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IU faculty and staff receive Fulbright grants for 2010-11
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 17, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Five faculty and one professional staff member at Indiana University were awarded Fulbright grants for the 2010-2011 academic year in late October, and two other faculty received the grants earlier in the year. The recipients represent four IU campuses -- Bloomington, Indianapolis, Southeast, South Bend -- and their research and academic activity takes place in countries across the globe, from the Caribbean to East and West Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa and Australia.
This year's recipients stem from a range of departments and schools including history, philosophy, English, geography, education and health, physical education and recreation. Recipients of faculty and staff Fulbright awards for the 2010-2011 academic year are:
- Sasha Barab from the Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology in the School of Education at IU Bloomington received an award to go to Murdoch University in Australia where his research focuses on storytelling in the 21st century.
- Timothy Brothers from the Geography Department at IUPUI is lecturing and conducting research with the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences in the Dominican Republic. He is investigating environmental change due to deforestation taking place in a national park in the Dominican border area.
- Denise Gardiner, a staff member from IU Bloomington's Office of the Dean of Arts and Science, received a Fulbright award to participate in a two-week seminar in Germany for administrators in higher education.
- Bryan Hall from the Philosophy Department at IU Southeast received a lecturing and research award in history and the philosophy of science and is affiliated with the University of Bucharest in Romania.
- Marissa Moorman from the History Department at IU Bloomington is one of a select few recipients nationally of a Fulbright Hays faculty research award. She is doing a study of how radio was used during the Cold War and civil war in Angola.
- Elaine Roth from the English department at IU South Bend received an award to lecture at the Complutense University in Madrid on American literature, cinema and cultural studies.
Two other faculty received awards which were announced earlier this year.
- Victor Borden from Educational Policy and Leadership Studies in the School of Education at IU Bloomington went to KwaZulu Natal, South Africa with a Fulbright Specialists award. He addressed a teaching and learning conference and held a series of workshops and seminars aimed at enhancing the teacher effectiveness.
- Bryan McCormick from the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Studies at IU Bloomington's School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation is lecturing in Serbia at the University of Kragujevac and conducting research into how urbanization affects Serbians with schizophrenia.
"In addition to their scholarly activities, an important mission for these Fulbright recipients is to act as "ambassadors" of the United States," says Patrick O'Meara, vice president for international affairs. "We are proud of the accomplishments of members of the IU community and the important role they play in strengthening ties between the United States and their host countries."
Fulbright awards for faculty and staff are managed by the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars (CIES). The CIES Core Scholar Program for faculty sends approximately 800 faculty and professionals to countries around the world. The International Education Administrators program sends participants to seminars in Germany, India, Japan and Korea to introduce them to the higher education systems of those countries and interact with fellow administrators and officials.
The Fulbright Hays program, managed by the U.S. Department of Education, selects 20-25 fellows each year to conduct long term research projects in foreign languages and area studies in countries outside Western Europe.
Please direct inquiries about the Fulbright programs to Paul Fogleman, Fulbright adviser in the Office of the Vice President for International Affairs, firstname.lastname@example.org, (812) 855-3948.