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University of Iowa News Release

July 12, 2004

UI Students Receive Stanley Scholarships For International Research, Fieldwork

Three University of Iowa undergraduates have been awarded the Stanley Undergraduate Scholarships for International Research/Fieldwork. These scholarships are awarded to UI undergraduates who undertake small-scale research projects that require travel or study abroad.

For more information, please contact the International Programs Office of Research and Development at 319-335-0477.

The Office of Research and Development is part of International Programs, which consists of a number of offices, centers, degree programs, academic programs, research projects and services. Organized under the associate provost for academic programs and dean for international programs, these units serve to further internationalize the campus and community and promote global scholarship, research and teaching.

Scholarship winners are listed alphabetically by hometown:

CEDAR RAPIDS: Carrie Schuettpelz, a sophomore majoring in anthropology and political science in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has won a Stanley Scholarship for Research and Fieldwork Abroad. She is traveling to Romania this summer to study the role of gymnastics in Romania as a symbol of national identity.

IOWA CITY: Lori Eiserman, a senior majoring in interdepartmental studies in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, with a certificate in American Indian and native studies, has won a Stanley Scholarship for Research and Fieldwork Abroad. She will travel to Australia in July. The focus of her project will be on social and ethical concerns surrounding the integration of traditional healing practices into mainstream Australian society.

IOWA CITY: Noah Miles, a junior studying Japanese language and literature in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has won a Stanley Scholarship for Research and Fieldwork Abroad. He will travel to Japan this summer to study the representation of American baseball players in Japanese media in order to examine how the Japanese view Americans.

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