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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 Colleges 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:
EDITORS 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.
DES MOINES: Patrick Conyers, who is working on a doctorate in history,
will study "Changing Habits: The Early Years of Savignys 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.
PASADENA: Aaron Magnan-Park, who is working on a doctorate in communication
studies, will study "Hong Kong Action Cinemas Transnational Reception
in France," in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong and Peoples Republic of
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.
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.
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.
HOUSTON: Jessica Locheed, who is working on a doctorate in art and
art history, will study "Degas, Mallarme and Symbolist Aesthetics," in France.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,"
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,"
ILAN: Wen-Shu Lai, who is working on a doctorate in art education
and curriculum and instruction, will study "The Impact on Taiwanese Childrens
Art Making from an Art Curriculum which in itself is a Search for Meaning,"
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."
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.