The College of Arts & Sciences has announced the award of the 2013-14 Candace Bernard and Robert Glickman Dean’s Professorships to three tenure-track faculty, based on their scholarly accomplishments and promise and their commitment to excellent teaching. Among the three is Sheryl Oring, assistant professor in the Department of Art.
Oring joined the UNCG faculty in 2011. Her interdisciplinary works rely on public and community interaction to engage with important social issues and events through public participation. As an example, in 2011 she was commissioned by the New York Public Library to produce a project called Collective Memory to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Teams of typists sat in Bryant Park in New York City and asked passers-by to respond to the question: “What would you like the world to remember about 9/11?” The replies were typed verbatim on postcards and subsequently both exhibited and published in a limited edition set of books. She has produced works in Russia and Brazil and recently won an international competition to create public art for an expansion of the San Diego International Airport. In addition to her successful formal teaching, she led a project to engage students in an exploration of the meaning of diversity on campus.
The Bernard-Glickman Dean’s Professorships are made possible by a generous gift from Candace Bernard ‘67 and Robert Glickman of Wayne, Penn. Each award includes a salary stipend and a fund for research. In announcing the recipients at the College of Arts & Sciences’ End-of-Year Celebration, Dr. Timothy D. Johnston, dean of the College, noted that the awards provide an opportunity to recognize the outstanding accomplishments and promise of the College’s untenured faculty.