CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Six people at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have received 2004-2005 Fulbright Scholar grants.
They join about 800 other Americans who have received the grants 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 J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.
The new grant recipients and their interests:
• Patricia Ellen Askew, vice chancellor for student affairs, visited Japan from June to July 2004. She participated in the U.S.-Japan International Education Administrators Program.
• Ann Peterson Bishop, professor of library and information science, has been visiting the University of Tempere in Tempere, Finland, since August and will stay through December. She is lecturing on the development of sociotechnical infrastructure to support action and learning among people from all types of backgrounds.
• Jeffrey E. Brotherton, a senior research specialist in the department of crop sciences, has been visiting the University of Zambia in Lusaka, Zambia, since August and will stay through December. He is lecturing on enzymes essential for controlling tryptophan, an essential amino acid in food crops.
• Ezekial Kalipeni, professor of geography, visited the College of Medicine in Blantyre, Malawi, from July through October. As part of the African Regional Research Program, he conducted research on AIDS in Malawi, particularly the vulnerabilities of different genders.
• Robert David Pahre, professor of political science, will visit the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration from March to June of 2005. There he will research Euroskepticism and legislative politics.
• Laurie Reynolds, professor of law, has been visiting the Portuguese Catholic University in Lisbon since September and will stay through December. She is lecturing on the relevance of municipal law in a federalist system.