Amy Shuman wins the University's Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award
On Friday, April 18th, Professor Amy Shuman was surprised in the middle of class by a delegation of administrators, colleagues, and students and informed that she has won the University's Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award, adjudicated by the University Senate together with the Office of Human Resources. Amy was recognized for her commitment to thoughtful inclusion of both perspectives and individuals at every level of faculty practice—teaching, research, service, and outreach—as well as her institutional accomplishments as director of Disability Studies, co-developer of the Human Rights minor, and, very much not least, transformational director of the Center for Folklore Studies. Among other honors and rewards, she will be recognized at a halftime ceremony during a football game in Autumn 2014. Ohio State can give nothing higher. Please celebrate this acknowledgment of the patient, persistent, and inspired work of our colleague.