English Doctoral Student Named 2013 ACLS Public Fellow
Molly Hardy, an English doctoral student, has been named as a 2013 American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Public Fellow. Hardy joins a cohort of 20 ACLS Public Fellows who will take up two-year assignments at one of a diverse set of partnering host organizations in government and the non-profit sector, including Amnesty International, the Center for Investigative Reporting and the Digital Public Library of America.
The ACLS Public Fellows program, now in its third year, is designed to demonstrate that the capacities developed in the advanced study of the humanities have wide application, both within and beyond the academy. For more information about the fellowship competition and this year’s cohort, visit this website.
International Relations and Global Studies Junior Wins Prestigious Pickering Fellowship
Angell Kim, an International Relations and Global Studies junior, has been named as a 2013 Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellow.
Pickering Undergraduate Fellows are selected in their junior year through an intense process designed to identify candidates possessing crucial skills for members of the United States diplomatic corps such as dedication, leadership, planning and cultural adaptability.
Kim is one of 20 students who will receive financial support toward tuition and other expenses during her senior year of college and first year of graduate study.
As part of the fellowship, she will participate in two internships, one in the United States and the other abroad. Upon the completion of her master’s degree, she will commit to three years of service as a Foreign Service officer for the U.S. Department of State.
The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program is named for one of the most distinguished and capable American diplomats of the latter half of the 20th century, who holds the rank of Career Ambassador, the highest in the U.S. Foreign Service.
Hogg Foundation Awards Sociology Doctoral Candidate Moore Fellowship
The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health has selected David Glisch-Sánchez, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, as the 2013 recipient of the Harry E. and Bernice M. Moore Fellowship. Glisch-Sánchez was awarded $20,000 to complete his dissertation research.
Since its establishment in 1995, the Harry E. and Bernice M. Moore Fellowship has been awarded to students from The University of Texas at Austin to complete a dissertation on the human experience in crises resulting from natural or other major disasters or, in a broader sense, stress and adversity. More about the award…
College of Liberal Arts Awards Eight Dedman Distinguished Scholarships to Incoming Freshmen
The College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Austin has honored eight incoming students with a Dedman Distinguished Scholarship, which provides full scholarships covering tuition, books, room and board, study abroad and internship opportunities.
Thanks to an additional $5 million gift from Nancy Dedman and The Dedman Foundation, selected liberal arts undergraduates will receive awards of up to $20,000 per year, plus one-time awards of up to $7,500 for study abroad, and additional support for unpaid internships and thesis research.
The Dedman Scholars for the Class of 2017 are:
- Jessica Bathea (Frisco) Psychology/Liberal Arts Honors
- Annie Biondi (Houston) Social Work/Plan II Honors
- Logan Crossley (Plano) International Relations and Global Studies/Plan II Honors
- Nicolas Gatz (Lake Travis) Spanish and Portuguese/Liberal Arts Honors
- Michelle Guajardo (Mission) Music/Plan II Honors
- Trevor Heise (Weatherford) Economics/Plan II Honors
- Shane Rowley (Lufkin) Petroleum Engineering/Plan II Honors
- Jennifer Yang (League City) English/Liberal Arts Honors