Dean's Message

A Message from the Dean's Office

Welcome to the Summer 2014 issue of the Fulbright Review. People often ask professors if we enjoy the summer—when we must have time to relax. While the type of work changes, the summers are often more busy than the semesters.

Since our Spring issue of the Fulbright Review was released in April, more than 250 students and 20 faculty members have traveled to 28 countries for study abroad opportunities. Here on campus, we hosted the Fulbright College Advisory Council and the Campaign Committee, and we hired 23 new tenured and tenure-track faculty members.

Preparation, Imagination Lead to Alumnus to 9/11 Memorial and Museum
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Preparation, Imagination Lead Alumnus to 9/11 Memorial and Museum

On May 21, 2014, the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum opened to the public. Running the communication efforts for the museum, including all of the fanfare and worldwide attention surrounding it, was Michael Frazier.

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A Lifelong Journey of International Perspective

For Melissa Maddox, the urge to see the world came very early in life. Growing up, she possessed an international curiosity that was fed by family members who shared her interest. Whether it was entertaining visiting professors as dinner guests, hosting exchange students or supporting her studies abroad, her family made sure her global perspective was expertly crafted. It’s no surprise that she has always been driven to look abroad.

Using Lasers to Map Mysteries of the Past
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Using Lasers to Map Mysteries of the Past

It started with a cold call in the dead of winter. Adam Barnes, a researcher in the Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies in Fulbright College, was headed into a meeting on Jan. 14, 2013, when he got a phone call from a London-based television producer who was interested in hiring a technical expert for a new documentary series on ancient structures.

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New Ways to Support Innovative, Interdisciplinary Research

Fulbright College will host a new grant writing workshop in the fall. The Arts and Humanities Grant Writing Workshop, which will be held from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, in Old Main room 523, is designed to benefit faculty at every level, from recent graduates to advanced researchers. It will be the first in a series of events focused on the nationally competitive fellowship process and the importance of applying for external funding.

Expanding Our Fulbright Connections
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Expanding Our Fulbright Connections

In September 1945, the freshman senator from Arkansas, J. William Fulbright, introduced a bill in the U.S. Congress that called for the use of proceeds from the sales of surplus war property to fund the “promotion of international good will through the exchange of students in the fields of education, culture and science.” One year later, President Harry S. Truman signed the Fulbright Act into law. In September 2014, the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board will come to Fulbright College for its 264th meeting.

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Celebrating the Natural Sciences
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Celebrating the Natural Sciences

Fulbright College is comprised of four distinct areas, the fine arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. Each issue of the Fulbright Review dedicates a story to some of the year's highlights within a particular area. The Summer issue features successes in the natural sciences.

Life Becomes Art in a Visual Memoir of the Fulbright Experience
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Life Becomes Art in a Visual Memoir of the Fulbright Experience

The Fulbright Triptych by Simon Dinnerstein will be on extended exhibit at the University of Arkansas School of Law, beginning in July. Measuring seven by 14 feet and painted between 1971 and 1974 the triptych is Dinnerstein’s “visual memoir.” This set of three panels will be on display at the university for a year as part of the Chancellor David Gearhart’s initiative to highlight public art and the Fulbright Program for international foreign exchange.

Voluntarily Musical
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Voluntarily Musical

It’s 10 o’clock on Friday evening–the perfect time to prop up your feet, turn on the radio and unwind after a long week. If the station happens to be tuned to KUAF, you’ll soon hear the unpredictable yet soothing sounds of jazz fill the air, thanks to volunteer Robert Ginsburg and his show, “Shades of Jazz,” which airs every Friday and Saturday from 10 p.m. until midnight.

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