By April Valentine—THE RESEARCH AND GRADUATE Studies Office and the International Programs Office of Purdue University Calumet in Hammond, Indiana, co-sponsored a coffee hour on Tuesday, November 26, 2013, for faculty and staff to learn about how participation in Fulbright programs enhances research and teaching from current and alumni Fulbright faculty. Fifteen people attended this event held during the lunch hour on the campus of Purdue University Calumet.
Professor Colette Morrow, Department of English and Philosophy, is a Senior Fulbright Scholar. She participated in the Core Fulbright Grant program from 2000 to 2001 in Belarus, was presented the Fulbright Alumni Initiatives Award from 2003 to 2005 and has received three Fulbright Senior Specialist Grants (India, 2004; Bangladesh, 2006; Pakistan, 2010).
Professor Morrow co-presented the topic Building Women’s and Gender Studies Locally and Globally through the Fulbright Scholar Award Program with Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence, Professor Rukhsana Hasan.
Professor Hasan of the Department of Marketing, Human Resources, and Management is teaching, conducting research, supporting curriculum development, and giving presentations at the Ivy Tech Community College campus in East Chicago, Indiana, and at Purdue University Calumet for the 2013-2014 academic year. Hasan also presented on Dec. 3, 2013 at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago.
She is a faculty member at Fatima Jinnah Women University in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
Professor Kathryn Rowberg of the Department of Chemistry and Physics served as a Fulbright Fellow in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 1992 to 1994 and in Reykjavik, Iceland, in 2004. She discussed the Fulbright application process, the challenges of serving effectively for short periods of time in another country and the lasting effects on her career and world view.
Her presentation topic was A Tale of Two Cities: A Fulbright Fellow in Addis Ababa and Reykjavik.
Professor and Department Head of Mechanical Engineering, George Nnanna received a Fulbright Specialist Award in 2011 to conduct research on water pollution and treatment at the University of Lagos in Nigeria.
David Saide of the Education Sector at the Consulate-General of Brazil in Chicago was also in attendance and discussed opportunities for faculty to conduct research in Brazil.