Graduate School News

McKay Candidate Forum to be Rescheduled

Due to UT’s weather closure on Wednesday, the forum featuring Larry McKay, candidate for vice provost and dean of the Graduate School, is being rescheduled. A new date and time will be announced as soon as it is set.

In Memoriam: Clarence Minkel

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Clarence Minkel, former dean of the graduate school and a professor of geography, passed away Monday. He was eighty-six.

Five Students Win NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

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Five graduate students have received National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. The recipients are Caroline Bryson, Mallory Ladd, Derek Mull, Alix Ann Pfennigwerth, and Su’ad Amatullah Yoon. The Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and provides financial support for outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions.

Commencements Feature Notable Speakers, Including Pulitzer Winner

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Alumnus and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist John Noble Wilford will receive an honorary doctorate during this semester’s commencement ceremonies. Wilford, a 1955 journalism graduate, will receive an honorary doctorate of letters and science at the College of Communication and Information ceremony on May 7. He headlines the list of accomplished speakers at this spring’s college ceremonies, which begin May 7 and run through May 10. More than 3,800 undergraduate and graduate students will receive degrees at thirteen college ceremonies this spring.

Brothers Elected to Conference of Southern Graduate Schools Executive Committee

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Ernest L. Brothers, assistant dean of the Graduate School, director of the Office of Graduate Training and Mentorship, and adjunct assistant professor in political science, was elected to a three-year term on the executive committee of the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools at the organization’s annual meeting held February 20 through 23 in San Antonio, Texas.