Graduate Students Participate in Dissertation Proposal Workshop

Friday Harbor Participants From left to right: Eloho Tobrise, Skye Naslund, Arianna Thompson, Emma Slager, Jason Young, Yanning Wei

Friday Harbor Participants
From left to right: Eloho Basikoro, Skye Naslund, Arianna Thompson, Emma Slager, Jason Young, Yanning Wei

This past weekend six UW Geography graduate students headed off to participate in a writing retreat in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island. The retreat, led by Dr. Michael Brown, was designed to help PhD students to workshop dissertation proposals. It also gives students the opportunity to find out more about one another’s research and to experience the UW’s beautiful facilities in Friday Harbor. All participants found the retreat very helpful, and are grateful for the opportunity. Funding for the event was generously provided by the Durden Fellowship and by the Friends of Geography fund.

Congratulations to Guilan Weng for a Successful Dissertation Defense!

Guilan with her Committee From left to right: Suzanne Withers, Kam Wing Chan, Guilan Weng, David Bachman, Dan Abramson

Guilan with her Committee
From left to right: Suzanne Withers, Kam Wing Chan, Guilan Weng, David Bachman, Dan Abramson

Please join us in congratulating Guilan Weng for successfully defending her dissertation, ‘Moving towards Neoliberal(izing) Urban Space? Housing and Residential Segregation in Beijing’. Her supervisory committee included Dr. Kam Wing Chan, Dr. Suzanne Withers, Dr. David Bachman, and Dr. Dan Abramson (Urban Planning, GSR). Pending the completion of minor revisions, she has fulfilled all the requirements for the doctoral degree. Congrats Guilan!