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Long Island University Announces Faculty Awards for Teaching and Scholarly Achievement

Five Brooklyn Campus professors honored


Helen Saffran,Associate Director of Public Relations
Brooklyn Campus,
Long Island University

Brooklyn, N.Y. - Five Brooklyn Campus professors were among this year’s recipients of Long Island University’s most prestigious faculty awards, the Abraham Krasnoff Memorial Awards for a Single Scholarly Work and the David Newton Awards for Excellence in Teaching.

Krasnoff Awards went to journalism professor Ralph Engelman and history professor Yafeng Xia. David Newton Awards for Excellence in Teaching were given to Suzanne Marie Carr, an associate professor of nursing; Sophia Wong, an associate professor of philosophy; and Hamid Rahim, an assistant professor of social and administrative sciences at the Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. The Brooklyn Campus recipients were honored along with four of their colleagues from the University’s C.W. Post Campus during an April 27 ceremony at the Brooklyn Campus’ Kumble Theater.

University trustees honor faculty members each year for either an outstanding single scholarly achievement or a body of work accomplished during their lifetime. The Krasnoff Award, which since 1978 had been called the Trustees Award for Scholarly Achievement (TASA), officially was renamed in 2007 in honor of the late Abraham Krasnoff, a former chairman of the University’s board of trustees. The David Newton Awards for Excellence in Teaching - named for a former executive vice president of Long Island University - were endowed by Krasnoff and first awarded in 1988.

Krasnoff Award Winners:

Ralph Engelman, chair of the Journalism Department and the faculty coordinator of Long Island University’s prestigious George Polk Awards for investigative journalism, was recognized for his latest book, “Friendlyvision: Fred Friendly and the Rise and Fall of Television Journalism.” This is his second Krasnoff award.

Yafeng Xia, an associate professor of history, was honored for writing “Negotiating with the Enemy: U.S.-China Talks during the Cold War, 1949-72.”

Newton Award Winners:

During the past five years, Suzanne Marie Carr has developed and taught courses designed to assist student nurses to successfully complete both the required nursing comprehensive exit examination and the NCLEX.

Sophia Wong teaches a senior seminar in health care ethics. Drawing on her research in disability studies, Wong uses the concept of Universal Design to structure her courses to accommodate a variety of learning approaches.

Hamid Rahim was awarded for his use of active learning methodologies to engage students and enhance knowledge. He brings his background and training as a behavioral scientist into the courses he teaches, including Public Health, Behavioral Aspects of Pharmacy and Communications in Pharmacy Practice.

The award winners were honored during an April 27 ceremony at the Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts.

The Brooklyn Campus is distinguished by...
dynamic curricula reflecting the great urban community it serves. Distinctive programs encompass the arts and media, the natural sciences, business, social policy, urban education, the health professions and pharmacy, and include the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, the Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics, the D.P.T. in Physical Therapy and the Pharm.D. in Pharmacy. A vibrant urban oasis in downtown Brooklyn, this diverse and thriving campus offers academic excellence, personalized attention, small class size and flexible course schedules. In 2006, a $45-million Wellness, Recreation and Athletic Center was opened to serve the Campus and the surrounding community. In 2007, the Cyber Café was launched, providing a high-tech hot spot for students and faculty members to meet and eat.

Posted 05/17/2010

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