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Congrats award winners

Student accepts award
The Department of History held its annual Gilbert Osofsky Lecture and Ceremony on Wednesday, April 24 before one hundred some-odd guests in the Cardinal Room of Student Center East.  Barnard College's Premilla Nadasen gave a powerful talk on her new book, Care: The Highest Stage of Capitalism.

But that was only after the Department bestowed several annual awards.

Professor Jonathan Connolly took home top honors on the teaching front, winning the Shirley A. Bill Prize for Teaching Excellence, a prize voted on by History faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate History majors.  His name will forever be memorialized on a plaque in 950 University Hall.

Graduating History major Bernadette Pitt-Payne won the Gordon Lee Goodman Award for Distinction in Undergraduate Studies.  The Goodman Award was endowed by friends and relatives of the late Gordon L. Goodman, associate professor of British History at UIC.  It is given annually, by vote of the history faculty, to the student (or, on occasion, students), near senior standing, who most demonstrates excellent scholarship.  It is the top award the Department gives to an undergraduate student.  Several faculty members spoke on her behalf, including Prof. Connolly.  Ms. Pitt-Payne is off to Queen University Belfast next year, to pursue a Master's Degree in public history.

Fiona Lashmet won the Lillian Edinger Prize for excellent scholarly work, and Professor John Abbott, spoke on her behalf.

Hashoun Marks won the David Stahl and Karol Weigelt Prize.  The David Stahl and Karol Weigelt Prize was endowed by David Stahl, a History major who graduated UIC in 1968.  It is given annually to the History major who demonstrates excellent scholarship and has financial need.  Professor Ivón Padilla Rodríguez spoke of Hashoun's excellence as a historian.

Molly Courtois, Fahmida Haque, Abla Abdelkader, June Chow, Katherine Dahl, Roan Lester, Caleb Price, and Wiktor Kurzawa were all awarded the Richard S. Levy Pathway to History Award for showing excellent promise in a large survey history course.

Congratulations to all the winners!