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UC Irvine News Brief: Three professors, grad student win Fulbright Scholarships

They're continuing their academic pursuits abroad in 2010-11 - in South Korea, Germany, Hong Kong and Costa Rica.

December 8, 2010
UC Irvine News Brief: Three professors, grad student win Fulbright Scholarships

Three UCI faculty members and one graduate student have received lucrative Fulbright Scholarships to continue their academic pursuits abroad in 2010-11. Studio art professor Yong Soon Min is in South Korea for her project, “Women in Love: Melodramas of Romance & Intimacy in Korean Television.” Comparative literature professor Jane Ogden Newman is in Berlin doing research on “Benjamin’s Library: Modernity, Nation & the Baroque.” English chair and professor James Steintrager (shown) is lecturing and researching in Hong Kong on “The Culture Paradigm: Its Emergence & Limitations.” And physics & astronomy graduate student Aniketa Anil Shinde’s project, “Enhancing Material Science,” has taken her to Costa Rica. Additionally, researchers Jose Onorbe Bernis of Spain and Thang Ngo of Vietnam were awarded Fulbright visiting scholar grants to continue their work in UCI’s School of Physical Sciences. Begun in 1947, Fulbright is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase understanding between Americans and people from other countries.