WRITER: SOK LIN LIM
CONTACT: LOIS GRAY
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: June 6, 2000
UI students win scholarships for international 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 have developed small-scale research projects
on international topics that require travel abroad.
For more information, contact the UI Office for Study Abroad at (319) 335-0353.
Scholarship winners with descriptions of their projects are listed alphabetically
by hometown with Iowa hometowns listed first:
ALTOONA: Tracy Jean Lawson, a junior anthropology and Spanish major,
will conduct a research project in Patzcuaro, a town in the state of Michoacan
in Mexico's central highlands. She will spend two months talking to families
with at least one member who is a migrant worker in the United States and
children of migrant workers. Michoacan is one of the largest feeder states
for immigration to the United States.
COUNCIL BLUFFS: Molly Burns, a senior art education major, will be
student teaching in Bangalore, India, and will investigate how multiculturalism
takes shape in an English- speaking school outside the United States.
HAWARDEN: Amber Ruyter, a senior geography and Spanish major, will
conduct research in Oaxaca, Mexico, where she will explore the changing relations
of coffee production in the context of demands for the certification of traditionally
SIGOURNEY: Juliana Waechter, a sophomore anthropology and art major,
will deepen her knowledge of archaeological methodology in Verberie, a late
Upper Paleolithic field site on the bank of the Oise River in France.
STONE CITY: Anne Haggerson, a junior anthropology and Spanish major
with a Portuguese minor, will conduct her research in Salvador, Brazil. She
will investigate how the explicit African symbols and physical demands of
Capoeira, a stylized martial art unique to Brazil, supports Afro-Brazilian
street children in their efforts to build healthy relationships, gain physical
control and understand their African heritage.
COAL VALLEY: Quinn O'Keefe, a junior Russian and history major, will
do her research in Moscow. She will trace U.S. economic and commercial involvement
in Russia before and after the 1998 economic crisis to determine which factors
play an influential role in U.S. economic involvement and how these factors
have affected the commitment of U.S. corporations and enterprises to Russia.