William D. Davis

Albert Christ-Janer Award 2006 William D. Davis, Professor of Music, is a world-renowned bassoon performer who has created an imaginative and popular body of compositions for the instrument. Although the bassoon is not typically associated with solo performance, Davis has established an international reputation as a solo...

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Levon Ambartsumian

Albert Christ-Janer Award 2007 Levon Ambartsumian, Professor of Music, fills four distinct but complementary roles at UGA: violin performer; conductor of the ARCO Chamber Orchestra — an ensemble in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music; dedicated teacher; and highly prolific recording artist. Ambartsumian brings international distinction to...

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Hugh Ruppersburg

Albert Christ-Janer Award 2009 Hugh Ruppersburg, professor of English and senior associate dean of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, is a scholar of American literature, especially of the American South. The author of three books on major writers— two on William Faulkner and one on...

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James C. Cobb

Albert Christ-Janer Award 2010 James C. Cobb, B. Phinizy Spalding Distinguished Professor in the History of the American South, is widely recognized as one of the foremost scholars of Southern history and culture—and among the first to write broadly about the South in a global context. Cobb...

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Roger Vogel

Albert Christ-Janer Award 2011 Roger Vogel, professor of music, has published more than 105 original compositions. His wide-ranging list of works includes a one-act chamber opera, three concertos, and more than 30 sonatas, suites and other substantial works for larger chamber ensembles as well as solo and...

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William Kretzschmar

Albert Christ-Janer Award 2012 William Kretzschmar, Harry and Jane Willson Professor in Humanities, is recognized as an international leader in each of his four primary areas of research: American English studies, English lexicography, corpus linguistics, and language variation studies. He is editor-in-chief of the Linguistic Atlas Project...

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R. Baxter Miller

Albert Christ-Janer Award 2013 R. Baxter Miller, professor of English and African American Studies, is recognized as one of the nation’s most prominent experts on African American literature. Much of his scholarship has focused on the great Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes. Of the 10 books...

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Sunkoo Yuh

Albert Christ-Janer Award 2015 Sunkoo Yuh, professor of art, is a renowned artist and sculptor whose works have been featured in galleries throughout the world. Calling on the rich cultural and artistic heritage of his native Korea, Yuh draws images intuitively and spontaneously with ink and...

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