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Professor Wins Graduate Mentorship Award from American Historical Association

Nov. 2, 2018

Mentorship is among the most important factors in the development of graduate students. Successful mentors challenge students to grow intellectually, provide personal support and guidance during their studies and help prepare them for careers as scholars.

Engineering Alumnus Brings Environmental Solutions to China

Oct. 12, 2018

Leading up to the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing—the first hosted by China—civil engineering alumnus Kevin Wei (M.S. ’99) saw an opportunity. 

The Chinese government had been searching for ways to improve air pollution in the city and surrounding areas for visitors, athletes and citizens. However, many environmental technologies were unavailable in the country during that time.

Wei realized there was tremendous business potential in Beijing and throughout China for the technologies that he had learned in the U.S.

Eastern Medicine’s Lessons for End-of-Life Care

Sept. 14, 2018

There’s nothing more difficult for patients, families and health care providers than end-of-life decisions. Can studying how different cultures view death and dying help make these decisions easier?

UT Austin Ranked No. 1 Producer of Research Doctorates

Sept. 12, 2018

The University of Texas at Austin is the leading producer of research doctorates in the U.S., according to the Chronicle of Higher Education.

In the Chronicle’s examination of doctorates granted by universities during the 2016-17 academic year, UT Austin ranked No. 1 for awarding 849 doctorates in the fields of education, engineering, humanities and the arts, life sciences, mathematics and computer sciences, physical and earth sciences, and psychology and social sciences.

Graduate School Holds 2018 Convocation

June 5, 2018

On May 19, 2018, the Graduate School at The University of Texas at Austin held convocation ceremonies celebrating its graduating master’s and doctoral students.

More than 2,300 students earned graduate degrees during the 2017-18 academic year. More than 3,000 friends and family members attended each of the two ceremonies at Bass Concert Hall on the UT campus.

Two Michener Center Fellows Win Top Fiction Prizes

May 30, 2018

Two MFA fellows in the Michener Center for Writers have won prizes for their short fiction: Rachel Engelman won the 2018 Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize for “Joan of Arc Sits Naked in Her Dorm Room,” and Desiree Evans won the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation’s 2018 Award for College Writers for

Graduate School Announces 2018 Award Winners

May 1, 2018

The Graduate School has announced the 2018 winners of its professional and student awards. Generously underwritten by the University Co-op, the awards recognize excellence in graduate academics, teaching and professional services.

The winners represent a diverse community of students, scholars, teachers and administrators at the university. This year’s recipients were honored at an awards banquet held May 1, 2018 at the University Union.

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