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Six KU faculty members win Fulbrights

May 27, 2004


Six Kansas University faculty members have been selected as Fulbright senior scholars for the 2004-2005 academic year.

Fulbright grants, established in 1945, offer round-trip travel, health insurance and a stipend to scholars for all or part of an academic year.

Last year, six KU faculty were named Fulbright faculty. There were 11 scholars named in the 2002-2003 year, the most in the nation.

This year's winners:

Joseph Harrington, associate professor of English, who will be on the faculty of American literature and culture at the University of Groningen, in The Netherlands.

He will teach "Globalization, Literature and Culture." His research will focus on the transatlantic divide in cultural attitudes to globalization, particularly focusing on European students' perceptions toward globalization.

Peter Herlihy, associate professor of geography, who will be a senior lecturer and researcher at the University of San Luis Potos-- in north-central Mexico. He also will conduct field research in the Huasteca region with indigenous Tenek communities.

Christopher M. Johnson, professor of music and dance, who will help the University of New Lisbon, in Portugal, develop new degree programs in music pedagogy and psychology of music.

Elizabeth MacGonagle, assistant professor of history, who will teach "History of Modern Africa" and "History of Africa from a Global Perspective" at the University of Iceland in Reykjavik.

John Staniunas, associate professor of theater and film, who will be a visiting scholar and artist at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and the Opera Theatre in Vilnius, Lithuania. Staniunas will teach American musical theater technique to students and direct "West Side Story."

Norm Yetman, professor of American studies and sociology, who will be a faculty member at Salzburg, Austria. He will teach "North American Civilization," "American Racial and Ethnic Relations" and "The U.S. in Global Context."

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