The Asian/Asian American Studies Institute is very pleased to announce that its core faculty member and director CATHY SCHLUND-VIALS is the winner of the 2017 CLAS Excellence in Research Award.

CLAS Research and Staff Excellence Awards for Cathy Schlund-Vials and Fe Delos-Santos, respectively

Cathy Schlund-Vials and Fe Delos-Santos with CLAS Reseach and Staff Excellence Awards (updated 4.18.2017 Bri Diaz/UConn Photo)

Each year, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences honors its outstanding faculty and staff with a range of awards. Many recipients of CLAS faculty awards have gone on to be honored as Board of Trustees Distinguished Professors, the University’s highest academic honor.

Fellow AAASI faculty member and associate director Jason Oliver Chang shared the news to Institute colleagues as follows,

“Not only does Cathy help all of us stay on [track], she also writes and researches new work constantly — for example, forthcoming with Fordham University Press, Flashpoints for Asian American Studies. Cathy’s work is prolific but also field shaping. One thing that makes this award nice is that it is based upon nominations and evaluations by other CLAS colleagues, meaning that Cathy’s work in Ethnic Studies is respected by our peers in the Humanities at UConn.”

The College recognizes Faculty Excellence in Research and Faculty Excellence in Teaching with awards in alternating years. The recipients of the Excellence in Research awards are honored for a research program that has gained national and international distinction and impact in their field of study. Excellence in Teaching Award recipients have displayed commitment to innovative and exceptional pedagogy.  Please join us in heartily congratulating Cathy for this signal achievement!