WRITER: MARTI TIEDEMAN
CONTACT: LOIS GRAY
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: July 30, 1999
UI undergraduates win Stanley Scholarships for research
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:
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."
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.