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New Rochelle Educator To Teach In Vietnam After Receiving National Grant | New Rochelle Daily Voice. NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - A New Rochelle educator will be traveling abroad over the summer after earning a prestigious national award that will see her teaching talents taken to Vietnam. Elizabeth Barrett-Zahn, the science coordinator for the Columbus Elementary School has been offered a Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching short-term grant to teach in Vietnam. She is one of nine American educators chosen for the award, which is granted by the United States Department of State and J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Zahn was selected for the Fulbright grant “on the basis of academic and professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential.” Last year, she was awarded the Anton Bank Award for excellence in elementary school science teaching, given by the Science Teacher’s Association of New York. According to officials, the Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. Adams Earns Fulbright Grant To Study In India :: Notre Dame Women's Soccer :: UND.COM :: The Official Site of Notre Dame Athletics. May 30, 2017 By Joanne Norell NOTRE DAME, Ind. — Recent University of Notre Dame graduate and Fighting Irish women’s soccer goalkeeper Kiley Adams has spent her academic career working on research to improve people’s lives. She will continue that initiative in 2017-18 as one of a record 38 University students and alumni to have been awarded grants by the Fulbright U.S.

Student Program. Adams, a biological sciences major who joined the women’s soccer program as a sophomore after playing two seasons with Notre Dame’s club team, will study abroad in India next year. Adams is a fourth degree black belt in Taekwondo, is involved in several advanced research initiatives and has been an advocate for environmental issues, as well. Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 360,000 participants — chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential — with the opportunity to exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

Fulbright Chile » Jeffrey Bleich: A Letter to Fulbright Program Alumni. Ambassador Jeffrey L. Bleich, Chair of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board Dear Fulbright Program Alumnus/a: I write to you in my capacity as Chair of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, because you are a distinguished alumnus/a of the Fulbright Program. Senator Fulbright believed that the Fulbright effect is a life-long experience that demands continued engagement after scholars return home. Although over 370,000 Fulbrighters have completed their scholarships since the program started, there is currently no comprehensive way for all Fulbright alumni to find one another and connect on-line on projects of mutual interest. Thank you for everything you do to keep the International Exchange Alumni community strong. Sincerely, Jeffrey Bleich Chair Compartir en las redes sociales.

Triona McGrath: How pollution is changing the ocean's chemistry. Memories of Ferguson shape career aspirations of Fulbright grant recipient Arlesha Moore. Topics: Scholarships, Honors College, College of Sciences and Humanities May 30, 2017 Photo by Gail Werner Arlesha Moore poses in the Honors College beneath one of the banners congratulating her on becoming a 2017 Fulbright U.S. Student Award recipient. Moore said the most important aspect of her Fulbright year "will be becoming part of a worldwide community that is bridging the gap of cultural understanding between countries. I will leave the United States as an eager student and return as a proud ambassador. " Arlesha Moore, ’17, vividly recalls the riots that resulted in the wake of the August 9, 2014, shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Living at home in St. “The night of the riots, those of us working in the store got called to the backroom,” Moore said.

Witnessing the events in Ferguson had a profound impact on Moore, who returned to Ball State a few weeks later committed to majoring in criminal justice and criminology. Overcoming obstacles Then Ferguson happened. Undergrad Wins Fulbright Award, SOP Encourages Student Scholarship Applications | The Henry Samueli School of Engineering at UC Irvine. Alvara will work in robotics at the University of Toronto. May 25, 2017 - Samueli School undergraduate Alexander Nicholas Alvara has won a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award, which provides funding for research outside of the United States. Alvara, a triple major who is completing his degree in mechanical, aerospace and materials science engineering this year, will work next year at the University of Toronto.

He then plans to attend graduate school to pursue a doctorate. Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement as well as record of service and leadership potential in their respective fields. In Toronto, Alvara will collaborate with Professor Emeritus Andrew Goldenberg, a key figure in the field of robotics whose research encompasses mobile and industrial robots and robotic arms for a variety of industries, including space, nuclear plants, laboratory automation and image-guided surgery, as well as personal robots.

Reflections on the impact of educational exchanges from a Fulbright scholar. US Congress Reviews Plan to Cut Education Budget. President Donald Trump’s first budget proposes a 13 percent cut in federal spending on education. But like most budget proposals, the United States Congress is sure to make changes. Tom Cole of Oklahoma is a member of the House of Representatives.

