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Weixel Wins Best Dissertation

Each year the University of Minnesota Graduate School recognizes the University's top recent PhD graduates by presenting "best dissertation" awards in four broad disciplinary areas. The recipients receive an honorarium of $1000. The department is proud to announce that Beth Weixel (PhD 2009) won the 2010 Best Dissertation Award in Arts & Humanities for "The Forest and Social Change in Early Modern English Literature, 1590-1700." Her adviser was Professor John Watkins. Weixel is currently assistant professor at Western Kentucky University.