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Poudre High School graduate gets Fulbright, plans career in sanitation. Fulbright scientists hold workshops for agri-fishery research | SunStar. THE Fulbright Philippines Agriculture Alumni Association (FPAAA) conducted workshops for some 300 researchers from various universities and science institutions during its national conference and research festival at Benguet State University (BSU), La Trinidad, Benguet on July 19 to 22.

The FPAAA is a group of returning Filipino scientists, who obtained graduate degrees and advanced training in various fields of specialization in agriculture and fishery through the Fulbright scholarship in the United States. “As a strategic move, we wish to empower force multipliers for our small group, who had the benefit of immersion in state of the art science camps in the United States,” Dr. Danilda Hufana-Duran, FPAAA president said. “Such precious training and experience should translate to accelerated development of scientifically sound and sustainable technological solutions to various productivity and competitiveness issues hounding our agri-fishery sectors,” she added.

Tongan-Rotuman awarded Fulbright residency. Christina Puzzolo, MA International Affairs ’17, Wins Fulbright Award | The New School News. This fall, Christina Puzzolo, MA International Affairs ’17, will travel to the coastal Philippines to study seaweed farming, which is promoted as an “alternative livelihood strategy” that is economically secure and environmentally sustainable. Puzzolo will have the opportunity to work abroad after being named a winner of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, an initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs that provides grants for research, study and teaching opportunities in more than 140 countries around the world.

For her Fulbright project, The New School alum will empirically examine “the benefits and burdens of value-added seaweed production” in Palawan Island, Philippines, as a case study for a broader inquiry into what is known as the blue economy. “I think my ongoing passion for human-environment relations helped make me a strong candidate,” Puzzolo says. Sasha Velour On Why Drag Is A 'Political And Historical Art Form' | Here & Now. Sasha Velour won season nine of "RuPaul's Drag Race" on VH1 and Logo, and she's unique: Velour, the stage name of Sasha Steinberg, was a Fulbright scholar and has a master's degree, and takes an intellectual approach to drag. "The truth is I do take drag really seriously, and I think that there's kind of a place for that, to see it as this political and historical art form," Velour (@sasha_velour) tells Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson.

On her intellectual approach to drag performance "The truth is I do take drag really seriously, and I think that there's kind of a place for that — to see it as this political and historical art form, and to want to continue pushing it in new directions. And also honor the old directions as well. So I'm sort of like a drag intellectual/drag queen. " "I went to Vassar College for undergraduate and studied literature and queer theory, and all of the above. On the story behind why she doesn't wear a wig On how she found her way to "RuPaul's Drag Race" Recent grads hope to make life easier for refugees - News - The Columbus Dispatch - Columbus, OH. A small team of college students and recent graduates hope to help ease one of the biggest challenges facing newly resettled refugees in Columbus: limited transportation options. The group has been looking since early this year for ways to help newcomers to the United States feel more welcome and integrate more quickly into the community.

Although they’ve chosen initially to tackle the problems new refugees and immigrants face in getting to and from work and other appointments, their ultimate goal is even bigger: “We want to empower refugees to see their value, despite their limited English skills and other struggles,” said Sruthi Rao, 23, of Chicago, who graduated from Kenyon College in 2016 with majors in economics and international studies. Four Kenyon students — Maher Latif, Jae June Lee, Sewar Quran and Rao — originally started with an idea for an app called DOXA, after the Greek word for common belief or popular opinion.

Many of the group members have their own global experiences. Algae cultivation technique could advance biofuels | WSU News | Washington State University. By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have developed a way to grow algae more efficiently — in days instead of weeks — and make the algae more viable for several industries, including biofuels. Their work was reported in the journal Algal Research. Environmental benefits Researchers would like to produce algae efficiently because of its potential environmental benefits. But its use in industry hasn’t caught on primarily because it requires a lot of time and water to grow.

Biofilm reactor Led by graduate student Sandra Rincon and her advisor, Haluk Beyenal, professor in the Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering, the researchers developed a unique biofilm reactor that recycles gasses and uses less water and lower light than typical reactors. The algae produced was full of the fats that make it suitable for biodiesel production and “fatter” than other biofilm reactors have produced. Dr. Mark Edwards awarded Fulbright scholarship | Spring Arbor University. Dr. Mark Edwards, associate professor of history at Spring Arbor University, has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright scholarship. Every year, the decades-old Fulbright Program awards 8,000 merit-based grants to scholars, students, artists and others for the furtherment of international educational exchange.

