2014-2015 Summer Travel Award Recipients Announced

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Five undergraduates and one graduate student were selected to receive the 2014 Summer Travel Awards. These awards allow selected students to take part in a community service project or civic participation anywhere in the world. They are modeled after Raoul Wallenberg’s experience travelling to observe and learn from people of all kinds and shape a lifelong concern for human dignity and humanitarian values.

Dana Del Vecchio

Junior, LSA, plans to work with schools in Jordan to develop school newspapers that can help build stronger communities for school systems hosting large numbers of Syrian refugees.

Randy Dowding

Master’s student, Social Work and Public Health, received the Isabel Bagramian Summer Travel Award to support his work in South Africa on HIV interventions for women.

Harish Kilaru

Junior, LSA, plans to support his work in India on a project to help develop devices to allow physicians to diagnose respiratory tract infections and jaundice.

Hea Oh

Junior, Nursing, expects to support her work providing health education to elementary school students in the area of the Philippines badly damaged by Typhoon Haiyan.

Stuart Richardson

Junior, LSA, aims to support an internship with the Cultural Center of German Sinti and Roma in Heidelberg, Germany, to build educational tools and an online database.

Nour Soubani

Junior, LSA, will work with NuDay Syria in Antakiya, Turkey, in a project to develop conflict management support and prevent gender violence in Syrian refugee centers.

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