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Three Students to Study at Oxford

Published: December 19, 2000
Linda Christine Fowler and Carol Wilson of Tampa are headed to the venerable Oxford University in England for the term beginning in January. A third bay area resident, Janice Law of Safety Harbor, will join them. All are UT students chosen for the University’s “Honors at Oxford” program. The trio will leave on Jan. 3.

At Oxford, Fowler will pursue early Roman history, high Renaissance Italian history, literature and politics of early modern England, or some combination of these. At UT, she majors in history.


Wilson, a double major in English and writing with a minor in fine arts, will study the history and theology of the Reformation and art history. Both she and Fowler are seniors.


Law is double-majoring in history and sociology. She is a junior who will become a senior when the spring term begins.  

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 Dana Professor of political science.


“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.


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