Student Fellowship Winners: 2005

National Security Education Program David L. Boren Graduate Fellowship

Joseph Livingston '02 - Mahwah, N.J.

The National Security Education Program David L. Boren Graduate Fellowship supports graduate study of languages and cultures deemed critical to U.S. national security and enables students to add a significant international dimension to their curricula.

Joseph Livingston '02, master's degree in Modern Middle Eastern Studies, University of Texas; domestic language study in Arabic at Middlebury College; during the international component of fellowship he will conduct research in Beiruit, Lebanon.

Freeman - ASIA Awards for Undergraduate Study

Karen Haedrich '06 - Eliot, Maine
Conor Moore '06 - Newtonville, N.Y.

The Freeman - Asia Awards provide funding for undergraduate study in East and Southeast Asia.

Fulbright Grant

Edward Geary '05, Needham, Mass. - Fulbright Grant to Austria
Shayna McHugh '05, Bethel, Conn. - Fulbright Grant to Brazil
Brian Tilley '05, Traverse City, Mich. - Fulbright Grant to India

The purpose of the Fulbright Program is to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries through the exchange of persons, knowledge and skills. It is designed to give recent college graduates opportunities for personal development and international experience.

Geary will travel to Austria to study the presence of the role of the victim and national socialism in Austrian textbooks and school curriculums and how teaching techniques and views on the topics have changed in different generations since 1945.

McHugh has been invited by a professor at the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil to join his research group.  McHugh's project, will focus on the isolation and identification of biologically active chemical compounds from the extracts of marine invertebrates and an evaluation of the potential of these substances for medicinal use.

Tilley received a Fulbright Grant to India under the Fulbright Islamic Civilization Initiative. He will study patterns of worship at Sufi shrines in two Indian cities with a strong Islamic heritage, Aligarh and Bijapur.

Fulbright Teaching Assistantship in South Korea

Nathaniel Adler '05, Mill Valley, Calif.
Jacqueline Kook '05, New York, N.Y.
Elizabeth Lesser '05 - Baltimore, Md.
Lauren Perkins '04 - Northborough, Mass.

Fulbright Teaching Assistantship in Germany
Daniel Walker '05 - Marcellus, N.Y.

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Mary Beth Day '07 - Seneca Falls, N.Y.
Meghan Dunn '06 - Clinton, N.Y.

The Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program honoring Senator Barry Goldwater is the premier national undergraduate award in mathematics, natural sciences and engineering recognizes exceptional academic achievement and research pursuits.

James Madison Fellowship

Emily Lemanczyk '05 - Syracuse, N.Y.

The James Madison Fellowship was established to improve teaching the US Constitution in secondary schools, funds graduate study of American history, government and social studies.

Thomas J. Watson Fellowship

Hilary King '05 - Ashland, Ore.
Kristopher Rios '05 - New York, N.Y.

Watson Fellowships provide funds for graduating seniors of unusual promise to embark on a year of self-directed, independent study while traveling outside the U.S. after graduation.

King's project is titled "Grounds for Change: Coffee and Cooperatives." She will visit Guatemala, Nicaragua, Ethiopia and Tanzania and study the production of coffee in cooperatives in these countries. King will examine how participation in cooperatives enables grassroots community development among coffee producers. She will research the mobilization of farmers in cooperatives to determine the efficacy of organizational efforts to better farmers' lives, and look at the role of Fair Trade as a variable that may or may not foster development in communities of small-scale coffee producers. Working directly with small-scale coffee farmers, she hopes to learn the particulars of coffee cultivation. King will begin her project in Guatemala, then move to Nicaragua where she will learn the basics of production and organization in Latin America. Then she will travel to Ethiopia and Tanzania. She will catalogue the similarities and differences in production, marketing and social programs.

Rios' project is "In Search of the Perfect Beat: Rare International Funk Music." He will research the distinct cultural inflection in funk music that was popular during the 1970s with the intent of cultivating and preserving this musical heritage. Although funk enjoyed a relatively brief span of popularity, its impact on world music has been far-reaching and has lasted for many decades.  Rios will travel to London; Accra, Ghana; and Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to meet the musicians, DJs and music historians in an effort to appreciate the historical and social contexts in which this music thrived. Rios says he chose those places to visit because "These are the citites where musicians, producers and collectors go to seek out the rarest of international funk, in search of the perfect beat." He plans to write articles during his travels and submit them for publication in Waxpoetics, a publication dedicated to readers in the record collecting and DJ community.

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