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Five UH professors receive Fulbright grants

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Carolyn Tanaka, (808) 956-9803
External Affairs & University Relations
Jim Manke, (808) 956-6099
Chancellor's Office
Posted: Nov 21, 2005

The Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) recently announced that five University of Hawaiʻi professors have been awarded 2005-2006 Fulbright Scholar grants to travel abroad to lecture and conduct research. In addition, nine scholars from abroad were awarded grants to visit the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

Four professors are from UH Mānoa along with a fifth professor from Honolulu Community College. The professors, the subject of their lecture/research, and the exchange institution and its location follow.

From the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa:

Roger Thomas Ames, Professor

Department of Philosophy

Lecturing: American Philosophy

Destination: Wuhan University, Wuhan, China

Roberta Lamb, Associate Professor

Department of Information Technology, College of Business Administration

Lecturing/Research: Collaborative Studies of Information and Communication Systems

Destination: University of Turku, Turku, Finland

Will C. McClatchey, Associate Professor and Coordinator

Ethnobiology Program, Department of Botany

Lecturing/Research: Ethnobiology and Community Enhancement

Destination: Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand

Edward John Shultz, Professor

Asian Studies Program, School of Hawaiian, Asian and Pacific Studies

Lecturing/Research: East Asian History; Translating the Samguk Sagi

Destination: Sogana University, Seoul, Korea

From Honolulu Community College:

Brenda Kwon, Instructor

Language Arts, Liberal Arts Program

Lecturing: Multicultural Literatures in the United States

Destination: Korea University, Seoul, Korea

UH Mānoa is host to nine visiting Fulbright scholars, one each from the Czech Republic, Korea, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, and three from Thailand.

This year, approximately 850 U.S. faculty and professionals received Fulbright grants joining the nearly 100,000 U.S. and foreign scholars who have participated in the program since its inception in 1946.

CIS is a private, nonprofit organization that manages the Fulbright Scholar exchange, selections are made by the presidentially appointed J. Williams Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board with funding provided by the United States Department of State and other participating governments and host institutions throughout the U.S. and internationally.