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Release: March 5, 2001

Four international professors visit UI as Fulbright Scholars

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Four international Fulbright Scholars are teaching and conducting research at the University of Iowa during the 2000-2001 academic year.

Since it’s beginning in 1946, approximately 72,000 U.S. and foreign scholars have participated in the highly competitive and prestigious Fulbright Scholar Program. Its mission is to strengthen the ties between the United States and the other countries of the world through promoting research and lecturing abroad.

The Fulbright Scholar Program is sponsored by the United States Department of State and administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES).

Following is a list of the Fulbright Scholars visiting the UI this academic year:

Kunduz Asanova, the department head of Customs Law Discipline at Kyrgyz State National University in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, is lecturing and conducting research at the UI College of Law from September 2000-March 2001.

Abid Karim, an associate professor in the department of electronic engineering at Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology in Karachi, Pakistan, is conducting research with the UI department of electrical and computer engineering from October 2000-July 2001.

Anastassia Markova, a senior scientific researcher from the department of biogeography at the Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow, is conducting research with the UI department of geoscience, part of the College of Liberal Arts, from January-June 2001.

Ondrej Santolik, an assistant professor from the department of electronics and vacuum physics at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, is conducting research with the UI department of physics and astronomy, part of the College of Liberal Arts, from September 2000-July 2001.