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WRITER: MARTI TIEDEMAN
CONTACT: LOIS GRAY
International Programs
Iowa City IA 52242
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Release: July 30, 1999

UI undergraduates win Stanley Scholarships for research abroad

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Six University of Iowa students have been awarded Stanley Undergraduate Scholarships for international research/fieldwork. Stanley Scholarships are awarded to UI undergraduates who, with close advising from faculty members, conduct small-scale research projects that require travel or study abroad.

For more information, contact the UI Office for Study Abroad at (319) 335-0353.

The following students, listed alphabetically by hometown with Iowa hometowns listed first, have won Stanley Scholarships:

IOWA

CORNING: Wesley McMahon, a junior linguistics major, will study at Dar Es Salaam University in Tanzania and will research the role language plays in the implementation of information technology.

DEA MOINES: Emily Shelton, a senior double major in economics and Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, will do research in Moscow, where she will study institutional reforms in the Russian health-care system and their effects on the quality of care.

IOWA CITY: Catherine Strang, a double major in music and anthropology, will attend Butler University in Cork, Ireland, where she will take classes in Irish and Celtic archaeology and Irish studies and will complete research for a project on the traditional music of Ireland.

URBANDALE: Amy Freeman, a junior geography major, will attend the Mountain Institute and West Virginia University in Nepal to research the causes and impacts of environmental and cultural change in Sagarmatha National Park in Khumbu, Nepal.

WEBSTER CITY: Erin Johnson, a junior double major in marketing and management who is pursuing an international business certificate, will conduct research in Warsaw, Poland, "to determine whether or not expatriates who develop 'fringe ties' in their host country are more likely to exhibit a higher degree of satisfaction in international assignments."

ILLINOIS

SKOKIE: Bina Rubinson, a senior double major in global studies and English with a Spanish minor, will conduct research in Oaxaca, Mexico, studying the role La Casa, a non-profit women's organization, plays in the lives of Oaxacan women.