BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo has ranked among the
top five research institutions in the United States in its
production of Fulbright Scholars for the 2010-11 academic year.
According to the most recent list of university recipients
published on the website of the Council for the International
Exchange of Scholars, which administers the Fulbright scholarships
and fellowships for the U.S. Department of State, UB produced six
Fulbright scholars for the current academic year. See http://www.cies.org/.
This accomplishment puts UB right behind George Washington
University and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, each
of which produced eight scholars, and the University of North
Carolina, Chapel Hill, which produced seven, on this year's
UB is tied with Harvard University, Cleveland State University,
the University of Florida, Virginia Commonwealth University and
Washington University (St. Louis), each of which produced six
scholars, and ahead of Stanford University, UCLA, the University of
Delaware and the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, which produced
"We are delighted that UB ranks so highly in the annual
competition for these prestigious faculty fellowships," said
Stephen Dunnett, vice provost for international education at
"This is a tribute to our internationally oriented faculty, who
recognize the importance of global engagement and experience as
part of today's higher education enterprise," he said.
"The Fulbright Program affords our faculty a range of superb
opportunities -- from short-term to academic-year programs -- to
internationalize their research and teaching. Having greatly
benefited from the program myself, I encourage all my colleagues to
consider how Fulbright might enhance their scholarship and teaching
through a highly focused and professionally rewarding international
experience," Dunnett said.
The 2011 budget allocation has not yet been passed, but in the
2009-10 academic year, the various Fulbright programs spent $253.8
million to send 1,564 students and 1,110 scholars and professionals
abroad to undertake graduate study, conduct advanced research and
to teach in universities and in elementary and secondary
UB's 2020-11 Fulbright Scholars are:
• Sampson Lee Blair, PhD, of Williamsville, associate
professor, Department of Sociology, who lectured and conducted
research at Xavier University (Ateneo de Cagayan) on the island of
Mindanao, Republic of the Philippines, from June 2010 to November
• Daniel Hess, PhD, of Buffalo, associate professor,
Department of Urban and Regional Planning in the School of
Architecture and Planning, who is teaching and conducting research
during the fall 2010 semester at Estonia's Tallinn University of
Technology (TLU). TLU is the only university of technology in that
country and one of the three most important institutions of higher
learning in Estonia.
• Kee H. Chung, PhD, of Williamsville, Louis M. Jacobs
Professor of Financial Planning and Control and chair, Department
of Finance and Managerial Economics, School of Management, has
received a Fulbright Distinguished Lectureship Award for the spring
2011 semester. The award will fund his academic activities at
Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea, where he will teach and conduct
research on the subject of market microstructure, as well as
present public lectures and conduct other outreach activities.
• Robert T. Granfield, PhD, of Buffalo, professor and
chair, Department of Sociology, is currently Fulbright Visiting
Research Chair in International Humanitarian Law at the Human
Rights Research and Education Center (HRREC), University of Ottawa,
Ontario, Canada. He is conducting research during the fall 2010
semester into the evolving role of pro bono legal work in Canada as
well as in a global context. HRREC is a premier center of
intellectual activity in the area of human rights and is the oldest
national university-based human rights institute in Canada.
• Alissa Anne Lange, PhD, of Williamsburg, Mass., is a
senior research scientist in the Department of Learning and
Instruction, Graduate School of Education. She is spending the fall
2010 semester lecturing and conducting research on the teaching and
learning of early math skills at Francisco Jose de Caldas District
University, Bogota, Colombia.
• Lilliam M. Malave Lopez, PhD, of Buffalo, associate
professor, Department of Learning and Instruction, Graduate School
of Education, is director of the department's bilingual and L2
(second language) education graduate certification program. She is
spending the fall 2010 semester at the Pontifical Catholic
University of Peru in Lima, lecturing and conducting research into
second language acquisition through the teaching of contact areas
material to gifted and talented learners.
A complete list of U.S. recipients can be found at http://www.cies.org/schlr_directories.
The University at Buffalo is a premier research-intensive public
university, a flagship institution in the State University of New
York system and its largest and most comprehensive campus. UB's
more than 28,000 students pursue their academic interests through
more than 300 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree
programs. Founded in 1846, the University at Buffalo is a member of
the Association of American Universities.