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STUDENTS WIN GRANTS TO FINANCE STUDY ABROAD

May 25, 1992

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The Kansas University Office of Study Abroad recently announced the names of KU students who will study abroad for the 1992-93 academic year with Fulbright, Graduate Direct Exchange and other graduate study abroad grants.

Jennifer Cavitt, Prairie Village senior in human biology, and Karen Stansifer, Lawrence master's degree candidate in historical administration and museum studies, have received Fulbright Travel Grants. The grants are given to supplement other awards that do not provide for international travel or supplement personal funds.

Cavitt, who received her undergraduate degree this month, will study psychology at the University of Erlangen in Germany. She said she will study neuro-psychology, or how neurology and psychology interrelate. She also will research the German health-care system. Cavitt plans to enter medical school when she returns from Germany and specialize in neurology. She will leave for Germany in early August.

STANSIFER, who received a bachelor's degree in political science from KU in May 1991, will pursue archival studies at the University of Clermont-Ferrand in France. She plans to study French for the first half of her year there and then will study the French archival system. Stansifer said she hopes to establish an internship at the French government's regional archive in Clermont-Ferrand. She will leave for France in mid-September.

The Fulbright program was established in 1946 under Congressional legislation introduced by former Sen. J. William Fulbright of Arkansas and is funded under the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961. The program is designed to increase understanding between the people of the United States and those of other countries.

IN ADDITION, 12 KU students have received Graduate Direct Exchange grants from KU, and two have won graduate study abroad grants from foreign governments. Direct exchange grants provide for institutional and living costs, and recipients are selected by KU's Campus Fulbright Committee.

KU maintains a direct exchange program with universities in England, France, Switzerland and Germany. For each KU student who studies abroad under the program, a European graduate student attends KU. Eligibility for direct exchange grants requires students to be proficient in the appropriate foreign language and to present a written proposal for a year's work. The KU direct exchange program, which is more than 30 years old, is coordinated by the offices of Study Abroad and International Studies and Programs.

THE GRANT recipients, their hometowns, field and place of study and grants are:

Tawney Becker, Lawrence, history of art in Zurich, Switzerland, Graduate Direct Exchange Grant; Allen Colebank, Lawrence, computer science in Zurich Switzerland, Swiss Government Grant; Rick Slade, Lawrence, anthropology in Hamburg, Germany, Graduate Direct Exchange Grant; Karen Stansifer, Lawrence, archival studies in Clermont-Ferrand, France, Fulbright Travel Grant and Graduate Direct Exchange Grant; Theodore Rippey, Lake Quiviera, German literature in Stuttgart, Germany, Graduate Direct Exchange Grant; Jennifer Cavitt, Prairie Village, psychology in Erlangen, Germany, Fulbright Travel Grant and Graduate Direct Exchange Grant.

Melissa Rhoades, Shawnee, history of art in Birmingham, England, Graduate Direct Exchange Grant; Inge Linder, Manhattan, art history in Tubingen, Germany, Graduate Direct Exchange Grant; Melissa Pichette, Wichita, organ performance in Mainz, Germany, Graduate Direct Exchange Grant; Theodore Contag, New Ulm, Minn., international business in Kiel, Germany, Graduate Direct Exchange Grant; Julie Durling, Raleigh, N.C., German literature in Bonn, Germany, Graduate Direct Exchange Grant; Donovan Anderson, Bartlesville, Okla., German literature in Kiel, Germany, German Academic Exchange Grant; Sara Wiley, Tulsa, Okla., biology in Strasbourg, France, Graduate Direct Exchange Grant; and Michael Handley, Bandon, Ore., geography in Exeter, England, Graduate Direct Exchange Grant.

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