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De Lozanne honored for teaching excellence

De Lozanne honored for teaching excellence
AUSTIN, Texas--Dr. Arturo De Lozanne, Associate Professor of Molecular Cell and Development Biology, has been selected to receive the 2006 Jean Holloway Award for Teaching Excellence.  De Lozanne will join former Holloway laureates at a dinner in his honor on May 8.

The Holloway Award began in 1970, when Jean and Sterling Holloway endowed one of The University of Texas at Austin's first teaching awards to formally establish that students should play a role in the selection of teaching awards. Since then, each spring, a group of 10 students – five from the College of Liberal Arts and five from the College of Natural Sciences – have come together to read and evaluate nominations made by fellow students and to select the recipient of the Jean Holloway Award for Excellence in Teaching.

According to the Holloways, “The person selected should demonstrate warmth of spirit, concern for society and the individual, and the ability to impart knowledge while challenging students to independent inquiry and creative thought, as well as respect for and understanding of the permanent values of our culture.” The award features a stipend that was valued at $1,000 in 1971 and is adjusted every-other-year to have the same purchasing power.

De Lozanne received a BS in Experimental Biology from the Universidad Autónomo Metropolitana in Mexico City, and a Ph.D. in Cell Biology from Stanford University School of Medicine. He has been teaching at UT since 1999. Of his teaching, one student said, “Just when you think you know something, he comes at the material from an angle you never expected and teaches you something new.”

De Lozanne says of his teaching philosophy: “I strongly feel that cell biology is a very exciting and important area of biology, and I try to convey that to my students. I believe it is important to explain to my students why cell biology is important in their lives, how they can apply it. I also think it is important to explain how we think about the cell, not just to enumerate a list of facts.”
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