TWU's Curry Named Fulbright Scholar
DENTON Dr. Evelyn L. Curry, assistant professor of
library and information studies at Texas Woman's University, has
been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture at the National
University of Science and Technology in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. She
will spend 11 months in Zimbabwe beginning in late August.
Dr. Curry will teach undergraduate courses, supervise student
research and assist with curriculum development in the newly
developing Department of Library and Information Sciences at the
National University of Science and Technology.
In 1991 Dr. Curry received a Fulbright Scholar grant to Kenya.
"I enjoyed my time in Kenya so much, I wanted to do
another Fulbright," Dr. Curry said. "I'm excited and
can't wait to get there.
"This is a fairly new university with a new department. I
want to see how they've integrated technology into their program,
especially since it's a university of science and
technology," she added.
Dr. Curry is one of approximately 800 U.S. faculty and
professionals who will travel abroad to some 140 countries for
the 2002-2003 academic year through the Fulbright Scholar
Program. Established in 1946 under legislation introduced by the
late Sen. J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the program's purpose
is to build mutual understanding between people of the United
States and other countries.
Recipients of Fulbright Scholar awards are selected on the
basis of academic achievement and because they have demonstrated
extraordinary leadership potential in their fields.
The Fulbright program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of
State, Bureau of Educational Affairs.
For further information about the
Fulbright Scholar Program, contact July Pehrson, director of
external relations, Council for International Exchange of
Scholars: (202) 686-4014, or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.cies.org.
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