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Molly Polk Awarded AAUW Fellowship

Posted: May 1, 2013

We are pleased to announce that Molly Polk has been awarded a fellowship from the American Association of University Women (AAUW). AAUW advances equity for women though advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. Molly is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Geography and the Environment at the University of Texas at Austin and also serves as President of the Graduate Association of Geography Students. Her dissertation research is on the Peruvian Andes and the coupled relationships between glacial recession, land cover change, and human activity.

Ms. Polk was selected from an outstanding field of 35 applicants to receive a doctoral fellowship of $2,500 from the Austin Branch of the AAUW for the 2013-2014 academic year. Ms. Polk has been invited to speak at the annual presentation of the University of Texas at Austin Fellowship Recipients.

The AAUW endowment fund at the University of Texas was established in 1934. The Austin Branch has awarded fellowships yearly since 1985 to women doctoral candidates at The University of Texas at Austin. For more information about the AAUW and their support of women in research, visit

To learn more about Molly Polk and her contributions to the Department of Geography and the Environment, visit her profile.

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