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Ryan Eichberger Wins 2020 Best Dissertation Award

July 1, 2020
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Congratulations to Ryan Eichberger (PhD in RSTC, 2019), winner of the University of Minnesota Graduate School's prestigious "Best Dissertation Award" in Arts & Humanities for 2020.  This is a considerable honor for Ryan, his dissertation advisor Dan Philippon, and for the RSTC program. Ryan's dissertation is titled, "Imaging Environmental Belonging in a Wounded World: Toward a Visual Rhetoric for the Anthropocene." He is currently an adjunct professor at St. Olaf College.

About the award: A student from each of four groups – arts and humanities, biological and life sciences, physical sciences and engineering, and social sciences and education – was chosen by faculty from the broad disciplinary area. Selections were based on the originality and importance of the research, as well as the potential for the student to make an unusually significant contribution to their field. The award consists of a $1,000 honorarium.