UB Faculty Awards

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University of Buffalo President’s Medal

The University at Buffalo President's Medal shall be awarded in recognition of signal and extraordinary service to the University. Such service may comprise scholarly or artistic achievements, humanitarian acts, contributions of time or treasure, outstanding leadership, or any other act that makes a major contribution to the development of, or quality of life within, the University

Submission Date: TBA

UB Distinguished Professor

The Office of the Provost created the rank of UB Distinguished Professors to honor full professors who have achieved national or international recognition as experts in their fields of study. UB Distinguished Professors are members of the faculty who have been full professors for a minimum of five years with a demonstrated record of excellence in artistic or scholarly contributions.

Submission Date: March 1

Past SPPS Recipients

2017
Robert Straubinger

2014
Marilyn Morris

2012
Ho-Leung Fung

2007
William Jusko

UB Exceptional Scholars – Sustained Achievement Award

The Exceptional Scholar Award for Sustained Achievement was created by the University at Buffalo in 2002 to honor outstanding professional achievement that has been focused on a particular body of work over a number of years. This award was created to recognize an unprecedented accomplishment in a senior scholar's career, distinguishing a body of work of enduring importance that has gone beyond the norm in a particular field of study.

Submission Date: March 15

SPPS Past Recipients

2017
Sathy Balu-Iyer

2016
Murali Ramanathan

2006
Wayne Anderson

2002
Gene Morse

2002
William Jusko

UB Exceptional Scholars – Young Investigator Award

Introduced in 2002, the University at Buffalo's Exceptional Scholar Award for Young Investigators celebrates a recent superior achievement of a scholar in his/her field of study. Such an achievement will have distinguished the recipient as an up-and-coming scholar, as well as earned the individual acclaim for his/her work, which could be a published work or other scholastic or artistic endeavor.

Submission Date: March 15

Past SPPS Recipients

2017
Juliane Nguyen

2016
Dhavalkumar Shah

2008
Brian Tsuji

2006
Donald Mager

2002
Joseph Balthasar

UB Teaching Innovation Award

Established to honor exceptional educational pedagogy, UB's Award for Teaching Innovation was created in 2003 to recognize faculty who have contributed significantly to engaging students with new methods and approaches to teaching. The award recognizes faculty members whose innovative teaching methods have a demonstrable effect on enhancing student learning-outcomes.

Submission Date: March 15

Past SPPS Recipients

2018
Nicole Albanese

2015
William Prescott

2011
Sathy Balu Iyer

2010
Daniel Brazeau

2008
Robert Wahler

2006
Curtis Hass

UB Excellence in Graduate Student Mentoring Award

The Excellence in Graduate Student Mentoring Award, established by UB's Graduate School in 2011, annually honors and publicly recognizes exceptional excellence in faculty mentoring of graduate students at UB. Award recipients are faculty members who have demonstrated outstanding and sustained support and development of graduate students from course completion through research and subsequent career placement. Nominees for the award must be current members of the UB Graduate Faculty and have held faculty appointment at UB for at least 5 years.

Submission Date: TBA