Yau, Warner, Capers win department prizes
At the April 11 Osofsky Lecture, the Department of History gave awards to some of its best.
Assistant Professor Corey Capers won the Shirley Bill Award for Excellence in Teaching, Stephanie Yau won the Gordon Lee Goodman Award for Distinction in Undergraduate Studies, and Jennifer Warner won the Lillian Edinger Prize, for outstanding achievement among UIC's history majors.
Yale's James Scott was the afternoon lecturer, presenting a talk called "Two Cheers for Anarchism." The Osofsky Lecture is the department's annual capstone event, held in memory of former faculty member Gilbert Osofsky.
The Gordon Lee Goodman Award for Distinction in Undergraduate Studies was endowed by friends and relatives of the late Gordon L. Goodman, a former professor of British History at UIC, after his untimely death. It is awarded annually in his memory to "the outstanding undergraduate History major." Selection is made through a process of faculty nomination and vote. Beyond the distinction of the award itself, the award furnished $800 toward the education expenses of the recipient.
The Lillian Edinger Scholarship recognizes outstanding achievement among UIC's History majors. Selection is made through a process of faculty nomination and vote. Beyond the distinction of the award itself, the award furnishes $500 toward the educational expenses of the recipient.