Awards and Accolades

Awards and Accolades

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Luis Moll
Luis Moll
Sean P. Elliott
Sean P. Elliott
Margaret Livingston
Margaret Livingston

Congratulations to the following University of Arizona employees, who have been recognized recently for their professional accomplishments.

Luis Moll, professor of language, reading and culture in the College of Education, has been made a member of the Laureate Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education. Kappa Delta Pi was founded in 1911 with the mission of recognizing excellence in education and supporting the professional growth of its community of educators. The Laureate Chapter comprises men and women who have made distinguished contributions to education and is limited to 60 living persons. Since its founding, 293 eminent educators have been named to Kappa Delta Pi's Laureate Chapter, including such notables as Albert Einstein, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jean Piaget and George Washington Carver.

Sean P. Elliott, professor of pediatrics in the College of Medicine – Tucson, has received the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation. Gold Foundation awards seek to elevate the humanistic qualities of integrity, excellence, compassion, altruism, respect, empathy and service that it views as essential to good doctoring. This award recognizes an outstanding faculty member who has demonstrated exemplary compassion and sensitivity in patient care. Elliott was noted for consistently showing compassion and empathy; acting as a role model for professional behavior; showing respect for everyone; demonstrating cultural sensitivity when working with people from diverse backgrounds; and using effective communication and listening skills. With this award, Elliott becomes a member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society, an international society with 104 established medical school chapters throughout the United States.

Margaret Livingston, professor of landscape architecture in the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture, was named 2013 Arizona Educator of the Year by the Arizona chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects. She was recognized for her outstanding teaching and educational leadership, which includes being one of the most sought-after graduate thesis advisers and a noted researcher in the fields of landscape ecology, plants in the arid environment and landscape design. Livingston received the award May 4 at the society's annual awards gala in Phoenix.

Lo Que Pasa wants to know about your good news. If you, your department or a colleague have won any major awards, been honored nationally or internationally or accomplished some other major feat that deserves recognition, we'd like to know about it.

To submit your news, please send us an email with the following information:

  • Name of person or team receiving the honor.
  • Name of organization granting the honor.
  •  A description of the honor.
  •  When the honor was announced and when it will be presented (or was presented).
  •  A photo of the honoree. If others appear in the photo, please provide their names and affiliations.

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