Yannika Lemons, Ph.D. student in Urban Planning and Public Policy, was accepted to the Center for Popular Economics 2015 Summer Institute “Confronting Capitalism & Climate Crisis: Economics for Achieving Justice, Equity, and Sustainability.” She was awarded a scholarship to attend the Summer Institute.
Congratulations to Jesica McEachern, a student in our Master of Public Administration program, who will be the city administrator for the City of Bridgeport! She is currently city secretary of Bridgeport and she will start her new position in June. McEachern, who will graduate from the MPA program this semester, says “I owe this promotion in part to the MPA education I received from UTA.”
Congratulations to Megan Topham, Ph.D. student in Urban Planning and Public Policy, on being accepted into a summer program in Vienna, Austria, offered by the European Regional Science Association & the European Real Estate Society. The program’s theme this year is “Developers, Planners and the City.”
Great to hear that our MPA program placed No. 12 in the Spring 2015 ranking of Public Administration graduate programs on GraduatePrograms.com! Rankings are based on ratings and reviews from current or recent graduate students. Thank you students!
Congratulations to Jennifer Sloan on being awarded a scholarship to attend the National Community Development Association (NCDA) national conference June 23-27 in Arlington. Jennifer is a PhD student in Public and Urban Administration. Student scholarship recipients will attend conference sessions, help support conference logistics and implementation, and participate in networking opportunities.
Congratulations to Reza Sardari, Ph.D. student in Urban Planning and Public Policy, who was awarded an Airsage PASS: Professional Advancement & Success scholarship to attend MIT’s Professional Education Short Programs to learn the core concepts of transportation modeling and simulation.
Congratulations to two of our PhD students who have been accepted into prestigious summer programs:
Dian Nostikasari, PhD student in Urban Planning and Public Policy, was accepted into the 2015 Journal of Planning Education and Research (JPER) Writing Workshop for New Scholars. The workshop is hosted by the editors of JPER and aims to improve the quality of written scholarship among new faculty of planning and related academic programs. It will include sessions on the writing and publishing process with intensive small-group work on participants’ own manuscripts.
Nicole Foster, PhD student in Urban Planning and Public Policy, was accepted into the 2015 Summer Institute in Urban Studies. The Summer Institute is an intensive weeklong program consisting of theoretical discussions, career development workshops and networking opportunities with leading urban studies scholars from around the world. It is designed to provide participants with an in-depth understanding of developments in urban studies, as well as mentoring and support in the different aspects of the academic process.
A fifth SUPA student has been awarded an Archer fellowship. Congratulations to Priscylla Bento, who is pursuing a Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Public Policy. She will join our 4 other Archer fellows this summer for a policymaking course and an internship in Washington D.C.