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UMass Dartmouth- Fulbright Student Scholar to join Portuguese Department

A Fulbright-funded, student-scholar will be attending UMass Dartmouth for the 2008-2009 academic year. Maria Rita Viana, an advanced graduate student from Minas Gerais, Brazil, will join the faculty in Portuguese to teach two undergraduate Portuguese courses. She will also take two graduate courses each semester in the department. The Fulbright scholarship supports her full living expenses for the year.

Timothy Walker, Associate Professor of History, who serves as the campus coordinator for Fulbright activities, worked with the Portuguese Department chairperson, Dario Borim, to prepare the successful application for the campus' incoming Fulbright student-scholar.