US Fulbright Alumni Andy Proctor who was a visiting professor at NAWI Graz last semester held a seminar on his recent Fulbright sabbatical in Graz with a discussion on the related national and local Food Science teaching/research programs and regional food industries at the University of Arkansas.
It may be the "Summerloch," but we're still busy here at Fulbright Austria! Read our August 2016 newsletter for opportunities in the US (apply by October 30!), international lectures, new institutional partners, 5 things you should know about the Fulbright Act, and more.
On June 17, Austrian Fulbright students, scholars and FLTAs spent the afternoon in pre-departure orientation sessions, then met up with the US students and scholars for a going-away party at a traditional Viennese wine tavern (Heurigen).
It's the 70th anniversary of The Fulbright Program! The Fulbright Act that made it possible was signed 70 years ago today and on this festive occasion, our resident historian Dr. Lonnie R. Johnson has summed up the five most important things about the Fulbright Act.
Prof. Robert Trim (Utah Valley University) will be sharing his extensive experience in television, film and the Sundance Film Festival with students at FH St. Pölten this summer through the Fulbright Specialists Program.
One of the goals for US Scholar Judson Clements (Appalachian State University/MCI) for his Fulbright grant was to implement a dual degree Master's program between the two institutions. The mission of the dual program is to provide graduate education in two-country and two-university environments in order to graduate future interdisciplinary science and engineering experts.
US Fulbright Scholar Christian Renschler (University at Buffalo) will be giving a Fulbright lecture on "Keys to Integrated Extreme Events Management", at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, on June 10, 9 a.m.
We unveiled a new website and overall design at the 65th anniversary celebration. The website is straightforward, fresh, and easy to navigate, with a relational red and blue color scheme based on Austria’s Rot-Weiss-Rot and the American Stars and Stripes. The design allows us to emphasize what this program is about: people and partnerships. These bright people and bright partners with whom Fulbright Austria is associated provide the basis for our claim: Full of Bright Minds. It has been a pleasure to connect (or re-connect) with so many of the bright minds in our community over the course of our 65th anniversary year!
Fulbright Alumna Austrian architect and architectural critic Judith Eiblmayr and Iris Meder will give a guided tour of the history of Herrengasse, its building and neighborhood on Thursday, June 9, 6.30 pm.
Heather Beardsley's work deals with the aesthetics of data and statistics, whether they are
related to American football or geographical renderings. By creating her own languages for
visualizing these statistics she allows for their meaning and importance to be reinterpreted.
Fulbright Women´s Roundtable presents DI Dr. Judith Eiblmayr (Architect; Fulbright- University of Minnesota Visiting Scholar Alumna) "My Home is my Castle: The Legacy of Suburbia" Monday, May 23, 2016, 6:00 pm Museumsquartier, Raum D 1070 Wien (U2/U3 Volkstheater).
Fulbright Austria and the University of Graz together with the Center for Austrian Studies (University of Minnesota) is inviting Alumni of their programs to a gathering on May 23, 6 p.m., Surly Brewery.
Fulbright Austria Student Schima Labitsch has been awarded the St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award for her essay on "Deconstructing growth: The why, what, and how any alternative to growth must consist of." Labitsch is currently enrolled in a graduate program in International Political Economy and Development at Fordham University.
US and Austrian Fulbright students, scholars, FLTAs and USTAs have submitted beautiful images to the 2016 Fulbright Austria photo contest! Please vote for your favorite by "liking" it on Facebook: the photo that gets the most likes by noon on May 30 will be the winner.
Fulbright Austria is hosting the constitutive assembly of the European Association of Study Abroad (EUASA) on Friday May 6, 2016. EUASA members are the national associations of resident directors of study abroad programs. This is an initiative that fosters collaboration of study abroad providers on a European level, and demonstrates the impact that study abroad students have on the European economy and university landscape.
US Fulbright Scholar Douglas Creed (The University of Rhode Island/Vienna University of Economics and Business) is giving a talk on "Partnership und the Treaty: Race Relations and Institutional Work in Nursing Organizations" on Tuesday, April 26, 4 pm, WU, Department of Management.
US Scholar Lee Thomason (The Ohio State University/Management Center Innsbruck) is giving a keynote speech for a panel discussion on Alternative Financial Sources for Innovative Entrepreneurship during the 12th European Business & Investment Forum on April 21.
The Austrian Cultural Forum New York hosted a reception for Austrian and US Fulbright grantees and alumni from the metropolitan area as well as friends, associates, and partners of Fulbright Austria to commemorate the 65th anniversary of Fulbright exchanges between Austria and the United States and to acknowledge the generous support of the Craig and Kathryn Hall Foundation for the Fulbright-Hall Distinguished Chair for Entrepreneurship in Central Europe.
Fulbright Austrian Scholar and fisheries scientist Dr. Rafaela Schinegger spent a semester at Michigan State University exploring the impact of humans on rivers and river fish and how fish populations respond to different ecological stresses. While on her Fulbright grant, she initiated a new partnership entitled CROSSFISH, which connects her home university, the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna, Austria (BOKU), with Michigan State.
US Fulbright Scholar alum and food scientist Andy Proctor organized and taught seminars in communication and networking to NAWI Graz students. His home institution, the University of Arkansas, has written up a nice feature on this collaboration.
We are excited to announce that Agnes Scott College is one of our new Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistantship partner institutions! Starting this fall, we'll be sending Austrian FLTAs to Agnes Scott (along with our other 9+ partner institutions).
