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October 12, 1998

'Apples' for three top teachers

By Jennifer McNulty

Three professors in the Division of Social Sciences at UCSC were honored last week for their excellence in teaching.

The recipients of the Division of Social Sciences' 1998 Distinguished Teaching Awards are:

The award, which recognizes outstanding undergraduate teaching in the social sciences, carries with it a $500 cash prize and an engraved plaque that features a "golden apple."

Social Sciences Dean Martin Chemers announced the recipients at the annual division convocation. Recipients were selected by Chemers from a list of recommendations compiled by a faculty committee based on nominations put forth by department chairs. The committee was chaired by Daniel Press, Pepper-Giberson Associate Professor of Environmental Studies. The annual awards were established in 1991 by former dean Eugene Garcia.

"Excellent undergraduate teaching is at the heart of what we have to offer at UCSC, and these three individuals represent the best of our faculty," said Chemers. "It gives me great pleasure to honor their accomplishments and to recognize the high standard they set for us all."

Nancy Chen

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David Harrington

Nirvikar Singh

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