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Liberal Arts and Sciences Announces Faculty Awards

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of  Maine has announced the recipients of its Outstanding Faculty Awards in the areas of teaching and advising, research and creative achievement, and service and outreach.

Michael Howard, professor of philosophy, is the recipient of the Outstanding Teaching and Advising Award. Howard’s research in social and political philosophy focuses on theories of justice, global justice, basic income, environmental justice, economic democracy and socialism.

Howard Segal, the Bird and Bird Professor of History, is the recipient of the Outstanding Research and Creative Achievement Award. He has a national and international reputation in the field of the history of science and technology. Segal’s research focuses on visions of future societies based on scientific and technological developments and on the connections with the existing societies that have generated them.

Harlan Onsrud, recipient of the Outstanding Service and Outreach Award, is professor of spatial informatics in the School of  Computing and Information Science and a research scientist with the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA). Onsrud has been an exceptional leader in outreach and public service with his contributions encompassing countless activities on campus, in the state, nationally and internationally, according to Jeffrey Hecker, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

A reception to honor this year’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences outstanding faculty members is planned for 3:30 p.m. on April 25 in the McIntire Room of the Buchanan Alumni House.

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