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Published: July 19, 2012

“Ministry for Future Modification: Beijing Office,” an installation by Millie Chen, professor and chair of the Department of Visual Studies, and Warren Quigley, lecturer in visual studies, will open on Saturday in the Where Where Art Space, an English-Chinese bilingual research-oriented contemporary art institute in Beijing.

In this installation, which runs through Aug. 26, Chen and Quigley use as a point-of-departure an officially appointed technological control center that can theoretically chart both the physical and psychological shifts of unsanctioned actions. Be it undesirable weather or unsavory behavior, the Ministry for Future Modification is mandated to monitor destabilizing change.

Dianna Cichocki, assistant professor of organization and human resources in the School of Management, recently received the Higher Education Regional Award from New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) in recognition of her leadership, high academic standards and positive relationships with students.

The award was presented last month by NYSUT’s Western New York Regional Office at its annual Local Leadership Awards ceremony.