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Truhlar receives COGS Outstanding Faculty Award

Regents Professor Donald Truhlar has received a 2015-16 Outstanding Advising and Mentoring Award from the Council of Graduate Students, Professional Student Government, and Student Conflict Resolution Center. This is the third consecutive year that Truhlar has received this honor.

His nomination praised his responsiveness, encouraging nature, and precision as a scientist. One of his nominators wrote: "Thanks to Professor Truhlar I am not only more confident, but also I am able to see that obtaining my goals is a combination of attitude, interest, and hard work." Another nominator wrote, "Behind this great scientist is a very generous and caring mentor." 

The Outstanding Advising and Mentoring Award award was established in 2010 as a way to recognize contributions of faculty members who go above and beyond in their work with graduate students. It is the only award where faculty members are nominated by and winners are selected by graduate students. Forty faculty members were nominated and seven were chosen to receive this award. Truhlar was honored at a recognition ceremony, Thursday, April 21. A photo of Professor Truhlar and the other winners can be seen at