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Baruch is a Top Producer of U.S. Fulbright Scholars

In the current academic year, four Baruch faculty members have been honored with Fulbright Awards: Distinguished Professor Gail Levin and Assistant Professor Karen Shelby (not pictured above) of the Weissman School, as well as Professors Donna Gitter and Aloke Ghosh of the Zicklin School.

 

In the current academic year, four Baruch faculty members have been honored with Fulbright Awards: Distinguished Professor Gail Levin and Assistant Professor Karen Shelby (not pictured above) of the Weissman School, as well as Professors Donna Gitter and Aloke Ghosh of the Zicklin School.

According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, Baruch College is among the country’s top producers of U.S. Fulbright Scholars.

 

A Fellowship in India

Last year Distinguished Professor Gail Levin, earned a Fulbright Distinguished Chair Award for research in India. It is the third Fulbright award for Dr. Levin, who joined Baruch’s faculty in 1986.

Levin, a professor of art history, American studies, and women’s studies at the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, recently completed a four-month fellowship during which she lectured across India on American art and conducted research on Indian art.  Levin conducted her research and lectured at cultural centers, universities and art schools in Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Delhi, Chennai, Trivandrum, and Bangalore.

“What a great opportunity to represent my country and my culture and to have a window into Indian art and culture in all its diversity,” said Levin. “I met so many wonderful people. I loved the complexity of Indian culture and the range of art and crafts that I saw while traveling.” One of the people Levin visited while in India was Veena Talwar Oldenburg, Baruch professor of history, who was awarded a Fulbright Senior Award for Scholarly Excellence last May.

 

Lecturing in the Philippines

Professor of Law Donna Gitter, a member of the faculty at Baruch since 2007, recently earned a Fulbright Distinguished Lecturing Award for travel to the Philippines. She will give lectures to audiences at major universities, professional organizations, and nongovernmental and government agencies in Metro Manila, Luzon, and Visayas during the 2016-2017 academic year.

I am eager to meet colleagues in the Philippines to begin a relationship of cultural and scholarly exchange relating to the law of business,” says Gitter, “and to bring back what I have learned to share with my students and peers at Baruch.”


Research in Finland

Professor of Accountancy Aloke (Al) Ghosh, who has taught at Baruch since 1993, has earned a Fulbright Distinguished Chair Award for research in Finland and other European countries.

Starting in the summer of 2016, he will engage in scholarly activities, conduct research, give lectures, conduct seminars for doctoral students and faculty, and consult with senior administrations at Aalto University.

“I feel extremely honored to be receiving this prestigious award,” said Ghosh. “Consistent with the Fulbright goals and objectives, my endeavor would be to exemplify the power of international academic exchange, share my knowledge and understanding of cultures with the intention of bridging the academic and cultural gaps between the U.S. and Finland and with the ultimate goal of a more peaceful and prosperous world.”

With the support of the United States government and through binational partnerships with foreign governments, the Fulbright Scholar Program sponsors U.S. and foreign participants for exchanges in all areas of endeavor, including the sciences, business, academe, public service, government, and the arts and continues to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Currently, the Fulbright Program operates in over 155 countries worldwide.


American Art in Belgium

Assistant Professor of Art History Karen Shelby, who began teaching at Baruch in 2006 as a visiting lecturer, earned a Fulbright–Terra Foundation of American Art Fellowship to work at Ghent University in Belgium. She taught American art history to European students, while also conducting research in support of her project, “Does Art of the U.S. Really Only Begin after WWII? American Art in Belgian Museums.”

Said Shelby of her experience, “To teach and live in Ghent, one of the prominent centers of Western art history, was the opportunity of a lifetime. I was able to teach students eager to learn about modern art and New York City, continue research on a current book manuscript, and begin research on two new projects.”

With the support of the United States government and through binational partnerships with foreign governments, the Fulbright Scholar Program sponsors U.S. and foreign participants for exchanges in all areas of endeavor, including the sciences, business, academe, public service, government, and the arts and continues to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Currently, the Fulbright Program operates in over 155 countries worldwide.

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