Fulbright Speaker Series begins Oct. 17

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the Fulbright Association, in collaboration with the University Office of Global Programs, presents the Fulbright Speaker Series, which will give returning Penn State faculty Fulbright Scholars the chance to share with the University and community experiences from their grants. All presentations will be at noon, in the Global Programs Lounge, 410 Boucke Building on the University Park campus. Attendees are welcome to bring lunch; coffee and tea will be provided.

The schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, Oct. 17
Charles Snow, professor of business administration, Fulbright to Austria
"Organizing for Collaborative Innovation in Central and Eastern Europe"
Co-sponsored by the Department of Management and Organization

Tuesday, Oct. 30
Dana Mitra, associate professor of education, Fulbright to India
"Child Participation and Educational Reform in Bangalore"

Wednesday, Nov. 14
James Sellers, professor of mathematics, Fulbright to Austria
"Creating Memories and Mathematics in Upper Austria"

Wednesday, Nov. 28
Andrea Tapia, associate professor of information sciences and technology, Fulbright to Costa Rica
"Technologies for Improved Disaster Response: The Case for Law, Radios and Collaboration in Costa Rica"
Co-sponsored by the College of Information Sciences and Technology

Wednesday, Jan. 16
Philip Schrodt, professor of political science, Fulbright to Norway
"Studying Civil Wars in a Country That Has Never Had One: A Fulbrighter in Norway"

Tuesday, Feb. 5
M. Thaddeus Ityokumbul, associate professor of mineral processing and geo-environmental engineering, Fulbright to Nigeria
"Enhancing Engineering Education in Nigeria through Research Collaboration"

Wednesday, Feb. 20
Timothy Bralower, professor of geosciences, Fulbright to Australia
"An Australian-U.S. Partnership in Global Change Science and Education"

Wednesday, March 13
Mahdi Nasereddin, associate professor of information sciences and technology, Penn State Berks, Fulbright to Oman
"Teaching and Research in Oman: A Fulbrighter’s Perspective"
Co-sponsored by the Omani Student Association

Monday, March 25
Ricky Bates, associate professor of horticulture, Fulbright to Thailand
"Thai Food Ark: Working with Hill Tribe Farmers to Preserve Agrobiodiversity"
Co-sponsored by the Interinstitutional Consortium for Indigenous Knowledge

Tuesday, March 26
Neil Korostoff, associate professor of landscape architecture, Fulbright to Turkey
"Köprülü Kanyon National Park, Turkey"
Co-sponsored by the Department of Landscape Architecture

Wednesday, March 27
Karen Keifer-Boyd, professor of art education and women’s studies, Fulbright to Austria
"Social Justice Activism through Feminist Arts-Based Research at Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria"

Thursday, March 28
Marie-Louise Abram, director, International Programs and External Relations, Penn State Harrisburg, Fulbright to Germany
"Administrator Seminars: Germany Perspective"

Tuesday, April 9
Linda Mason, associate professor of education, Fulbright to Hungary
"Literacy Instruction for the Inclusive Classroom: Supporting New Initiatives in Hungarian Education"

For more information about the series or the participants, contact Janet Haner at jah3@psu.edu.


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Last Updated January 09, 2015