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UGA School of Law Associate Dean Paul Kurtz named Disability Resource Center's Outstanding Faculty Member

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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

WRITER: Jessica McGahee, 706/542-5172, jmcg@uga.edu CONTACT: Paul Kurtz, 706/542-7140, pmkurtz@uga.edu

UGA School of Law Associate Dean Paul Kurtz named Disability Resource Center's Outstanding Faculty Member

ATHENS , Ga. -- The University of Georgia Disability Resource Center has named Paul M. Kurtz, associate dean for academic and student affairs at the UGA School of Law, as the 2005-06 recipient of its Outstanding Faculty Member Award. Presented annually, this award recognizes faculty members who go beyond what is legally required and demonstrate an exceptional attitude in teaching and working with students who have disabilities.

Kurtz's nominator, third-year law student Michelle J. Tarley, wrote, "Dean Kurtz makes himself open to all students with disabilities. He will reinvent the wheel and go out of his way to make sure they are getting the accommodations they need both in and out of the classroom." Tarley said Kurtz has a "great heart" and that he "would jump hurdles and cross bridges" to help students be successful in law school.

Kurtz has been a faculty member at the School of Law for more than 30 years and holds an endowed position as a J. Alton Hosch Professor of Law. Specializing in criminal law and family law, he has served as the law school's associate dean since 1991. In this role he oversees many aspects of faculty and student life.

This award was presented at the Disability Resource Center 's Annual Faculty and Student Awards Ceremony on October 5, 2006. Nominations were sought during the 2005-06 academic year from students registered with the University's Disability Resource Center .

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