2023 Highly Prestigious Faculty Award Investiture

Apr 25, 2023

01:30 PM - 03:00 PM

Hancher Auditorium,

141 Park Road, Iowa City, IA 52242

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Highly Prestigious Faculty Award Investiture

The 2023 Highly Prestigious Faculty Award Investiture will honor the impressive legacy of current and emeriti University of Iowa faculty who have been recognized with a highly prestigious award, as designated by the National Research Council (NRC). The ceremony will take place Tuesday, April 25 at 1:30 p.m. at Hancher Auditorium. A reception will follow in the Stanley Café.

Ted Abel, professor and chair of the Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology in the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and director of the Iowa Neuroscience Institute, will speak at the event. Over 80 UI faculty from colleges across campus are set to be honored. The honorees will wear their academic regalia as President Barbara Wilson and Executive Vice President and Provost Kevin Kregel present them with a medallion indicating the award they received and the year they received the honor.

The NRC designates more than 100 awards, honors, and recognitions from a wide range of disciplines as “highly prestigious.” In addition to bringing increased visibility and elevating opportunities for the faculty recipients, these outstanding achievements are tracked by the AAU as a metric for institutional membership. This inaugural event will recognize the community of talented faculty members who have helped shape the University of Iowa's foundation of excellence and positioned our university for continued success in the future. 

This event is open to the public, and we encourage all members of the campus community to attend and celebrate the remarkable contributions of our faculty members. Please also consider attending the many additional ceremonies or events scheduled for the next several weeks that honor and recognize the tremendous work happening on our campus.

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