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FAU professors receive Fulbright awards

Two FAU professors will travel abroad, while three foreign scholars will visit the Boca Raton campus.

The two FAU professors, Dr. Robert D. Adams and Dr. Dronnadula Reddy, have been awarded prestigious Fulbright scholarships this year for study and teaching opportunities abroad. FAU will also welcome three Fulbright scholars from abroad, who will be conducting research or lecturing at the Boca Raton campus.

The Fulbright Scholar program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, with additional funding coming from participating governments and host institutions in the United States and abroad. This year, approximately 800 U.S. faculty and professionals received Fulbright grants to lecture or conduct research abroad. Similarly, 800 foreign faculty and professionals have or will visit the U.S. this year as part of the program. Recipients of Fulbright Scholar awards are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, and through demonstrated leadership potential within their fields of expertise or study.

This year’s FAU faculty receiving Fulbright grants include:

Dr. Adams, an associate professor and chair of the Division of Arts and Humanities. He will lecture on American literature and American studies at Ho Chi Minh City College in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, from Sept., 2002-July, 2003.

Dr. Reddy, a professor and director of the Department of Ocean Engineering. Reddy has already completed the program by lecturing and performing research on marine structural/geotechnical engineering at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand, June-Sept., 2002.

This year’s visiting Fulbright scholars include:

Dr. Judith Bernhard, professor of early childhood education, Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada.

Dr. Carl Ledberg, post-doctoral researcher at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden.

Dr. Georgi Smatrakalev, research fellow at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Safe Zone training offered

Today and Beyond Wellness and the Student Health Services is sponsoring a Safe Zone training for all faculty, students, and staff that are interested in providing a safe environment for all gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered persons.

The training will be on January 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Live Oak, on the Boca campus. Lunch will be provided.

For more information, contact Kari Kuka at [email protected] or 561/297-3971.

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