The grant will allow Dr. Edwards and his family to move to South Korea for four months, beginning in March of 2018, where he will lecture on the history of U.S. foreign policy at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies. The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program chose Dr. In addition to the move being a wonderful opportunity for his family, Dr. Recent grads hope to make life easier for refugees - News - The Columbus Dispatch - Columbus, OH. IDBE alumna awarded Senior Fulbright Fellowship to Haiti | Department of Engineering. As a recipient of the Senior Fulbright Fellowship, Professor Jann will be working on post-disaster reconstruction, environmental management and socio-cultural implications of planning prerogatives and initiatives, spending time both teaching and researching. Professor Jann, RIBA, AIA, completed the Department’s Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment (IDBE) Masters of Studies (MSt) course, supported by the Departments of Architecture and Engineering and is now a Visiting Research Fellow at the Department of Sociology.

As a recipient of the Senior Fulbright Fellowship, Professor Jann will be working on post-disaster reconstruction, environmental management and socio-cultural implications of planning prerogatives and initiatives, spending time both teaching and researching. The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange programme sponsored by the U.S. Government. 30 Diaspora Fellows to Conduct Projects With Greek Universities. 58 1Google +0 0 1 60 The Institute of International Education in collaboration with the Fulbright Foundation in Greece, announced that the Greek Diaspora fellowship program selected 30 fellows to travel to Greece to conduct projects with their peers at Greek universities. The Greek- and Cypriot-born scholars hail from a cross-section of twenty-eight prominent United States and Canadian universities.

They will work in areas that range from medical physics to curriculum co-development in clinical neurophysiology, and from Anglo-American Modernist Poetry to educational psychology. Thirteen Greek universities were selected to host the fellows for collaborative projects that meet specific needs at their institutions and in their communities, based on proposals submitted by faculty members and administrators at the Greek universities.

Projects supported by this round of Fellowships include: The University of Crete will host a Fellow from St. Science and Engineering Students Awarded Fulbright Scholarships | Seaver News. Three recent graduates from the Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering at Loyola Marymount University can add Fulbright Scholar to their growing list of honors. Alex Napior, LaShyra Nolen and Olivia Schimmels will head to El Salvador, Spain and Poland, respectively, to teach English and conduct research during the next year. Fulbright winners are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement, a record of service and demonstrated leadership in their respective fields.

The Seaver three meet all that criteria and more. Alex Napior, who graduated in May with a degree in biology and Spanish, said valuable access to professors helped make him a competitive Fulbright candidate. “I built up a lot of confidence learning how to conduct research, work with professors and carry out projects outside of a classroom setting,”said the Sacramento native, who started working with professors his freshman year. Recent Graduate Wins Fulbright to Study in Germany | College of Arts and Architecture. Skip to main content Recent Graduate Wins Fulbright to Study in Germany Printer-friendly version Post Date: Thursday, July 20, 2017 “The diverse courses I took at Penn State helped me prepare for this upcoming experience,” said Miranda Holmes (’17 B.F.A. Visual Arts), who has received a Fulbright U.S. “I want to learn about the contemporary Berlin art world by going to museums and galleries and making connections with the people in the arts community,” said Holmes.

A Schreyer Honors Scholar who received a minor in French and francophone studies, Holmes said Penn State’s “amazing art faculty” have contributed the most to her growth. “The Penn State art faculty are intensely encouraging, generous with their time, and challenging in their classes and critiques,” Holmes said, noting she worked most closely with Brian Alfred and Helen O’Leary. AddToAny. Beloved Glendale High history teacher Olivia Macaulay, 63, dies of cancer - Glendale News-Press. For Olivia Macaulay, actions spoke louder than words. The Glendale High School history teacher was well known for encouraging students to learn by doing. She was also known for her numerous trips on Fulbright grants abroad to Syria and Jordan. To many, she embodied a model educator. Olivia Macaulay died July 12 after succumbing to an aggressive form of cancer that reached her lungs. She was 63. According to her son Sean Macaulay, 33, Olivia had battled breast cancer two years earlier.

