Congratulations to Adam Manfredi, who recently received the Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence! Manfredi is currently in his fourth year in the PhD program in Japanese and Comparative Literature. Manfredi’s research focuses on the literature of the 1968 student protest movements in Japan, and the interplay among personal experience, national events and the narrating of history. His teaching has ranged widely, including not only courses on film, Japanese literature and popular culture, modern Japanese history, and US-China relations at WashU, but also classes and tutoring at the Missouri Eastern Correctional Center under the auspices of the Prison Education Program. Across the board, students value his engaging, passionate style, his investment in their learning, and his ability to make them think more deeply and critically about the materials under discussion.