Awards & Accolades
American Political Science Association honors Edella Schlager with lifetime achievement award
Professor Edella Schlager, director of the School of Government and Public Policy, has won the Elinor Ostrom Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Political Science Association. The award recognizes lifetime contributions to the study of science, technology and environmental politics.
Schlager's research focuses on the analysis of water laws, policies and property rights in the Western U.S. as well as how water governance systems adapt to changing environmental, legal and social circumstances.
The award is named for Elinor Ostrom, who was the Arthur F. Bentley Professor of Political Science at Indiana University. Ostrom was Schlager's doctoral adviser.
The American Political Science Association aims to promote scholarly understanding of political norms, behaviors and institutions to inform public choices about public policy. The organization has more than 11,000 members in more than 100 countries. Schlager will receive the award this month during the association's annual meeting, being held in Montreal.
Read more about Schlager and the award on the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences website.
THINK TANK wins outstanding learning center award
THINK TANK, which offers student support services including academic coaching, tutoring and exam prep, is the recipient of the 2022 Frank L. Christ Outstanding Learning Center Award, given by the National College Learning Center Association. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of learning assistance.
THINK TANK opened in August 2009 and has a staff of 41 professionals, 8 graduate students and more than 240 student employees. The center, which is part of the Student Success and Retention Innovation office, had more than 50,000 visits over the last year.
The National College Learning Center Association aims to promote excellence among learning center personnel. Representatives from THINK TANK will be recognized in October during the association's annual conference, being held in Virginia.