AUSTIN, Texas—Professor Reuben R. McDaniel has been selected to receive The University of Texas at Austin’s prestigious 2004 Civitatis Award, which will be presented on campus Oct. 6 during “The University at 121: An Anniversary Observance” ceremony.
The university’s president, Dr. Larry R. Faulkner, will recognize McDaniel and other award recipients in Rainey Hall during the ceremony at which he also will present the President’s Address on the State of the University.
The Civitatis Award is presented to a faculty member who has shown exemplary campus citizenship throughout a career of service at the university. The award’s name derives from the Latin motto that appears on The University of Texas seal—Disciplina Praesidium Civitatis—a terse rendering of the apothegm of Mirabeau B. Lamar, former president of the Republic of Texas…“Cultivated mind is the guardian genius of democracy.”
McDaniel is the Charles and Elizabeth Prothro Regents Chair in Health Care Management in the Department of Management Science and Information Systems. A member of the university’s faculty since 1972, McDaniel has been an advocate for many causes benefiting members of the university community. He has been a leader in the recruitment of minority students and faculty and an uncompromising advocate of women’s athletics, supporting increased funding for women’s sports and academic achievement among student competitors.
McDaniel also has played a key role in the introduction of complexity science into the curriculum in the McCombs School of Business. As chair of the university’s Faculty Council, he worked to streamline faculty governance and to ensure excellence in classroom instruction.
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