UC Irvine will honor outstanding instructors at the 21st annual Celebration of Teaching event, to be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in the Student Center. Awards will be distributed to individuals competitively selected by the Academic Senate Council on Student Experience, based on nominations by faculty and students. Monetary prizes are provided by the office of Sharon Salinger (pictured), dean of the Division of Undergraduate Education (Professor & Lecturer of the Year Awards); the Teaching, Learning & Technology Center (TA Development Award); the Graduate Division (Most Promising Future Faculty Awards); and the Office of Information Technology (Instructional Technology Innovation Award). The Teaching, Learning & Technology Center gives all winners engraved plaques and hosts the reception. To attend the ceremony, RSVP no later than April 17 to Brenda Fisher at or call 949-824-6060. Awardees include Marcelo Wood of the Department of Neurobiology & Behavior; Jeanett Castellanos of the School of Social Sciences; Debra Mauzy-Melitz of the Department of Developmental & Cell Biology; Joanne Christopherson of the School of Social Sciences; Edelina Burciaga of the Department of Sociology; and Steven Frenda of the Department of Psychology & Social Behavior.