Remembering Earl “Bud” Rovit

Remembering Earl “Bud” Rovit

The Fulbright Association is deeply saddened by the passing of Lifetime Member Earl “Bud” Rovit, an internationally acclaimed literary scholar and four-time Fulbright recipient. Rovit, a leading literary scholar of the writing of Ernest Hemingway, Ralph Ellison, Saul Bellow and William Faulkner, and in the early 1960’s, one of the first to discern and explore what became known as the Jewish American literary tradition, including writers such as Bellow, Bernard Malamud, Norman Mailer and Philip

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May 9, 2018 0

Learning Through Service: The 2018 Service Corps Trip to Vietnam

Learning Through Service: The 2018 Service Corps Trip to Vietnam

Fulbrighters and friends traveled to Hanoi in April for the Fulbright Association’s 2018 Service Corps Trip to Vietnam. In partnership with the local volunteer organizations of Friends for Asia and the Center for Sustainable Development Studies, participants contributed to several service projects with the Vietnamese community, studied and explored important historical and cultural sites, and had the opportunity to network with Fulbrighters in Vietnam. Participants divided into two groups for the service project. The first taught English

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April 30, 2018 0

Conference Logo Design Competition: “Un mundo, muchas voces”

Conference Logo Design Competition: “Un mundo, muchas voces”

Are you a graphic designer? The Fulbright Association is hosting a logo competition and invites submissions of compelling logos that visually represent our 2018 annual conference theme: “Un mundo, muchas voces” (“One world, many voices”). Our conference will be held in Puebla, Mexico, and will feature a special focus on Mexico-U.S. relations. Competitive logo designs will encapsulate the conference theme and incorporate design elements from our historic conference location. This is a pro bono opportunity

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April 27, 2018 0

Alumni Profile: Derek Crider

Alumni Profile: Derek Crider

As a junior at Purdue University studying civil engineering in 1976, Derek Crider participated in a yearlong study abroad program in Hamburg, Germany. Through his coursework, travel, and observations, he gained an understanding of how German public transport and urban planning were interconnected, and began to identify opportunities for improvement that could be applied to U.S. transportation systems — particularly in complex metropolitan areas where services were often disjointed. These explorations planted the early seeds

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April 26, 2018 0

Chapter Spotlight: Greater New York

Chapter Spotlight: Greater New York

Based in New York City, the Greater New York Chapter of the Fulbright Association capitalizes on all the city has to offer. Their events ensure that members are challenged both intellectually and artistically while promoting the Fulbright message of intercultural understanding. Their programming is also focused on making visiting Fulbrighters feel at home, helping them navigate and enjoy life in New York. To give a warm welcome to visiting Fulbrighters upon their arrival, the Greater

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April 23, 2018 0

“Bringing Puppetry to Uganda” — Carol Sterling

“Bringing Puppetry to Uganda” — Carol Sterling

This is the first of two articles shared by alumna Carol Sterling about her Fulbright experiences teaching puppetry in Uganda and India. The articles are published, with permission of the author, as they were printed in The Puppetry Journal. To read the second article, please click here. Carol Sterling is a former President of the UNIMA-USA and a former education consultant of Puppeteers for America. She is the recipient of the Puppeteers of America’s Marjorie Batchelder

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April 13, 2018 0

“Travels Through India Conducting Puppetry Workshops” — Carol Sterling

“Travels Through India Conducting Puppetry Workshops” — Carol Sterling

This is the second of two articles shared by alumna Carol Sterling about her Fulbright experiences teaching puppetry in Uganda and India. The articles are published, with permission of the author, as they were printed in The Puppetry Journal. To read the first article, please click here. To read the second article in this series, please click here. Carol Sterling is a former President of the UNIMA-USA and a former education consultant of Puppeteers for America. She

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April 12, 2018 0

Fulbright Advocacy Update: March 2018

Fulbright Advocacy Update: March 2018

The Fulbright community has responded strongly and effectively to those who have been trying to cut or even destroy the Program. We take our role as advocates for the Fulbright Program very seriously, and the results have been extraordinary. Thank you! You’ll recall that last spring the Administration proposed a destructive 47% cut to the Program for the current fiscal year. While FY2018 technically started last fall, that proposal hung over us until last week,

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March 29, 2018 0

Chapter Spotlight: Minnesota

Chapter Spotlight: Minnesota

The Minnesota Chapter of the Fulbright Association was a recipient of the 2017 Committee’s Choice Award, an achievement that highlights how uniquely this chapter fulfills the Fulbright mission through its initiatives. With events including outdoor adventures and social gatherings, the Minnesota Chapter’s programming is a shining example of how chapter activities can engage the area’s members, friends of Fulbright, and visiting Fulbrighters to create lasting relationships and memories. With a member base from all across

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March 25, 2018 0

Three Institutional Members Named 2018 Simon Award Recipients

Three Institutional Members Named 2018 Simon Award Recipients

Congratulations to three of the Fulbright Association’s institutional members — Texas Tech University, the University of Florida, and the University of Georgia — who have been named recipients of the 2018 Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization by NAFSA. The Simon Award recognizes U.S. colleges and universities who are making significant progress toward campus internationalization and embracing creative approaches in their internationalization programs and strategies. The award, named for the late Illinois Senator Paul

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March 15, 2018 0