Economist to Help Lead National Think Tank
R. J. Vogt, a Haslam Scholar and senior in the College Scholars program, has won a Princeton in Asia fellowship that will allow him to spend at least a year working at a bilingual newspaper in the country of Myanmar.
Vogt, of Nashville will leave in August to work at the Myanmar Times, a weekly newspaper that is transitioning to a daily. He’ll be living in Yangon, the city formerly known as Rangoon.
The Princeton in Asia program, an independent, not-for-profit organization affiliated with Princeton University, was founded in 1898 and strives to promote goodwill, understanding, and the exchange of ideas between East and West through immersive work experiences. The program sponsors more than 150 fellowships and internships in twenty countries.
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The UT Humanities Center has announced its class of fellows for the 2015–16 academic year. The faculty and graduate student fellowship recipients will be afforded a full year in the Humanities Center to pursue their respective research projects.
“The humanities are crucial to our development as thoughtful citizens capable of thinking critically in an ever increasingly complex world,” said Thomas Heffernan, director of the Humanities Center. “Our knowledge of our historical traditions is an indispensable guide to an enlightened future.”