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Fulbright scholars on campus and overseas

– This year's Fulbright Scholar Program has sent five University of California, Berkeley, faculty members overseas for teaching and research and brought to campus 24 foreign scholars whose research interests range from Tibeto-Burman linguistics to the regulation of greenhouse gases in North America.

The Fulbright Program is an international educational exchange mission sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Founded by U.S. Sen. J. William Fulbright in 1946, it is intended to foster understanding between Americans and people from other countries.

The five UC Berkeley recipients of Fulbright faculty grants are:

  • Dana L. Buntrock, associate professor in architecture, who is studying "Alternative Modernism in Japan" at the University of Tokyo, Japan.
  • Christina Gerhardt, a lecturer in the Department of German, who is working on a "Critique of Violence: The Politics of Representing Terrorism" at the Hamburg Institute for Social Research in Hamburg, Germany.
  • Charles P. Henry, a professor in African American Studies, who is lecturing on and researching "The Politics of Racial Reparations" at the University of Francois Rabelais in Tours, France.
  • Arthur Lawrence Mason, a lecturer in the Energy and Resources Group, who is researching "Critical Knowledges of the U.S.-Canada Arctic Natural Gas Pipeline Project" at the University of Calgary in Canada.
  • George Karlsson Roderick, professor and director at UC Berkeley's Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, who is researching "Predictive Biology of Invasive Species" at the National Institute for Agricultural Research in Montpelier, France.