Aaron Fine, professor of art, and his brother Peter Fine, associate professor of art at New Mexico State University, recently had their paper “Whiteout” published in “Racism and Borders: Representation, Repression, Resistance.” This paper was written collaboratively and was originally presented at the College Art Association Annual Conference in Los Angeles in 2009.

Amanda Krus, a chemistry and biology major, has been honored with the 2011 Student Leadership Award by the American Chemical Society. Krus, a junior, is one of only 15 students in the nation chosen to receive the award. The award recognizes her leadership activities over the past several years as part of Truman’s student chapter of the American Chemical Society (ACS), as well as her potential for leadership in the future. During this time, Krus has, among many other activities: organized Musical Demo Shows both on and off campus; helped produce an award-winning YouTube video about chemistry; and organized the Chemistry Department’s weekly seminar series. As part of the award, Krus will attend the 2011 ACS Leadership Conference in January where she will interact with national leaders from throughout the ACS. Krus is the first Truman student to receive this honor.

H. David Wohlers, professor of chemistry, and his wife Debra were invited guests of Kareem Dale, special assistant to the president for disability policy, for a special holiday open house at the White House Dec. 3 as part of the observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This holiday was established by the United Nations in 1981 to focus attention on the rights of persons with disabilities and the gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of the political, social, economic and cultural life of their communities around the world. Wohlers and his wife Debra, executive director of the Adair County SB40 Developmental Disabilities Board, also attended a conference at the U.S. State Department on the same day, hosted by Judy Heumann, special advisor for international disability rights in the Department of State. A variety of internationally recognized experts and advocates in the field of disabilities presented information at the conference regarding the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, violence against women and girls with disabilities, and HIV/AIDS and disabilities. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, based on the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, represents the first human rights treaty of the twenty-first century. President Barack Obama made the United States a signatory nation in July 2009, but the U.S. Senate still needs to ratify the treaty, which requires 67 votes.
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