Congratulations to U-M Economics Lecturer III Ed Cho on receiving the 27th Annual Golden Apple Award. This is the second time a member of the Department of Economics has received this recognition, Professor Jim Adams was the first.
Remarks of Professor Jim Adams on the announcement of The Golden Apple Award to Dr. Ed Cho
Greetings! And a very special greeting to Dr. Ed Cho, this year’s recipient of the Golden Apple Award.
I want you all to know just how special this award is.
There are 4,091 instructional faculty at the University right now. In the entire history of the Golden Apple, which has been given every year since before you were born (and even before your GSI was born, I bet!), only 26 members of the faculty have received one. Think about it: To a first approximation, only one-half of one percent of the faculty, or 1 member of the faculty in 157, have a Golden Apple on their desk. I’d say that corresponds to A+ performance by your teacher.
But there’s a more important reason why the Golden Apple is so special. The University has many teaching awards, and all of them bestow honor and distinction on their recipients. But the Golden Apple is the only teaching award about which two things can be said: First, it is a university-wide award. Second, the winner is chosen entirely by students. Not by administrators. Not by faculty. But by students. And for someone like Dr. Cho, who takes both his teaching and his students so very seriously, the recognition bestowed by his students is priceless.
So. On behalf of all my colleagues in the Department of Economics, I want to thank the members of the Golden Apple Award Committee for working so hard to identify the most worthy recipients of this award. It takes a lot of work to sift among all the nominations, and all the teachers who deliver that extra something in their classrooms. I want also to say to my colleague, Dr. Ed Cho: Congratulations, Ed! I’m really looking forward to your “last lecture.” As long, that is, as it’s not really your last lecture. I want us to be colleagues for many, many years to come.
*Jim Adams is Shorey Peterson Professor of Industrial Organization and Corporate Finance, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Professor of Economics, and Professor in Honors, all in LSA. He received the Golden Apple Award in 1998.
Rackham Auditorium, April 3rd, 7:00 pm, doors open at 6:30pm (RSVP Here)
The Golden Apple Award is the only university-wide award given to one professor every year based solely upon student nominations which recognizes and honors outstanding teaching and student engagement at the University of Michigan. Each year, the winning professor hosts an "ideal last lecture", in which they construct a lecture on a topic of their choice as if it was to be the last one they will ever give.
We welcome you to join us in honoring this year's winner, Professor Edward Cho from the Department of Economics, and to be a part of his ideal last lecture, which he has titled "The Unexpected Benefits of Pain, Passion, and Pets". Given Professor Cho's popularity, this surely is a lecture that you will not want to miss! Admission is free for all attendees and a reception with refreshment will follow.
Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you there!
Watch "The Unexpected Benefits of Pain, Passion, and Pets" by Dr. Edward Cho, 27th recipient of the Golden Apple Award.
Introduction by Dr. Jim Adams, the Shorey Peterson Professor of Industrial Organization and Corporate Finance, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Professor of Economics, and Professor in Honors, all in LSA. He received the Golden Apple Award in 1998.