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Our English Department Newsletter for 2014-2015 is now live. It includes an update from Fraser Easton, who after seven years as chair ended his term just two days ago (congratulations and thanks from all). 96 more words

Faculty

Stefanie Krull, a History PhD student, was featured during Graduate Student Appreciation week

Stefanie Krull, a History PhD student, was featured during Graduate Student Appreciation week on the Laney Graduate School website.  You can read more about it here.

Graduate Students

Writer's Square Essay Contest

Deadline: June 30, 2015

Award: $300-$1,000

Website: http://www.writerssquare.org/enter-contest/contest-en

Overview: This scholarship is open to freshmen in high school through graduate students. Applicants must write an essay about their favorite memory of their mother. 35 more words

Non-Degree Specific Scholarships

Are scientists “we” or “they”?

Last week I blogged about what used to be one of my pet peeves: the apparent inability of senior academics to finish conference talks on time. 888 more words

Research

Productivity: An Ethical Response

At the end of a recent course on thesis writing, I received an interesting note from a student, Ann Sirek. We had spent our final class talking about productivity: what impedes thesis writing and how we can overcome those impediments. 1,126 more words

Rao Wins Summer Travel Award

Dr. P.S. Shantanu Rao was recently awarded the UTHSC Postdoctoral Association Summer Travel Award to attend the 3rd International Conference on HIV/AIDS, STDs & STIs. 146 more words

P.S. Shantanu Rao