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Release: July 19, 2000

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UI students receive Cleary International Dissertation Fellowships

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Twenty University of Iowa doctoral students received the T. Anne Cleary International Dissertation Research Fellowship for the 2000-2001 academic year.

Fellowships are awarded annually to doctoral candidates to provide funds to conduct dissertation research outside of the United States. The fellowship program, initiated in 1993 by UI Graduate College Dean Leslie Sims, is part of the Graduate College's commitment to international education at the UI. The fellowships are administered by UI International Programs.

The fellowship is named in honor of the late T. Anne Cleary, associate vice president for academic affairs and professor in the division of psychological and quantitative foundations, for her strong commitment to the ideals of international education in all of its many forms.

For more information on the fellowships, call Graduate College Assistant Dean Sandra Barkan, at 335-2136 or Julie Blair, International Programs, at 335-0488.

Fellowship recipients, their departments, dissertation topics or areas of research, and their country of study are listed alphabetically by hometown with Iowa hometowns listed first.


CORALVILLE: Lisa Kelley, a doctoral student in nursing, will study "Elders in St. Lucia: Status and Care Systems Phase 2 and 3," in West Indies.

DES MOINES: David Eick, a doctoral in French and Italian, will study "Defining the Enlightenment: Dictionary Wars in Eighteenth-Century France," in France.

IOWA CITY: Ned Bertz, a doctoral student in history, will study "Everyday Encounters: Nationalism, Race, and the Indian Diaspora in Tanzania," in Tanzania, India and the United Kingdom; Raymond Costain, a doctoral student in journalism and mass communication, will study "Labor Journalism as Subculture: The Demise of Canadian Press Labor Beat, 1972-1989," in Canada; Katherine Dernbach, a doctoral student in anthropology, will study "Spirits in Conflict: Gender, Alcohol and Spirit Possession in Chuuk, Micronesia," in the Federated States of Micronesia; Damon Franke, a doctoral student in English, will study "Modern Heresies, a Study of Religion, Heresy and Paganism in Late Victorian and Modern Britain," in England and Canada; William Whittaker, a doctoral student in anthropology, will study "Zooarchaeological Analysis of Native Local Economic Systems in the Roman Imperial Frontier," in the Netherlands.

MARION: Andrea Kann, a doctoral student in art history, will study "Virtually a Pilgrim: Medieval Travel Literature and the Paintings of Rogier van der Weyden," in England, Belgium, Germany, Austria and France.


MIAMI: Lars Peterson, a doctoral student in French and Italian, will study "French Cultural Weeklies and the Politicization of Literary Paris (1930-40)," in France.


AURORA: Nancy Hayes, a doctoral student in curriculum and instruction, will study "Everyday Literacy in the Lives of Spanish Adults," in Spain.


LOUISVILLE: Catherine Adams, a doctoral student in art history, will study "Annette Messager: Post-1968 French Avant-Garde in the Feminine," in France.


MINNEAPOLIS: Shuqin Guo, a doctoral student in psychological and quantitative foundation in education, will study "A Multidimensional Analysis of Reading English as a Secondary Language by Native Speakers of Chinese," in China.


MANCHESTER: John Dawson, a doctoral student in geoscience, will study "Morphology and Evolution of the Coral Genera Anomocora, Asterosmilia, and Montastraea from Neogene to the Recent in the Caribbean," in Panama.


CORVALLIS: Amy Trautwein, a doctoral student in philosophy, will study "Assessing Stability in the Bedrock of Knowledge: Memory, Philosophy, and Neuroscience," in England.


KELAYRES: Michelle Scatton, a doctoral student in French and Italian, will study "The Representation of Domestic Space in Post-World War II Film and Literature," in France.


RICHARDSON: Shannon Fogg, a doctoral student in history, will study "Material Shortages, Daily Interactions, and Female Resistance in Vichy France," in France.


SANTAFE DE BOGOTA: Consuelo Guayara, a doctoral student in geography, will study "Construction of Environmental Discourses in Colombia and Brazil: Convergence of Scales, Material Practices and Discursive Configurations in the Amazon," in Brazil and Colombia.


SEOUL: Jung-Bong Choi, a doctoral student in communication studies, will study "The Symbiosis between Nationalism and Process of Globalization: A Case Study of Japan's Internationalization," in Japan.

TAEGU: Myonghwa Park, a doctoral student in nursing, will study "Korean Family Care for Institutionalized Elders with Dementia," in Korea.


TAIPEI: Eva Tsai, a doctoral student in journalism and mass communication, will study "Japanese Renai Dorama: TV Workers and the Production of "True Love" in the Shinjinrui Era," in Japan.