CONTACT: LOIS GRAY
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: July 25, 2001
UI students receive Fulbright grants for research, study abroad
IOWA CITY, Iowa Six University of Iowa students have been awarded prestigious
Fulbright Grants to study and conduct research abroad during the 2001-2002
The United States Congress created the Fulbright Program in the aftermath
of World War II to foster mutual understanding among nations through education
and cultural exchanges. The late Senator J. William Fulbright, sponsor of
the legislation, saw it as a step toward building an alternative to armed
conflict. Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has supported
more than 225,000 U.S. and foreign students and scholars.
For more information about the Fulbright program, call Phil Carls, Fulbright
Program Adviser, at the UI Office for Study Abroad at (319) 335-0353 or visit
the following Web site: http://www.uiowa.edu/~uiabroad/financing/fulbright.htm.
UI Fulbright recipients for 2001-2002 are listed according to hometown with
Iowa hometowns listed first:
CORALVILLE: Melissa Moll, a graduate student in music, will study organ with
Jon Laukvik, professor or organ and harpsichord, at the Staatliche Hochschule
fur Musik in Stuttgart, Germany.
IOWA CITY: Andrew Gilligan, a graduate student in comparative literature
and translation, will travel to Switzerland to work with author Peter Bichsel
on a translation of his latest novel, "Cherubin Hammer und Cherubin Hammer."
CHICAGO: Gitti Salami, a Ph.D. candidate in African art history, will examine
the artistic practices of the annual New Yam Festivals throughout rural Yakurr
communities in southeastern Nigeria.
ORLAND PARK: Joseph Wzorek, who graduated in May 2001 with a B.A. in psychology,
will assist in teaching English language and American studies to German high
school students and will continue his own studies of German language, culture
BOWLING GREEN: Jacinda Townsend, who graduated in May 2001 with an M.F.A.
in creative writing, will study literature at the Universite de Cocody in
Abidjan, Ivory Coast, and write a fictional account of a young American who,
using new DNA technology, was able to trace his "roots" to a specific
family in Abidjan.
METUCHEN: Sarah McCann, M.F.A. who graduated in May 2001 with an M.F.A. in
creative writing, will travel to Athens, Greece, to work on her own poetry
and to translate contemporary women poets in Greece.