Dr. Gary ZeRuth of the Jesse D. Jones College of Science, Engineering and Technology has received a $1,000 stipend from the Lana Porter Open Access Initiatives Award for his exemplary work at Murray State.
Dr. Gary ZeRuth of the Jesse D. Jones College of Science, Engineering and Technology has received a $1,000 stipend from the Lana Porter Open Access Initiatives Award for his exemplary work at Murray State.

MURRAY, Ky. — A faculty member from Murray State University has been named the recipient of the Lana Porter Open Access Initiatives Award.

Dr. Gary ZeRuth of the Jesse D. Jones College of Science, Engineering and Technology has received a $1,000 stipend from the Lana Porter Open Access Initiatives Award for his exemplary work at Murray State. According to the Lana Porter Open Access Initiatives Award Board, this stipend is intended to be used for research materials, conferences, travel, or items that meet these guidelines with prior approval from the Dean of University Libraries, with the aim to produce additional scholarship in an open access format. 

“I am honored to have been selected for the Lana Porter Open Access Initiatives Award. I am appreciative of Mrs. Lana Porter and the University Libraries for providing this initiative to publish in open access journals, as open access provides numerous benefits to the scientific community and the broader community as a whole,” said ZeRuth.

For the next three years,  ZeRuth will be granted the opportunity to serve alongside past winners Dr. Azaher Molla, Dr. Sean Rife, and Dr. Kate He. With this honor, ZeRuth will be able to participate and vote on future recipients of this prestigious award.

“I continue to be humbly appreciative to our generous alumni donor, Mrs. Lana Porter, whose investment facilitates the Libraries’ ability to formally recognize faculty scholars from across campus going the extra mile to share knowledge and expertise from Murray State with a global readership,” said A.J. Boston, Scholarly Communication Librarian at Murray State.

ZeRuth will be officially recognized during the virtual Open Access Week that is scheduled for Nov. 16-20, 2020.

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