The NDSU Office of the Provost is set to host Fulbright Days, a two-day event to celebrate the renowned international exchange program. A series of campus lectures is set for March 26-27.
Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Scholars program has provided more than 380,000 participants with the opportunity to study, teach, conduct research and share ideas about international concerns. The program is sponsored by the U. S. Department of State and funded by Congress. It is named for Sen. J. William Fulbright, whose vision shaped the exchange program.
Several NDSU faculty members will speak on their experiences as Fulbright awardees.
Cheryl Wachenheim, recipient of the prestigious Fulbright Distinguished Chair award will discuss her time teaching undergraduate and graduate classes in agribusiness management and risk at Renmin University in Beijing and lecturing at universities throughout China.
Recently returned from Spain as a Fulbright scholar, Larry Reynolds, Distinguished Professor of animal sciences, will talk about his research and teaching of biology and technology of reproduction at the University of Murcia.
Lecture attendees also will hear Scott Pryor, returned NDSU Fulbright Scholar and associate dean College of Engineering, discuss the research he conducted on the sustainability of biofuel production in South Africa while a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Kwazulu-Natal.
Campus lectures also will be given by visiting Fulbright scholars currently in the United States.
Chinh D. Nguyen, visiting Fulbright Scholar at the University of Washington, Seattle, who specializes in teacher training at the College of Foreign Language Studies at the University of Danang in Vietnam will speak on “Language Education in Vietnam from Historical and Political Perspectives.”
Adrian “Israel” Martinez-Franco, visiting Fulbright Scholar at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Tifton, Georgia, specializes in biomedical informatics. He is the former dean of primary care and dean of the biomedical informatics department and current head of the biomedical informatics department at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. He will discuss how the application of health informatics is critical to supporting the vision and operational knowledge of modern healthcare organizations.
“It is a privilege to honor NDSU’s Fulbright recipients as we celebrate Fulbright Days across campus,” explained Provost Beth Ingram. “A Fulbright award is a prestigious milestone in an academic career, whether as a student or faculty member. Our own Fulbright recipients here at NDSU are our best ambassadors for promoting this excellent program to our students and other faculty members.”
There will be sessions about the various types of awards for both students and faculty and how to apply for them. A representative from Fulbright also will be available for individual meetings with faculty on specific applications.
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