May 19, 2006 17:01 Age: 8 yrs

Abrams Receives Williams Award for Distinguished Teaching

By: Deborah L. Plute

Photo credit: Carolyn E. Wright

Howard E. Abrams, professor of law, received the Emory Williams Award for Distinguished Teaching,  Emory University's most prestigious award for teaching, during the university's commencement ceremony on May 15. Seven Emory Williams Awards are given to faculty members of the college and the graduate schools, with only one award rotated among the professional schools of the university.

The Emory Williams Awards were originally established in 1972 by Mr. Emory Williams, an emeritus trustee and distinguished graduate of Emory College, Class of 1932. These awards honor faculty for fostering participation, inquiry and creative expression in the classroom; proving a model for teaching and scholarship; and serving as a mentor to students. The award for the professional schools, particularly, is designed to recognize a person who conveys in the classroom and exemplifies in life and service the very highest standards for the profession. Award recipients are selected by balloting recent alumni from the classes that graduated two and five years previous to the year of the award.

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