Penn State to celebrate Fulbright Week from March 25 to 29

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa -- Penn State is proud of its Fulbright tradition, especially this year, when the University is a “Top Producer” nationwide of both student and faculty/staff Fulbright grantees. In celebration, the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the Fulbright Association, in conjunction with the University Office of Global Programs (UOGP) and the University Fellowships Office (UFO), is sponsoring Fulbright Week from March 25 to 29.

In addition to presentations and workshops during that week, many Faculty Fulbright alumni, visiting Fulbright scholars and students, and potential student Fulbright grantees will wear nametags with variations of “Ask me about my Fulbright!” Please feel free to discuss grant possibilities with these “ambassadors.”

The following Fulbright Week workshops are planned:

Faculty/Staff “How to Apply for Your Fulbright” workshop
4 p.m. March 28
Boardroom of the Nittany Lion Inn
Facilitated by Andy Riess, assistant director for Outreach, Council for International Exchange of Scholars

Faculty/Staff “How to Apply for Your Fulbright” workshop Polycom video conference
11 a.m., March 29
Available for all Penn State campuses and other Pennsylvania universities/colleges
Facilitated by Andy Riess, assistant director for Outreach, Council for International Exchange of Scholars

Penn State faculty/staff will also share their Fulbright experiences:

Ricky Bates, associate professor of horticulture, Fulbright to Thailand
"Thai Food Ark: Working with Hill Tribe Farmers to Preserve Agrobiodiversity"
Noon March 25
Global Conference Room, 412 Boucke Building
Co-sponsored by the Interinstitutional Consortium for Indigenous Knowledge

Neil Korostoff, associate professor of landscape architecture, Fulbright to Turkey
"Köprülü Kanyon National Park, Turkey"
Noon March 26
Global Conference Room, 412 Boucke Building
Co-sponsored by the Department of Landscape Architecture

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"
Noon March 27
Global Conference Room, 412 Boucke Building

Marie-Louise Abram, director, International Programs and External Relations, Penn State Harrisburg, Fulbright to Germany
"Administrator Seminars—Germany Perspective"
Noon March 28
Global Conference Room, 412 Boucke Building

The week will conclude with a gala reception honoring returning and visiting Fulbright students and scholars.

Students interested in applying for a Fulbright scholarship to engage in graduate work abroad should contact Ruth Mendum in the University Fellowships Office at rmm22@psu.edu or 814-863-8199.

Faculty and staff interested in applying for Fulbright grants that fund teaching, research or seminars overseas should contact faculty fulbright adviser Janet Haner at jah3@psu.edu or 814-865-0711 or Sylvester Osagie, director of campus engagement, at soo1@psu.edu or 814-867-4276, both in the University Office of Global Programs.

For more information about Fulbright Week, contact Janet Haner at jah3@psu.edu.

Last Updated April 30, 2013