Penn State Intercom......January 17 , 2002

Several faculty members receive
Fulbright Scholarships to teach,
conduct research abroad

As the Fulbright Scholar Program announces its scholars on ongoing basis, Penn State continues to send faculty members abroad to lecture or conduct research and welcomes visiting scholars who plan to conduct research at the University.

The following are Penn State faculty members who recently received Fulbright grants for teaching or research abroad:

* Lily Elefteriadou, associate professor, Department of Civil Engineering, to both conduct research and lecture on traffic operational analysis methods in the United States, Netherlands and other European countries at the Technical University Delft, Delft, Netherlands.

* Christian Boyd Keller, lecturer, Department of History, to lecture on a study of the American experience, with special emphasis on the role of German-Americans in the 19th Century and the Civil War at the University of Jena, Jena, Germany.

* Jorge A. Pullin, professor, Department of Physics, to research physically acceptable dynamics of quantum general relativity at the University of the Republic, Montevideo, Uruguay.

The following are senior international scholars who received Fulbright grants for research at Penn State:

* Ion Vasile Dranca, senior researcher, Laboratory of Ecological Chemistry, Institute of Chemistry, Academy of Sciences of Moldova, Chisinau, Moldova, to research the development of an approach to problems of thermal regeneration of activated carbons.

* Erik Sengers, research assistant, Department of Practical Theology and Social Sciences, Catholic Theological University, Utrecht, Netherlands, to research rational choice and religious mobilization in Dutch Catholicism from 1800-2000.

* Torben Tranaes, associate professor, Institute of Economics, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark, to research criminal behavior and the labor market.

This year, approximately 800 U.S. faculty and professionals received Fulbright grants to lecture or conduct research abroad. A similar number of visiting scholars received awards to come to the United States primarily as researchers. The Fulbright Scholar Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, with additional funding from participating governments and host institutions. The Council for International Exchange of Scholars administers the program.

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