ARLINGTON - Four UT Arlington faculty members will be
honored Oct. 9 as recipients of the Alicia Wilkerson Smotherman Faculty Awards
for their recent work with university students.
The Smotherman Faculty Awards, established in 2007 by Thad
and Alicia Smotherman, recognize faculty within the College of Liberal Arts
whose expertise and teaching abilities have inspired students to create work of
exceptional merit. The awards were created to connect outstanding research and teaching
and to showcase the achievements of university professors, said Beth Wright,
dean of the College of Liberal Arts.
This year's honorees are:
Gaupp, senior Lecturer in the Theatre Arts department, recognized for her
work with an undergraduate student whose play was competitively chosen to be
produced by a professional Equity theater. Gaupp served as the play's director.
Ikeda, assistant professor of art, who worked with a graduate student on a
project on visual communication in interactive gesture. The project
incorporated a web camera and computer software and was given national exposure
as a major presentation at the New Media Consortium annual meeting this summer.
Saxon, dean of UT Arlington Libraries and associate professor of history,
guided a blind graduate student's oral history project relating to interviews
with a Gulf War veteran that resulted in a 75-page seminar paper incorporating
social history into military history.
Shelton, assistant professor of sociology, mentored an undergraduate student
and his McNair research project on race and perceptions of poverty during the
summer, including a survey of 400 UT Arlington students.
To learn more about UT Arlington's College of Liberal Arts,
The University of Texas at Arlington is a comprehensive
institution of higher education in the heart of North Texas. The 2010 Smotherman Award winners are
representative of the high-quality faculty who are improving educational opportunities
for the nearly 33,000 students enrolled at UT Arlington this fall.
For more about UT Arlington, visit www.uta.edu.
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