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Twelve students, staff member receive Fulbright Awards
STANFORD -- Twelve Stanford students and one staff member have received 1993 Fulbright scholarships for graduate study and work abroad.
Five of the winners are graduating seniors. They are Julia Novy, a human biology major who will study conservation biology in Madagascar; Bradley Bruner, a German and international relations major who will teach English to primary school students in Germany; Jeremy Woods, a history major who will conduct research in Munich on the relationship between the Catholic Church and the National Socialist Party from the 1920s through World War II; Jennifer "Grey" Fox, an environmental engineering major who will study environmental management and water resource development in New Zealand; and Cara Larson, a human biology major who will study the quality of prenatal care in the Nicaraguan health-care system.
Graduate students receiving Fulbrights included Brooke Ackerly, a master's student in political science who will study credit availability to microenterprise while she pursues intensive Bengali language study in Bangladesh; Gaylon Ferguson, a doctoral candidate in anthropology who will study the health-seeking behavior and therapeutic choices of the Yoruba people in Nigeria; and Daniel Froats, a doctoral candidate in political science who will study Austrian macroeconomic policy at Vienna's Institute for Advanced Studies.
Other graduate student Fulbright winners include Richard Hogeboom, a doctoral candidate in education who will analyze the roles that information systems play in Colombia; William Summerhill, a doctoral candidate in history who will study railways and the Brazilian economy between 1852 and 1914; Janet Kobrin, a doctoral candidate in history who will study the rhetoric of patriotism in the United Kingdom during World War I; and Ana Urrutia, a doctoral candidate in Spanish who will study the works of Miguel de Unamuno at the University of Salamanca.
Ben Fuller, who received a master's degree in international policy studies and is now coordinator of Stanford's Overseas Resource Center, has received a Fulbright to pursue coursework in political science and business at the Free University of Berlin. He also will do an internship at the university's Office of External Relations.
About 40 percent of the Stanford students who applied for Fulbright Awards this year received funding for graduate study from Fulbright or other sources.
The Fulbright Award program was founded by Sen. William J. Fulbright after World War II as a means of promoting international education and exchange. The awards provide tuition and expenses for one year of graduate study abroad.
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