Awards and Accolades

Awards and Accolades

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Bruce Chamberlain
Bruce Chamberlain
Boris Kozolchyk
Boris Kozolchyk
Barbara B. Brewer
Barbara B. Brewer
Michael Chiorazzi
Michael Chiorazzi

Congratulations to the following University of Arizona employees, who have recently received recognition for notable accomplishments.

The Arizona chapter of the American Choral Directors Association presented Bruce Chamberlain, director of choral activities at the UA, with the Choral Director of the Year Award. During his 14 years in Arizona, Chamberlain has worked to advance choral art through numerous ways, including continuous participation in ACDA presentations and competitions. His students have placed as finalists and winners at the ACDA national student conducting competition on multiple occasions. In his role at the UA, Chamberlain has strived to elevate choral music through successful performances and preparation of his students for leadership positions throughout Arizona. Throughout his career, his choral groups have been featured at numerous state music conventions, participated in eight world premiers and have been part of six European tours to perform with leading international orchestras. He also is the founding director of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra's professional chorus and creator of the Cantoremos Festival.

The Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has selected UA law professor Boris Kozolchyk as its 2013 Legacy Award Honoree. Kozolchyk is the Evo DeConcini Professor of Law at the UA James E. Rogers College of Law and executive director of the National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade, a nonprofit research and drafting center that he founded 22 years ago. The chamber recognized him as one of the world's leading experts on the utilization of commercial law as a tool for economic development. He was selected as honoree because of his strong advocacy for the Hispanic community and his work to increase cultural understanding. He also was recognized as a community leader with a long-standing record of community service and volunteerism. Kozolchyk has been teaching courses on international and comparative commercial law and jurisprudence at the UA since 1969. He will be honored with other award winners at the Noche de Exitos Gala and Bi-National Awards at the Casino del Sol Resort on Oct. 26.

Barbara B. Brewer, clinical associate professor at the UA College of Nursing, will be inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing at its 40th Annual Meeting and Conference in Washington, D.C., this October. Throughout her career, Brewer has been recognized nationally and internationally for her work improving health care safety and quality outcomes, and advancing practice environments in a professional setting. She was recognized by the academy for her work to promote best practices through systems analysis and innovative systems design that blend the humanistic with the technologic. She is one of 172 newly elected fellows joining the body of 2,068 top nursing leaders from around the world in the American Academy of Nursing. The group's focus is to transform health care policy and practice through nursing knowledge. To date, the UA College of Nursing has 15 faculty members and 12 emeriti faculty who have been inducted into the association.

Michael Chiorazzi, associate dean for information services at the UA James E. Rogers College of Law, received the Distinguished Lectureship Award at the 2013 Annual Meeting and Conference of the American Association of Law Libraries. The association is a national professional organization with more than 5,000 members working to promote the value of law libraries to communities. The award provides an opportunity for professionals with a unique perspective on the history, practice or philosophy of law librarianship to share their expertise with other industry members. Chiorazzi is a UA professor of law and information resources and library science. The lecture he delivered was titled "Mentoring, Teaching and Training the Next Generation of Law Librarians – The Past and Present as Prologue to the Future." His lecture will be published in the Law Library Journal, which is the official publication by the American Association of Law Libraries.

We want 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, let us 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.

Questions? Please contact Amanda Ballard at 626-4407 or amandaballard@email.arizona.edu.

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