CONTACT: GARY GALLUZZO
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0009; fax (319) 384-0024
UI students receive Stanley scholarships for research abroad
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Four University of Iowa students have been awarded
1997 Stanley Scholarships for Undergraduate Research and Fieldwork Abroad
The $2,000 awards, provided by the Stanley-UI Foundation, are awarded
to students who have, in close consultation with faculty members, developed
well-conceived, small-scale research or fieldwork projects on international
topics that require travel abroad. The awards are administered by the UI
Study Abroad Center.
The student award-winners, their hometowns, UI majors and projects are:
* William Heintz, of Solon, a senior anthropology major who
will study the use, administration and sale of medicinal herbs within the
context of illness treatment in Oaxaca, Mexico, in the summer of 1997.
* Becka Kass, of Spencer, a junior geography major with a minor
in art and a Global Health Certificate who studied the health effects of
pesticide usage on coffee farm workers in Kenya, from January to May 1997.
* Brian King, of Des Moines, a junior anthropology and psychology
double major who is studying the cultural, environmental and economic implications
of game park tourism in Kenya, from May to August 1997.
* Katharine Larsen, of Mason City, a global studies major with
a political science minor who is conducting research on the effects of
regional instability on Bosnian teenagers, May through August 1997 in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
For more information about the Stanley Undergraduate Scholarships for
International Research and Fieldwork Abroad, contact the UI Study Abroad
Center, 28 International Center, (319) 335-0353.
The UI Study Abroad Center is part of the Office of International Education
and Services (OIES). The OIES provides foreign student advising and educational
and study abroad programming and works to increase the cross-cultural understanding
and skills of UI students, faculty and community members. About 2,000 foreign
students and scholars representing an estimated 100 countries study and
work at the UI, and each year more than 400 UI students study abroad in
and exchanges in more than 35 countries.