April 28, 2011 — The University of Virginia honored 20 award-winning teachers at a banquet Wednesday night in the Rotunda Dome Room.
Those honored come from all across the University. Some received endowed chairs or were recognized for their mentoring or teaching in study-abroad courses. Nine were named All-University Teaching Award winners. Three graduate teaching assistants also received awards.
"We are here to honor your excellent teaching and also your service as the protectors and inventors of the knowledge that passes from one generation to another," U.Va. President Teresa A. Sullivan said. "Teaching has an eternal effect. Those who learn from you in turn will teach others, and so on. Teaching weaves the generations into an historical fabric that connects us all."
The program brochure for the dinner included these descriptions and complimentary remarks from deans, colleagues and students.
• Yiorgos Allayannis, professor of business administration