UNH International Research Opportunity Program

UNH Students Awarded Grants for International Study and Research

By Sharon Keeler
UNH News Bureau

DURHAM, N.H. -- The University of New Hampshire Study Abroad Scholarship committee recently awarded scholarships to 10 outstanding students for summer or fall study abroad.

These students are Tracy Alrich of Dover, history, UNH summer program in Cambridge, England; Melanie Blanchette of Concord, biology, James Cook University, Australia; Eileen Connors of North Woodstock, community development/international affairs, summer European Human Rights and Language Program in Strasbourg, France; Cynthia Heiner of New Rochelle, N.Y., physics, UNH program at the Technical University of Budapest, Hungary; James Korpi of Barnstead, English/journalism, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia; Charles Krautmann of Keene, geology, University of Canterbury, New Zealand; Dan Krisch of North Merrick, N.Y., English, Beijing Language and Cultural University, China; Katrina Pellerin of Bedford, studio arts/Spanish, University of Valencia, Spain; Paula Rodgers of Dover, marine and freshwater biology, Sea Education Association program, based in Woods Hole, Mass.; and Alex Strunk of Goffstown, English, UNH program in Granada, Spain.

International Research Opportunities Program award recipients have also been selected for research abroad in the summer of 2001. Together with their research topics and names of their faculty mentors, they are:

Ethan Armstrong of Windham, English, "Being Heard: Performance and Voice in British Working Class Poetry," Associate Professor Romana Huk; Todd Burns of Sandy Hook, Conn., political science, "PEMEX: Environmental Pollution in Mexico," Assistant Professor Todd Eisenstadt; Leigh Merrigan, Greenfield, Mass., English/journalism, "Research and Analysis of the Freedom of the Press and Role of the Media in the Democratic Society of Costa Rica," Associate Professor Janet Gold; and Paula Rodgers of Dover, marine and freshwater biology, "The Activity of Cathepsin B in Gametogenesis of Male and Female Gonads of the Sea Urchin 'Evechinus chloroticus,' Professor Charles Walker.

May 25, 2000

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