Four Fulbrights Plan
Date: Jan. 23, 2002
to Make a World of Difference
By: Marianne Kunnen-Jones
Phone: (513) 556-1826
Archive: Research News
Tainted water supplies in Bangladesh, international security and missile defense, transformations in Mexico and greater understanding of India - this varied list sums up the work of four Fulbright Scholars at the University of Cincinnati who are concentrating on real-life issues involving our neighbors around the world.
Approximately 800 U.S. faculty and professionals received Fulbright grants this year to lecture and conduct research abroad. At UC this academic year, President Joseph A. Steger had the pleasure of congratulating four Fulbrights.
The UC Fulbright Scholars are:
Richard J. Harknett, associate professor, political science, McMicken College of Arts and Sciences. Harknett, an expert on international relations and international security, is headed to Austria to teach international relations at the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna, Austria.
Shafiqul Islam, associate professor, civil and environmental engineering, College of Engineering. Islam is working in his native Bangladesh to help solve what has been called "the worst case of natural contamination in human history."
Kirsten F. Nigro, professor, Romance languages and literatures, McMicken College of Arts and Sciences. Nigro will travel to Mexico to examine transformations in the arts and performing arts scene as a result of "border" influence.
Barbara N. Ramusack, professor and department head, history, McMicken College of Arts and Sciences. Long before the recent headlines, India has been her research passion. Her Fulbright took her to India on yet another quest into Indian history - this time in the area of maternal and infant health care and welfare.