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TWU doctoral student receives fellowship from international honor society


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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 Province, China.

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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