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Release: Jan. 10, 2000

UI professors win Fulbright Scholar Awards for teaching, research

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Six University of Iowa professors have been awarded Fulbright Scholar Awards to teach and conduct research abroad during the 1999-2000 academic year.

For more than 50 years the Fulbright Scholar Program has offered grants for college and university faculty, as well as for professionals and independent scholars, to lecture and conduct research in countries around the globe. The program's goal is "to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries… and thus to assist in the development of friendly, sympathetic, and peaceful relations between the United States and other countries of the world."

The Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) administers the Fulbright Scholar Program and recently made public its complete list of 1999-2000 scholars.

Following is a list of the UI Fulbright Scholars for 1999-2000:

Thomas M. Cook, professor of preventive medicine and environmental health, will conduct research at the Institute for Clinical and Preventive Medicine in Bratislava, Slovak Republic from January-June 2000;

Denise Keyes Filios, assistant professor of Spanish and Portuguese, will lecture and conduct research at the University of Tunis in Tunisia from January-July 2000;

Joy E. Hayes, assistant professor of communications studies, will lecture and conduct research at the University of Monterrey in Mexico from January-July 2000;

Richard P. Horwitz, professor of American studies, will be a lecturer at Peking University in China from September 1999-July 2000;

Peverill Squire, professor of political science, will serve as the John Marshall Chair, lecturing at Budapest University of Economic Sciences in Hungary from September 1999-June 2000;

James Throgmorton, associate professor of urban and regional planning, spent three weeks in Germany in summer 1999 visiting various universities in Germany and serving as a lecturer at the German Studies Seminar.