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Release: Feb. 24, 2000

Desmond named UI 2000 Global Scholar

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- University of Iowa associate professor of American studies Jane Desmond has received the 2000 Global Scholar Award.

Desmond will analyze the intellectual practices of American studies in a number of foreign countries including Germany, Poland, Japan and Vietnam, in order to develop a model of comparative American studies.

Global Scholars discontinue half their usual teaching, advising, administrative and service responsibilities for two consecutive years. The award takes the shape of a developmental assignment for one semester each year, during which the scholar will spend time in one or more foreign countries. Two Global Scholar Awards may be given annually, for a total of four scholars in any given year.