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Two Students Awarded Summer Travel Grants to Latin America

Story posted April 19, 2004

The Latin American Studies Program has awarded travel grants to Erin Dukeshire '05 and Michael Lettieri '05 to conduct research this summer.

Dukeshire, a biology and Spanish major (with a minor in music) from Longmeadow, Mass., will conduct research on the ecology of the marine snail Tegula atra. Over the summer, she will take field measurements of snails at different sites along the coast of Chile. Upon her return, she will work with Visiting Assistant Professor Lindsay Whitlow on a senior honors project.

Lettieri, a history major with a minor in Spanish from Weston, Mass., will conduct research and interviews in Mexico City and the provincial capital of Oaxaca in preparation for a senior honors project on the evolution and composition of the Mexican middle class. Next year he will work with Allen Wells, Roger Howell Jr. Professor of History and Co-Chair of Latin American Studies.

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