He heads the House subcommittee that oversees federal spending on education. Cole belongs to the Republican Party, just like Trump. Cole noted proposals to cut programs that provide part-time jobs for college students and help students from poor families attend college. “Frankly, I will advise you, I have a different point of view,” Cole told DeVos. Thinking of taxpayers Mick Mulvaney is director of the Office of Management and Budget. “This is I think the first time in a long time that an administration has written a budget through the eyes of the people who are actually paying the taxes,” Mulvaney said. Some proposed cuts hit international programs The State Department oversees American education programs worldwide. I’m Bruce Alpert. Article_aae91283-5e45-5f45-9a38-236b3592c24e. As the rickety bus barely rounded another corner, an audible gasp went through the passengers. A recent blizzard had taken out the road between the high Himalayan villages of Ranipauwa and Jharkot, leaving some 800 meters of mountainous mudslides between us and the first of many 1,000-foot cliffs all the way down to the Kali Gandaki River Valley below.

A few feet on our right were the steep walls of Nepal’s Annapurna mountain range, soaring up to heights of 8,000 meters or more. To our left was a sheer vertical drop that began less than a foot away from the trundling wheels of our makeshift vehicle as we wound our way precariously along the peaks. More than once, our bus slid into the treacherous rocks, tilting almost completely sideways over the edge and holding us out over the endless expanse. Had I known the road was so poor at the time, I would have made my way down the mountain by my more typical choice of transportation: horseback. —Holly Walters is a native of Hutchinson.

Fulbright recipient will spread hometown pride to S. Korea - News - The Hawk Eye Newspaper - Burlington, IA. Somewhere in South Korea, high school students are about to learn a whole lot about Burlington. Peter Goeckner, 21, a Burlington native and Creighton University graduate, will leave July 7 for South Korea, where he will remain for 11 months on a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Award. He doesn’t know exactly where he will be during that time -- and he likely won’t find out until near the end of an intense, six-week orientation with 78 other grant recipients at Jungwon University in Goesan, South Korea -- but he does know what his first lesson will be. “Literally, my first lesson is going to be about me and Burlington, Iowa,” he said Wednesday. He will open his first lesson with Snake Alley, a topic of ongoing debate between he and his friends at the Omaha, Neb., university who argue San Francisco’s Lombard Street is the world’s curviest.

That pride has solidified through his travels to about two dozen countries. His trip comes at an eventful time for South Korea. Former Bellarmine Prep soccer star Kiley Adams wins Fulbright grant for research in India. An Edgewood woman received a Fulbright grant to study in India, the University of Notre Dame announced Wednesday. Kiley Adams, a biological sciences major, was Bellarmine Prep’s valedictorian in 2013 and she was a member of the Gig Harbor Premier soccer club. She is a goalkeeper on the Notre Dame soccer team but did not compete her junior season so she could study abroad. She previously received a grant from Notre Dame to conduct research in Indian in Summer, 2016. She served as an early intervention special educator in India where she helped in pediatric therapy and education services.

Adams is Taekwondo black belt, a member of Notre Dame’s Dean’s List and a volunteer with the Washington Trails Association. The Fulbright Program, established in 1946, chooses scholars for its educational exchange program based on academic merit and leadership potential. Brown University announces 37 Fulbright Scholars. Teaching and research abroad awaits the students and recent graduates PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Thirty-seven students and recent graduates of Brown University have received Fulbright scholarships, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, and will soon teach and engage in research abroad, the university announced. The scholars will travel to Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Central and South America — and use their talents to explore subjects as diverse as childhood cancer in the Netherlands and the social impacts of Brazil’s Zika epidemic. “Armed with the Brown spirit of inquiry and openness, they will go into the world to advance the Fulbright mission of mutual understanding across borders,” said Linda Dunleavy, associate dean of the College for Fellowships.

“The wide array of countries our Fulbright winners will visit as teachers, researchers and students demonstrates their adventurousness and curiosity about the world.” - gwmiller@providencejournal.com. Another Tasmanian joins the prestigious Fulbright list - Your Afternoon - ABC Radio. Concord student Elizabeth Doe Stone receives Fulbright Scholarship - News - The Concord Journal - Concord, MA. The following is from a release submitted by the University of Virginia. Elizabeth Doe Stone, of Concord, has received a Fulbright Scholarship. A doctoral candidate in art and architectural history in the University of Virginia’s McIntire Department of Art, she will be conducting archival research in Stockholm and Mora, Sweden, at the National Museum, the Zorn Museum and Stockholm University. The U.S. Department of State and the J. The scholarships cover round-trip transportation to the host country, funding for room, board and incidental costs and health care benefits.

