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Release: August 11, 1999

Ten UI students receive Stanley Fellowships for Graduate Research

IOWA CITY, Iowa —Ten University of Iowa students have been awarded the Stanley Fellowship for Graduate Student Research Abroad. The Stanley Fellowships were created for Iowa graduate students who are interested in career or research possibilities abroad. Students in all fields of study are encouraged to apply.

For more information, contact the Center for International and Comparative Studies at (319) 335-0368.

The following is a list of winners according to hometowns, which are all in Iowa:

CORALVILLE: Shannon Fogg is a doctoral student in history. While in Paris, France, she will research the daily lives of French women during World War II to better understand how women balanced their personal survival with an ideological commitment to republicanism; John Palmer is a doctoral student in social foundations of education. He will conduct research in Seoul, Korea, to expand upon the racial and ethnic identity development literature by including the voices and experiences of Korean Americans who return to Korea.

IOWA CITY: Vidya Athreya is a doctoral student in ecology and evolutionary biology. She will study in Barro Colorado Island, Panama, to examine the effect of tropical forest fragmentation on the population and genetic structure of the strangler figs, an important tropical resource; Jason Carter is an M.A./doctoral student in anthropology. He will conduct research in the Republic of the Marshall Islands on the grass-roots social movement, Youth to Youth in Health, and its founder, the late Darlene Keju-Johnson, in order to give an understanding of why the program has been so successful in addressing colonial problems; Stephanie Jurk is a doctoral student in molecular ecology and evolution. She will conduct research in Baja and Sonora, Mexico, investigating the genetic structure of senita, a Sonoran Desert columnar cactus, and its species-specific pollinator, the senita moth; Thomas McLean is a doctoral student in British literature. He will conduct research in London, England, to "recover the presence of Polish and Hungarian immigrants in British literary history, to analyze the way these immigrants were represented in British media and to consider the social and political implications of such representations in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.";
Donna Parsons is a doctoral student in music and literature. She will review the Society of Women Musicians archival materials in London, England, to gain an understanding of women's difficulties in entering the male dominated music world; Srikanth Reddy is a master of fine arts student in creative writing. He will live in Hyderabad, India, where he will write poems about the culture, history and landscape of the area that will be used in his master's thesis. He will also become fluent in the regional language (Telugu) in order to translate Telugu lyric poetry to also be used in his thesis; Dawn Simon is a doctoral student in molecular evolution. She will conduct research in Gottingen, Germany, to determine the evolutionary history in lichen-forming algae of a particular group I intron.

LYNNVILLE: Dawn Sly-Terpstra is a doctoral student in anthropology. She will begin research for her dissertation, "Mothers', choices, babies', voices: Maternal decision-making and infant health in Micronesia," by examining the effects of maternal decision-making on prenatal, neonatal and infant health in the Republic of Palau