Provost Hosts Annual Faculty Achievement Dinner

President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. (right) presented faculty honors to Provost Dennis N. Assanis (left) and SOM Dean Kenneth Kaushansky (center).

Stony Brook University’s award-winning faculty were recently honored at the 21st annual Faculty Achievement Dinner. The dinner, hosted by the Office of the Provost, paid tribute to distinguished faculty who have received prestigious awards from July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013. These awards recognize SBU’s world-renowned faculty for teaching, research and scholarly excellence.

President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, and Dennis N. Assanis, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Vice President for Brookhaven Affairs, welcomed many of the 73 honorees to the Old Field Club to highlight their accomplishments. In addition, two honorees — Patricia Wright, Professor of Biological Anthropology, and Meave Leakey, renowned anthropologist and research professor in the Department of Anthropology and the Turkana Basin Institute — shared details on the work that resulted in their awards.

Here are the faculty who were honored for their academic excellence this year:

Anatomical Sciences
David Krause
Honorary Doctorate, University of Antananarivo, Madagascar

Anesthesiology
Kenneth Rosenfeld
2012 Excellence in Innovation Award, Advisory Board Company

Anthropology
Patricia Wright
Member, American Philosophical Society

Applied Mathematics and Statistics
Eugene Feinberg
2012 IBM Faculty Award

James Glimm
Fellow, American Mathematical Society

Alan Tucker
Fellow, American Mathematical Society

Art
Michele Bogart
Terra Foundation Visiting Professorship, John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin

Asian and Asian American Studies
Dongmei Zeng
Outstanding Lecturer, Stony Brook University

Honorees and their department chairs pose with Provost Assanis (far right). From left to right: Lei Zuo, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Serge Luryi, Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Emre Salman, Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering; W. Brent Lindquist, Chair, Applied Mathematics and Statistics; and Eugene Feinberg, Distinguished Professor, Applied Mathematics and Statistics.

Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Vitaly Citovsky
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Rolf Sternglanz
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Biomedical Engineering
Shmuel Einav
2012 Mifal HaPayis Landau Prize for Scientific Research

C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics
Rouven Essig
Sloan Research Fellowship, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Leonardo Rastelli
Fellowship, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
Simons Fellow, Simons Foundation

Chemistry
Clare Grey
2013 Günther Laukien Prize

Fernando Raineri
Outstanding Lecturer, Stony Brook University

Jonathan Rudick
Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, National Science Foundation

Kenneth Takeuchi
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Jin Wang
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Stanislaus Wong
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Chemistry/Materials Science and Engineering
Esther Takeuchi
E.V. Murphree Award in Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, American Chemical Society

College of Business
Herbert Lewis
2012 Excellence in Innovation Award, Advisory Board Company

Thomas Sexton
2012 Excellence in Innovation Award, Advisory Board Company
Continuous Quality Improvement

Melissa Dolan
2012 Excellence in Innovation Award, Advisory Board Company

Computer Science
Leo Bachmair
Logic in Computer Science Test-of-Time Award, ACM/IEEE

Michael Bender
Imre Simon Test-of-Time Award, Latin American Symposium on Theoretical Informatics

Arie Kaufman
Inducted into the Long Island Technology Hall of Fame

Michael Kifer
President, Rules and Reasoning Association

Ecology and Evolution
Walter Eanes
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Also enjoying the evening with Dean Kaushansky (far left) and Provost Assanis (far right) were, from left to right: Reuven Pastnernak, Vice President for Health Systems and CEO, SBU Hospital; Manuel London, Dean, College of Business; Kenneth Rosenfeld, Associate Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Anesthesiology; Melissa Dolan, Director of Lean, SBUH; Herbert Lewis, lecturer, Department of Technology and Society; and Thomas Sexton, Professor and Associate Dean, College of Business.

