Mikki Hebl, Professor of Psychology, is a finalist for the Robert Foster Cherry Award—a national teaching award housed at Baylor University. As a finalist, she has already won $15,000 for herself and $10,000 for her department. If she wins the award, she will receive $250,000 for herself and $25,000 for her department. This award is a tremendous honor and is only given out once every two years. More information on the award can be found here.
As a finalist, Mikki must give one lecture at Baylor and one here at Rice. The home-base lecture will take place on Monday, October 5th, at 4:00 in McMurtry Auditorium. Our Provost will offer welcoming remarks, and a reception will follow the event. The Center for Teaching Excellence is coordinating the details for the lecture, and we are hoping that many from the Rice community will consider attending.