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Last modified: Friday, August 26, 2005

IU faculty on four campuses receive Fulbright awards for 2005-06

AUG. 26 , 2005

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University President Adam W. Herbert today (August 26) announced that seven faculty from four IU campuses have received awards from various Fulbright programs, a major source of federal funding, for the 2005-06 academic year.

Five faculty -- two from Bloomington, one from Indianapolis and one each from Fort Wayne and Kokomo -- have received CIES Traditional Fulbright Scholar Awards. Administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars on behalf of the U.S. Department of State, approximately 800 of these awards are distributed annually to faculty to teach and conduct research.

Additionally, two faculty members -- one at IUB and the other at IUPUI -- have received Title VI Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Awards funded by the U.S. Department of Education specifically to support research in non-Western countries. Only 26 grants were awarded nationally for 2005-06.

Award amounts for both programs vary from country to country, but generally they are designed to cover travel and living costs. Some also include stipends.

"The Fulbright program is extremely competitive and demands of its recipients very high levels of scholarship," Herbert said. "Indiana University is very proud that seven of its professors met those exacting standards of excellence. This is a significant honor for each of these faculty members and reflects IU's commitment to the attainment of even higher levels of academic distinction."

The Fulbright Program, the first academic exchange effort sponsored by the U.S. government, was proposed to Congress in 1945 by Sen. J. William Fulbright of Arkansas. In the aftermath of World War II, Fulbright viewed the proposed program as a much-needed vehicle for promoting "mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries of the world." His vision was approved by Congress, and the program was signed into law by President Truman in 1946. Since that time, additional Fulbright programs have been developed for scholars and students in the United States and other countries.

CIES Traditional Fulbright Scholar Award recipients from IU:

  • Julia Duany, IU Bloomington, Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, has received an African Regional Research Program grant for her project "Peace-building in Africa: Women as Partners for Peace" in Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. Her host university is Makerere University in Uganda, where she also will teach a class on gender, education and development.
  • Nancy Louise Klein, IU Bloomington, Department of Classical Studies, will conduct research on the topic "Architectural Development of the Athenian Acropolis in the Archaic and Early Classical Periods." Her host institution is the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in Athens, Greece.
  • Ain Haas, IUPUI, Department of Sociology, will teach about different aspects of American society at the Baltic Center of North American Studies at the University of Tartu in Estonia, and will conduct research on the issue of return migration to Estonia.
  • Bangalore Puttarangaswamy Lingaraj, Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne, professor emeritus in the Department of Management and Marketing, will lecture on operations management and conduct research on "Quality Management in Small Enterprises in Mauritius." His host institution is the University of Mauritius in Reduit, Mauritius.
  • Kathy Parkison, IU Kokomo, Department of Economics, will lecture in economics and conduct research on economics education and literacy in Georgia. She will be at the Tbilisi State University in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Title VI Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Award recipients from IU:

  • Halina Goldberg, IU Bloomington, Department of Musicology in the School of Music, will research how national identity, assimilation and Jewishness in 19th-century Poland were expressed through music.
  • William Schneider, IUPUI, Department of History, will trace the history of blood transfusion in Sub-Saharan Africa, and the development and transmission of the HIV virus and AIDS.

For information on these faculty Fulbright opportunities, contact Roxana Newman, Office of International Programs, IU Bloomington, telephone 812-855-8467, fax 812-855-6884, e-mail; or consult the following Web sites: and