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Editor’s note

At fall Convocation ceremonies each year, the University presents several of its most accomplished faculty members with awards.

This year, Korbel School of International Studies Professor Barry Hughes has been selected as a John Evans Professor — the highest award the University bestows on its faculty members. Hughes heads the University’s Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures and is one of the world’s foremost experts in dynamic modeling of global change. You’ll read about his research in this issue.

He’s in good company. Michelle Meyer, an adjunct professor in the Daniels College of Business marketing program, has received the Ruth Murray Underhill Teaching Award. The Distinguished Teaching Award goes to biology Associate Professor Susan Sadler, and psychology Professor Daniel McIntosh is the United Methodist Church University Scholar/Teacher of the Year. Jack Donnelly, a professor and director of the PhD program in the Korbel School, is the University Lecturer, and the Distinguished Scholar Award recipient is international studies professor Micheline Ishay.

That three of the six awardees are international studies faculty members only adds to the buzz surrounding the newly named Josef Korbel School of International Studies. Don’t miss the Top News article about the school’s naming or our feature story about the school’s namesake. You can also catch up with Korbel School alumni Cindy Courville (MA ’80, PhD ’88) and Heraldo Muñoz (MA ’76, PhD ’79) in this issue as well.

I’m not an alumna of the Korbel School, but I can’t help but be swept up in the excitement surrounding the milestone of the school’s renaming. For those of you who are Korbel alumni, please let us know what you’re doing with your life and career, and what you think of the changes taking place at your alma mater.

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