UB Students on 2005 Fulbright Grants Are Teaching, Conducting Research in Canada, Europe, Asia

Release Date: February 16, 2005

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Two graduate students and a graduating senior at the University at Buffalo received teaching assistantships for 2005 from the J. William Fulbright Foundation Student Program and are teaching English and American culture in universities, high schools and junior high schools in Europe and Asia.

Two other UB graduate students who received Fulbright awards are conducting research abroad.

Jordan Berry of Getzville, a graduating UB senior with majors in philosophy and political science, is teaching English and American culture in a South Korean school.

Andrew Franklin of Little Neck, a graduate student in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures in the College of Arts and Sciences, is teaching English and American culture in the tiny European nation of Andorra.

Kate Hunter of West Seneca, also a graduate student in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, is teaching English and American culture at the Institut Universitaire de Formation des Maitres, a French secondary school in Lille. When she is done, she will return to UB to pursue a doctorate in French or international education.

Susan Maguire of Amherst, a graduate student in the Department of Anthropology in the UB College of Arts and Sciences, is conducting archaeological research at Ontario's York University on the development of national identities at political borders and how these identities are manifested in the archaeological record. Her research examines the impact of the War of 1812 on the development of Canadian and U.S. national identities in the Great Lakes region through the examination of archaeological and documentary evidence.

Anthony Moody of Amherst, a graduate student in the Department of Geography, UB College of Arts and Sciences, is conducting urban development and planning research in Hungary. He is analyzing the change in the urban morphology of Budapest in the post-socialist environment. In particular, Moody will address how issues of urban sprawl and socio-economic segregation are influenced by the planning system in Budapest, foreign direct investment and the transportation system.

For half a century, the highly competitive Fulbright program has been considered the flagship of international student and scholar exchange programs. Its aim is to increase mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and other countries, through the exchange of persons, knowledge and skills.

The program is administered by the United State Information Agency and awarded by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board and funds research and teaching activities by U.S. and foreign students.

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