December 19, 2007
Professor Robert Tsai Honored by Fund for Faculty Excellence
“The Fund for Faculty Excellence enables the University of Oregon to retain, reward and support our faculty members on the cutting edge of interdisciplinary research and ensure students benefit from outstanding educators and mentors,” said Senior Vice President and Provost Linda Brady. “The ability to recognize the contributions of these individuals strengthens our overall academic quality.”
Established in 2006 by an anonymous gift, this second year of the awards program honors a new group of faculty and unveils the previously-anonymous donor. The program to recognize and retain key faculty was established by gifts totaling $10.4 million from Lorry I. Lokey, who supported the Fund for Faculty Excellence program as an important element of the university’s academic priorities.
Approximately 50 people were nominated for the awards. The winners were selected by the provost based on recommendations by a committee of distinguished faculty members, each holding a named chair or recipient of another significant honor for outstanding scholarship, research and teaching.