Just Named 2011 International Studies Outstanding Faculty Mentor
UI International Programs recognizes outstanding faculty mentorship, student achievement
University of Iowa International Programs recognized exceptional faculty mentorship and student achievement at the spring 2011 International Studies Graduation Reception.
The winner of the 2011 International Studies Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award was Craig Just, adjunct assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, in the UI College of Engineering. This award recognizes outstanding contributions in international education and exceptional mentoring and support of UI students who are pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in international studies through the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Twenty-four students participated in the honors poster session as part of the graduation reception. Award winners and their theses titles were: Outstanding Research Project winner was Bethany Patten, graduate in international studies and economics, "Tearing Down Barriers to Success: A Study of Non-Profit Female Education in Rural India"; Best Visual Presentation was awarded to Lauren Piette, graduate in international studies and human rights, "America's Role in the Iraqi Refugee Crisis," and Elizabeth Rook, graduate in international studies and religious studies, "The Culture of Prostitution: The Netherlands and India"; and overall first place, along with a $500 prize, went to Sara Manos, international studies and linguistics, "Learning Outcomes: An Examination of the Failure of Outcomes Based Education in South Africa."
For more information, contact the Office of Academic Programs and Services, International Programs, 319-335-0368.