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MEDIA CONTACT: Prof. Jarold Ramsey, (585) 275-9053
April 22, 1996
Four University of Rochester Students Receive Research Awards
Four University of Rochester undergraduates have received
Barth-Crapsey research fellowships. This is the eighth round of
the competition in four years.
The purpose of the award is to stimulate high-quality,
primary research by undergraduates in the humanities and social
sciences -- particularly government, politics and political
history, social and religious history, and literature. It also
encourages exploration of the historical and cultural heritage of
the Rochester-Monroe County area.
The award allocates up to $600 per winner for the
acquisition of books and documents, research-related travel and
other research expenses. Recipients will present the results of
their work upon completion.
Adam Cugalj, a junior Spanish major from Orchard Park, N.Y.,
will examine " 'The Bean Lady:' The Life of Mrs. Iowne Anderson
of the Iroquoian Nation." Cugalj's adviser is Professor Jarold
Ramsey of the English department.
Michelle Dowd, a junior English and history major from
Omaha, Neb., will research "The Stonor Family Correspondence in
the Light of Late Medieval British History." Professor Richard
Kaeuper, of the history department, serves as Dowd's adviser.
Robert Greene, a junior history-Russian studies major from
Sarasota, Fla., will explore "The Destruction of the Ukrainian
Greek Catholic Church at the End of World War II." Advised by
history professor Jeffrey Burds, Greene will conduct his research
Justin Nordstrom, a junior history major from Reading,
Mass., incorporates a local angle in studying "The Role of
Rochester's Bishop McQuaid in American Catholic Education."
Nordstrom's adviser is Professor Joan Rubin, of the history
The Barth-Crapsey awards are funded through a gift to the
University from Rochester resident Arthur Crapsey and his late
wife, Class of 1940 alumna Jean Barth-Crapsey, who passed away
last December. For those wishing to honor her distinguished
service to the University and the City of Rochester, her family
welcomes contributions to the Barth-Crapsey Endowment in her
For more information, call Jarold Ramsey, (585) 275-9053.
About the University of Rochester
The University of Rochester (www.rochester.edu) is one of the nation's leading private universities. Located in Rochester, N.Y., the University gives students exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary study and close collaboration with faculty through its unique cluster-based curriculum. Its College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering is complemented by the Eastman School of Music, Simon School of Business, Warner School of Education, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, and the Memorial Art Gallery.