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As a youngster, Eric Middleton used to tag along with his mom on her field trips as a geologist to southern Utah. There, he remembers “climbing on rocks and hopping over stuff” until, as always happens with kids, he got bored. Then he turned his gaze downward to discover the wide world of insects, and he figuratively caught a bug that’s been dominating his life ever since.
The Graduate School is pleased to announce the 2018-2019 Doctoral Dissertation Fellows. The Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship (DDF) gives the University's most accomplished PhD candidates an opportunity to devote full-time effort to an outstanding research project by providing time to finalize and write a dissertation during the fellowship year.
Fourth year medical student Kent Peterson’s father, Gordy, had battled chronic kidney disease for as long as Kent could remember. Peterson’s decision to go to medical school was sparked, in part, by accompanying his dad to frequent appointments.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Best Dissertation Award! One graduate student from each of four groups – arts and humanities, biological and life sciences, physical sciences and engineering, and social sciences and education – was chosen by faculty from the broad disciplinary area.
Indigenous Education, Inc. is pleased to announce that John Little, doctoral student in American History at the University of Minnesota, is a 2018 recipient of the distinguished Cobell Graduate Summer Research Fellowship administered on behalf of the Cobell Board of Trustees. Each year, Indigenous Education, Inc. solicits applications for highly competitive research projects to be conducted during the summer at institutions across the country.
John Cossette, Ph.D. student in Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, has won a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship for the upcoming academic year. Cossette will work with a research group at the Institute of Integrative Biology in Zurich, Switzerland, determining the role of individual traits, social history, and genetic factors in the evolutionary transition from individual cells to cooperative multicellular groups.
The Graduate School is pleased to announce that the Graduate School Diversity Office’s Community of Scholars Program (COSP) has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 NAGAP Promotion of Excellence Award.