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4th Annual Sherry Clarkson Prize Awarded to Tim Gingrich

Tim Gingrich, an MA student in Humanities, has been awarded the 4th annual Sherry Clarkson Prize for the best paper presented at the 2015 RAW: Research, Art, Writing symposium. The prize committee writes: “Tim’s essay is eloquent and articulate, persuasively argued, and represents a notable contribution to scholarly discourse. It exemplified the qualities outlined in the guidelines for the prize: academic excellence; clarity and fluidity of prose; significant findings and/or conclusions.” The Sherry Clarkson Prize is named in honor of the School’s beloved and now-retired Graduate Coordinator. It comes with an award of $300.

 

New Doctoral Qualifying Examination Effective Fall 2015

At the direction of the University of Texas Coordinating Board, we will institute a qualifying examination early in doctoral study as a way of ensuring timely progress toward the doctoral degree.

All doctoral students who will achieve, for the first time, 18 credit hours (applicable to the degree plan) in the Fall 2015 semester or later must complete this examination. Doctoral students who have achieved 18 hours prior to this fall are not required to complete the exam. Learn more about the Doctoral Qualifying Examination

 

Three Doctorates Awarded at December Ceremony

Congratulations to Valeria Forte, Jillian D. Round, and Mary McEntire Young, who were awarded the Ph.D. in Humanities at the December 2014 hooding ceremony!

 

Fall 2014 Graduate Travel Grants

Congratulations to the following students who were awarded Graduate Travel Grants during the Fall 2014 semester:

Chris Foltz   Reconceptualizing Narrative Conference
Rosalyn K. Mack   South Central Modern Language Association annual meeting
Kenneth Morrow   Association for Asian Studies Joint Regional Conference

Angela Kaiser Parker  
South Atlantic Modern Language Association annual meeting
Elizabeth Ranieri   Sixteenth Century Society Conference
Krista Rascoe   Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association annual meeting

Doctorates Awarded at August Ceremony

Congratulations to Scott Branks del Llano and Alan Pizer, who were awarded the Ph.D. in Humanities at the August 2014 hooding ceremony!

 

Seven Doctorates Awarded at May Ceremony

Congratulations to Rowena Bailon, Lilian Calles Barger, Numair Choudhury, LaChandra Fitzgerald, Jill Foltz, Sobia Khan, and Shellie McCullough, who were awarded the Ph.D. in Humanities at the May 2014 hooding ceremony!

 

Spring 2014 Graduate Travel Grants

Congratulations to the following students who were awarded Graduate Travel Grants during the Spring 2014 semester:

Jessica Braccio   5th Annual Texas A&M History Conference
Charles Carpenter North American Levinas Conference
Robin Henry University of Virginia English Graduate Conference
José Jiménez-Justiniano Kentucky Foreign Language Conference
Toni Loftin Rocky Mountain Council of Latin American Studies Conference
Lance Lusk Southwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association Conference
D. Michael Mims Texas Oral History Association Conference
Sarah Valente The Holocaust in Hungry, 70 Years On

 

Nine Doctorates Awarded at December 2013 Ceremony

Congratulations to Philippe Baugh, Stacey Donald, Brian Fennig, Christine Hand Jones, Luke Lafitte, Caroline Najour, Jack O’Connor, Deborah Scally, and Barbara Vance, who were awarded the Ph.D. in Humanities at the December 2013 hooding ceremony!

Doctorate Awarded at August Ceremony

Congratulations to Sandra L. Glahn, who was awarded the Ph.D. in Humanities at the August 2013 hooding ceremony!

 

Doctoral Candidate is Awarded Fellowship for Cultural Research

Lilian Calles Barger

The American Association of University Women has awarded Lilian Calles Barger, a doctoral candidate in the School of Arts and Humanities, the American Dissertation Fellowship for 2013-2014.

“I am thrilled to have value ascribed to my project so early in the process. With the support of my committee, the fellowship allows me the opportunity to apply sustained focus in sharpening my arguments and renews the hope of family and friends that I will finish,” Barger said.

Barger’s dissertation, “Human Liberation from Below: Transnational Origins of Liberation Theology, 1775-1975,” provides a cultural history of ideas at the intersection of religion and politics in the American hemisphere.
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Seven Doctorates Awarded at May Ceremony

Congratulations to Diane Durant, Julienne Greer, Bart Chaney, Ambronita Douzart, Yuehong Chen, Terje Saar-Hambazaza, and Kyle Simmons, who were awarded the Ph.D. in Humanities at the May 2013 hooding ceremony!

 

Distinction between MA and PhD courses effective Fall 2010

Effective Fall 2010, the School of Arts & Humanities will institute a distinction between master's and doctoral courses. We believe that this change will strengthen doctoral education. See more details.

Changes to Doctoral Field Examinations

Effective August 1, 2009, two changes have been made to the procedures for the doctoral field examinations. First, a form is now required in order to schedule the examinations. Second, examination questions and answers will be distributed electronically. See more details.

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