Dr. Hoda Mahmoudi, holder of the Bahá’í Chair for World Peace, will be recognized at the Honors College Fall Citation Ceremony as the 2016 recipient of the Honors Outstanding Faculty Award. The ceremony will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4 in the Memorial Chapel.
Dr. Mahmoudi is being lauded in appreciation of the rich moral and intellectual experiences she makes possible for Honors students. Dr. Mahmoudi teaches a popular seminar, and also presents conferences on timely topics of interest to the entire international community, featuring highly renowned guest speakers.
"It is a real pleasure to teach these undergraduate honors students. During the course, we examine the problem of prejudice and this includes topics that are both difficult and timely. The students bring to the class discussions their thoughts and experiences about issues such as racial prejudice, gender inequality, religious intolerance, and so on. I find their views about these serious issues to be thoughtful and sensitive," Dr. Mahmoudi said. "They read many books and articles, but in class discussions and in their journal reflections they translate this learning into action. I am fortunate to be able to offer this seminar to such a great group of undergraduate UMD students."
This ceremony recognizes all students who have met the requirements for the Honors citation; all seven of the Honors College living-and-learning programs are represented. Numerous BSOS students and faculty are involved in Honors programs.