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Fulbright sending Strunk to Colombia | Cornell College. July 28, 2017 Sydney Strunk ’17 will be headed to Colombia to serve as an English Teaching Assistant at the National University of Colombia in Bogota, Columbia, thanks to a Fulbright grant. She will also volunteer at a medical clinic in the area. Once she returns to the U.S. she will apply for medical school.

The Spanish and biochemistry & molecular biology double major credits her Spanish coursework and her work with Operation Walk in Havana, Cuba, with helping her prepare for this next step. She also expressed her gratitude to Professor of Biology Craig Tepper and Professor of Chemistry Jai Shanata. “They have both been tremendous mentors, as they are always very supportive and encouraging and have given me a lot of confidence in terms of academics and pursuing my future goals,” said Strunk, who is from Ottumwa, Iowa. Q: What activities, clubs, organizations, or work study positions were you involved in at Cornell and how did they add to your education and enjoyment of Cornell? Monsey native using Fulbright scholarship to bridge cultural gaps. W&J professor teaches courses at Prague University through Fulbright grant. *Jennifer Harding and her children pause for a photo while sight-seeing in Prague.

WASHINGTON PA (July 27, 2017) - In a classroom separated from Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) by thousands of miles and an entire ocean, associate professor of English Jennifer Harding, Ph.D., found students at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, seemed surprisingly familiar. “My students all spoke excellent English. I felt they were all on par with W&J students.

That part felt very successful because it carried over from what I do here and what I’ve done here for a long time,” she said. Harding won a Fulbright award through the U.S. State Department to teach two classes at Charles University in Prague during spring 2017. Harding and her family embarked on their Fulbright adventure in February. “We all learned a lot from the Czech students because that was the culture that all of us who were from other countries…were there to learn about.

About Washington & Jefferson College. UMass Amherst astronomer receives Fulbright Scholar Award for studies in South Africa | EurekAlert! Science News. AMHERST, Mass. - Theoretical astronomer Neal Katz at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has received a Fulbright Scholarship to collaborate with colleagues in South Africa to study, teach and help guide observations on a new radio telescope by performing computer simulation models that will advance understanding of galaxy formation.

The Fulbright Scholar program, sponsored by the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, was established in 1946 and emphasizes science diplomacy and international research collaborations between American researchers and their colleagues around the world. Over the past few years, Katz says, an average of two have been awarded each year in astronomy.

Katz is no stranger to southern Africa. One of the more creative parts of his Fulbright study program will be for the first time incorporating some difficult-to-model processes in new, next-generation simulations of galaxy formation, Katz says. Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! History Professor Patrick Miller returns from eventful Fulbright appointment | NEIU About.

Antarctica by Way of the U.K. It may seem a roundabout way to study the Antarctic, but UC Santa Barbara geologist Alexander Simms will travel to the United Kingdom to do just that. Simms has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to conduct research and lecture at Durham University for 11 months starting this fall. He will work with others in Durham’s geography department to examine how the Antarctic ice sheet has responded in the past to climate change and will map ancient tsunami deposits in northern Scotland. Simms also will help teach a course on coastlines. “Studying the coastline of Scotland and northern England alongside my British colleagues will provide me with new perspectives that will help guide my future studies of the California coast,” said Simms, an associate professor in UCSB’s Department of Earth Science. At UCSB, Simms teaches a general education course on Antarctica as well as other courses related to sedimentology and stratigraphy.

Cenergistic Energy Specialist for University of Kentucky Named Fulbright Scholar. DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Energy conservation leader Cenergistic today announced Specialist Zach Tyler of its University of Kentucky team was awarded a Fulbright Research Grant, a prestigious and highly-competitive opportunity. Tyler will study tree growth patterns in Brazil beginning February 2018. He first visited Brazil during a previous exchange program during his junior year at University of Kentucky. Tyler spent seven months studying energy policy, photo voltaic, language, reforestation and environmental issues. Cenergistic Specialist Zach Tyler of its University of Kentucky team has been awarded a Fulbright Research Grant.Tweet this A Biosystems engineering graduate of University of Kentucky, Tyler joined Cenergistic in 2016 as one of eight Energy Specialists assigned to University of Kentucky.

Dr. About Cenergistic Cenergistic is a technology-powered, data-driven energy conservation company. Global Fulbright Scholar honors awarded to OLLU professor - LaPrensa. The prestigious Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program has another recipient in Laurie Charles, PhD, associate professor of psychology at Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU). The award allows Dr. Charles, who plans to study in Kosovo and Sri Lanka, to analyze how those countries are working to overcome mental health challenges and psychosocial service delivery to families after the war. Dr. Charles is one of more than 800 U.S. citizens who will teach and conduct research abroad for the 2017-18 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar program.

