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Reception Honors Carnegie Professor of the Year David Peak


Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010


Utah State University professor David Peak will be honored with a campus reception Thursday, Jan. 21, and all are welcome. The reception is held in the David B. Haight Alumni Center from 3-5 p.m., and is hosted by Ann Austin, vice provost for faculty development and diversity.
 
Peak, a professor in USU’s Physics Department, was named Utah’s 2009 Carnegie Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement and Support of Education. He was previously honored at the award announcement in Washington, D.C. in November 2009.
 
The Carnegie Professor of the Year award recognizes outstanding professors for their influence on teaching and their outstanding commitment to teaching undergraduate students. Awardees are selected from universities throughout the nation, and USU is home to nine of the last 15 Carnegie Professors of the Year in Utah.
 
Peak joined the Physics Department in the College of Science at USU in 1994.
 
Additionally, the Utah State University blue light atop Old Main will light the night sky Thursday, Jan. 21, to honor professor Peak. The Aggie Blue Pride Light atop Old Main lights the Cache Valley night sky as a symbol of Aggie tradition, heritage and pride. Classes, their instructors and students are a part of this heritage, contributing to the quality of Utah State.
 
Past USU Carnegie Professors of the Year are: Lyle McNeal, animal science (2007); Bonnie Glass-Coffin, anthropology (2004); Jan Sojka, physics (2002); David Lancy, anthropology (2001); Mark Damen, history (1998); Sonia Manuel-Dupont, English (1997); Ted Alsop, geography and earth resources (1996); and Frances Titchener, history (1995).
 
Source: Provost’s office
Contact: Melissa Keller, 435-797-1166


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