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Fulbright Scholar Grant Awarded to Pitt-Johnstown Professor

Fulbright Scholar Grant Awarded to Pitt-Johnstown Professor

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Bernard Poole, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown associate professor of education and instructional technology, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India.  Mr. Poole will lecture at Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam (Women’s University) at the latter half of the 2006-2007 academic year.  The award was announced by the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Mr. Poole will lecture on Instructional Technology and related areas in the departments of Education, Computer Science, and Engineering.  He also will be available to present conferences and guest lectures at other universities in India.

Mr. Poole is one of approximately 800 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad to some 140 countries for the 2006-2007 academic year through the Fulbright Scholar Program.  Established in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the program’s purpose is to build mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries.

Recipients of Fulbright Scholar awards are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement and because they have demonstrated extraordinary leadership potential in their fields.

Founded in 1927, the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown is a four-year, degree-granting college of the University of Pittsburgh.  The university offers more than 40 majors and is known for its engineering technology, education, humanities, natural and social sciences degree programs.  UPJ has been ranked “Third in the North” among public comprehensive colleges and universities, northern region, by U.S. News and World Report, America’s Best Colleges, 2007.
Posted by Sernell, Jeff on 11/21/2006 3:00:00 PM