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November 6, 2008
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UMD Professor Awarded Fulbright Scholar Grant

UMD faculty member Professor Eleanor Hannah (Department of History), along with three faculty and one administrator at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant. The Fulbright Scholar grants are awarded to perform lectures and/or conduct research at institutions around the world during the 2008-09 academic year, according to the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. The university's Fulbright scholars are part of approximately 1,100 faculty and professionals who will travel abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program.

"I congratulate these accomplished scholars who have received this extraordinary honor. We are extremely proud of their achievements," said Thomas Sullivan, provost. "We are pleased to have the expertise of our visiting Fulbright recipients, and warmly welcome them to campus."

University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) recipient and her work:

Eleanor Hannah, assistant professor of History at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) will lecture on "Improving Capacity in Teaching the History of U.S. Political Thought" at the University of the Andes, Merida, Venezuela.

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities recipients and their work:

Carol Leitschuh, a research associate in the School of Kinesiology, will deliver lectures in child development movement at Palacky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic.

Jodi Malmgren, associate director of the Learning Abroad Center, will conduct seminars for United States-Japan International Education Administrators at various institutions throughout Japan.

Samuel Myers Jr., professor at the Humphrey Institute, will perform research at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing, China on remedies to racial and ethic economic inequality.

Visiting foreign Fulbright Scholars at the U of M, Twin Cities include:

Aasmund Bjoernstad from Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Aas, Norway, who will be a professor in the department of plant and environmental sciences where his scholarship will focus on "Genes for Bread: Grains from the Stone Age to Gene Age."

Sudip Chakraborty from Ananda Chandra College, North Bengal University, Darjeeling, India, who will be a lecturer/reader in the department of economics and focus on international human rights for children.

Jiri Minarik from University Hospital Olomouc, Czech Republic will study multiple myeloma for the university's department of internal medicine.

Mahendra Kumar Satapathy, a professor from North East Regional Institute of Education in Shillong, India will conduct research at the U of M in models of environmental education.

Hongyun Wu, a professor from the School for Foreign Languages at Renmin University of China, Beijing, will research the "Impact of American-Chinese Language Environments on Chinese Language Learners' Learning Perceptions and Strategies.

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