University of Pittsburgh
March 4, 1999


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PITTSBURGH, March 2 -- University of Pittsburgh Professors Frederick W. Clothey and Steven J. C. Gaulin have been named American Fulbright Scholars for 1998-99, and three foreign professors who will reside on Pitt's campus have received the honor of Visiting Fulbright Scholars.

Clothey, professor and chair of Pitt's Department of Religious Studies, will visit Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic to lecture on the academic study of religion, and Gaulin, professor in Pitt's Department of Anthropology, will visit the University of Melbourne in Australia to lecture on and research evolutionary psychology.

Pitt's visiting scholars are Stephane Breton from the Center for Anthropology of the Contemporary World, School for Advanced Study in the Social Sciences, Paris, France; Anne Daguerre from the Department of Politics, Institute of Political Studies, Talence, France; and Rainer Stuhlman-Laeisz from the Department of Philosophy, Seminar for Logic and Foundation Research, University of Bonn, Germany.

The Fulbright Program, established in 1946 and recognized as the flagship program in international educational exchange, is sponsored and funded by the United States Information Agency. Support also is provided by participating governments and host institutions in the U.S. and abroad. The Council for International Exchange of Scholars facilitates the exchange of U.S. and foreign Fulbright recipients.

This year approximately 750 U.S. faculty and professionals will receive Fulbright grants to lecture and conduct research abroad. About 725 visiting scholars also will receive awards to come to the U.S., primarily as researchers.

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