(July 9, 2012) -- The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) announced today that four scholars have been selected to receive 2012-2013 Fulbright grants. UTSA faculty members John Alexander, Wing Chung Ng and Kimberly Cuero and recent UTSA graduate student Aaron Carter-Cohn '11 each will be furthering their areas of research internationally during the upcoming academic year.
Alexander, an assistant professor in the UTSA College of Architecture, received a Fulbright research grant to explore Italian, Vatican and religious order archives about Tridentine-period cardinal Della Chiesa and his patronage of urban development.
Ng, an associate professor of history in the College of Liberal and Fine Arts, has been selected as a Fulbright scholar to research on the history of Cantonese opera in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He will conduct his research at Hong Kong Baptist University.
Cuero, an associate professor in interdisciplinary learning and teaching in the College of Education and Human Development, will research Colombia's school-choice options and the decision-making process of stakeholders in choosing a school. She will be based at La Universidad del Valle.
Carter-Cohn, who earned his master's degree in music from UTSA, will travel to Nigeria's University of Lagos to research the correlation of phonology and singing through an analysis of Nigerian choruses.
"Receiving a Fulbright grant is an important distinction and opportunity, as it can facilitate valuable research collaborations and initiatives. We are proud to have such a varied representation participating in the Fulbright Program," said Julius M. Gribou, UTSA executive vice provost, senior international officer and former Fulbright Fellow. "UTSA has many international initiatives and makes it a priority to ensure that all students and faculty have an international component within their UTSA experience."
For more than 60 years, the federally sponsored Fulbright program has provided opportunities to study, conduct research and teach in more than 150 countries. The program awards approximately 8,000 grants annually. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Fulbright program provides funding for students, scholars, teachers and professionals to undertake graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools.
The community is invited to the inauguration of UTSA President Taylor Eighmy, the sixth president of UTSA.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
The Provost's Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council hosts this forum to share and further explain the results of the survey and to offer the opportunity for faculty and staff to provide feedback.
Durango Building La Villita Room (DB 1.116), Downtown Campus
For more than 20 years, Josie Méndez-Negrete, a UTSA associate professor in Mexican American Studies, has endured the emotional journey of watching her son, Tito, struggle with schizophrenia. Her powerful account is the first memoir by a Mexican American author to share the devastation and hope a family experiences in dealing with this mental illness.
H-E-B Student Union Travis Room (HSU 2.212), Main Campus
Graduate and undergraduate student researchers pursuing majors in the College of Liberal and Fine Arts will present their original work.
Student Union Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
March Into Your Major is a major exploration fair intended to provide students with information on selecting their major.
H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.104/1.106), Main Campus
The UTSA community is invited to this town hall meeting to learn more about progress of the Student Success Presidential initiative.
Frio Street Building (FS 1.512), Downtown Campus
Author Annette Angela Portillo will read her book, which examines Native American women’s autobiographical discourses and multiple-voiced life stories that resist generic conventional notions of first-person narrative.
McKinney Humanities Building (MH 3.02.24), Main Campus
Chelsea Wentworth, anthropology professor at High Point University, will discuss women’s roles in changing customary feasting patterns so that feasts can serve as a coping mechanism for children’s food insecurity in urban areas the South Pacific Island nation, Vanuatu.
H-E-B Student Union Travis Room (HSU 2.202), Main Campus
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