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USTA Regional Advisor Worshop, May 5, 2018
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USTA Regional Advisor Worshop, May 5, 2018

What is my individual worldview, what part of my brain do I use when I communicate, and how can I adapt my communication and leadership style to accommodate individuals with different perspectives and styles? These questions and more were dealt with at the first annual regional-advisor workshop, attended by the outgoing 2017/18 regional advisors and their incoming 2018/19 counterparts.
USTA Going-Away Heuriger, May 4, 2018
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USTA Going-Away Heuriger, May 4, 2018

Fulbright Austria said goodbye to more than 80 US teaching assistants (of the 150+ we manage) at the fifth annual USTA program going-away Heurigen in early May. Executive Director Lonnie Johnson and USTA program officer Dune Johnson were on hand for a festive evening full of Tracht (traditional dress) at the 10er Marie Heurigen.
Fulbright Seminar in American Studies, 2018
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Fulbright Seminar in American Studies, 2018

More than 70 US and Austrian students, scholars and teaching assistants participated in this year’s Fulbright Seminar in American Studies; a three-day long intellectual mountain retreat and the highlight of the Austrian Fulbright calendar.
New Fulbright Austria Staff Member: Dune Johnson
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New Fulbright Austria Staff Member: Dune Johnson

Dune spent his formative years in various European countries, lived in a variety of different states in the US, and studied abroad in the course of getting his BA in Theater & Dance with a focus on Language Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. After receiving his degree, he decided to return to Europe, first taking on an internship at the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin followed by a position in the Student Services department at IES Abroad Vienna. Subsequently, he worked as a language trainer and was involved in the coordination of English summer camps in Austria. He then established himself as a professional translator, editor and writer, working with an international array of clients to craft contracts, essays, theses, and other content related to wide-ranging topics and fields before joining the Fulbright Austria team. With his colleague Belona Berchtaler currently on leave, Dune has assumed responsibility as the program officer for both the USTA and FLTA programs and is looking forward to getting to know the American citizens who come to Austria to teach and their Austrian counterparts assisting in German language classrooms in universities around the US.
International Week - University of Salzburg, March 19, 2018
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International Week - University of Salzburg, March 19, 2018

Fulbright Austria Program Coordinator Martina Laffer is taking part in the International Week at the University of Salzburg and will be giving a talk to promote the Fulbright Programs for Students, Teaching Assistants and Scholars.
BeSt3 - The Job and Education Fair March 1-4, 2018
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BeSt3 - The Job and Education Fair March 1-4, 2018

Five Fulbright Austria staff members spent four days advising hundreds of students about opportunities to study in the USA with Fulbright and EducationUSA. We also held a special workshop on writing personal statements and more for US university applications, and a talk on the Fulbright Program and other scholarship opportunities! Our presence at the fair was supported by a special grant from the US Embassy Vienna.
US Fulbright Scholar Orientation, February 22-23, 2018
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US Fulbright Scholar Orientation, February 22-23, 2018

Sixteen new US Fulbright Scholars participated in the two-day February 2018 US Fulbright Scholar orientation, which included lectures and discussions with Fulbright alumni and representatives of the U.S. Embassy Vienna in Fulbright Austria's MQ – MuseumsQuartier Wien/Q21 offices, a walking tour of Vienna's historic Ringstrasse, and a reception with current US Fulbrighters, Austrian Fulbright candidates, alumni, institutional partners and friends, and more.
New Institutional Partnership Visiting Scholar of Computer Science and Security will teach at the University of Applied Sciences St. Pölten
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New Institutional Partnership Visiting Scholar of Computer Science and Security will teach at the University of Applied Sciences St. Pölten

The Department of Computer Science and Security at the University of Applied Sciences St. Pölten will host a Fulbright US Scholar. Beginning with the academic year 2019-20, US Scholars with a background in cyber security will have the opportunity to teach and research in St. Pölten for one academic semester. The University of Applied Sciences St Pölten and Fulbright Austria formally concluded this agreement in January 2018.
Apply Now for the 2018/19 US Fulbright Scholars Program
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Apply Now for the 2018/19 US Fulbright Scholars Program

Want to be a Fulbright scholar in Austria? The call for our 2018/19 US Scholar awards is open!
Fulbright Alumna Alexandra Ganser Appointed Professor for American Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of Vienna
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Fulbright Alumna Alexandra Ganser Appointed Professor for American Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of Vienna

