June 8, 2006
Vol. 25 No. 18

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    Graduate students win Fulbright-Hays fellowships

    By William Harms
    News Office

    Madeline Hamblin, Director of the Office of Graduate Affairs (fourth from left) joins some of the 18 graduate students who won Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad fellowships for 2006.

    Chicago students continue to garner record-breaking numbers of Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad fellowships, which the U.S. Department of Education awards annually. For the 20th consecutive year, Chicago students have won more Fulbright-Hays DDRA fellowships than any other U.S. educational institution. This year, 18 of 32 Chicago applicants have received fellowships as of this printing. Last year, 28 of 42 students received the fellowships, and in 2004, 23 of 34 students were recipients of the awards.

    The dissertation fellowships are for study in non-Western countries and cover periods of six to 12 months. The following students, who are 2006 fellowship recipients, are named with their areas of study and the countries to which they will travel to conduct their research.

    Mary Andronis, Linguistics, Ecuador
    Betsey Brada, Anthropology, Botswana
    Lara Braff, Anthropology, Mexico
    Erik Brodnax, Anthropology, Senegal
    Grace Chae, History, Korea
    Kris Ercums, Art History, China
    Peter Graif, Anthropology, Nepal
    Richard Grainer, History, Czech Republic
    Azande Mangeango, Anthropology, Sudan, Uganda, England
    Sarah Osten, History, Mexico
    Gustavo Rivera, Anthropology, Brazil
    Rachel Rossner, Art History, Croatia, Montenegro, France
    Tien-Ann Shih, Anthropology, Peru, Spain
    Benjamin Smith, Human Development, Bolivia
    Mamiko Suzuki, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Japan
    Peggy Wang, Art History, China
    Rihan Yeh, Anthropology, Mexico
    Julia Young, History, Mexico