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CONTACT: LOIS GRAY
International Programs
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-2026
e-mail: lois-gray@uiowa.edu

Release: Immediate

UI presents workshop on international research options for students

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Students interested in learning how to find money to support research projects overseas will have the opportunity Wednesday, Oct. 15, to hear from three UI professors who are familiar with students conducting international research.

University of Iowa International Programs is sponsoring a workshop for graduate and undergraduate students, "Conducting International Research," from 4:30-6 p.m. in the International Center Lounge.

The workshop will focus on the value of exploring another culture by conducting research in foreign countries. Laurie Graham, associate professor in anthropology; Scott McNabb, associate professor in education; and Burt Kross, associate professor in preventive medicine, will discuss how to develop a project and write a grant proposal for funding. Several students who have conducted research abroad with scholarship support will talk about what actually happens in the field. The workshop will also provide information on a variety of international scholarships, internships, and fellowships.

UI International Programs consists of a number of offices, centers, degree programs, academic programs, research projects and services. Organized under the associate provost and dean for international programs, these units serve to further internationalize the campus and community and promote global scholarship, research and teaching.

The International Center is located at the end of Ferson Avenue in Iowa City, off of Park Road or by foot up the stairway from Riverside Drive.

For more information, contact Marie Williamson, UI International Programs, at (319) 335-1436 or Phil Carls, UI Office for Study Abroad, at (319) 335-0354.

10/6/97