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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
New Agreement of Cooperation and Exchange between the University of Arkansas and TU Graz
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New Agreement of Cooperation and Exchange between the University of Arkansas and TU Graz

Prof. Andy Proctor from the Department of Food Science at University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, spent the fall semester of the 2015-16 program year as the Fulbright-NAWI Graz Visiting Professor in the Natural Sciences. This Fulbright award is jointly sponsored by the Technical University Graz and the Karl Franzens University Graz to enhance collaboration between these two institutions in the natural sciences (Naturwissenschaften, hence the acronym NAWI). Professor Proctor and his combined teaching and research project, "Integrating Basic and Applied Food Chemistry," were well received in Graz and led to fruitful discussions between the TU Graz and the University of Arkansas about institutionalizing more extensive collaboration and cooperation in the future. One of the outcomes of Prof. Proctor’s Fulbright award is a collaborative agreement between the University of Arkansas and TU Graz to promote joint research and bilateral student mobility in the food sciences that was signed in Graz on June 22. Fulbright Austria is proud to be associated with these partners and this outcome! Another outcome of this agreement was a summer program, in which, according to a press release, "Food science students from the U of A's Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences, as well as students from other countries, participated in an innovative two-week short course, Food Science and Culinary Arts to Maximize Food Quality, at the Technical University of Graz in Austria for U.S. and European students during the summer.
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USTA Orientations September, 25-29 September, 2017

Two orientations for the incoming USTAs and Fubright Combined Grantees will be held in Saalbach-Hinterglemm for USTAs living and teaching in western Austria and in Hollabrunn for USTAs living and teaching in eastern Austria. During this week USTAs will work in small groups with actual Austrian secondary school teachers to learn about the Austrian education system and what to expect in the coming year. By invitation only.
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Fulbright Orientation in Vienna, September 19-22, 2017

Eighteen new US Fulbright student grantees and five scholars participated in the Fall 2017 US Fulbright orientation.
Newsletter July 2017
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Newsletter July 2017

The deadlines for the Austrian and US Fulbright Scholars Programs are approaching fast! Learn about exciting talks scholars gave this semester, look at pictures from the annual pre-departure orientation and going-away heurigen, and get ready to stand for Fulbright in this summer edition of the Fulbright Austria Newsletter.
Michaela Hoenicke-Moore at the Whitsun Dialogue at Seggau Castle
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Michaela Hoenicke-Moore at the Whitsun Dialogue at Seggau Castle

Michaela Hoenicke-Moore (University of Iowa), this year’s US Scholar Fulbright Lecturer in American Studies, was invited to participate in this year's biannual Whitsun Dialogue at Seggau Castle. The event was dedicated to the topic “Europe. USA. 3.0 – Values. Interests. Perspectives” and inspired by the 70th anniversary of the Marshall Plan.
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Fulbright Pre-Departure Orientation and Heurigen 2017

The 2017-18 Austrian Fulbright students, Scholars and FLTAs spent the afternoon in pre-departure orientation sessions, then met up with the homeward-bound 2016-17 US Fulbright Students and Scholars for a going-away party at a traditional Viennese Heurigen (wine tavern).
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A letter from the Executive Director: Stand for Fulbright

Dear Alumni, Friends, and Associates of the Austrian-American Fulbright Program,  We are at a critical juncture in the history of the Fulbright Program that calls for action. The Administration’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2018 that came out on May 23 is based on a $54 billion increase in defense spending that is to be offset by a $54 billion decrease in non-defense programs. This proposed budget entails cuts over 30% to the State Department including a 47% cut to the Fulbright Program. A unilateral cut of these dimensions to the Fulbright Program – from $236 million to $148 million – would have devastating consequences. Furthermore, it would shake the confidence of the long-standing partner governments with binational commissions that contribute over $100 million annually to the program.
Open Lecture on "Empowering the Diverse Learner Through Digital Storytelling" with Fulbright Specialist Dr. Olga DeJesus, June 21, 2017
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Open Lecture on "Empowering the Diverse Learner Through Digital Storytelling" with Fulbright Specialist Dr. Olga DeJesus, June 21, 2017

This discussion with Fulbright Specialist in Migration Dr. Olga DeJesus (Mercy College) will explore applications of engaging, multimedia-rich digital stories to generate interest, attention and motivation for the "digital generation" students in today’s classrooms. The discussion will be held in Q21's Raum D in the Vienna MQ on Wednesday, June 21 and is organized by Fulbright Austria and the University College of Teacher Education Vienna.
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Ernst A. Breisach: In Memoriam

Noted historiographer and professor at Western Michigan University Ernst A. Breisach (1923-2016) first came to the United States in 1951–52 on a Fulbright scholarship to study the American higher education system.
The Bright Winds - US Embassy Vienna Concert with Fulbrighter Abby Yeakle Held (Oboe), May 22, 2017
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The Bright Winds - US Embassy Vienna Concert with Fulbrighter Abby Yeakle Held (Oboe), May 22, 2017

US Fulbright Student Abby Yeakle Held (Oboe) will be joined by Natalie Douglass (Horn, alumna of Fulbright Hungary) & Alfredo Ovalles (Piano) for Bright Winds, a U.S. Embassy Vienna concert celebrating Fulbright experiences and presenting gems of the Romantic chamber repertoire and works by American composers.
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USTA Going-Away Heurigen 2017

Fulbright Austria said goodbye to more than 80 US Teaching Assistants (of the 150+ we manage) at the fourth annual USTA program going-away Heurigen on May 5, 2017.
William E. Wright: In Memoriam
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William E. Wright: In Memoriam

Two-time Fulbright alumnus and historian William E. Wright was among that pioneering generation of Fulbrighters who participated in the earliest years of Austrian-American exchanges in the early 1950s. He went on to found the Center of Austrian Studies at the University of Minnesota and contribute significantly to scholarship and mutual understanding between Austria and the USA.
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Fulbright Seminar in American Studies, 2017

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.
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US Fulbright Scholar Erik Anderson's Talk at Freud Museum, May 3, 2017

Fulbright- Freud Scholar Eric Anderson (Rhode Island School of Design) is giving a free lecture at the Sigmund Freud Museum on May 3 entitled "Color Cure: Freud, Optical Science, and Design Theory."
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Editorial: Summer—The Fulbright journey has just begun

13 July 2022