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Two Faculty Members and Music Theory Student Recognized at IU Founders Day


Two IU School of Music faculty members - Miriam Fried and Violette Verdy - and doctoral student Victoria L. Malawey will be recognized for their outstanding teaching and research at the annual Indiana University Founders Day celebration on March 6 at 1 p.m. in Bloomington's Assembly Hall. IU President Adam W. Herbert will preside.

Both faculty members will be elevated to the rank of Distinguished Professor. Miriam Fried will be appointed to the Dorothy and Richard Starling Endowed Chair in Music and professor of music (violin) and Violette Verdy will be named professor of music (ballet) in the School of Music at IU Bloomington. They will be joined in their promotions by Michael Lynch, professor of biology and senior fellow at the Indiana Molecular Biology Institute in the Department of Biology in IU Bloomington's College of Arts and Sciences.

Three IU Bloomington doctoral students will receive the Lieber Memorial Teaching Associate Award. They are Victoria L. Malawey, doctoral student in music in the School of Music; Teresa L. Heinz, doctoral student in communication and culture in the College of Arts and Sciences; and Alicia E. Suarez, doctoral student in sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences.

In all, 13 faculty members and three doctoral students will be recognized for outstanding teaching, research or service to the university. The award recipients teach at IU's Bloomington, South Bend, and New Albany campuses.

For profiles on the School of Music recipients, please click on the following:

For a full article on the awards, written by IU Media Relations, please click here.