Feb. 1, 2010
Emory Fulbright Scholars Selected
From Emory Report
Stefan Boettcher, Thomas Burns and Kenya Casey from Emory have been selected as Fulbright Scholars, the high-profile program that sends faculty and professionals abroad each year to lecture and conduct research in a variety of academic and professional fields.
Boettcher, assistant professor of physics in Emory College of Arts and Sciences, will lecture and conduct research in the analysis of spin glasses and NP-hard combinatorial problems at the Otto Von Guericke University of Magdeburg in Magdeburg, Germany; Burns, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of History, is researching "using religion and environmental factors in Hungary to illustrate early European history" at the University of Pecs in Pecs, Hungary; and Casey, assistant director of the Center for International Programs Abroad, will go to Korea to be part of a U.S.-Korean international education administrators program. All are in Emory College of Arts and Sciences.
"The Fulbright Program allows Emory's excellent faculty to share and develop their scholarship with colleagues from different places around the world," says Claire Sterk, senior vice provost of academic affairs. "Not only does it allow for a direct exchange, it also contributes to the shared understanding of the complex issues the world faces today. As a community we take pride in having our faculty be selected for this prestigious award."
Two visiting scholars for this academic year at Emory were also Fulbright recipients: Cecile Dolisane Ebosse Nyambe, in the Department of French and Italian Studies and Ming-Wen Wang, in the School of Medicine's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.