Elizabeth Connor, Biology, and David Jensen, Computer Science, have been named 2011 CNS Outstanding Teachers. Connor has been recognized as an innovative classroom teacher, for her role in envisioning the program that received a $1.6M HHMI Undergraduate Education grant, and her work with National Center of Academic Transformation. Jensen has been recognized for contributions to both undergraduate and graduate instruction, particularly for creating a variety of highly successful active-learning situations that are predicated on students engaging with the material prior to class.
Bezanilla is spring 2011 UMass Amherst Spotlight Scholar
Magdalena Bezanilla, Biology, has been selected as a 2011 UMass Amherst Spotlight Scholar. Bezanilla is being recognized for her scientific leadership in uncovering the molecular mechanisms guiding cell growth, which has earned her several prestigious awards during her tenure here, including a Packard Fellowship, NSF CAREER and PECASE awards, and Women in Cell Biology Junior Career Recognition Award from the American Society for Cell Biology.