Douglas Futuyma
Joseph Leidy Award for Research Achievement, Academy of Natural Sciences, Drexel University

Lev Ginzburg
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Jessica Gurevitch
Fellow, Ecological Society of America

Heather Lynch
Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, National Science Foundation

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Emre Salman
Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, National Science Foundation

Emergency Medicine
Frederick Schiavone
2013 Parker J. Palmer Courage to Lead Award, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

European Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Luigi Fontanella
I Murazzi Prize, Cultural Association of “Elogio della Poesia”

Irene Marchegiani
Outstanding Lecturer, Stony Brook University

Mario Mignone
Distinguished Service Award, American Association of Teachers of Italian

Geosciences/Mineral Physics Institute
Robert Liebermann
Edward A. Flinn III Award, American Geophysical Union

History
Jared Farmer
Fellowship, Tanner Humanities Center, University of Utah

Paul Gootenberg
Distinguished Professor
Research Director, SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship, “Global Commodity Studies” 2013

Sara Lipton
Visiting Fellow, Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies

Wolf Schäfer
Berlin Prize Fellowship, American Academy in Berlin

Linguistics
Mark Aronoff
Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Materials Science and Engineering
Alexander Orlov
Fellow, The Royal Society of Chemistry
Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, National Science Foundation
Selected to Participate in the National Academy of Engineering’s 19th Annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

Mathematics
H. Blaine Lawson
Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Radu Laza
Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, National Science Foundation

Mathematics/Institute for Mathematical Sciences
Dennis Sullivan
Honorary Membership, London Mathematical Society

Mechanical Engineering
Dennis Assanis
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Fu-Pen Chiang
National Science Council Lecturer, Taiwan

Jahangir Rastegar
Long Island Patent of the Year (in category of Innovation in Energy and the Environment), Long Island Technology Hall of Fame

Lei Zuo
Award, “Best Application of Energy Harvesting,” Energy Harvesting and Storage USA 2012 Conference

Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Janet Hearing
Aesculapius Award for Excellence in Teaching, Stony Brook University School of Medicine

Erich Mackow
Fellow, American Academy of Microbiology

Eckard Wimmer
2012 Robert Koch Gold Medal, Robert Koch Foundation

Music
Sheila Silver
Fellowship, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

Philosophy
Timothy Hyde
Outstanding Lecturer, Stony Brook University

Eva Kittay
Inaugural Martin R. Lebowitz and Eve Lewellis Lebowitz Prize, Phi Beta Kappa with American Philosophical Society

Physics and Astronomy
Dmitri Kharzeev
Humboldt Research Award, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

James Lattimer
Distinguished Professor

Psychiatry and Behavioral Science
Gabrielle Carlson
Agnes Purcell McGavin Award for Prevention, American Psychiatric Association

Psychology
Marci Lobel
Honorary Professorship, Queens University, Belfast, Ireland

Aprajita Mohanty
“Rising Star,” Association for Psychological Science

Greg Hajcak Proudfit
2012 Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions, Association of Psychological Science
Award for Distinguished Early Career Contributions to Psychophysiology, Society for Psychophysiological Research

Radiation Oncology
Yusuf Hannun
Kuwait Prize, Kuwait Foundation for Advancement of Sciences

School of Dental Medicine
Ray Williams
Paul Goldhaber Award, Harvard School of Dental Medicine

School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences
Cindy Lee
Inaugural Lecture, Marie Tharp Lecture Series for Ocean Research, 2013, GEOMAR
Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel

School of Medicine
Kenneth Kaushansky
2013 Ernest Beutler Lecture and Prize, American Society of Hematology

School of Nursing
Marijean Buhse
2013 Research Award, International Organization of Multiple Sclerosis Association

Lori Escallier
Five Year Continuous Service Award with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Outstanding Service to the New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing

Sociology
Catherine Marrone
Outstanding Lecturer, Stony Brook University

Turkana Basin Institute/Anthropology
Meave Leakey
Foreign Associate, National Academy of Sciences

Writing Program
Wilbur Farley
Outstanding Lecturer, Stony Brook University

Thomas Tousey
Outstanding Lecturer, Stony Brook University

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