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  May 8, 2001

Faculty Selected for Next Year's Fulbright Program

Scholars at the University who have participated in Fulbright in programs have gained new insights and perspectives, cultivated friends and contacts, and built on international ties.

Half a dozen faculty members to date have been notified that they have received Fulbright awards for the next academic year.

"We are proud of the faculty who have been selected for this prestigious program," says Chancellor John D. Petersen. "Their selection exemplifies their talent, initiative and scholarship and enhances the entire University."

Those who are participating in the program for 2001-1002 will be traveling abroad to teach, lecture and conduct research. They are:

Thomas Baker, Connecticut Mutual Professor of Law and director of the Insurance Law Center, will lecture and conduct research at Hebrew University in Israel for five months. His research project is on the role of religion and culture in the creation and design of insurance law and institutions, with Israel as a test case.

Robin Chazdon, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, will travel to northern Queensland, Australia, for six months to examine variation in tree and sapling growth within and among species in tropical, wet forests in the Atherton Tableland in northeast Queensland. Her projects will include collaboration with faculty at James Cook University, Cairns; the Rainforest Cooperative Research Center; and Australian National University.

Laura Crow, professor of dramatic arts, will study the multicultural influences on theatrical costuming in the Philippines. During her four months abroad she will also continue her work on developing an international website of costume design, traveling throughout Asia studying and photographing costumes for the site.

Kathryn Myers, associate professor of art and art history, will be going to India for four months to teach at the Government College of Arts & Crafts in Madras, now called Chennai. She will teach a combination studio/ lecture class on figurative painting.

Angel Oquendo, professor of law, was awarded a Fulbright-Hays faculty research abroad program award for a full year of research in Brazil. Based at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, he will investigate and write about the state's support of the national culture under the Brazilian Constitution.

Howard Reiter, professor of political science, has been awarded the Uppsala Chair in American Studies in Sweden as part of the Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program. He will be at Uppsala University at the Swedish Institute for North American Studies for eight months, teaching and giving guest lectures in American Studies and supervising research.

Says Malcolm Bochner, Fulbright advisor in the Office of International Affairs: "This is a banner year for the faculty and for the University."

Sherry Fisher

If you have received a Fulbright for 2001-2002 and are not included in this list, please let us know:

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