2018 Lifetime Achievement Award: Rebecca Macieira-Kaufmann

2018 Lifetime Achievement Award: Rebecca Macieira-Kaufmann

The Fulbright Association is pleased to announce the 2018 Lifetime Achievement awardee, Ms. Rebecca Macieira-Kaufmann, in recognition of her accomplishments in fostering intercultural relations between Mexico and the United States both within the business sector as well as within the community. The Fulbright Lifetime Achievement Award honors Fulbright alumni whose distinguished careers and civic and cultural contributions have sought to expand the boundaries of human wisdom, empathy, and perception. Recipients of the Award show exemplary

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July 27, 2018 0

Fulbright-in-the-Classroom Initiative: 2018-2019

Fulbright-in-the-Classroom Initiative: 2018-2019

After a successful pilot program completed in 2017, the Fulbright Association is proud to announce that the Fulbright-in-the-Classroom initiative is continuing into the 2018-2019 year. The concept of Fulbright-in-the-Classroom builds on the experiences of Fulbright alumni and on the recognized need to increase the understanding of international affairs and foreign cultures and societies. A recent Council on Foreign Relations and National Geographic survey of college students revealed that only 55 percent of the students were

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July 26, 2018 0

Alumni Profile: Brenda McGadney and Phyllis Bell Miller

Alumni Profile: Brenda McGadney and Phyllis Bell Miller

Fulbright is about making connections – and sometimes reconnections. At the Fulbright Association’s 40th Annual Conference in 2017, Phyllis Bell Miller, who was displaying her research in a poster presentation, noticed the impeccable fashion of another poster presenter. As a fashion design researcher, she was specifically impressed with the African-influenced pattern of this woman’s clothing and her unique hat. The woman had an unusually familiar look about her, so Phyllis approached her to ask where

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July 20, 2018 0

The Importance of Human Connection: Networking, Coffees, and Conferences

The Importance of Human Connection: Networking, Coffees, and Conferences

A basic premise of human nature is our need to associate with others. Of course, increasingly social media and videoconferencing are accomplishing this. Virtual and technological means have advantages, especially when time and place create limitations. The ability to Skype with someone in another part of the world in a different time zone may be essential to not only getting work done, but also as a way of staying in touch with family and friends.

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July 20, 2018 0

Celebrating the Fourth of July in Malawi

Celebrating the Fourth of July in Malawi

The mission of Fulbright is to build international bridges between the United States of America and the rest of the world through education, service, and people-to-people connections. The Fourth of July is a great time to reflect upon and celebrate these values – which participants of our newly launched 2018 Service Corps Trip to Malawi had the opportunity to demonstrate! While the trip officially began today, many participants embarked on the long journey to southeastern

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July 5, 2018 0

Fulbright Career Corner: Your First Impression Might Not Be In Person

Fulbright Career Corner: Your First Impression Might Not Be In Person

In my work as a career coach, I’m often attending professional events and  networking gatherings. It’s not that I’m looking for work, but rather, I’m out learning about trends and opportunities for others. For Fulbrighters, being engaged with others who have similar interests as well as potential employers is critical to advancing a career. How a Fulbrighter presents themselves is important in making the first impression. We often think the first impression is in person,

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June 22, 2018 0

Chapter Spotlight: New Mexico

Chapter Spotlight: New Mexico

The New Mexico Chapter has worked diligently to establish a strong, state-wide network of Fulbright alumni and supporters of international exchange. Through a mutually beneficial relationship with the University of New Mexico and proactive leadership, the chapter has brought Fulbrighters from across the state together for internationally-focused events. The chapter co-sponsored an event with the Abrepaso Flamenco Company, which is directed by Alice Blumenfeld, who studied flamenco in Spain on a Fulbright grant and was

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June 22, 2018 0

“Un mundo, muchas voces” — Winning Conference Logo Design Announced

“Un mundo, muchas voces” — Winning Conference Logo Design Announced

The Fulbright Association is pleased to share the winning design from our conference logo design competition. We received a record number of submissions to this year’s competition around our 2018 conference theme: “Un mundo, muchas voces.” Thanks to all who submitted designs for their contributions and creativity, and congratulations to Holly Wheeler, who designed the winning logo (right)! Wheeler, who lives in Flagstaff, Arizona, is a Fulbright alumna and a member of the Association’s Arizona Chapter.

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June 20, 2018 0

Chapter Spotlight: Western New York/Northwest Pennsylvania

Chapter Spotlight: Western New York/Northwest Pennsylvania

The Western New York/Northwest Pennsylvania Chapter of the Fulbright Association is dedicated to spreading the ideals of the Fulbright Program across the region through its programming and communications. The chapter serves both alumni and prospective Fulbrighters through a variety of partnerships within the broader international exchange community in the WNY/NWPA region. The chapter frequently collaborates with local universities to host small-scale conferences related to international exchange topics. Last spring, the Western New York/Northwest Pennsylvania chapter

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June 20, 2018 0

Alumni Profile: Lori Amy

Alumni Profile: Lori Amy

Dr. Lori Amy had intended to spend her 2009 Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant working on a book project in Pakistan. A Professor in the Department of Writing and Linguistics at Georgia Southern University, Amy’s interdisciplinary research focuses on the ways in which violence influences personal identity. She specializes in narrative, memory, and trauma, engaging in memory work as a means of helping people and societies imagine new ways to build their futures. After finishing her

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June 15, 2018 0