WRITER: VITALIS TORWEL
CONTACT: LOIS GRAY
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: July 18, 2002
Undergraduates Win Stanley Scholarships For International Work
Six 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 Blythe Burkhardt at (319) 335-1436. Scholarship
winners are listed alphabetically by hometown with Iowa hometowns first.
ANKENY: Bian Li, ($2,500) a sophomore economics and global studies major,
will travel to Kenya this summer to investigate the impact of health constraints
to women's empowerment and rural agricultural development through the ICIPE
Biovision project, an integrated approach to human health and habitat management
CHEROKEE: Charles French, ($1,000) a senior art education major, will undertake
a research in China during the fall semester. The field research project will
focus on ancient kiln sites and ceramics of China. Charles will assist Bunny
McBride, UI professor of art and art history in the research project, which
is a continuation of McBride's study undertaken in 1999-00.
CRESCO: Tamara Herold, ($2,000) a junior nursing major and global studies
minor, will travel to India this summer to undertake field research. The project
will be a preliminary study, consisting of interviews of relocated tribal
women with tuberculosis in rural Southern India, to create culturally aware
implementation of a tuberculosis treatment program in the Swami Vivekananda
Youth Movement (SVYM) Clinic.
OTTUMWA: Catherine Diebold ($1,000), a senior environmental science and African
studies major, will travel to South Africa during the summer to study the
factors influencing group formation as a predator defense mechanism in captive
Jackass Penguins. The effects of light levels will be recorded over a two-month
period at the East London Aquarium in East London, South Africa.
SUGARLAND: Charles Chang ($2,000) a senior nursing major and global health
studies minor, will conduct research in Cuba this summer. His research project
is a qualitative preliminary investigation of the Chinese Cuban community
in Havana, Cuba. The focus of the research will be on the Chinese Cubans
choice of health modalities, and whether they seek Western medical advice,
natural medicine, or medical pluralism which is where they utilize both types
of medicine when they get sick.
YAMANASHI: Kazuko Horiuchi, ($1,000) a junior global studies major, will
travel to Gambia this summer to under take a field research. The research
will focus on spatial distribution of disease patterns in Gambian children,
as well as the distribution of safe water, primary health care and health
education facilities in The Gambia. It will also look at the use of geographic
information systems (GIS) for health care surveillance and its effectiveness
in The Gambia.