John Ishiyama, professor of political science and director of the McNair Program, was awarded the 2006 James B. Hamilton Research Scholar Award from the MidAmerica Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (MAEOPP), for his recent publications on the effectiveness of educational opportunity programs.

Huping Ling, professor of history, has been commissioned to edit two books: “Voices of the Asian American Experience,” by the Greenwood Press, a two volume history that will be published in 2009; and “Chinese St. Louis: A Pictorial History, 1857-2000s,” to be published in 2008 by Arcadia Publishing.

Michael Seipel, associate professor of agriculture; Charlie Apter, associate professor of agriculture; and Glenn Wehner, professor of animal science; hosted four Vietnamese animal scientists who recently visited the University Farm as part of a tour of the agriculture industry in the United States. The Vietnamese scientists are key players in the regulation of agricultural imports into Vietnam. Seipel gave a presentation on the current state of agriculture in the United States, Apter spoke to the group about the equine industry and Wehner overviewed the beef industry. The visit was funded by the United States Department of Agriculture, and coordinated by Bruce Lane of the University of Missouri Extension Service, Wehner was the Truman visit coordinator.

Gregg Siewert, professor of French, had his review of “Teaching in Eden,” by John Janovy, recently published in the Summer 2006 issue of Great Plains Quarterly (Vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 215-6).
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