Two win Fulbright awards

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Friday, December 2, 2005

DENTON (UNT), Texas - Two University of North Texas faculty members have been awarded Fulbright Scholar grants.

Timothy L. Jackson, a professor in the College of Music, and Erika Martina Nelson, assistant professor in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, received the grant for the 2005-2006 academic year, according to the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Jackson will continue to serve as a Fulbright lecturer at Hanyang University in Seoul, Korea, until January 2006. He has been teaching the history and practice of Schenkerian analysis at Hanyang University since August 2005.

Nelson participated in the Fulbright German Studies Seminar in Berlinn at the Commission for Educational Exchange this past June and July.

Jackson and Nelson are two of approximately 850 U.S. faculty and professionals have travel abroad to some 150 countries for the 2005-2006 academic year through the Fulbright Scholar Program. Established in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late Sen. J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the program aims is to build mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries.

The Fulbright Program, America

s flagship international education exchange activity, is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. During its 59 years of existence, thousands of U.S. faculty and professionals have studied, taught or undertaken research abroad, and thousands of their counterparts from other countries have engaged in similar activities in the United States. They are among more than 265,000 American and foreign university students, K-12 teachers and university faculty and professionals who have participated in one of several Fulbright exchange programs.

Recipients of Fulbright Scholar awards are selected for their academic or professional achievement and for demonstrating extraordinary leadership potential in their fields. Among thousands of

prominent U.S. Fulbright Scholar alumni are Milton Friedman, Nobel Laureate in Economics; James Watson, co-discoverer of the structure of DNA and Noble Laureate in Medicine; Rita Dove, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet; and Craig Barrett, CEO of Intel Corp.

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