April 2010 Archives

Golden Grabs OIP Doctoral Fellowship

The University of Minnesota's Office of International Programs (OIP) recently awarded one of its very few 2010-11 Doctoral Fellowships for International Research to fourth-year graduate student Shannon Golden for her dissertation, "After Atrocity: Community Reconciliation in Northern Uganda." Shannon will use the fellowship proceeds to travel to Uganda where she plans to live for at least a year while conducting her research. Excellent work, Shannon!

Strano Mentioned in Star Tribune

Graduate student Andria Strano, a member of the department's third-year cohort, was recently highlighted in a Minneapolis Star Tribune article about the GLBT community in northern MN. For now, the article can be read here. Keep up the good work, Andria!

Rechitsky Selected as Fulbright Fellow

Fifth-year graduate student Raphi Rechitsky was recently selected as a Fulbright Fellow to support the research/writing of his dissertation during the 2010-1011 academic year. Congratulations, Raphi!

Cawo Abdi awarded OIP grant

The Office of International Programs awarded Assistant Professor Cawo (Awa) Abdi a Global Spotlight Grant for research related to Africa and Water in the World. This funding is for her project: " Divergent Migrations: Somali Experience in South Africa, America, and the United Arab Emirates." Her study pursues core theoretical questions that further our understanding of migration, globalization, and identity formations in different regions. Congratulations, Prof. Abdi.

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