Saturday, May 18, 2013
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- ESF Alumnus Inducted into NGA Hall of Fame
- Germain's Research Focuses on Working Forests
- ESF Student Named Scholar Athlete
- College Begins Expansion of Centennial Hall
- Loon Race, Guide Boat Celebrate Summer at Newcomb Campus
- High-tech, Remote-controlled Vessels Gather Data in Lake Ontario
- And They're Off: Graduates Move on to New Lives
- Honoree Sets Path for Grads to Improve Their World
- Dr. Thomas Amidon Honored as ESF Exemplary Researcher
- Three ESF Employees Honored with Chancellor’s Awards
- Rosen Fellowships Allow Students to Pursue Exciting Projects
- ESF Professor Earns Highest Faculty Honor
Dr. Alex Weir Honored for Excellence in Teaching
Mycological Society of America’s (MSA) William H. Weston Jr. Award
SYRACUSE - Dr. Alexander Weir, ESF associate professor, has been honored by a professional organization for excellence in teaching.
Weir received the Mycological Society of America's (MSA) William H. Weston Jr. Award for Excellence in Teaching. The award is given annually to an outstanding teacher of mycology at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels.
In one of the many supporting nomination letters, a former student wrote, "(Weir) is not only passionate about mycology, he is dedicated to his students, he genuinely loves to teach, and he creates a positively infectious atmosphere toward the study of fungi and their relationships to ecosystem functioning."
The William H. Weston Jr. Award for Excellence in Teaching is named for the inspirational teacher at Harvard University and first president of the MSA.
Another ESF faculty member, Dr. Chun Wang, won the award in 1990, making ESF one of only two colleges to have had more than one faculty member so recognized in the past 20 years.