2013 award recipients

2013 Usibelli award winners with the chancellor, provost and one of the Usibelli family members
Chancellor Brian Rogers, Joe Usibelli, Jr., Jonathan Rosenberg, Catherine Cahill, Jeffrey Freymueller and Provost Susan Henrichs. UAF photo by JR Ancheta.

Dr. Catherine Cahill

Catherine Cahill
UAF photo by JR Ancheta

2013 Emil Usibelli Distinguished Service Award

WHEREAS Dr. Catherine Cahill has served the University of Alaska Fairbanks with distinction since 1993, using her knowledge and communication skills to educate the public on air pollution, and working with local and State governments to help shape policy pertaining to the issue; and
 
WHEREAS Dr. Cahill’s research and expertise has benefited the public in many other areas as well, including studies pertaining to impact on military service members of poor air quality in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the development of aircraft-based sensors to warn pilots of potential dangers from hazardous concentrations of volcanic ash; and
 
WHEREAS Dr. Cahill has served on thirty-six different University service and governance boards and committees, including as Chair of the University of Alaska Faculty Alliance and president of the UAF Faculty Senate;
 
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. Catherine Cahill; and
 
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the University, in recognizing the extraordinary excellence in service demonstrated by Dr. Catherine Cahill, bestows upon her the Emil Usibelli Distinguished Service Award on this day of May 6, 2013.

Dr. Jeffrey Freymueller

Jeffrey Freymueller
UAF photo by JR Ancheta

2013 Emil Usibelli Distinguished Research Award

WHEREAS Dr. Jeffrey Freymueller has served the University of Alaska Fairbanks with distinction since 1995; and through his research has established himself as a global leader on studies pertaining to how the surface of the Earth deforms over time; and
 
WHEREAS Dr. Freymueller’s fieldwork has fundamentally changed our understanding of how tectonic deformation is exhibited in Alaska; and whose contributions include sweeping continent-scale summaries of how the Aleutian and the Bering regions interact geologically, and the development and installation of ground equipment that has become the geodetic network that exists across the State; and
 
WHEREAS Dr. Freymueller has demonstrated that the tectonic collision of India into Asia resulted in shortening the Tibetan Plateau; and he has become well known and influential in China and brought tremendous recognition to the University through his work;
 
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. Jeffrey Freymueller; and
 
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the University, in recognizing the extraordinary excellence in research demonstrated by Dr. Jeffrey Freymueller, bestows upon him the Emil Usibelli Distinguished Research Award on this day of May 6, 2013.

Dr. Jonathan Rosenberg

UAF photo by JR Ancheta

2013 Emil Usibelli Distinguished Teaching Award

WHEREAS Dr. Jonathan Rosenberg has served the University of Alaska Fairbanks with distinction since 1993; and has unwaveringly dedicated his career to mentoring, guiding, advising and teaching political science students, from undergraduates to doctoral candidates; and
 
WHEREAS Dr. Rosenberg consistently receives high marks from his student evaluations; and many of his students who have graduated and gone on to graduate programs or into careers have credited him with being a source of inspiration instrumental in their post-UAF success; and
 
WHEREAS Dr. Rosenberg has involved himself in many other educational endeavors that have had a profound positive impact on students, ranging from being the coordinator of the legislative internship program to cross-campus curriculum reform;
 
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. Jonathan Rosenberg; and
 
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the University, in recognizing the extraordinary excellence in teaching demonstrated by Dr. Jonathan Rosenberg, bestows upon him the Emil Usibelli Distinguished Teaching Award on this day of May 6, 2013.
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