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Fulbright topics discussed during “Coffee Hour” at Purdue University Calumet

Article featured on the Purdue University Calumet Chronicle on the Fulbright activities

Article featured in the Purdue University Calumet Chronicle newspaper about Fulbright activities on campus

By April ValentineTHE 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.

Colette Morrow

Colette Morrow

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.

Rukhsana Hasan

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.

Kathryn Rowberg

Kathryn Rowberg

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.

George Nnanna

George Nnanna

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.

Dolores Rinke gave presentation on Fulbright programs at Purdue University Calumet

Dr. Dolores Rinke talking to students and faculty at Purdue University Calumet

AS PART OF THE INTERNATIONAL Education Week activities, on November 16th, 2011, Dr. Dolores Rinke addressed students and faculty members at Purdue University Calumet, to inform them of the various opportunities offered by the Fulbright Programs.  One of this university strategic goals  is to increase cultural diversity on the campus. Dr. Rinke also talked about her personal experience as a Fulbright Scholar in Hungary in 1994 teaching accounting consistent with the new economic goals of the country that had made the transition from a command economy to a capitalistic one.

A few years later, she returned to Hungary as a Senior Specialist to help the country prepare for entrance into the European Union.  This semester, she has another Fulbright Senior Specialist grant to work with Hacettepe University in Turkey, teaching them International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and corporate governance.

As most Fulbright alumni will agree, the Fulbright experience has been a life altering experience.  In addition to working with the Chicago Chapter, she has also served as Board member and Treasurer for the National Board for six years.

Professor Rinke teaches International and Financial Accounting at Purdue University Calumet where she has been teaching since 1987.  This summer, she plans to take students on an International Accounting Experience to London and Paris where they will learn about IFRS and how they are established and practiced.  More than 100 countries, including all the countries of the European Union, have adopted IFRS.  The U.S. is currently working on a convergence project to converge U.S. accounting principles with IFRS.