Congratulations also go to Alison Duvall for her Honorable Mention.  

Dan's dissertation is titled: "Climate Dynamics of the Late Paleozoic Ice Age".

Alison's dissertation is on "The Evolution of the Tibetan Plateau: Insights from the Deformation and Erosion History of Northern Tibet and the Surrounding Region".

The Rackham Graduate School ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award recognizes exceptional and unusually interesting work produced by doctoral students in the last phase of their graduate work. The awards ceremony is scheduled for April 26, 2012 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Rackham Amphitheatre.