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Bill Durham wins H&S Dean's Award for Lifetime Achievements in Teaching

Prof Bill Durham giving a Class Day 2008 talk to in light blue shirt and red tie, walking toward camera with remote control in his hand
L.A. Cicero, Stanford News
Apr 16 2018

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William Durham, Bing Professor in Human Biology, Emeritus has received the 2017-18 Humanities and Sciences Dean's Award for Lifetime Achievements in Teaching. 

Prof. Durham's teaching in the Human Biology Core spans five decades. Durham is a natural story teller, whose lectures present a cliff-hanging narrative, and lead students to formulate their own questions and hypotheses. He makes a clear inextricable link between biology and culture, and has inspired generations of students to major in Human Biology. Alumni worldwide remember his engaging lactose lectures. He cares deeply about learning, and is exemplary in his kind, patient and encouraging advising.