We are proud of our hard-working graduate students! The Department makes two annual awards to recognize our students' excellence in teaching and research.
The Adeline Gordon Levine Excellence in Teaching Award is a competitive award given to an outstanding graduate instructor of at least two undergraduate sociology courses.
To be eligible, a graduate student must be enrolled full-time (or its equivalent) in the program, have taught at least two North Campus classroom-based sociology courses (one of which must be a semester-long course, and at least one of which must have been taught since in the past two years), receive a nomination from an undergraduate student, and submit supporting materials.
Eligible graduate students must be nominated by an undergraduate students. Undergraduate students should submit their nomination and a brief rationale for consideration to the Director of Undergraduate Studies. No self-nominations are accepted.
Members of the Undergraduate and Graduate Studies Committees will evaluate the nominees based on evidence of excellence in teaching activities. The recipient will receive a student membership to ASA; a membership to the ASA Teaching & Learning Section; a subscription to Teaching Sociology, and a cash award bestowed by Adeline Gordon Levine. Please note: The awardee is expected to attend the department’s graduation ceremony in May to receive the award.
The Nathalie Devine Howe Award is given annually to recognize outstanding work by master's- or doctoral-level sociology graduate students. Judge Barbara Howe, PhD, adjunct associate professor, and former associate professor in the UB Department of Sociology, established this award in 2009 in honor of her mother.
Submissions must be emailed as a Word or PDF file to the Director of Graduate Studies by 5 pm on the second Monday in April.
All submissions will be evaluated by the Graduate Studies committee. The winner(s) is required to receive the award in person at the department’s graduation ceremony in May. The award includes a monetary grant toward travel expenses to attend a professional meeting.
This is a sampling of some of our students’ many other achievements.