Honors, awards and grants

Zizi Papacharissi

Zizi Papacharissi, professor and head of communication, received the High Impact Scholar award from the School of Journalism at University of Texas. Photo: Jenny Fontaine

Awards

Annaleena Parhankangas, assistant professor of managerial studies in the College of Business Administration, won a best paper award at the 2014 Academy of Entrepreneurial Finance annual meeting in Burbank, Calif., for “Do we recognize a successful entrepreneur when we see one? The role of first impressions and stereotypes in predicting the success of crowd-funding campaigns.”

Pauline Lipman, professor of educational policy studies and director of the Collaborative for Equity and Justice in Education in the College of Education, was named a Hallsworth visiting professor in the School of Environment, Education and Development at the University of Manchester.

Susan Levine, professor of history and director of the Institute for the Humanities, received the inaugural Janet Colm Award for Transformative Leadership Award, presented by Planned Parenthood of Central North Carolina.

The honor, named for the group’s longtime and retiring chief executive officer, recognizes leadership to help ensure increased access to comprehensive health care for women, men and teens. Levine, president of the Planned Parenthood Orange County, North Carolina, board of directors when it expanded its services, was honored Oct. 18 at the organization’s annual gala event.

Zizi Papacharissi, professor and head of communication, received the High Impact Scholar award from the School of Journalism at University of Texas at Austin’s Moody College of Communication. Papacharissi, who earned her Ph.D. in political communication and new media from UT, was among five doctoral graduates recognized as the most productive and highly cited scholars.

 

Grants

Dan Maggin, assistant professor of special education, and Marie Hughes, professor of special education, received a $800,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education for a program to train doctoral students in intensive interventions for students with special needs. The consortium includes UIC, Southern Methodist University, Vanderbilt University, Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Texas, University of Minnesota and University of Connecticut.

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