UMSI faculty member and alumna receive university accolades

Two university faculty with ties to UMSI are being honored for their contributions to scholarship and service at the University of Michigan at the university’s annual faculty awards dinner this week. 

Professor of Information Paul Courant has been named a Distinguished University Professor. Distinguished University Professorships were created in 1947 to recognize senior faculty for exceptional scholarly or creative achievement, national and international reputation, and superior records of teaching, mentoring and service.

Dr. Courant has held several leadership positions at U-M, including director of the Institute of Public Policy Studies (now the Ford School), chair of the Department of Economics, associate provost for academic and budgetary affairs, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, and university librarian and dean of libraries. His Distinguished University Professorship honors Edward M. Gramlich, who was a professor of economics at the University of Michigan and a former member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve. Read more about Courant’s honor here.   

Jungwon Yang, senior associate librarian, holds an MSI degree from the School of Information (MSI '13). She has received the University Librarian Recognition Award, which recognizes active and innovative early career achievement in library, archival or curatorial services. 

Yang, an international government information and public policy librarian, is an expert on data resources and data literacy. She is responsible for collections at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, Stephen S. Clark Library and the Consulting for Statistics, Computing and Analytics Research library. She has made significant contributions to U-M’s Nam Center for Korean Studies and Asia Library.

Both Courant and Yang will be among the 36 faculty honored at the annual faculty awards dinner on October 30 at Rackham Graduate School of Information. 

More information about Paul Courant, Jungwon Yang and the other award recipients is available here.

Posted October 28, 2019