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Release: June 29, 1999

UI students receive T. Anne Cleary International Dissertation Fellowship

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Twenty-two University of Iowa doctoral students received the T. Anne Cleary International Dissertation Research Fellowship for the 1999-2000 academic year.

Fellowships are awarded annually to doctoral candidates to provide funds to conduct dissertation research outside of the United States. The fellowship program, initiated in 1993, is part of the Graduate College’s commitment to international education at the UI.

The fellowship is named in honor of the late T. Anne Cleary, associate vice president for academic affairs and professor in the division of psychological and quantitative foundations, for her strong commitment to the ideals of international education in all of its many forms.

Listed below are the recipients, their departments, dissertation topics or areas of research, and their country of study:

EDITOR’S NOTE: Receipt of this release indicates that a student from your readership area is a winner of the 1999-2000 T. Anne Cleary International Dissertation Research Fellowship awards. Students whose hometown is in Iowa are listed first.

IOWA

DES MOINES: Patrick Conyers, who is working on a doctorate in history, will study "Changing Habits: The Early Years of Savigny’s Congregation and Its Dealings with the Cistercians, 1105-1180," in France; Paul Custer, who is working on a doctorate in history, will study "Gender and the Working Class in Lancashire During the Industrial Revolution, c. 1770-1825," in the United Kingdom; David Eick, who is working on a doctorate in French and Italian, will study "Defining Enlightenment: Dictionary Wars in Eighteenth-Century France," in France.

IOWA CITY: Rhawn Denniston, who is working on a doctorate in geology, will study "The Use of Speleothems as Paleoclimatic Records of the Late Quaternary from Nepal, the Northern Midwest, and the Southern Midwest," in Nepal; Cynthia Goody, who is working on a doctorate in planning, policy and leadership studies, will study "How Guatemalan Women Acquire and Use Nutrition Education to Care For Their Families," in Guatemala; Joelle Neulander, who is working on a doctorate in history, will travel to France and study French radio of the 1930s and how the programmers’ perceptions of the French family and culture affected broadcast schedules, programming choices and program content; Anne Stapleton, who is working on a doctorate in English, will study "National Narratives: Mapping the Transdialect of Scottish Social Dance Through Post-Culloden Literature," in England and Scotland.

NORWALK: Donna Parsons, who is working on an ad-hoc interdisciplinary Ph.D. in music, will study, "Their Voices Sing True and Clear: British Women Writers and Classical Music 1860-1920," in the United Kingdom.

CALIFORNIA

PASADENA: Aaron Magnan-Park, who is working on a doctorate in communication studies, will study "Hong Kong Action Cinema’s Transnational Reception in France," in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong and People’s Republic of China.

LOS ANGELES: Michelle Ramirez, who is working on a doctorate in anthropology, will study "Bodies of Diversity: Menopause, Experience and Meaning in Urban Oaxaca, Mexico," in Mexico.

GEORGIA

MILLEDGEVILLE: Rudyard Alcocer, who is working on a doctorate in comparative literature, will study "Transculturation and Textuality in the Hispanic Caribbean: Why the Sun Never Sets on the British," in Puerto Rico.

PENNSYLVANIA

COLLEGEVILLE: Eileen Moyer, who is working on a doctorate in anthropology, will study "Kids These Days: Youth, AIDS and the Changing Times in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania," in Tanzania.

TEXAS

HOUSTON: Jessica Locheed, who is working on a doctorate in art and art history, will study "Degas, Mallarme and Symbolist Aesthetics," in France.

UTAH

MURRAY: Matthew Faerber, who is working on a doctorate in music, will study "Manuel Cardoso, Portuguese, with a performance edition of Missa Miserere mihi Domine," in Portugal.

CHINA

XUZHOU: Yucheng Qin, who is working on a doctorate in history, will study "The Six Chinese Companies and Late Qing Policy Toward the Exclusion, 1848-1911," in China.

GHANA

DZELUKOPE-KETA: Kafui Etsey, who is working on a doctorate in curriculum and instruction, will study "Teaching Ghanaian Students Comprehension Enhancing Strategies through the Use of Think Alouds," in Ghana.

JAPAN

MATSUYAMA CITY: Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano, who is working on a doctorate in comparative literature, will study "The Production of Modernity in Japanese National Cinema: Shochiku Kamata Style in the 1920s and 1930s," in Japan.

MALAYSIA

SUBANG JAYA: Kian Lim Beh, who is working on a doctorate in science education, will study "An investigation of college physics students’ understanding of resistive parallel electric circuits in a Malaysian context," in Malaysia.

MEXICO

MEXICO CITY: Maria Somuano, who is working on a doctorate in political science, will study "Public Participation in Non-governmental Organizations and Civic Organizations: Its Impact on the Mexican Democratization Process," in Mexico.

TAIWAN

ILAN: Wen-Shu Lai, who is working on a doctorate in art education and curriculum and instruction, will study "The Impact on Taiwanese Children’s Art Making from an Art Curriculum which in itself is a Search for Meaning," in Taiwan.

KENYA

THIKA: Nancy Muturi, who is working on a doctorate in journalism and mass communication, will study in Kenya, "A Reproductive Health Approach to Family Planning: Toward Strategic Communication for Development in Kenya."

UNITED KINGDOM

HEMEL HEMPSTEAD: Nathan Godley, who is working on a doctorate in history, will study "’Almost-Finished Frenchmen’: The Jews of Algeria and the Question of French National Identity, 1830-1962," in France.