UMSI associate professor Lada Adamic will receive a Henry Russel award in recognition of her "exceptional scholarship and conspicuous ability as a teacher" prior to the annual Henry Russel lecture on Thursday, February 23. This award is one of the highest that the university bestows on faculty in the early stages of their careers.
The Henry Russel Lecture will be delivered by Rebecca J. Scott, Charles Gibson Distinguished University Professor of History and Professor of Law. She will speak on "Under Color of Law: Contemporary Slavery and the Uses of History."
The UMSI community is encouraged to attend and congratulate Lada Adamic, who is returning to campus for this event. She is currently on sabbatical at Facebook.