On June 9, she traveled to Germany with the Transatlantic Outreach Program, a competitive fellowship where only 100 teachers were selected for a two-week, all-expenses paid study tour. During the fellowship, Olivia Macaulay was hospitalized for pneumonia and learned she had a lung embolism, her son said. After her fellowship, she traveled to Athens, Greece, but her family urged her to return to Los Angeles after hearing her voice on the phone. “To my knowledge, she was doing OK. Name Dropping: Panetta announces Fulbright recipients. Congratulations to the newly named local Fulbright recipients. Congressman Jimmy Panetta, D-Calif., recently announced that nine outstanding individuals from California’s 20th Congressional District received Fulbright awards during the 2016-2017 academic year. “I offer my congratulations to these nine promising young leaders who are participating in the one of the most prestigious exchange programs in the world,” Congressman Panetta stated.

“I know that they will continue to inspire change through diplomacy and strengthen our foreign relations.” Created by Congress in 1946, the U.S. Fulbright Program is funded through an annual appropriation to the U.S. The following constituents from California’s 20th Congressional District were granted the Fulbright award: Supporting a local haven The Santa Cruz Host Lions Club recently presented a $5,000 check to Tricia Potts and family for “Leo’s Haven,” an inclusive Santa Cruz playground project in Live Oak.

Welcome to the board. UT Professor Wraps Up Fulbright Experience in Manila | Tennessee Today. Krista Wiegand, with her son, Joseph Jordan, and husband, Michael L. Jordan, at a church in Tagaytay, Philippines, during Easter week. Krista Wiegand, director of the Global Security–Conflict Processes program at UT’s Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy and associate professor of political science, spent the past five months as a Fulbright senior scholar in the Philippines.

Krista Wiegand, director of the Global Security-Conflict Processes Program at UT’s Howard H. Wiegand was one of five UT faculty members awarded a Fulbright during the 2016–17 academic year. “My Fulbright experience was immensely rewarding, since I would never have been able to learn what I did from just reading books and articles from afar,” said Wiegand. Wiegand at the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila.

Wiegand is currently working on three papers based on her research and is also using the material for part of a book project. Wichitan teaches to change the world. Lakshmi Kambampati never stopped. She may have retired as a math teacher from Wichita Public Schools after 20 years in 2011 but her passion for teaching did not end. For a time, she taught math at Carpenter Place (formerly Maude Carpenter Children’s Home), and worked as an adjunct professor at Butler Community College and Friends University. But she wanted to do more. She wanted to teach students in underprivileged areas of the world.

So, in her mid 60s, Kambampati began exploring Peace Corps and Fulbright scholarship websites. She recently returned from Liberia where she did a 10-month stint with the Peace Corps teaching math to middle school teachers. Next month, at age 66, she will leave again — this time to spend 10 months in India on a Fulbright scholarship. “I left my nice comfortable job in the Wichita public schools and opted to go out and teach students because I wanted to see the other side of the experience,” she said recently from her home in Bel Aire. But she did more. Researcher Using Fulbright to Teach in Spain | Texas Tech Today | TTU. James Yang In his 10 years at Texas Tech University, James Yang has become one of the top researchers in the country with regards to biomechanics and digital human modeling.

His research has had applications in areas such as injury prevention and vehicle ergonomics, or the study of human efficiency in its working environment. The work of Yang, an associate professor, associate chair and director of undergraduate studies in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been recognized worldwide, and in 2016 he was named a fellow to the Society of Automotive Engineers. Earlier this spring, Yang was chosen as a Fulbright Scholar. What does your project entail? “Actually, when I originally applied I was in a different place. When I originally applied, I was in Budapest, Hungary. What is the goal of your project? “The need for the teaching comes from the naval academy of Spain, which is a part of NATO.

How will the Fulbright help you? “It will be a really great experience and opportunity for me. UM Professor Wins Fulbright Scholar Award to Help Advance Education in Ukraine - UM News - University Of Montana. Onalaska's Wopat gets global education | News. Rosalind Franklin University awarded NIH grant for research on neurological repair | EurekAlert! Science News.

