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TWO BARD COLLEGE FACULTY RECEIVE PRESTIGIOUS FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR GRANTS FOR 2001-02 Awards Boost Bard's International Programs with China and at Smolny College in St. Petersburg, Russia

Darren O'Sullivan

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.—The Council for International Exchange of Scholars has announced that two visiting faculty at Bard College have been awarded 2001-02 Fulbright Scholar grants. Elizabeth R. Moore was awarded a grant to lecture on American Studies at Smolny College, a liberal arts college in St. Petersburg, Russia, run jointly by Bard College and Saint Petersburg State University. Qiyu Tu was given a Scholar-in-Residence Fulbright award through the Bard in China program to support his teaching and research on East Asian economies while at Bard College this year.

Dr. Moore and Dr. Tu are among approximately 1,600 people who received awards this year, either as U.S. faculty and professionals lecturing or conducting research abroad, or as visiting scholars in the United States. The Fulbright Scholar Program was established in 1946 to increase mutual understanding between Americans and people from other countries through the exchange of persons, knowledge, and skill. Since its inception it has awarded 82,000 grants to U.S. and foreign scholars. The program, which is administered in the United States and 140 foreign countries, is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, with additional funding from participating governments and host institutions. Final selections for the grants are made by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, which is appointed by the president.

Dr. Moore, who was a Visiting Assistant Professor of History at Bard College in 2000-01, will lecture on American Studies in 2001-02 at Smolny College in St. Petersburg, which was established in 1996 by Bard College and Saint Petersburg State University as Russia's first liberal arts college. Smolny College offers its graduates a dual B.A. degree from Bard and Saint Petersburg State University. The College currently has 200 mostly Russian undergraduates and welcomes American exchange students. Previously, Moore was an instructor in American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, where she earned her Ph.D. in American Civilization. She is the editor of the forthcoming Conversations with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Dr. Tu received a Scholar-in-Residence Fulbright grant to work as a visiting professor in the Economics and Asian Studies programs at Bard and as a visiting scholar at the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College in 2001-02. He is the assistant director and an associate professor at the Institute of World Economy of the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, Shanghai, China. His teaching and research at Bard were arranged through Bard in China, a program of events and exchanges to enhance learning from and about China by Bard College and the local community.

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This event was last updated on 09-23-2004