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Faculty and Student Receive Research Awards

Henry, Kewley, U

J. Patrick Henry, Lisa Kewley, and Vivian U

IfA astronomers swept the 2011 Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Research. J. Patrick Henry received the award at the full professor level, while Lisa J. Kewley received the associate level award. These awards recognize a faculty member’s scholarly contributions that expand the boundaries of knowledge and enrich the lives of all in the community, nation, and the world. They will receive their medals at Convocation on September 27.

Henry studies clusters of galaxies at X-ray wavelengths to investigate the origin and evolution of large-scale structure in the Universe. Kewley studies galaxy evolution, chemical abundances, and star formation by observing galaxies at a variety of distances.

At a banquet on May 2, graduate student Vivian U received the 2011 Columbia Communications Award in Astronomy from the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation for her work studying the interactions between and mergers of galaxies. Her dissertation advisor is David Sanders.