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Seventeen from Stanford earn Fulbright, related grants
STANFORD -- Seventeen Stanford students and recent graduates have won Fulbright and related grants for overseas study and research, according to the Overseas Resource Center at the Bechtel International Center.
Fourteen won full Fulbright Grants and three others earned DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Awards, center coordinator Lisa H. Park said June 27.
Congress created the Fulbright Program in 1946, just after World War II, to foster mutual understanding among nations through educational and cultural exchanges. The late Sen. J. William Fulbright, sponsor of the legislation, saw the program as a step toward building alternatives to armed combat.
Currently, the Fulbright Program is the U.S. government's premier scholarship program. It enables students and artists to benefit from unique resources in all corners of the globe, and helps U.S. citizens gain international competence.
Each year the program awards about 800 scholarships for study and research in more than 100 nations. The Institute of International Education coordinates the annual competition for scholarships, which are for one academic year.
The Overseas Resource Center at Stanford provides information and advising on international scholarships and employment. Among other awards, the center administers the campus competition for the Rhodes, Marshall, Churchill, DAAD, Bundeskanzler and Fulbright scholarships.
Following are the names of 1994-95 winners and their academic field, graduation date (or projected date of degree), hometown, country of study and title of proposal:
Marshall Brickeen, who earned a bachelor's degree in international relations in 1995, of Vallejo, will study economic development in Germany: "Economics of German unification and the development of labor quality."
Charles Call, a doctoral student in political science (1997), of Mountain View, will study in El Salvador: "Police reforms, civil-military relations and democratization of El Salvador."
Ross Forman, a doctoral student in comparative literature (1996), of Potomac, Md., will study in Brazil: "Decadence in connection with nationalism, race and gender in 19th-century Brazilian fiction."
Michelle Friedland, who earned a bachelor's degree in population biology in 1994, of Westfield, N.J., will study ethics in the United Kingdom: "Environmental ethics dealing with future generations and population growth."
Carlos Gallegos, who earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering in 1995, of Vadito, N.M., will study in Germany: "Environmentally safe construction techniques in foundation engineering."
Jean Kim, who earned a bachelor's degree in English in 1995, of Skokie, Ill., will study East Asian literature in Korea: "Literature by contemporary Korean women writers and the conflict between Korea's patriarchal heritage and their growing independence."
Derek Lewitton, who earned a law degree in 1995, of Overland Park, Kan., will study in South Africa: "Political and economic integration of black townships and white cities."
Shan Liu, who earned bachelor's degrees in public policy and in biological sciences in 1995, of Los Altos, will study public health in Honduras: "Program and evaluate Honduran high school AIDS education."
Elizabeth McKenna, who earned a law degree in 1994, of Pacific Palisades, will study in Mexico: "Changes in Mexican law concerning the right to have a lawyer during interrogation and enforcement of this right."
Michelle Rhee, who earned a bachelor's degree in human biology in 1995, of Dayton, Ohio, will study infectious diseases in Zimbabwe: "Examination of mycobacterial antigens that generate a large immune response."
Emily Schaffer, who earned a bachelor's degree in linguistics in 1995, of Chicago, will study while serving as a teaching assistant in France: "Teaching English in French secondary schools."
John Shank, a doctoral student in history (1997), of Palo Alto, will study cultural and intellectual history in France: "Intellectual, cultural and social history of the reception of Newtonianism in 18th-century France."
Eric Yoon, who earned a bachelor's degree in international relations in 1994, of Los Angeles, will study while serving as a teaching assistant in Korea: "Teaching English in Korea."
Deborah Zetes, a doctoral candidate in applied mechanics (1996), of Napa, will study engineering and biology in the United Kingdom: "Validation of an analytical model for motion of the cilia bundle of the outer hair cell of the inner ear."
Andrew Elia, who earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry in 1995, of Santa Barbara, will study in Germany: "Creating a disulfide bridge in bacteriorhodopsin to capture and analyze intermediate M."
Christian Heath, who earned a bachelor's degree in German studies in 1995, of Wichita, Kan., will study modern German literature in Germany: "Innovation in the German novel since the late 1950s."
Bruce Lidl, a doctoral student in history (1998), of San Francisco, will study in Germany: "Process of ideological reform in the post-World War II German Social Democratic Party."
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