Weber of Clearwater is headed to the venerable Oxford University in England as
part of UT’s "Honors at Oxford" program for the term beginning in January. She
will pursue tutorial studies in European Union labor economics and social
geography. At UT, she double-majors in management and communication.
Weber will be joined by fellow UT student Jennifer Miller, an English major
from New Jersey who will study Shakespeare’s tragedies and modern British drama.
Both are juniors who will become seniors when the spring term begins. The pair
will leave during the first week of January.
The Honors Committee has chosen two outstanding undergraduates for studies at
Oxford each semester since January 1997, said Dr. Richard Piper, director of the
UT Honors Program and professor of political science.
Meanwhile, Marian Conklin of Brandon and Katherine Bishop of St. Petersburg,
the fall 2000 Honors at Oxford students, are scheduled to return to Tampa on
Tuesday, December 19. Both are seniors.
"It’s a unique system, one-on-one with the Oxford faculty," Piper said. The
coursework includes writing, presenting and defending a paper a week. UT is the
only school in the state with such a program in the spring and fall semesters,
Piper said, with one other university offering an Oxford study only in the
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