WRITER: SOK LIN LIM
CONTACT: VANESSA SHELTON
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0010; fax (319) 384-0024
UI students receive 1997-98 Fulbright grants
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Seven University of Iowa students have received Fulbright
or related grants to conduct research abroad during the 1997-98 academic
The Fulbright Program, designed to "increase mutual understanding
between the people of the United States and the people of other countries,"
awards some 4,000 grants each year to American students, teachers and scholars
to study, teach and conduct research around the world, and to foreign nationals
to engage in similar activities in the United States. Approximately 1,600
U.S. grantees will travel abroad in 1997-98 semester.
Fulbright grants cover all transportation and educational costs, and
provide a maintenance allowance based on living costs in the host country.
Individuals are selected on the basis of academic and professional qualifications,
plus their ability and willingness to share ideas and experiences with
people of diverse cultures.
For more information about the Fulbright Program, call the UI Study
Abroad Office at (319) 335-0353.
EDITORS: Receipt of this release indicates that a UI student from your
readership area has been awarded a Fulbright or related grant for the 1997-98
Lori J. Runkle, a doctoral student in Planning, Policy and Leadership
Studies in International and Comparative Education from Humboldt, will
study "Reforming Educational Policy to Benefit University Women in
Kenya."Santhi Hejeebu, a doctoral student in economics from Randallstown,
Md., will study "From Firm to Government: A Microeconomics Analysis
of the English East India Company" in India.
Michael L. Lewis, a doctoral student in American Studies from Okeechobee,
Fla., will study "The Biodiversity Ideal and the Formation of Indian
Biosphere Reserves" in India.
Christopher N. Moon, a doctoral student in history from Fayetville,
Ga., will study "European Unity: Ideal, Reality and the Making of
a University" in the European Union.
Cherie L. Sampson, of Superior, Wis., who has a UI master's degree in
art/architecture history, will study "Suomi: A Forest Culture"
in Finland. This will entail studying ancient Finnish nomadic culture and
contemporary environmental issues.
Rima Vesely, of Rockford, Ill., who received a UI bachelor's degree
in journalism in May, will study "Language Education Policy in South
Jeanne M. Thompson, a doctoral student in musicology and history from
Iowa City, who also received a related grant from the Netherlands-America
Foundation, to study "Music between Collaboration and Resistance in
Nazi-Occupied Holland" in the Netherlands. The goal of this grant
is to maintain and strengthen the ties between The Netherlands and United