KU News Release
Contact: Sharon Graham, Self Graduate Fellowship, (785) 864-7249.
KU announces eight new Self Graduate Fellows
LAWRENCE — Eight doctoral students at the University of Kansas have been selected to receive prestigious Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowships as they begin the 2008-09 academic year.
The graduate students are regarded as tomorrow’s leaders in their areas of research, which range this year from biomedical topics, such as developing better physical therapies for Parkinson’s disease patients and inventing devices to aid in recovery for stroke patients, to sustainable technologies such as designing cars, wind turbines or buildings that conserve nonrenewable energy resources. Others are exploring topics that combine biology or geology with paleontology to better understand plant reactions in the last ice age to concentrations of carbon dioxide or to map the distribution of fossils through time.
Self Graduate Fellowships are four-year awards to new doctoral students that cover full tuition and fees, provide a $24,500 annual payment and include a unique development program. The Fellow Development Program is a distinctive feature of the Self Graduate Fellowship. It provides general education and training in communication, management and leadership to assist Self fellows in preparation for future leadership roles, complementing the specialized education and training provided in doctoral programs.
The fellowship’s mission is to identify and recruit exceptional doctoral students who demonstrate the promise to make significant contributions to their fields of study and society as a whole.
There are 33 Self fellows, including the eight announced today. A total of 115 graduate students have benefited from the fellowship since it was established at KU.
Madison “Al” and Lila Self of Hinsdale, Ill., launched and permanently endowed the Self Graduate Fellowship in 1989, motivated by their strong belief in the vital importance of developing leadership for tomorrow. Madison Self is a 1943 KU graduate in chemical engineering. Lila Self is a native of Eudora and attended KU with the Class of 1943.
The eight new Self fellows are listed below by their hometowns.
From Olathe 66062 and Valley, Ala.
John Paul Anglin. See ALABAMA
From Hutchinson 67502
From Valley 36854 and Olathe, Kan.
From Tucson 85718
From Argenta 62501 and Decatur 62521
From Washington 61571
From Woodstock 60098
From Coon Rapids 55448
From Farmington 87401 and Las Cruces
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