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Karplus and Ares receive excellence in teaching awards

Monday, May 31, 2004

CBSE faculty affiliates Kevin Karplus and Manny Ares have received the 2003-2004 Excellence in Teaching Awards. Winners are selected by the UCSC Academic Senate Committee on Teaching for exemplary and inspiring teaching.

Karplus, professor of biomolecular engineering, was recognized for "innovation in teaching computer engineering and biomolecular engineering, for challenging problems, question-driven lectures, and enthusiasm for the subject, for high standards and dedication to student success.'

Ares, professor of molecular, cell, and developmental biology, received his award for 'commitment and innovation in teaching biology, for involving students in the excitement of research, for encouraging them to learn not only the known, but also the unknown.'