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Beck Fellow, sociology and French major, Dillon Nicholson, will study at the Sorbonne's French language school in Paris, France, and the University of Quebec, in Saguenay, Quebec. He will also travel to the Global Center for Advanced Studies in Maribor, Slovenia, where he will meet top social philosophers and critical theorists as a research assistant to Giovanni Tusa, Co-director of the Institute for Critical Media and cultural Studies and a preeminent academic in the philosophical community.
Jane Liu, professor of computer science, was selected as a 2017 Texas State Univeristy System Chancellor's Faculty Fellow and will pursue a study of first-year programs at Lamar University that are focused on student success.
Jeff Forret, professor of history, was selected as the winner of the 2016 Federick Douglass Book Prize for his book “Slave Against Slave: Plantation Violence in the Old South”. The Frederick Douglass Book Prize was established by the Gilder Lehrman Institute and the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University’s MacMillan Center. This annual award is presented for the best book written in English on slavery or abolition. Dr. Forret was presented his prize at a reception sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Institute in New York on January 31. Learn more about Dr. Forret's book prize.