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Distinguished Professor Fine Wins Beckman Award

Michelle Fine (Dist. Prof., GC, Psychology, Urban Education) is the 2011 recipient of the Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award, which recognizes educators in the preferred fields of psychology, medicine, and law who have inspired their students to create an organization which has demonstrably conferred a benefit on the community at large or who have established a lasting basis, concept, procedure, or movement of comparable benefit. The award specifically recognizes Professor Fine and her students for creating the Public Science Project (PSP), which, in its dedication to advancing a democratic social science for the public good, has performed transformational and inspirational work in the community. Now run by Fine and psychology alumna Dr. MarĂ­a Elena Torre, PSP has for more than ten years collaborated with communities to design research and practice that examines the impact of policy and structural injustice. For more about PSP and its programs, see http://www.publicscienceproject.org. Fine will receive the award, which carries with it substantial financial recognition, at the Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia, in January.

Submitted on: DEC 21, 2011

Category: Psychology, Urban Education, Faculty Awards