“My dissertation, ‘Cosmopolitan Facture: John Singer Sargent and Anders Zorn, 1871-1915,’ situates these two painters in relation to one another and locates their artistic experimentation within a broader community of international artists, sitters and philosophers at the turn of the century,” Stone stated. Hansen Receives Fulbright IEA Grant | News | WPI. USU professor named Fulbright scholar. Paulina Ochoa-Figueroa ’17 Named a Fulbright Finalist | Manhattan College | Riverdale, NY. Paulina Ochoa-Figueroa ’17 has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program English teaching assistantship grant for the 2017-18 academic year from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Ochoa-Figueroa is one of more than 1,900 Fulbright finalists who have been selected on the basis of academic and professional achievements, as well as a record of service and leadership potential in their respective fields.

She is the College’s first Fulbright finalist since Brian Haman ’03 received the award in 2004. A native of Jiquilpan, Mexico, Ochoa-Figueroa came to the United States in 2011 to attend New Rochelle High School, nine miles north of the Manhattan College campus. A Spanish major in the department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Ochoa-Figueroa has earned a place on the Dean’s List each semester during her college career and graduated with a cumulative grade point average of 3.97.

Record 38 students and alumni receive Fulbright Awards for 2017-2018. A record 38 current University of Notre Dame students and alumni have been awarded grants by the Fulbright U.S. Student Program to study abroad in 2017-18, topping last year’s record of 30 finalists. Six alternates and seven semifinalists were also named, for a total of 51 students and alumni recognized. The number of students and alumni recognized this year improves upon last year’s University record of 48.

The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program, offering students grants to conduct research, study and teach abroad. Top-producing institutions are highlighted annually in The Chronicle of Higher Education. Notre Dame has appeared on this list for three consecutive years, coming in tied at No. 2 in the nation for the 2016-17 list.

“We believe that Notre Dame’s extraordinary success with the Fulbright U.S. The 38 recipients are: Sara Abdel-Rahim, Valrico, Florida; political science, Class of 2017 — study and research grant to Greece. WKU produces five new Fulbright finalists | News. Five WKU students and recent alumnus were named finalists and four were listed as alternates by the Fulbright U.S Student Program Melinda Grimsley-Smith, coordinator of international scholarships in the Office of Scholar Development, said the process of recruiting students typically begins in the spring semester for juniors. Grimsley-Smith said the program can also apply to recent graduates. Melissa Smith was one of the five students selected for a Fulbright and will be teaching English in Mongolia starting July 31. She graduated in December and has been teaching English in Cambodia for the past three months. The Fulbright grant has two branches, either teaching English in a foreign country or research programs. Grimsley-Smith said she is looking for students who are comfortable with spending an academic year abroad, are interested in teaching the English language or have research experience.

“My job is to make the process as transparent as possible for students,” Grimsley-Smith said. U.S. and Egypt celebrate 70 years of Fulbright Program | News Ghana. Expanding educational exchange between Egypt and the United States was the focus of a May 21 event hosted by the Binational Fulbright Commission in Egypt (BFCE) to mark the 70th anniversary of the prestigious Fulbright scholarship program. The U.S. -funded program began worldwide in 1947 under the initiative of the late Senator William Fulbright, who envisioned the Fulbright program would “bring a little more knowledge, a little more reason, and a little more compassion to world affairs.” Since 1949, the BFCE has awarded study, travel, research and teaching grants to over 6,000 Egyptians and 1,000 Americans. Minister of Higher Education Dr.

The Ambassador and the Minister noted that the two countries would continue to partner, both through the Fulbright Commission and outside it, to expand scholarly dialogue and scientific research. The event concluded with Minister Abdul Ghaffar and BFCE Executive Director Dr. U.S. and Egypt Celebrate 70th Anniversary of Fulbright Program. USU professor named Fulbright scholar. Carolyn Del Vecchio Wins Fulbright Grant to Vietnam - The senior political science major will teach English in Vietnam during the 2017-2018 academic year.Posted on May 19th, 2017 by JJ Akin '11. Student Fulbright Winners Head to Brazil, Morocco, India | NewsCenter | SDSU. Medical educator wins Fulbright to study plant use in Colombia – MilTech. Thirty-five seniors receive national and international scholarships and fellowships. Five university students selected as Fulbright scholars – The Review. Hannibal High School Teacher Earns Fulbright Scholarship – Oswego County Today – Oswego County Home Page.

