Teaching Prizes Awarded at Yale College Class Day

Seven faculty members are to be honored as outstanding teachers at Yale College’s Senior Class Day program on Sunday, May 23.

The faculty members were nominated by undergraduates to receive the Yale College Prizes for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and the Sarai Ribicoff Award for the Encouragement of Teaching at Yale College. The awards are to be presented by Richard H. Brodhead, dean of Yale College.

The Harwood F. Byrnes/Richard B. Sewall Teaching Prize for the teacher who “has given the most time, energy and effective effort” to educating undergraduates will be presented to J. Michael Holquist, professor of Comparative Literature and of Slavic languages and literatures.

The Sarai Ribicoff Award for the Encouragement of Teaching at Yale College will be presented to Tim Barringer, associate professor of the history of art.

The Sidonie Miskimin Clauss Prize for Teaching Excellence in the Humanities will be presented to Laura Frost, assistant professor of English.

The Lex Hixon Prize for Teaching Excellence in the Social Sciences will be presented to Paul Bloom, professor of psychology and linguistics.

The Dylan Hixon Prize for Teaching Excellence in the Natural Sciences will be presented to Charles Bailyn, professor of astronomy and physics, and Scott Strobel, professor of molecular biophysics and biochemistry and of chemistry.

The Yale College Prize for Teaching Excellence by a Lecturer or Lector will be presented to Jay Gitlin, lecturer in history.

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