty Award for Excellence in Research, Teaching and Service Through Diversity. The award recognizes tenured and tenure-track faculty at Cornell for their leadership in diversity.

“This award honors Cornell faculty for their contributions to diversity – based on their research or creative work, teaching and mentoring, and service or outreach – that paved the way for transformational change in their academic discipline,” said Yael Levitte, associate vice provost for faculty development and diversity.

The award defines diversity as the variety of cultures, worldviews, values and personal experiences that may result from differences, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, national origin, immigration status, gender, age, religion, abilities, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation and gender identity.

President Martha E. Pollack and Provost Michael Kotlikoff are expected to announce two recipients in June. Each awardee will receive a $15,000 prize.

Cornell faculty, staff and students may nominate faculty for the honor. Self-nominations are also accepted.

This is the award’s second year. Last year’s recipients were Maria Cristina Garcia, the Howard A. Newman Professor of American Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Anthony Burrow, associate professor of human development in the College of Human Ecology.

There are two parts to the nomination process. Initially, a maximum 500-word letter of support is to be sent to by March 15. Follow-up materials are due by April 16. For more information, read the call for nominations on the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity’s website.

Lori Sonken is the communication and program manager in the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity.

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