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Dan Cornfield, professor of sociology and political science, was awarded the 2010 Susan C. Eaton Scholar-Practitioner Grant by the Labor and Employment Relations Association for his book project on Nashville music careers supported by Vanderbilt’s Curb Center.

Professor of Psychology Steven Hollon received the Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Clinical Psychology from the Society of Clinical Psychology (APA Division 12) in recognition for his body of work on cognitive therapy for depression.

Sarah Igo, associate professor of history and political science, has been awarded a Teagle Foundation Grant of $392,000 to co-direct a three-year project, the National Forum on the Future of Liberal Education.

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Li

Tong Li, professor of economics and chair of the department, has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to support his work on analyzing auction data, studying bidders’ strategic behavior, and addressing policy-related questions using game-theoretic models and state-of-art econometric methods.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry John McLean has been awarded a $2.7 million Grand Opportunity grant from the National Institutes of Health as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Olatunji

Olatunji

Bunmi Olatunji, assistant professor of psychology, won the David Shakow Early Career Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Clinical Psychology from the clinical psychology division of the American Psychological Association. Olatunji was also awarded the President’s New Researcher Award from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.

Sokrates Pantelides, William A. and Nancy F. McMinn Professor of Physics, received a $1,556,399 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Grant Opportunity for Academic Liaison with Industry (GOALI) program. Additionally, he and Kálmán Varga, assistant professor of physics, are co-primary investigators on a new grant from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.

Daniel Usner, Jr., Holland M. McTyeire Professor of History, has been elected president of the American Society for Ethnohistory for 2010-11.

The College of Arts and Science honored several faculty with 2009 teaching awards. Associate Professor of French Virginia Scott received the Jeffrey Nordhaus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in the Humanities; Professor of Chemistry Sandra Rosenthal received the Jeffrey Nordhaus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in the Natural Sciences; and Assistant Professor of Psychology Adriane Seiffert received the Jeffrey Nordhaus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in the Social Sciences. The Harriet S. Gilliam Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer was awarded to Andrea Hearn, lecturer in the Department of English. Associate Professor of Communication Studies Bonnie Dow was honored with the Ernest A. Jones Faculty Advisor Award, and the Alumni Outstanding Freshman Advisor Award was presented to Daniel Solomon, senior lecturer of classical studies.

photo credit: Steve Green

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