February 16, 2017

Appointments, honors and activities

Student honors:

- Graduate students Alzbeta Hajkova (philosophy) and Keturah Nix (American studies) were among 30 fellows selected for the 2018 Predoctoral Career Diversity Workshop. The initiative is organized by the Humanity Without Walls consortium, funded by a grant by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and housed at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The workshop aims to prepare doctoral students for a variety of careers both within and outside academia, including work in the public and private sectors. Hajkova’s research focuses on the pluralism of ideas within a democracy. Nix’s research focuses on the historical and pop culture implications of the term “hustle” in the African-American community, connecting the concept of the “self-made man” to the entrepreneurial spirit of African-Americans in achieving the American dream.

- Ruisheng Zhang, a doctoral student studying history, received a 2018 Rockefeller Archive Center Research Stipend to support his work at the archives. Zhang is conducting research on Chinese-American agricultural relations during the era of the Republic of China.



- Krannert School of Management’s MBA program was ranked in the top 10 worldwide by Find MBA in the following career placement areas: manufacturing/industrial management, operations management, retail/consumer goods and supply chain management. To compile its rankings, Find MBA considered employment data, concentrations, existing rankings, international balance and location. For more information, visit https://find-mba.com/lists

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