February 24, 2016

Emmanuel College Named a Top Producer of Fulbright U.S. Scholars

Emmanuel College produced two Fulbright faculty scholars in 2015-16 - more than any other bachelor's institution in New England, according to an announcement Monday by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Emmanuel College produced two Fulbright faculty scholars in 2015-16 - more than any other bachelor's institution in New England, according to an announcement Monday by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Associate Professor of Physics Allen Price and Lecturer of Biology Ana Otero were awarded grants through the Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program to spend the spring 2016 semester teaching active learning approaches in the biological sciences at Yogyakarta State University (YSU) in Indonesia.

Assistant Professor of Art Stephan Jacobs was also selected for a Fulbright Specialist grant in U.S. Studies. He will be leading a six-week, advanced photography workshop at the Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany, in summer 2016.

In addition to its faculty Fulbright recipients in 2015-16, the College has produced student Fulbright scholars for five consecutive years, including Hilary Skov '15 and Johanna Salisbury '15, currently teaching in Indonesia and Andorra respectively. In recent years, Emmanuel faculty members have also received substantial research grants from funding organizations including the Fulbright Program, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Additionally the College has recently hosted two visiting Fulbright faculty scholars: one from South Africa who taught in the area of theology and religious studies, and another from Malaysia who specialized in cinema and popular culture.

"These Fulbright grants underscore the distinctive advantages Emmanuel College provides to faculty members and undergraduate students as they pursue scholarship and research," said Emmanuel College President Sister Janet Eisner, SND. "Our campus resources and location in Boston's Longwood Medical and Academic Area advance our longstanding and vibrant commitment to intellectual inquiry."

The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government's flagship international educational exchange program. Since its inception in 1946, the program has provided more than 360,000 participants with the opportunity to exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. For more, visit http://eca.state.gov/fulbright.

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