UW-Madison News: Grad wins Gates Cambridge Scholarship

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MADISON – Joanna Lawrence, a 2014 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been named one of the 35 American recipients of this year’s Gates Cambridge Scholarship at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.

Lawrence received her bachelor’s degree in anthropology from UW-Madison and completed her master’s degree in archaeology at Cambridge last year using funds from her Beinecke Scholarship, awarded in 2013. She will pursue a doctorate in archaeology.

“Joanna’s diverse field, research and leadership experiences distinguish her from other talented students in this field,” says Julie Stubbs, director of the Office of Undergraduate Academic Awards, who assisted Lawrence in her applications for both the Gates and Beinecke scholarships. “Her enthusiasm for archaeology is contagious; she reminds us that studying the remnants of the past promotes tolerance and acceptance by helping us to understand the great cultural diversity throughout history.”

Lawrence’s research examines the objects related to metalsmithing, weaving, flint knapping and other craft technologies from Late Bronze Age sites in southern England.

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