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Dr. Urmila Ghia to receive prestigious George Barbour Award

Professor Urmila Ghia has won the George Barbour Award for Promoting Good Faculty Student Relations, for 2007.  Read the UC News article here:

This prestigious award is named for George Barbour, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at UC from 1938-58, who was one of the most beloved teachers of his time. After his retirement, Barbour's students honored him by creating the George Barbour Award, given to faculty who best exemplify good faculty-student relations.

The following qualities best exemplify Barbour award recipients:

  1. Demonstrates an involvement with students in and out of class.
  2. Demonstrates an involvement with student groups and activities, and has a history of doing so.
  3. Demonstrates a genuine concern about students' current and long-range development.
  4. Demonstrates a sensitivity to individual differences and to multicultural needs of students.
  5. Demonstrates a working knowledge of information related to advising, course requirements, registration, etc.
  6. Demonstrates a commitment to mentoring, even after the student graduates.
  7. Has the respect and trust of students and is genuinely concerned with individuals.


Anyone who knows Professor Ghia sees her genuine passion and commitment for working with and assisting students both in and out of class.  We can think of no better person for this award.  Please join us in congratulating her on this achievement and bringing such honor and recognition to herself and our department.