In a time of war, investigative reporting in Ukraine is a tough sell - Columbia Journalism Review. International education program axed in House appropriations bill. UMPI Professor Kevin McCartney reflects on Fulbright Award. International Exchange Programs Receive Unprecedented Support | HuffPost. Retired generals cite past comments from Mattis while opposing Trump’s proposed foreign aid cuts. Scholarship winner says never give up and you’ll succeed - Khmer Times. Fulbright-National Geographic digital storytellers to explore global issues | American Security News. On a Fulbright to Armenia, a BC alumna will participate in the Transect project: Alumna to Use Fulbright Award to Study Refugee Reintegration in Canada | Morgridge College of EducationMorgridge College of Education. US teaching assistant programme open to Emiratis for first time. US Embassy awards scholarships to 4 Malawians: Lombola, Judge Mwale, Jean Kayira, Joyce Chivunga | Malawi Nyasa Times - Malawi breaking news in Malawi.

U.S. Embassy Awards Fulbright and Humphrey Grants to Four Malawians to Study in the United States | U.S. Embassy in Malawi. Caerphilly student secures USA scholarship award to study at the University of Michigan | Caerphilly.Observer. Engaging Colombia's students may be key to long-term peace. The Playful, Feminist Sculptures of a Member of the Peruvian Avant-Garde.

International exchanges advance US interests for the long term. What does the Fulbright scholarship mean to you? Author's experiences in Norway enjoyable | Book Reviews. ‘CCP will mean a Cultural Center of the People–not just for the perfumed set’ Can compassion lead to altruism? CSUF professor travels to India to find out – Orange County Register. 173 Pakistanis prepare to begin Fulbright studies, research in US - PakObserver. A Deaf Fulbright Experience: Living Abroad in Italy and Fulbright Application Tips | ProFellow. Eastern University Eagles - Emily Cole Earns Fulbright to Ecuador. How One Former Refugee Uses His Story To Empower Change | HuffPost. Clarkson University: Professors from Clarkson University and Alexandru Ioan Cuza University in Romania Establish Exchange Program. Machine learning technique offers insight into plasma behavior. 2017-18 Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytellers Announced – National Geographic Society (blogs)

6 UK students recognized by Fulbright program. 10 Clark Students Get Fulbright Scholarships - Worcester, MA Patch. New Orleans area Posse scholars and graduates are honored. Vassar College And New York Stage And Film’s Powerhouse Theater Training Program. Kirk Turner to lead new revitalization department | Chesterfield Observer. Kutztown, Allentown School District team up to encourage low-income students to attend college. Alumna preps for Taiwan experience. Professor Serves as Ambassador for Fulbright Program in India | UANews. Trump and Brexit: a catastrophic North Atlantic alliance. Article_268ebf00-017f-5c40-955b-43411f00af60. Local News: Indiana State alumnus honored with Fulbright Award (7/11/17) | Brazil Times.

2017 · Connecticut College News. Fulbright donation leads to new entrepreneurship chair at Carleton University | Ottawa Business Journal. Education helps in fighting extremism - A year of ‘ambassadorship’ Texas Tech Researcher Named to World Media Research Committee. After helping others abroad, retired researcher helps fellow Mirador residents. Fulbright scholarships under threat from Trump cuts | News | The Times & The Sunday Times.

The UAB Mix - From fists to fist bumps: UAB Fulbright Scholar practices peacemaking around the world. TEDxFulbright kicks off in Australia's Capital - Fulbright. Donald Trump is cutting the Fulbright programme, but I won’t miss it | Coffee House. Fulbright Scholar shares his gratitude - Opinion - MyTownNEO - Kent, OH. New Milford graduate to participate in Fulbright program. Lukes Interviewed on U.S. Broadcasts in Russia | The Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies. Russia calling, alum answering. IU East prof preps for Fulbright award semester in Belarus. Sasha Velour Examines Bonds Of Queer Family And Community In New Drag Magazine. Dedicated volunteer wins Fulbright to teach English in South Korea. Three UMass Boston Faculty Members Honored with Fulbright Awards - University of Massachusetts Boston. Morocco calls UI alumna. Op-ed: Cutting the Fulbright program is a huge foreign policy blunder - The Salt Lake Tribune.

World-traveling alumnus earns prestigious Fulbright | SUNY Oswego news + events. Fulbright scholarships for 2017-18 a reminder of program’s enduring significance | Community. Trump can’t just tweet us out of problems with North Korea. UoW lecturer Investigating US prosperous indigenous groups. ‘Bright’ future ahead | Camarillo Acorn. Marshall student earns spot in Fulbright Summer Institute | Marshall University.

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