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GS majors Niparko and Stopyra awarded research funding

The Global Studies Department recently awarded funding under the Kahrs Award to two students who will be conducting research in Europe this summer.

Lukasz Niparko '13, who is also pursuing a minor in European Studies and is just completing a semester on the university's program in Shanghai, China, was awarded funding to support his project, "Transformation: A Critical View of Poland After 1989 - Socio-Economic Transformation and Public Goods." Niparko also received financial support from the Center for International and Intercultural Studies for the research, which will be conducted with Prof. Jayantha Jayman.

Jonathan Stopyra '13, who is also pursuing a second major in Performance and Communication Arts and a minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies, was awarded Kahrs funding for his project, "Exploring the Diffusion of Western Sexual Identity."  With additional support from the Gilman Scholarship Program, Stopyra will be studying and conducting research in Denmark this summer.  For more information on the scholarship award, see the university's May 11 press release

The Kahrs Award is funded by the Fred H. Kahrs ’59 Endowment and designed specifically to fund research leading to the Global Studies senior project (SYE). Proposals are solicited twice per year.