2009 award recipients

Teaching

John Fox
Photo by Todd Paris, UAF Marketing and Communications

Dr. John D. Fox Jr.

WHEREAS Dr. John D. Fox Jr. has served the University of Alaska Fairbanks with distinction since 1973; and has taught an astonishing range of disciplines, from physical and computer sciences and social sciences to applied sciences, all with a view to managing natural resources wisely for human benefit through a rational, science- and ethics-based approach; and

WHEREAS Dr. Fox has led his students by his own example of being a true scholar, investigating many branches of knowledge even beyond his own field; and whose breadth of learning brings a deeper sense of meaning and purpose to all his teaching; and

WHEREAS Dr. Fox has extended his teaching beyond the classroom, using his years of scholarship to share with the general public clear, reliable information about forestry and resources management;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the University of Alaska Fairbanks takes great pride in the achievements and contributions of its faculty and extends its sincere appreciation and gratitude to Dr. John D. Fox Jr.; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the University, in recognizing the extraordinary excellence in teaching demonstrated by Dr. John D. Fox Jr., bestows upon him the Emil Usibelli Distinguished Teaching Award on this day of May 8, 2009.


Research

John Walsh
Photo by Todd Paris, UAF Marketing and Communications

Dr. John E. Walsh

WHEREAS Dr. John E. Walsh has served the University of Alaska Fairbanks with distinction since 2001; and is internationally respected and frequently cited as one of the world’s foremost authorities on arctic climate dynamics and climate change; and

WHEREAS Dr. Walsh has been a prolific researcher and writer, and a highly respected scientific leader whose broad vision has made him invaluable on many national and international committees evaluating the physical and social dimensions of climate change; and

WHEREAS Dr. Walsh’s collaborative instinct and scientific acumen have helped establish collaborative ventures among researchers at the University and around the world; and whose outstanding efforts in research and in educating the public about scientific findings has inspired and promoted scientific excellence in many quarters;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the University of Alaska Fairbanks takes great pride in the achievements and contributions of its faculty and extends its sincere appreciation and gratitude to Dr. John E. Walsh; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the University, in recognizing the extraordinary excellence in research demonstrated by Dr. John E. Walsh, bestows upon him the Emil Usibelli Distinguished Research Award on this day of May 8, 2009.


Service

Richard Seifert
Cooperative Extension Service photo by Jeff Fay

Mr. Richard Seifert

WHEREAS Mr. Richard Seifert has served the University of Alaska Fairbanks with distinction since 1982; and has with generosity of spirit and intellect fulfilled the engagement mission of the University through his work at the Cooperative Extension Service; and

WHEREAS Mr. Seifert has provided much-needed practical, research-based information on safe, energy-efficient housing to thousands of people in communities in Alaska and Canada, enabling them to make informed decisions about buying, building or retrofitting homes in the North; and

WHEREAS Mr. Seifert has worked with citizens and organizations throughout the State to help them improve the quality of life for individuals and entire communities, with a focus on environmental sustainability and economic viability;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the University of Alaska Fairbanks takes great pride in the achievements and contributions of its faculty and extends its sincere appreciation and gratitude to Mr. Richard Seifert; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the University, in recognizing the extraordinary excellence in service demonstrated by Mr. Richard Seifert, bestows upon him the Emil Usibelli Distinguished Service Award on this day of May 8, 2009.
 


The above images were taken during the 2009 Usibelli Awards ceremony in UAF's Wood Center May 8.

Photos by Todd Paris, UAF Marketing and Communications unless otherwise noted.

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