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Faculty and Students Receive Awards

Michael Liu

Michael Liu

IfA astronomer Michael Liu has won the 2007 Regent's Medal of Excellence in Research, which is given "in recognition of scholarly contributions that expand the boundaries of knowledge and enrich the lives of students and the community." The selection process is highly competitive and involves evaluations done by leading U.S. scholars. The Regent's Medal comes with a monetary award, and the selected scholar gives a public lecture aimed primarily at undergraduate students.

Jeyhan Kartaltepe

Jeyhan Kartaltepe

IfA graduate student Jeyhan Kartaltepe has been named the Helen Jones Farrar Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Scholar for 2007. Her dissertation topic is "Multiwavelength Study of Ultraluminous Infrared Galaxies in the COSMOS Field." The recipient of the Farrar scholarship may use the cash award for any purpose related to his or her graduate studies in astronomy, such as paying for observing expenses, traveling to present papers, or purchasing a computer or other equipment.

Three IfA graduate students have received awards from the University Research Council (URC). David Harrington has won the 2007 Doctorate-level URC Award. His dissertation topic is "Spectropolarimetry of Young Disk Stars at High Resolution: An Inner Disk Probe." Henry Hsieh was the runner-up in this competition for his work about comets in the main asteroid belt. He won the Farrar award in 2006. Trent Dupuy won the 2007 Master's-level URC Award. All three will receive cash prizes.