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Passport UMass is an electronic newsletter issued in collaboration with the International Relations Advisory Council. Its purpose is to highlight and publicize the great international accomplishments and initiatives of faculty, staff and students on all five campuses.
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UMass Amherst- Campus Hosts Fulbright Scholars and Students

The UMass Amherst campus is currently hosting two visiting Fulbright Scholars.  Professor Shi-Chul Lee from Kyungpook National University of South Korea is conducting research in the Department of Political Science under the sponsorship of Professor John Hird, Chair of the Department.  Professor Jane Fountain of the Public Policy Administration Program has sponsored Professor Fang Wang of Nankai University of the People's Republic of China. More...

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UMass Amherst presents an online database of faculty and students who have received Fulbright fellowships since 2000. It also includes all visiting Fulbright scholars, students and faculty, dating back to 2000, as well as their countries of origin, the field in which they studied, and in some cases the UMass departments who hosted them.
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Fulbright Database
UMass Boston's Office of International and Transnational Affairs (OITA) has a data-base that presents twenty-eight (28) UMB faculty Fulbright Scholars' global engagements in Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Dominica Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Nigeria, Portugal, Spain, Venezuela, West Africa, etc .Through OITA's programming support and its arrangement, UMB faculty Fulbright Scholars provide formal and informal mentoring services to both faculty and students for their future Fulbright Scholarship endeavor.
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Visiting Fulbright Scholars

In collaboration with the central office of Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board and Northeastern University, UMass Boston will be co-hosting a program for international visiting Fulbright Scholars in spring 2010. The program is entitled "Universities as Agents of Social Change."  It is scheduled on April 15, 2010, Campus Center Ballroom.


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Fulbright Program Overview

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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.
UMass Amherst- Campus Highlights Faculty Scholars

William C. Conner, Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst, received a "Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Alternative Energy Technology."Professor Conner's award is the first Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Engineering and the second at UMASS Amherst.  (Donal Carbaugh received the campus's first Fulbright Distinguished Chair award for research in Finland in 2007-2008.) More...

Professor Max Page (Architecture + Design Program of the Department of Art, Architecture, and Art History) received a Fulbright Award that enabled him to reside in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in fall 2009 as he worked on the project "Historic Preservation Policy in Argentina:  The Politics of Preserving and Interpreting Sites Related to the 'Dirty War' of the 1970s and 1980s."

Charles D. Schewe, professor of Marketing at the Isenberg School of Management, has received a Fulbright Specialist grant to travel to New Zealand and serve as a visiting professor at Massey University near Auckland. He will be in New Zealand for five weeks beginning Feb. 21 as part of his sabbatical. More...

Professor Suzanne Model, a sociologist who studies international migration, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to conduct research at Academia Sinica in Taiwan during the spring semester. More...

Professor Guy Lanza, Director of the Environmental Science Program in the Department of Natural Resources Conservation, has been invited to serve as a Fulbright senior specialist in Russia next fall. More...



UMass Amherst- Senior Fulbright Specialist in Mongolia

Rick Taupier of Research Development and the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning at UMass Amherst completed the first portion of a Senior Fulbright Specialist (SFS) project with the National University of Mongolia this past November. The SFS Program supports short term international consultations of two to six weeks in which the specialist works with a host institution to assist in meeting a programmatic, departmental or institutional need. Project activities focus on the strengthening and development needs of higher education institutions. Dr. Taupier was asked to work with the National University to make recommendations on ways in which it can increase its externally funded research. Mongolia's top national universities have been directed by national policy to aspire to become research universities even as the availability of government funds remains very limited. More...
UMass Worcester- Alixe Bonardi, MHA, OTL/R returns from New Zealand

Alixe Bonardi, MHA, OTL/R, Assistant Director of the Center for Developmental Disabilities Evaluation and Research (CDDER) recently returned from a six month trip to New Zealand where she completed the Ian Axford Fellowship in Public Policy, administered by Fulbright New Zealand. More...

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UMass Amherst- Campus ranked a 'Top Producer' of Fulbright students

UMass Amherst was a "Top Producer of Fulbright Students" among research universities for the 2008-09 academic year, according to a ranking published Oct. 19 in the Chronicle of Higher Education. More...
UMass Amherst- Ranked 4th Nationally in Federal Gilman Scholarships for Study Abroad
Gilman LogoStudents at the University of Massachusetts Amherst are among the most successful nationally in the congressionally funded Gilman Scholarship program for study abroad. More...
UMass Amherst- Study Abroad Scholarship Recipients Selected
Study Abroad StudentsThe College of Social and Behavioral Sciences understands that many students-now more than ever-need financial assistance to help their dreams come true. And because SBS encourages its students to study abroad for a semester or two, or at least a summer, we are working hard to make more funds available to help support this experience. This year, thanks to the generosity of Jeffrey Katz '69 (economics), owner of Sherwood Equities in New York, the College was able to support 20 students with scholarships up to $1,000 for their spring travel abroad experience. More...
UMass Dartmouth- CVPA alumna wins Fulbright
UMDErin M. Treacy, who received her Master's in Fine Arts in painting from the UMass Dartmouth in 2007, has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student scholarship to Ireland in Painting and Printmaking, the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced recently. More...

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International Relations Advisory Council

Chair, Dr. Marcellette Williams, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Student Affairs and International Relations, University of Massachusetts
  • Dr. Frank Hugus, Associate Provost for International Programs, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Dr. Donal Carbaugh, Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Dr. Winston Langley, Provost, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Dr. Eunsook Hyun, Associate Provost and Director of the Office of International and Transnational Affairs, University of Massachusetts Boston 
  • Dr. Richard Panofsky, Assistant Chancellor University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  • Dr. Michael Baum, Professor, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  • Dr. Julie Chen, Interim Vice Provost for Research , University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Dr. Krishna Vedula, Special Assistant for International Partnerships and Dean Emeritus, University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Dr. Mick Godkin, Director International Medical Education Program, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Dr. Katherine Luzuriaga, Associate Provost of Global Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Susan Kelly, Assistant Vice President for International Relations, University of Massachusetts
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