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Kameyo Sadakata

Home » Projects Kameyo Sadakata (1914), the first Barbour Scholar, arrived at the University of Michigan from Japan in 1914, three years before Barbour officially endowed the program in 1917. Kameyo’s English was very limited and she did not have the academic...

Yi-fang Wu

Home » Projects Yi-fang Wu (1922) became the first Barbour Scholar (along with Maria Lanzar) to earn a doctoral degree in 1928. Dr. Wu, born on January 26, 1893 in Hupei, China, as a child underwent the tortures of foot binding. Realizing that she could not pursue her...

Maria Lanzar

Home » Projects Maria Lanzar (1923) was the first Barbour Scholar to earn a doctoral degree, along with Yi-fang Wu, in 1928. Mariagraduated with a doctorate in Political Science in 1928. As the first Barbour Scholar from Manila, Lanzar studied the methods by which...

Tsui-fung Wong

Home » Projects Tsui-fung Wong (1924) served as Dean of Women and Professor of Sociology at Lingnan University in Hong Kong. At the end of WWII, she traveled to England and Scotland, as a guest of the British Aid to China Fund, in order to study rehabilitation...

Janaki Ammal Edvaleth Kakkat

Home » Projects Janaki Ammal Edvaleth Kakkat (1926) was the first woman in the U.S. to earn a Ph.D. in Botany. After completing her degree, she returned to India to take a faculty position at Maharaja’s College of Science in 1931, and in 1951 she was asked by...

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