WRITER: JESSICA SNOWDEN
CONTACT: LOIS GRAY
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: June 14, 2001
UI undergraduates win Stanley scholarships for international research,
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Seven University of Iowa students have been awarded Stanley
Undergraduate Scholarships for International Research. Stanley Scholarships
are awarded to UI undergraduates who, with close advising from faculty members,
undertake small-scale research projects that require travel or study abroad.
For more information, contact the UI Office for Study Abroad at (319) 335-0353.
Scholarship winners are listed alphabetically by hometown with Iowa hometowns
COLUMBUS JUNCTION: Joseph Bohling, a senior history major, will travel
to France this summer to research a period of French history in the late 1800s
when Phylloxera vastatrix, an insect thought to have arrived in France from
the United States, devastated French vineyards. He will explore the complex
interactions that took place between the two countries as they worked together
to overcome the Phylloxera blight.
MUSCATINE: Merideth Bentley, a senior global studies major, will study
at Moscow State University in Russia during the 2001-2002 academic year and
will research how the Moscow Helsinki Group, a Russian human rights organization,
was able to challenge the Soviet regime on its human rights abuses and hold
it internally subject to international law;
Marie Logsden, a junior global studies major, will study in Mexico
during the fall semester through the Center for Global Education at Augsburg
College and will research the barriers to reproductive health among women
in Cuernavaca, Mexico.
REINBECK: Janee Johnson, a junior history and South Asian Studies
major, will travel to India and the United Kingdom this summer to research
Jayachamarajendra Wodeyar, the last Maharaja of Mysore before independence.
FAYETTEVILLE: Rachel Kunze, a junior Chinese and French major, will
participate in the Council Study Abroad Program in Beijing during the 2001-2002
academic year and will research contemporary Peking Opera performance practice.
WILMETTE: Kevin Agnew, a senior anthropology major, will conduct research
in Ecuador this summer. He will investigate how indigenous groups in Otavolo
respond to the reality of economic globalization by examining the economic
and social dynamics of the San Juan Fiesta.
LARAMIE: Lisa Devine, a junior anthropology and Chinese major, will
attend an archaeology fieldwork school in China this summer and compare Chinese
and U.S. archaeological methodologies.