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University of Iowa News Release

Sept. 24, 2003

UI Students Win Stanley Scholarships For Research Abroad

Six University of Iowa undergraduates have won Stanley Scholarships to help fund research and fieldwork abroad. Four of the students have already completed their research abroad and have returned home and two are still abroad. Stanley Scholarships are awarded to UI undergraduates who, with close advising from faculty members, undertake small-scale research projects that require travel or study abroad.

For more information, contact the International Programs grants and development office, at (319) 335-0477. Scholarship winners are listed alphabetically by hometown with Iowa hometowns first.

Iowa

ANKENY: Lindsey Grieve, a senior majoring in political science and international studies, won a $1,000 Stanley Scholarship to support her research in Durban, South Africa on the new boundaries and capabilities of the local government. She plans to return from South Africa in December.

BURLINGTON: Andrew Boyd, a sophomore studying English with a pre-medicine designation, won a $1,000 Stanley Scholarship to support his research in the Dominican Republic this past summer. The main focus of his studies was malaria control and surveillance techniques of various public health institutions.

CLARINDA: Jonathan Wiese, a junior global studies major with a pre-dentistry designation, won a $1,500 Stanley Scholarship to support his research in Quito, Ecuador, on the methods and measures of preventing dental cavities, alternative methodologies to providing dental health care and the rate and effectiveness of oral health promotion among Ecuadorian society. Wiese's research will continue through May 2004.

DUBUQUE: Robin Beining, a senior global health studies major, won a $500 Stanley Scholarship to support her research in Harare, Zimbabwe, this past summer. She studied the issues surrounding condom usage as directly related to cultural acceptance, sensitization, education and methods of availability.

NORWALK: Michael Post, a junior global studies major with a pre-medicine designation, won a $1,000 Stanley Scholarship to support his research in Tanzania, East Africa, examining the relationship between biomedicine and ethno-medicine and the interaction of the two different medical systems.

Illinois

OAK PARK: Erin Schembari, a junior studying anthropology, won a $1,000 Stanley Scholarship to support a comparative research project on the differences between education with a focus on archaeology in Italy versus the United States. This research was done in Syracuse, Sicily.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

CONTACT(S): Media: Lois Gray, 319-335-2026, lois-gray@uiowa.edu. Writer: Kent Nguyen