The Austrian Studies Association is holding its annual conference in Vienna this week! Fulbright Austria is pleased to be co-sponsoring the event (along with Universität Wien, OeAD, Wien Museum, Austrian Cultural Forum New York, U.S. Embassy Vienna and the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation) and to welcome the many alumni who will be participating in "Österreich – USA Künstlerischer und interkultureller Dialog" over the next four days.
Fulbright Austria Alumna, Prof. Alexandra Ganser, will be giving a lecture on "Stranger than TV Reading Twin Peaks as Prequel to the Y2K Television Series" on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 6:oo pm, Amerika Haus.
Admission is free.
Fulbrighters have been winning awards for their work on extraterritorial migration controls, saving freshwater fish, expounding on the pop cultural impact of Star Trek and more this year! Read about it in the March 2016 Fulbright Austria Newsletter.
Congratulations to Fulbright Austria Student Fabiane Baxewanos for winning the Austrian Academy of Sciences' 2015 Prize on Migration Research for her dissertation on “Closing the Gap: State Responsibility in Europe’s Extraterritorial Migration Control.”
Have you ever wondered what kind of projects Fulbrighters in and from Austria are working on? This short video follows a few of our Austrian and American Fulbright students, scholars, teaching assistants (FLTAs and USTAs) and an alumna through their classrooms, labs and lives.
The Craig and Kathryn Hall Foundation has extended its support for the Fulbright-Hall Distinguished Chair for Entrepreneurship in Central Europe at the WU – Vienna University of Economics and Business with an award of $ 150,000 for an additional three years: 2016-17 to 2018-19.
Fulbright Austria EducationUSA Educational Advisor Molly Roza and Program Assistant Elizabeth Akins will be participating in the International Fair at TU Wien (Freihaus, Wiedner Hauptstraße 8-10) on December 1, 10:00-15:00. Austrian Student Program Officer, Martina Laffer will be giving a talk on "Studieren in den USA mit Fulbright Stipendien".
Fulbright Austria is pleased to announce that Keith Kovach, the 2015 Fulbright-Q21/MQ Artist-in-Residence from the University of Central Florida, has published a book entitled “Vienna in the Winter: A Visceral Experience of Time and Place" based on images he created during his grant from Fulbright Austria and Q21/Museumsquartier.
The Austrian-American Educational Commission is pleased to announce the board of the Dietrich W. Botstiber Foundation’s Institute for Austrian-American Studies has awarded the Austrian Fulbright Commission $ 120,000 to extend funding for Austrian and American Fulbright-Botstiber Scholar awards for an additional three years.
Austrian Student Program Officer, Martina Laffer and EducationUSA Advisor, Molly Roza will be giving a talk on "Studieren in den USA - Fulbright - Stipendien und andere Optionen" at the OeAD (OeAD-GmbH, Ebendorferstraße 7, 1010 Wien) on November 24, 6 pm. Admission is free.
We are pleased to invite our current program participants, all alumni, and many institutional partners to take part in celebrating 65 years of Fulbright Austria! Register now to join us in the MQ on November 19:
We were pleased to host part of the first EducationUSA LLM tour in Western Europe on November 10, 2015! The LLM Fair at the Juridicum Wien provided an opportunity for local students to meet representatives from 20 US law schools; and, in turn, enabled US representatives to meet highly qualified and motivated European students.
Fulbright-NAWI Graz Visiting Professor in the Natural Sciences, Prof. Andrew Proctor, from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, will be giving his inaugural talk on “Integrating Basic and Applied Sciences to Develop Competitive Research & Education Programs: A Personal Perspective” on Tuesday, October 13th 2015, 5:00 PM at the University of Graz (SR 03.K1, Universitätsplatz 1). RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Embassy of Austria in Washington, DC welcomed friends and alumni of Fulbright Austria to a reception celebrating 65 years of the Fulbright Program in Austria, held in conjunction with the 39th Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, on October 3, 2015:
H.E. Ambassador Wesner and her husband Blaine invited the newly-arrived US Fulbright students and scholars; recently-returned Austrian Fulbright students, scholars and TAs; and friends and partners of Fulbright Austria to a festive and cordial reception at their home in honor of The Fulbright Program.
Twenty-one new US Fulbright student grantees and four scholars participated in the fall 2015 US Fulbright orientation, which included lectures and discussions in Fulbright Austria's Q21 offices, a reception held by H.E. Ambassador Alexa Wesner, a walking tour of Vienna's Ringstrasse, and a field trip to the beautiful Wachau valley.
Betty Castor, Vice Chair and Chair-elect of the J. William Fulbright Scholarship Board, has just published a piece on the importance and impact of the Fulbright Program in the Huffington Post that also underlines the contributions of partner governments to the program.
Executive Director Dr. Lonnie Johnson spoke about “The Fulbright Program in Transition, 1989-2014” at the "J. William Fulbright in International Perspective: Liberal Internationalism and US Global Influence" conference at the University of Arkansas's Diane D. Blair Center for Southern Politics and Society.
The House and Senate Committees on Appropriations and their Subcommittes on State-Foreign Relations have provided some good news in the recent fight to reverse the proposed 30 million dollar cut to the Fulbright Program (see SaveFulbright.org, an initiative of concernced Fulbright alumni, for more information).
The Fulbright Program was awarded the 2014 Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation on June 12, 2014, as announced by the Prince of Asturias Foundation. Widely considered to be “Spain’s Nobel Prize,” the Prince of Asturias Award exists “to reward scientific, technical, cultural, social, and humanitarian work carried out at an international level by individuals, institutions or groups of individuals or institutions.”