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Fulbrights take faculty, students around the world

Oct 28, 2008  

Here's a look at what Ohio University's five 2008-09 Fulbright Scholar Program awardees are up to:

  • Neil Bernstein, an assistant professor in the Department of Classics and World Religions, is teaching courses on ancient Greek and Roman drama and the classical tradition in modern drama, fiction and film at National Taiwan University in Taipei.

  • Benita Blessing, an assistant professor of European women's and gender history in the Department of History, is conducting research for her book on East German children's films and the portrayal of gender roles and sexuality to a young audience.

  • Zinny Bond, a professor emerita of linguistics, is conducting a seminar on the pronunciation of various American dialects at the University of Riga in Latvia and collaborating on a Latvian-language textbook.

  • William Fisher, an associate professor of theater and interim director of the School of Theater, will teach a course in theater theory and practice at the Iceland Academy of the Arts in Reykjavík.

  • Mark Leff, an assistant professor of broadcast journalism in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, is lecturing at the Communication University of China in Beijing. 

Here's a list of this year's 12 Fulbright student award winners and their assignments:

  • Christopher Bruce, a German and magazine journalism major who earned a bachelor's degree in June, is teaching English in Germany.

  • Jennifer Goodlander, an interdisciplinary arts doctoral student, is in Indonesia researching the expanding role of women in traditional Balinese performing arts.

  • Karen Greiner, a communications studies doctoral student, is researching creative communication for social change in Colombia.

  • Jennifer Hayes, who earned a bachelor's degree in English in June, is teaching English as a second language in South Korea.

  • Jonathan Justice, a German major who earned a bachelor's degree in June, is teaching English in Germany.

  • Daniel Leach, who earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering in June, is researching brain-computer interfacing and work on the development of life-like prostheses in Japan.

  • Christine Madjar, a German, German education, English and English education major who graduated in June, is teaching English in Germany.

  • Daniel McBrayer, an international development studies master's student, is researching youth contributions to conflict transformation in Georgia.

  • Krista McCallum Beatty, a higher education administration doctoral student and the university's director of International Student and Faculty Services, is researching student experiences in English-language-taught degree programs in Germany.

  • Daniel Reimold, a journalism doctoral student, is researching student media in Singapore.

  • Stephanie Siek, a recent alumna with a bachelor's degree in journalism, is researching the German identity in an increasingly multicultural society as a guest journalist in Germany.

  • Kimberley Vandegrift, a music and German major who graduated in June, is in Germany researching the work of modern German music therapists as well as the 19th-century concept of Gemut.


Related Links
OHIO among Fulbright's top tier nationally:  http://www.ohio.edu/outlook/08-09/October/152.cfm 

Published: Oct 28, 2008 1:26 PM  

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