Author: rdberman

Van Kooy Attends NASSR Conference

Dana VanKooy
Dana VanKooy

Assistant Professor Dana Van Kooy (HU) recently attended the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism conference (NASSR) at UC-Berkeley where she presented her essay, “New World Discontent and the Aesthetics of Disappearance” on a panel entitled Black Romanticism. She also participated in a special seminar on “Worldnessness and Wordlessness.”

(This article originally appeared in Tech Today.)


Nominations Open for the 2016 CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award

Nominations are now open for the 2016 Council of Graduate Schools (CGS)/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award. 

This year, nominations are being accepted from dissertations in the fields of:

  • Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Engineering
  • Social Sciences (note: history is classed within humanities and is not a field of competition in 2016)

Michigan Tech may nominate one student in each field. PhD students who have completed all of their degree requirements between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2016 are eligible. The fields of competition for 2017 will be humanities/fine arts and biological and life sciences.

The deadline to submit nominations is 4 p.m. Monday, June 20 following the online instructions. Nominations must be delivered to Debra Charlesworth in the Graduate School. Emailed nominations to gradschool@mtu.edu are preferred. Contact Debra Charlesworth if you have any questions about the competition.

(This article originally appeared in Tech Today.)