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Bay Area Student Heads for Oxford Two Others Return

Published: December 11, 2000

 Miriam 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 summer.


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