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Fulbright Fever

In the last two years, two UNLV faculty members and four students have visited various parts of the world to study, teach, and foster international goodwill as part of the prestigious Fulbright Program.

Research  |  Sep 1, 2018  |  By UNLV News Center

In the last two years, two UNLV faculty members and four students have visited various parts of the world to study, teach, and foster international goodwill as part of the prestigious Fulbright Program. The program, which operates in more than 160 countries around the world and covers more than 100 different fields of study, offers competitive, merit-based grants for the international educational exchange of students, scholars, teachers, professionals, scientists, and artists.

Elizabeth MacDowell, UNLV law professor and director of the Family Justice Clinic, was awarded her Fulbright to conduct research on family law in Turkey, looking closely at issues of access to justice for domestic violence survivors.

Katherine Hertlein, UNLV School of Medicine professor, received a Fulbright to travel to Austria and expand her ongoing research examining the effects of technology on human relationships.

Cristina Tica, a UNLV anthropology doctoral student and recipient of the Eleanor F. Edwards and Max Olswang Scholarship, was awarded a Fulbright to gather insights on health, disease, trauma, and migration patterns from skeletal remains in Hungary.

Another Fulbright recipient, history alumnus Sean Cortney, spent a year in Changsha, Hunan, China at Hunan Normal University. There, he studied the transformation of Yuelu Academy, a renowned Chinese academy of higher learning circa 976, into Hunan University in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and how it reflected a landmark transition toward modernity in Huxiang culture and society.

Meredith Whye, an alumna with a master’s degree in early childhood education, headed to Kenya to teach English at the university level, while secondary education alumna Hannah Kelley traveled to Norway to do the same.

Winning a Fulbright is a highly competitive process, with thousands applying from colleges and universities across the nation. UNLV is proud of these Rebels’ tremendous accomplishments.