Derek Benjamin, president of Truman’s Rho Rho Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, received the prestigious Gabriela Mistral Award for his academic achievements and noteworthy leadership and initiative in his chapter. The Gabriela Mistral Award is granted by Sigma Delta Pi’s national executive committee and may be presented to only one person per chapter yearly. The honor is reserved for outstanding graduate or undergraduate students of Spanish who are active members of Sigma Delta Pi.

Xiaofen Chen, professor of economics, has been selected to receive funding from the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) to participate in their “Workshop on Urbanization and Infrastructure in Asia,” taking place in Beijing in June, for her research paper on the consumption of migrant households. The ADBI is the think tank of the Asian Development Bank, a multilateral organization with 67 member economies.

Huping Ling, professor of history, was quoted in “Here’s why Chicago’s Chinatown is booming, even as others across the U.S. fade,” published by the Chicago Tribune, May 13. 

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