Renowned scholar Alek Toumi (Foreign Languages)
presented the keynote address at a Middlebury College event celebrating the
100th birthday of French Nobel Prize winning author, journalist and
philosopher, Albert Camus. Toumi earned his Ph.D. from UW-Madison specializing
in 20th century literature on Camus-Satre and has published three books on
Jennifer Collins (Political Science) gave the
keynote address titled “Giants for Justice” at the Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Community Celebration held at the Stevens Point Area Senior High School.
Retired College of Letters and Science Dean Justus
Paul will be honored with the Academy of Letters and Science Community
Award on April 26. In addition to his
longtime leadership, Paul authored several books chronicling the history of UW-Stevens Point and the state of Wisconsin. Thirty-four students and two faculty members
will also be honored at the event.
UW-Stevens Point was awarded a $150,000 grant from the
United Soybean Board for research led by Associate Professor of Biology Devinder
Sandhu. The plant geneticist is renowned for work to improve soybean yield
and quality. At least 10 undergraduate
students will work with Sandhu on this project aimed at improving genetic
traits in soybeans. Sandhu was part of a group of scientists from all over the
world who sequenced the entire soybean genome in 2010.
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