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TWU doctoral student receives fellowship from international
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June 12, 2009 — DENTON – Zhixian (George) Yi,
a Texas Woman’s University Ph.D. candidate in library
sciences, is one of only four graduate students in the U.S.
selected to receive a 2009 Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation
Fellowship from Beta Phi Mu, the international library and
information studies honor society.
According to Beta
Phi Mu, the Garfield Fellowship is given annually to library
and information science doctoral students to complete their
dissertations and carries a cash stipend of $3,000.
“I am grateful
for these funds that will allow me to have the means to devote
the necessary time to my dissertation research and writing,”
Mr. Yi said. “It also is a tremendous honor to receive
recognition for my work from my peers and those I admire in
the library profession.”
Mr. Yi expects
to receive his Ph.D. from TWU in December and his dissertation
topic is “The Management of Change in the Information
Age – Approaches of Library and Academic Directors in
the U.S.” He has published extensively and presented
at numerous national and international conferences, including
at the Shanghai International Library Forum in China in 2006.
He received his master’s in library science from Southern
Connecticut State University and his master’s in English
Language and Literature from Central South University in Hunan
Beta Phi Mu was
founded in 1948 by a group of leading library and information
professionals and educators to recognize and encourage scholastic
achievement among library and information studies students.
For more information, visit www.beta-phi-mu.org.
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