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agricultural, consumer and environmental sciences
Two members of the National Soybean Research Laboratory were honored by the Illinois Soybean Association for outstanding contributions to soybean research and market development. Pradeep Khanna, associate director, received the award for excellence in soybean market development. Linda Kull, program coordinator, received the award for excellence in soybean research. Each year, the association sponsors the Soybean Excellence Awards to recognize those who have been instrumental in advancing the industry.
fine and applied arts
Daniel Sullivan, professor of theater, will serve as acting artistic director for the 2007-2008 season of the Manhattan Theatre Club in New York City. Sullivan will replace Lynne Meadow for the season while she is on sabbatical. Sullivan has directed several of the club’s productions and has been consulting with Meadow on the planning of the 2007-2008 season.
liberal arts and sciences
Chris Fraley, professor of psychology, won the 2007 Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contributions to Psychology in the area of individual differences from the American Psychological Association. The award is the highest honor given to young scientists by the association.
Arlene Torres, director of the Latina/Latino Studies Program and professor of anthropology, was appointed as a member of the advisory board for a project of the American Anthropological Association titled “Understanding Race and Human Variation: A Public Education Program.” The project is funded by the Ford Foundation and the National Science Foundation. It encompasses a traveling museum exhibit (“Race: Are We So Different?”), which opened at the Science Museum of Minnesota last month and will travel around the nation; an interactive Web site; community dialogues and other activities.
Torres and other scholars and members of the board will present the project at the American Association for the Advancement of Science in February.