Campus Updates

Thursday, November 18, 2004 | 12:00 a.m. CST; updated 2:26 p.m. CDT, Sunday, July 20, 2008

Chancellor’s award goes to MU faculty

By Andrea Fridley

Two MU faculty members were honored with the Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Faculty Research and Creative Activity at the annual Faculty Recognition Awards this month.

Laura King, a professor of psychological sciences, received the behavioral and social sciences award. Her research focuses on the stories people tell about their life experiences; she is working on a project examining how students negotiate identity changes from high school to college.

Zhenbo Qin received the award in physical and mathematical sciences. Qin is a professor of mathematics whose research interests include algebraic geometry, vertex algebras, quantum cohomology and lower dimensional topology.

The awards were established in 1979 to acknowledge outstanding accomplishments by mid-career faculty members. Four areas were established, with two awards presented each year. Next year, the awards will be presented in the areas of biological sciences and the performing arts and the humanities.

The award includes an engraved plaque, a $1,000 cash prize and a $2,000 fund for professional activities.

Etchings and print exhibit on display

By Rachel Williams

A new art exhibit, “Victoria Goro Rappaport Prints,” is on display in the Larson Gallery at Columbia College.

The free show runs through Nov. 30 and features etchings and lithographs.

In her art, Rappaport combines her love of three-dimensional movement in theater with two-dimensional moments frozen in drawing and painting.

The gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 1001 Rogers St.

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