Summer Research Abroad
More than one hundred graduate students at the University of South Carolina will study, present, and conduct research abroad this summer. Here is a taste of where they’re headed:
- The Graduate School Travel Grant program, which recently concluded its award cycle for summer and early fall travel, is supporting more than 90 graduate students presenting as first or sole authors at national and international conferences. Students will travel to Finland, Australia, Switzerland, Canada, Austria, Hungary and dozens of other cities and countries. The next travel grant cycle will open on September 15, 2014.
- Ceny Walker Graduate Fellowship winners will travel to four continents for their summer research. Congratulations to Caleb Wittum (Latin American history, Bolivia); Xiang Jin (comparative literature, Korea); Irina Meier (comparative literature, Russia) Kwame Owusu-Daaku (geography, Ghana); Andrea Warren (health promotion, education and behavior, Ethiopia); and Brittany Walter (anthropology, England).
- Gerad Gentry (philosophy) and Rosa Fuller (philosophy) are researching in Germany with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) program. Gentry, whose research focuses on the philosophy of art in German idealism, is learning German and studying the nature of the imagination (Einbildungskraft) and its role in reason as developed through Kant, Fichte, Schelling, and Hegel.
Photo by Gerad Gentry in Heidelberg, Germany.