Prof. Greg Girolami, the William H. and Janet G. Lycan Professor of Chemistry, has received a Campus Award for Excellence in Graduate and Professional Teaching.
From the Illinois News Bureau story:
Recipients of this award are honored for sustained excellence and innovation in graduate or professional teaching and their contributions to graduate or professional learning beyond classroom instruction."
Girolami has made a huge difference in the lives of many graduate students since 1983. Shortly after his arrival, he proposed a new graduate-level course in inorganic chemistry that introduced topics not previously included in the curriculum, such as group theory and electronic correlation methods. The new course soon became a requirement for all inorganic graduate students, and Girolami returned to teach it last fall after his second stint as department head.