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PhD candidate receives Outstanding Graduate Research Award


Haley Schneider, PhD Candidate, has been selected to receive the College of the Liberal Arts' Raymond E. Lombra and Roberta Lombra Outstanding Graduate Research Award.  This award recognizes a top published paper authored by a graduate student in the college. Haley’s article, “Deliberative Topoi and the Pull of the Future: Bridging Disparate Visions of Dresden Elbe Valley,” is based on a chapter of her master's thesis, “Utopian Rhetorics: Space and Time in the United Nations' Pursuit of Utopian Progress." Specifically, Haley analyzes deliberations over the listing and subsequent de-listing due to construction of the Waldschlösschen Bridge (Waldschlößchenbrücke) of the Dresden Elbe Valley as a United Nations World Heritage Site. This site is one of only two that have been de-listed by the U.N., making this research unique and potentially groundbreaking to scholars in several disciplines. The article was recently published in Rhetoric Society Quarterly.