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    New Professor in Spanish

    New Professor in Spanish

    Welcome Dr. Gregorio-Cano to Spanish Translation Studies.

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    Ignacio Ruiz Pérez Wins Poetry Award

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    Faculty Honored for Teaching

    Faculty Honored for Teaching

    Several faculty members received awards in teaching for 2015.

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MODL Faculty Honored for Teaching

Date: July 1 , 2015



Raymond Elliott, Associate Professor, was one of six 2015 recipients of the statewide Regents Outstanding Teaching Award. Established by the Board of Regents in 2008, with a monetary award of $25,000, the award is among the largest and most competitive in the nation. Christopher Conway is a previous recipient.

Associate Professor and Director of the B.A. in Spanish Translation Alicia Rueda-Acedo, was inducted into the UT Arlington Academy of Distinguished Teachers. The Academy is comprised of tenured UTA faculty, "who have been selected for membership for their outstanding teaching, personal commitment to students and the learning process, and the ability to inspire and motivate students"; according to the group's website. Previous inductees in the department include Christopher Conway and Raymond Elliott.

Lower level French Coordinator, Alicia Soueid; has been awarded the William S. Ward Endowment Award, which was established to honor UTA faculty member Bill Ward. The prize honors a non-tenure track faculty member "with an exemplary work ethic, who loves working with students, and who makes a significant impact on enhancing the goals of the University."

Sabine Harvey, Coordinador of German Studies, received the Provost's Award for Excellence in Teaching. The award recognizes non-tenure track instructors who have demonstrated a record of excellence in teaching, strong personal commitment to students, and the ability to motivate, challenge, and inspire."

Coordinator of the Chinese Program Szu-Yen Neal Liang earned the Bronze Medal in the category of Best Practices Award for Excellence in Distance Learning Teaching in the field of Online Technology. He was honored by the United States Distance Learning Association for his work to promote the development and application of international distance education.

In addition to all of these external awards, Modern Languages recognized Catherine Ortiz, the Lower Level Coordinator for Spanish, as Lecturer of the Year.