Emily Parrent, a graduating senior with a German minor, has been awarded a Fulbright grant. She will complete an M.A. in Medieval Studies at the University of York. A major in both French/Italian and Classical Civilization, she will continue her studies of languages, paleography, and archaeology to develop skills to complete a Ph.D. and future research on the history of medieval medicine. Parrent has already participated in an archaeological dig uncovering victims of the plague at Thornton Abbey in England and examined the archival records of contemporary hospitals in Bologna, Italy.
She is one of seven seniors at the University of Minnesota who have been awarded grants to study and teach abroad following graduation by the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. The Fulbright grants cover all travel and living expenses for one academic year. z.umn.edu/vr3.