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Three faculty members receive 2001-2002 Fulbright Scholar grants

Kesha Green, News Bureau
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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Three University of Illinois faculty members have received 2001-2002 Fulbright Scholar grants.

They join about 800 U.S. faculty and professionals who have received the grants in order to lecture or conduct research abroad. The U.S. Department of State is the major sponsor of the Fulbright Scholar Program, with final selections made by the presidentially appointed J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

The new UI Fulbright scholars:

Robert Jimenez, professor of curriculum and instruction, will go to the University of the Americas in Mexico, from January 2002 to July 2002. Jimenez said that he plans to study children learning Spanish in a society that gives full support to Spanish literacy. He hopes that his research will lead to formulating better methods for U.S. bilingual instruction. Jimenez said that he will also teach qualitative research methods in literacy research.

Peter Maggs, professor of law, will go to the University of Trento in Italy from March 2002 to June 2002. As a comparative law scholar-in-residence, Maggs said that he will do his own research and conduct lectures on Russian and East European law.

James Pfander, professor of law, will go to the University of Bucharest in Bucharest, Romania, from February 2002 to July 2002. He will research the implications of Romania’s possible accession to the European Union. He also will lecture on issues of constitutional federalism and related matters.