Congratulations note from the Astronomy Chair, Professor Ted Bergin:

Dear Astronomy Department,

It has come to my attention that in June Eric Bell won the John Dewey
award.  From the LSA site "John Dewey Award recipients are selected
each year by the College Executive Committee from among those recommended
for promotion from associate professor to full professor with tenure. Award
recipients have demonstrated long-term commitment to the education of
undergraduate students.”   Thus without a nomination the college has
recognized the wonderful work Eric has been doing in our department.

Please join me in congratulating and also thanking Eric!