In New 'Short Talks,' Rom Discusses Impact of the Distinguished Doctoral Fellowships and Doctoral Academy Fellowships
This month's Short Talks from the Hill features Curt Rom, interim dean of the Graduate School and International Education.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Distinguished Doctoral Fellowships and Doctoral Academy Fellowships, made possible by a $300 million gift to the University of Arkansas from the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation - at the time, the largest gift given to a public university.
In the podcast, Rom discusses the goal of these nationally competitive fellowships.
"The idea was by providing these kind of fellowships and attracting this top talent and placing them across important fields of discovery and innovation at the university, it was equivalent to the idea that 'high tide raises all ships.' That when you put a top scholar in a laboratory or a studio or an innovation enterprise, everybody around them gets lifted up by that talent."
You can listen to Rom here or by visiting arkansasresearch.uark.edu, the home of research and economic development news at the University of Arkansas.
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