“I feel amazed, humble and proud to bring the attention to [Kosovo and Sri Lanka] and the issues that families are facing in a different country,” said Dr. Dr. Although she has been to both countries before, Dr. “You are never at a place where you have achieved competency,” continued Dr. Since implementing the PSSSP program, the percentage of Hispanic students admitted to the PsyD program has risen from 18 to 42 percent. Human Sciences Professor Wins Fulbright Grant to Work with Brazilian Foster Kids | Texas Tech Today | TTU. Elizabeth Trejos-Castillo It’s not unusual for academic faculty members to plan a few semesters ahead, but Elizabeth Trejos-Castillo, the C.R. Hutcheson Endowed Associate Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at the Texas Tech University, has unusually big plans for next spring. As one of four Texas Tech faculty members who has been named a Fulbright Scholar for the 2017-18 academic year, Trejos-Castillo will spend several months in Brazil, working with children in the foster care system.

What does your project entail? “This project started about five years ago as a collaboration with foster youth agencies in San Antonio and has now turned into a bigger project. “Many of these youth unfortunately are not only involved with the child welfare system, but many end up involved in the criminal justice system as well. What is the goal of your project? “Unfortunately, foster youth experiencing the same developmental changes are often wrongly labeled. 11 UW students receive Fulbright scholarships in 2017-18 | UW News. Honors and awards | Research | UW and the community | UW Today blog July 24, 2017 Fifteen UW students received Fulbright awards or were named alternates for 2017-18. Top row (left to right): Abbagail Gomez, Alexandra Piunti, Benjamin Lee, Max Carey, Olivia Smith.

Middle row (left to right): Matthew Van Duyn, Sofiya Idris, Michael Sims, Sopeck Nop, Joss Whittaker. Bottom row (left to right): Kevin Celustka, Connor Tsuchida, Christopher Diamond, Kylie Clay. Not pictured: Katherine Blank.University of Washington Eleven UW students and alumni were awarded Fulbright U.S. The program is the largest U.S. international exchange opportunity for students to pursue international graduate study, advanced research and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide. Four UW students were named alternates for this year: Kevin Celustka (international studies), Sofiya Idris (’16 societies, ethics and human behavior at UW Bothell), Connor Tsuchida (bioengineering) and Kylie Clay (political science). US deputy chief lauds Fulbright alumni, BSU initiatives | SunStar.

UNITED States (US) Deputy Chief of Mission Michael Klecheski lauded the Fulbright alumni and Benguet State University in helping promote programs for the agri-fishery in the region. “I convey my appreciation and support to both Fulbright alumni and Benguet State University (BSU) for their empowerment programs for the agri-fishery stakeholders in the Cordilleras,” Klecheski said in his short visit at BSU, La Trinidad, Benguet, recently. Klecheski joined the luncheon boodle fight with some 150 farmers and 38 Filipino Fulbright agricultural scientists during the break of simultaneous farming technology fora and research workshops. These were all part of the annual national conference of the Fulbright Philippines Agriculture Alumni Association (FPAAA) which is a group of returning Filipino researchers who obtained graduate degrees and advanced training in various fields of specialization in agriculture and fishery through the Fulbright scholarship in the United States.

Writer of Tongan Rotuman heritage awarded Fulbright scholarship. Transcript DAVE EGGLETON - For me it's related to the recent death of my mother and thinking about my own heritage as a Polynesian and a Pacific writer and wanting to explore that more closely at this particular time and I thought it was a good time for me to get away from my other editorial and writing tasks, so this particular 3 month period, I'll spend in Hawaii. SARA VUI-TALITU - So you are of Rotuman, Tonga, Palagi descent, tell us a little bit about those connections. DE - My mother is part Rotuman. Her mother was from Nuku'alofa and her father was Rotuman and from the village of Motusa and so she met my father who was from New Zealand in the Royal New Zealand Air Force in Suva, Fiji, and they got married and they had a family and then we lived in Fiji when I was a child and moved to New Zealand.

SVT - So what do you hope to accomplish in your 3 months there? SVT - So when do you take it up? 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. Oil from the algae can be used as a petroleum alternative and algae also can be used as food, feed, fiber, fertilizer, pigments and pharmaceuticals. 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.

Dr. Mark Edwards awarded Fulbright scholarship | Spring Arbor University. 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. 30 Diaspora Fellows to Conduct Projects With Greek Universities. Science and Engineering Students Awarded Fulbright Scholarships | Seaver News. Recent Graduate Wins Fulbright to Study in Germany | College of Arts and Architecture. Beloved Glendale High history teacher Olivia Macaulay, 63, dies of cancer - Glendale News-Press. Name Dropping: Panetta announces Fulbright recipients. UT Professor Wraps Up Fulbright Experience in Manila | Tennessee Today. Wichitan teaches to change the world.

Researcher Using Fulbright to Teach in Spain | Texas Tech Today | TTU. 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.

ForeignAffairs.co.nz. 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 - spectator.sme.sk. 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.