RECENT FULBRIGHT AWARDS AT MASON
by Rita Rowand
Dr. Anastasia Samaras, professor of Education in the College of Education and Human Development received a Fulbright Specialist Award and traveled in March to visit the University of Ioannina, Greece.
She later applied for the Fulbright Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund, for which she was a finalist from over 700 applicants. Her blog is http://teaching-insideout.com/. To learn more, her Fulbright experience can be found here.
Dr. Kevin Avruch, from the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution was also a recent Fulbright Specialist Grantee. Dr. Avruch participated in teaching and consulting at the Malaviya Peace Research Centre in Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India in January 2012. Kevin Avruch is the Henry Hart Rice Professor of Conflict Resolution and Professor of Anthropology in the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, and faculty and senior fellow in the Peace Operations Policy Program (School of Public Policy), at George Mason University. More details can be found here.
Mr. Guilbert Brown, Chief Budget Officer for Mason has just been awarded the Fulbright Educational Experts Seminar in Germany, entitled “Do More with Less-Implementing Change in Higher Education Management in Germany.” Reflecting on his recent grant notification he commented, “I look forward to the identification of best practices in higher education administration that will be the focus of this seminar series. German public institutions have worked to accommodate an additional student cohort based on restructuring their secondary education system while implementing provisions of the Bologna process that shorten times to graduation. We’ll examine how five different German research universities have managed to address these pressures, which parallel our efforts in the United States to expand access while increasing quality and controlling costs. The opportunity to share experiences and ideas with both American and German colleagues will make for a most productive exchange of ideas.” Mr. Brown will participate in his program this October.