Friday, July 18, 2008

Prof. Miller Wins Teaching Prize and Gives Charge

Prof. Barbara Miller, professor of anthropology and international affairs and director of the Elliott School’s Culture in Global Affairs Research and Policy Program, was awarded this year’s Harry Harding Teaching Prize by the Elliott School. She was also asked to give the charge to graduates at the Elliott School graduation in May, 2008.

The prize, named for Harry Harding, University professor of international affairs and dean of the Elliott School from 1995 to 2005, is awarded to a member of the faculty who has demonstrated sustained excellence in teaching and who has made extraordinary contributions to the education of Elliott School students.

"The best part of my day is when I am in the classroom," said Miller. "Interacting with our students is energizing and uplifting, because they have traveled to so many places, are interested in so many issues, and aspire to achieve so much."

In her charge, Miller offered the graduates five pieces of advice: "Don’t ever stop asking questions, do not fear failure, keep improving your basic skills, have fun and take care of yourself, and be great."

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