Alexandra Ganser, who is an Alumna of the Fulbright FLTA program (University of Oklahoma at Norman, 2003/04), was appointed professor for American literary and cultural studies at the University of Vienna in October 2017.
Newsletter December 2017
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Newsletter December 2017

We're wrapping up a busy and exciting year at Fulbright Austria! Take a look at our last newsletter of 2017 to scroll through our Year in Review and read about our latest LLM fair, this year's Fulbright Prize and new staff.
New Fulbright Austria Staff Member: Mag. Irina Pichler
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New Fulbright Austria Staff Member: Mag. Irina Pichler

Irina Pichler is a native of Vienna, where she grew up and has lived nearly all of her life with her family. After her university education in humanities (which was a long time ago) she worked as a librarian in Vienna. After maternity leave, she spent several years working in business management and in the field of university, education and science institutions.
Thanksgiving - Thank Fulbright, November 28, 2017
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Thanksgiving - Thank Fulbright, November 28, 2017

Fulbright Austria and the Austrian Fulbright Alumni Association are pleased to invite donors to a traditional Thanksgiving dinner in an elegant atmosphere at the “Pfarrwirt” at Pfarrplatz. Bring your family, and partners!
Invitation: NAWI Graz: Connecting with...", November 8 - December 13
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Invitation: NAWI Graz: Connecting with...", November 8 - December 13

Reuben Hudson, currently Fulbright-Visiting Professor at NAWI Graz, has created an event series dedicated to Green Chemistry topics. NAWI Graz cordially invites interested students, scholars, and experts from the public sector and industry to these four “NAWI Graz: Connecting with…” talks with scientists from Canada, who share their expertise on various aspects of Green Chemistry on November 8, November 22, December 6, and December 13.
Fulbright Austria Newsletter October 2017
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Fulbright Austria Newsletter October 2017

With successful orientations, receptions, and workshops behind us and program deadlines, fairs and Thanksgiving dinner ahead of us, it's a busy fall at Fulbright Austria!
Five New Fulbright – Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Awards for STEM
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Five New Fulbright – Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Awards for STEM

We're pleased to present five new Fulbright – Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Awards for full-time research and/or study. These awards are generously funded by the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation and intended for PhD candidates and post-bachelor students in STEM disciplines and related fields.
Fundraising Newsletter
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Fundraising Newsletter

The Fulbright program is at a critical juncture in its history, and we need your support. Learn about the new engagement and fundraising initiatives of Fulbright Austria in this special edition newsletter!
Invitation: Talk US Scholar Joseph Malherek "Victor Gruen, Austrian Emigration to the United States after World War II, and the Creation of the Shopping Mall", October 13, 2017
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Invitation: Talk US Scholar Joseph Malherek "Victor Gruen, Austrian Emigration to the United States after World War II, and the Creation of the Shopping Mall", October 13, 2017

US Fulbright Scholar Joseph Malherek will be giving a talk on "Victor Gruen, Austrian Emigration to the United States after World War II, and the Creation of the Shopping Mall" at the 70th Anniversary of the Austro-American Society for Styria, on October 13, 2017.
USTA Second-Year Kick-Off, October 5, 2017
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USTA Second-Year Kick-Off, October 5, 2017

Fulbright Austria hosted an afternoon of brainstorming, discussion, and fun for the second-year teaching assistants to start the new school year off with enthusiasm. The afternoon was followed by a reception where first-year teaching assistant mingled with second-year teaching assistants and asked them for advice.
In Memoriam:  Eva (Jorda) Schussek (1931-2017)
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In Memoriam: Eva (Jorda) Schussek (1931-2017)

Fulbright Austria is saddened to announce the passing of Eva (Jorda) Schussek, the legendary American Program Assistant of the Austrian Fulbright Commission, on September 18, 2017. “Frau Schussek” – as she was known to the some 1,400 U.S. Fulbrighters she assisted in the course of her thirty-five years of service from 1954 until 1989 – was instrumental helping generations of American Fulbright grantees get to Austria and get settled in Austria. Throughout the years, she advised them with great patience, concern, and good humor on the peculiarities of Austrian manners, mores, and institutions: before and after their arrivals and during their stays.