University of Pittsburgh
December 6, 2005

Two Pitt People Named to Fulbright Scholarships In Germany, Bosnia

University hosts 17 distinguished international Fulbright Scholars
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PITTSBURGH—Two individuals from the University of Pittsburgh have been named Fulbright Scholars for the 2005-2006 academic year. In addition, 17 faculty members from universities outside the United States have received Fulbright grants to study at Pitt this year.

The following individuals at Pitt were named Fulbright Scholars:

Rosemarie Wooten, an administrator in Pitt's University Center for International Studies, participated in the U.S.-Germany International Education Administrators Program at the German-American Fulbright Commission in Berlin, Germany, during October and November of this year.

David Maurice Berman, an associate professor in the University's School of Education, will be lecturing and studying the topic titled "Confrontation with History in Postwar Bosnian Education" at the University of Sarajevo in Sarajevo, Bosnia, from February to July 2006.

The international faculty who are visiting Pitt as Fulbright Scholars are:

In the School of Arts and Sciences' Department of Anthropology, Shiun-Wey Huang of Taiwan; in the Department of Computer Science, Jose I. Nunez Varela of Mexico; in the Department of Economics, Juan Carlos Padilla Cordova of Mexico and Sonja Bjeletic of Serbia and Montenegro; in the Department of History, Ludmila Cojocari of Moldova; and in the Department of Political Science, Maria Andrea Castagnola, Ana Carolina Garriga, Juan J. Negri Malbran, all of Argentina, and Juan A. Rodriguez Zepeda of Mexico;

In the School of Engineering's Basic Metals Research and Processing Institute in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Manuel Gomez Herrero of Spain;

- In the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, Asha M. Williams of Trinidad and Tobago, Luis J. Martin Del Campo Fierro of Mexico, Alexandra Barahona Posada of Honduras, Ariane Chebel of France, Christian Hald-Mortensen of Denmark, and Marco I. Velarde Rodriguez of Peru;

– In the School of Nursing, Lola Mahmudova of Tajikistan;

In the School of Education's Institute for International Studies in Education, Orlando Pacheco Pizarro of Costa Rica; and

In the School of Law, Lucas Tassara of Argentina.

Named for the late Arkansas Senator J. William Fulbright, the Fulbright Program was founded in 1946 to improve understanding and relations between the United States and other nations. The program awards approximately 4,500 grants a year, for both travel and study, to bring scholars representing a variety of disciplines from more than 120 countries to various higher learning institutions throughout the United States.