Five faculty awarded Fulbright grants
Five UNM faculty have been awarded Fulbright Scholar grants, while UNM will host two Fulbright visiting scholars during the 2004-05 academic year.
Kendall Paul Crookston, assistant professor, Department of Pathology, will travel to the University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark, where he will lecture and conduct research on, “Transatlantic Comparison and Appraisal of Medical Education, Transfusion Medicine, and Clinical Pathology Practices.”
School of Law Professor Emeritus Franklin E. Gill will lecture on “The Law of International Business Transactions and Dispute Settlement” at Samara State University, Samara, Russia.
College of Education Professor Charlotte N. Gunawardena, Organizational Learning and Instructional Technologies Program, received two awards to conduct research titled, “Sociocultural Factors Influencing the Building of Online Learning Communities: A Cross-Cultural Analysis.” She travels to the Open University of Sri Lanka, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka, and to Al-Akhawayn University, Ifran, Morocco, as part of the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia Regional Research Program.
Assistant Professor Mark C. Childs, School of Architecture and Planning, will travel to the University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus, to lecture and conduct research on “Architecture Program Development: Civic Space in Cyprus.”
John David Gates, visiting lecturer, Native American Studies, is at the University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany, lecturing on, “Native American Politics and the Law: An Examination of Racial Stereotypes and Their Influence on United States Federal Indian Policy and the Supreme Court.”
Visiting scholar Tomas Martinez Saldana, professor, Center for Rural Development Studies at the Institute of Socioeconomics, Statistics and Information Technologies at the Postgraduate College – Montecillo, Montecillo, Texcoco, Mexico, will research “The Water Culture in the Rio Grande, Rio Bravo Basin.”
Professor Sabir Umarov, Department of Mathematical Physics, Computer Technologies Faculty, National University of Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, will research, “Fractional Differential Equations, Fractional Diffusion Processes and Random Walk Models.”
The Fulbright Program, America’s flagship international educational exchange activity, is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
During its 58 years, thousands of U.S. faculty and professionals have studied, taught or conducted research abroad while thousands of their counterparts from around the world have engaged in similar activities in the U.S.
Fulbright scholars are selected based upon academic or professional achievement and because they have demonstrated extraordinary leadership potential in their fields.