Note: For a story on UNC student Fulbright recipients, see http://uncnews.unc.edu/content/view/4034/75/
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill tied for second among top research universities in the number of faculty awarded Fulbright Scholars in 2010-2011.
The numbers from the Institute of International Education were reported in the Chronicle of Higher Education Monday (Oct. 25).
Bested only by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with eight, Carolina, with six, tied with George Washington University, the University of Florida and Washington University in St. Louis.
The Fulbright Scholar Program for faculty and professionals is administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars under an agreement with the U.S. Department of State. Each year, the core Fulbright Scholar Program sends some 800 U.S. faculty and professionals to 140 countries to lecture, research or participate in seminars.
“This ranking is a testament to the quality of our faculty at UNC, as well a deepened institutional commitment to internationalization through the work of the Center for Global Initiatives, area studies centers in the College of Arts and Sciences, and all the professional schools,” said Tripp Tuttle of the center, Fulbright Scholar campus representative.
“Next year, the Center for Faculty Excellence and the Center for Global Initiatives will start a new program to both inform and mentor faculty interested in the Fulbright.”
Faculty chosen for 2010-2011 Fulbrights, listed as of Sept. 9, and their projects are:
Charles W. Carter Jr., Ph.D., a professor of biochemistry and biophysics in the School of Medicine, research on “Maximum Likelihood Conformational Trajectories and the Coupling of Catalysis and Conformation” at the Pasteur Institute in Paris.
Michael L. Corrado, Ph.D., J.D., Arch T. Allen Distinguished Professor in the School of Law, will lecture next spring about “Preventive Detention and Criminal Responsibility in American and Italian Law” at the University of Trento in Italy.
Joshua Davis, a doctoral candidate in history in the College of Arts and Sciences, is lecturing on the topic “Globalizing American Studies Through Teaching and Scholarship” at the University of Hamburg in Germany.
William Gray, Ph.D., professor of environmental sciences and engineering in the Gillings School of Global Public Health, research on “Macroscale Modeling of Multiphase Porous Media Processes: Focus on Enhanced Oil Recovery and Geologic Carbon Storage” this fall at the University of Bergen in Norway.
Jeffrey Johnson, Ph.D., chemistry professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, research on “Chemical Synthesis of the MMP-3 Inhibitor Berkelic Acid and Analogs” at the University of Auckland in New Zeland. Declined for Visa limitations.
Christopher Nelson, Ph.D., associate professor of anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences, research on “In the Darkness of the Lived Moment: Okinawa and the Trauma of History” at Waseda University in Tokyo.
Chonicle of Higher Education table: http://chronicle.com/article/Table-Top-Producers-of-US/125072/
Center for Global Initiatives contact: Tripp Tuttle, (919) 843-7546,
News Services contact: LJ Toler, (919) 962-8589