Arcadia student named Fulbright Scholar | Communities. 12 UVA Scholars Earn Fulbright Grants to Teach and Study Abroad. Gesenia Viviescas '17 Will Have Fulbright Teaching Experience in Taiwan - DePauw University. Senior Biological Sciences Majors Receive Fulbright Awards to Study Abroad - Biological Sciences. Ramona Convent STEM department co-chair receives Fulbright Award | Angelus. 14 Johns Hopkins students receive Fulbright grants to study, teach, conduct research abroad | Hub. Plymouth resident receives Fulbright U.S. Student Program award to Canada - News. Miami University students awarded Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Grants - Miami University. Gesenia Viviescas '17 Will Have Fulbright Teaching Experience in Taiwan - DePauw University. 12 UVA Scholars Earn Fulbright Grants to Teach and Study Abroad. Ruben Mirakyan: From Fulbright to e-publishing – Conversations at the American Corner.

Why You Should Apply For a Fulbright Scholarship. Carroll University names new president after first pick withdrew. Five university students selected as Fulbright scholars – The Review. 19 Bowdoin Students (Including Many German Students) Offered Fulbright Grants | Bowdoin News. Local Fulbright Scholar to teach English in Moldova. Hometown Fulbright Scholar heading to Colombia. Blazer, U of L grad receives Fulbright award | News. Jordan Woodward is named as Fulbright Scholar | News. Fulbright scholar publishes book on creativity and education in China | News | Virginia Tech. Fresh research planned into Australia's flying-fox bats and the Hendra virus - Horsetalk.co.nz. Student Awarded Fulbright Assistantship - SUNY Cortland. Six Students Receive Fulbright Awards To Study Abroad - News. Fulbright: Marist College. # ​Hastings College student receives Fulbright award. UB lands record number of Fulbright, Boren awards - UB Now: News and views for UB faculty and staff.

SESP Seniors Win Fulbright Teaching Fellowships :: School of Education & Social Policy. Delaware Township School teacher to teach in U.K. under Fulbright Award. FL Poly, Fulbright Canada Open Exchange, Research Programs - Lakeland, FL Patch. Mercer University student graduating with three degrees, Fulbright Award | The Telegraph. Record-Tying Four Wooster Students Earn Fulbrights | The College of Wooster. Onalaska Native Awarded Fulbright Grant | News. University of Iowa, Coe College set Fulbright records. Grad profiles: CNU senior to use physics, leadership for good. One student and one alum from Appalachian named Fulbright Scholars » News Archive » Appalachian State University News. Sara Scully '13 Will Teach English in Taiwan as Fulbright Winner - DePauw University. Academic Prowess - Harrisburg Magazine - May 2017 - Harrisburg PA. Visiting Japanese Fulbright alumni talk of common issues - Miami Today.

UMF grads to serve as Fulbright Ambassadors to Mongolia and Thailand — Education. Fulbright honors five Loyola students - The Maroon. Two UMF graduates win Fulbright Scholarships | Daily Bulldog. NC State Ties Its Record of Seven Fulbright Recipients for 2017. Campbell earns Fulbright for international study | Community. UW College of Education Professor Receives Second Fulbright Award. Three WVU graduating seniors receive Fulbright Scholarships to study abroad | WVU Today | West Virginia University.

Pasadena Schools » Ramona Convent STEM Department Co-Chair Receives Fulbright Award. NMSU alumna receives prestigious Fulbright grant to teach in South Korea | Article | NMSU News Center. Fulbright scholar Ellen Korcovelos uses computer science and speech analysis to combat dementia. Undergraduates, recent alumni and a PhD candidate win Fulbright grants. Wabash College: Fulbright Winners Announced Crawfordsville, Indiana. Fulbright College Honors Program Director Transitions to Next Phase of Academic Career | University of Arkansas.

Fulbright taps 10 CU Boulder students, 1 'alternate' for 2017-18 awards | CU Boulder Today. Bright students now Fulbright scholars - Telluride Daily Planet: News. Three Texas Tech Students Earn Fulbright Grants - Story. Nigerian lecturer wins 2017 Fulbright African scholar fellowship. Record Number of Students Earn Fulbrights for International Study, Teaching | Tennessee Today. SMC alumna receives Fulbright Grant to teach English in Mongolia // The Observer. SDSU History Professor Wins Fulbright for Research in China | NewsCenter | SDSU. With Fulbright, Bednarz to Conduct Research in Armenia — The Heights.