Flanagan Receives Fulbright To Conduct Research In Taiwan

Release Date: April 4, 2000 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Mary Flanagan, assistant professor of media study at the University at Buffalo, has been selected by the William J. Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board to participate in the Fulbright-Hays Scholarship Program.

Flanagan will be a visiting scholar at the National University of Taiwan from January through July 2001, where she will conduct research in the university's Department of Computer Science.

Fulbright-Hays scholarships provide funding for recipients' maintenance allowance, incidental costs, round-trip transportation, plus a baggage and housing allowance.

Flanagan also recently received the Stephen H. Coltrin Award for Excellence in Communications Education at the 30th International Radio and Television Society Foundation Faculty/Industry Seminar. She was one of 75 professors selected through a competitive application process to participate in a case-study competition, "The Westcom Consulting Project."

The participants were divided into 12 teams and challenged to examine one of three major media companies -- NewsCorp., Time Warner or Viacom/CBS -- in terms of its history, organization, operations and finances before recommending a strategy for future success. Conferees met with industry leaders in preparation for the competition.

Last month, Flanagan was honored at "VRML-ART 2000," the annual international media art conference, held in Monterey, Calif. The work shown in the conference's juried exhibition is considered superior in the field of media art. "VRML-ART" is the only international show of its kind and an annual "must" for 3D creators and those devoted to the virtual 3D online environment.

In addition to these honors, Flanagan has received national attention recently for "Josie True," her online multicultural science/math learning game for pre-adolescent girls, now undergoing further development through a grant from the National Science Foundation.

She holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and a master of fine arts degree from the University of Iowa.

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