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Dallas native, Duke student named Rhodes Scholar

DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas native studying the English Reformation has been named a Rhodes Scholar along with 31 other students who have won prestigious scholarships to study at Oxford University.

Laura Roberts was announced as a recipient Sunday.

According to Duke, Roberts is researching the religious roles of women during the 16th-century English Reformation, when the Church of England broke from the Catholic Church.

She is majoring in history with a double minor in religion and political science, and serves as vice president and director of campus affairs for the university international relations association.

Roberts is one of two Duke students to be named Rhodes Scholars. The other is John Ruckelshaus of Indianapolis.

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