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MU faculty selected as 2014 global scholars

Filed in India, News and announcements by on September 20, 2013

Ten University of Missouri faculty have been selected to participate in the upcoming 2014 Global Scholars Program seminar to India. Now in its 17th year, the Global Scholars Program seeks to expand faculty involvement in MU’s strategic international relationships and foster new international collaborations for participants such as research grants, papers and teaching innovations. In 2002 the program received the Andrew Heiskell Award for Best Practices and Innovation in International Education from the Institute of International Education. More than 200 MU faculty members have participated since the program’s inception.

MU’s Council on International Initiatives selects seminar locations each year based on the university’s international interests, with the International Center providing program oversight and coordination. This year, the seminar will be by Jana Hawley, professor and chair of the Department of Textile and Apparel Management, and Kattesh Katti, curators’ professor of radiology and physics and senior research scientist at the MU Research Reactor, and Jim Scott, associate vice provost for international initiatives anddirector of the International Center. From December 27, 2013-January 15, 2014 the group will travel to locations throughout India, meeting with counterparts at numerous host universities and organizations.

The deans from each of MU’s colleges and schools may select faculty from their division for participation in the program. Faculty selected for the 2014 program are:

  • Linda Bennett, assistant to the provost and associate professor of teaching, learning and curriculum, College of Education.
  • Cathy Cutler, research professor, MU Research Reactor Center.
  • Rajeev Darolia, assistant professor of public affairs and educational leadership and policy analysis, Truman School of Public Affairs and College of Education.
  • Ganesh Gopalakrishna, assistant professor of psychiatry, School of Medicine.
  • Sara Shipley Hiles, assistant professor, School of Journalism.
  • Sharad Khare, associate professor of research, School of Medicine.
  • Mary K. Shenk, assistant professor of anthropology, College of Arts and Science.
  • Randall D. Smith, professor and Donald W. Reynolds Endowed Chair in Business Journalism, School of Journalism.
  • Antonie Stam, Leggett & Platt Distinguished Professor of Management Information Systems, Trulaske College of Business.
  • Rodney Uphoff, Elwood L. Thomas Endowed Professor of Law, School of Law.

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