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UMass Boston- Educational Experts Seminar 2008:
"Graduate Schools in the U.S."


On October 28th, UMass Boston will host a day-long site visit as part of the curriculum for this seminar.This educational experts seminar which is a Fulbright sponsored initiative, will introduce 15 German university leaders and senior decision-makers in German higher education to selected U.S. graduate schools in the Boston area and explore the character of U.S. graduate schools education. The German participants will learn more about the American system of graduate schools from expert speakers and through direct observation. They will gain important insights into the structure, management and decision-making processes at American graduate schools and find out which special features of graduate schools in the U.S. may serve as examples for the German system.
UMass Dartmouth- Fulbright Coordinator Announced

Professor Timothy Walker has been appointed as Fulbright Coordinator for the UMass Dartmouth campus, where he will assist students and faculty with their plans for
Fulbright and related activities. Himself a Fulbright recipient, he is maintaining the tradition and expectation the Fulbright participants will give back to the program in the future. More...

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Timothy Walker
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Krishna Vedula
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UMass Worcester
Patricia McNulty
508-856-2119
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Susan Whitbourne
413-577-2613
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Lurlene Van Buren
617-287-3961

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Timothy Walker
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Fulbright Program Overview

The U.S. Fulbright Program is one of those unique programs that helps our campus community engage in international activities. The Fulbright program began in 1946 as an act of the U.S. Congress in order to "enable the government of the United States to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries."
The promotion of this program is possible only by highlighting the accomplishments of those who engage in these opportunities. The University of Massachusetts is honored to have accomplished scholars and students take part in this beneficial program where the transfer of knowledge transcends geographical boundaries. In this special edition we will showcase a small sample of the numerous international students and faculty engaged with the University both at home and abroad. Read more...

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UMass Amherst- Reflections from a Fulbright Experience by Professor Donal Carbaugh

During the 2007-2008 academic year, I was pleased and proud to serve as the Fulbright Distinguished Professor and Bicentennial Chair of American Studies at the University of Helsinki, Finland. According to some, this is the premier distinguished professorship which the Fulbright program offers every year. I find it easy to agree with that assessment for I found it to be a tremendous experience as a researcher, teacher, and adventurer. More...
UMass Amherst- Education Professor Howard Peelle Awarded Fulbright Grant to Japan

Professor Howard A. Peelle of the School of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has been awarded a Fulbright Senior Specialist grant to visit the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) during May and June. More...

UMass Amherst- Stifler receives Fulbright to teach in Sri Lanka

John Stifler, a senior lecturer in the Economics Department, has received a Fulbright scholar's grant to teach for nine months at the University of Peredinya in Kandy, Sri Lanka. More...
UMass Amherst Professor Max Page Awarded Fulbright Fellowship to Argentina

Professor PageMax Page, associate professor of architecture and history at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to Argentina for the spring of 2009. More...
UMass Amherst- Caswell awarded Fulbright grant to Italy

Professor CaswellProfessor Julie Caswell, who chairs the Resource Economics Department, has been awarded a Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Tuscia in Viterbo, Italy from April to June 2009. More...
UMass Lowell- Paula Rayman Travels to Israel

Professor RaymanProfessor Rayman recently received the J. William Fulbright Senior Specialist Award, administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars and the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State. After receiving the award, Rayman was asked by the University of Haifa to join their project, "Beyond Co-Existence: Israeli Arab and Jewish Relations." More...

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UMass Students
Fulbrights & Awards
UMass Amherst- Campus welcomes 25 Fulbright Students

UMass Amherst welcomed 25 Fulbright Students this year from around the globe, including Pakistan, Norway, Columbia, Brazil, Tanzania, Syria, Vietnam, Brazil, Panama, Turkey, Indonesia, Ecuador, Burma, Mexico, Uruguay, Russia, Germany, Sri Lanka and China. Areas of study range from Philosophy and Education, to Economics and Chemical Engineering.

UMass Amherst- 2008-2009 Student Awards & Scholarships

Student recipients of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, Freeman Scholarship and the UMass Amherst Alumni Association Scholarships & Awards are announced. More...

UMass Amherst- Stephanie Kent Receives Fulbright Award

Stephanie Kent of University of Massachusetts, Amherst has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student scholarship to European Union in Communications, the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced recently. Kent is one of over 1,450 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad for the 2008-2009 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. More...
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.
UMass Dartmouth- Campus Welcomes Eight Student Fulbrights

This academic year UMass Dartmouth has eight Student Fulbrights from the countries of Brazil, Spain, Romania, Germany,Dominica, Brazil and the United Arab Emirates. While the majority of students are studying Marine Science & Technology, other areas of studies include Business Administration, and Fibers. More...

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