Classroom greats

2 A&S faculty win teaching awards

Two members of the Arts & Sciences faculty have been selected to receive annual teaching and advising awards from the university.

Malik Mufti, associate professor of political science, is the recipient of the 2003 Lillian and Joseph Leibner Award for distinguished teaching and advising, and Howard Solomon, professor of history, has been selected to receive the 2002-03 Seymour Simches Award in recognition of a lifetime of outstanding teaching and advising.

Mufti and Solomon will receive their awards at the May 14 meeting of the Faculty of Arts, Sciences and Engineering.

Mufti, who has been on the faculty since 1992, was nominated by his faculty colleagues and students. The Leibner Award was established by the late Max Tishler, professor of chemistry at Wesleyan University and an emeritus member of the Tufts University Board of Trustees.

Solomon has been a faculty member since 1971. The Simches Award acknowledges the contributions of a senior member of the Arts, Sciences & Engineering faculty who has been a model of dedication for students and colleagues and has demonstrated a level of decency, civility and disposition that has shone on every member of the Tufts community. The award is named for Prof. Seymour O. Simches, who was one of Tufts' most popular teachers for nearly four decades and founding director of the Tufts European Center in Talloires, France. Simches, the John Wade Professor of Romance Languages emeritus, died on January 18, 2003, at age 83.