Two professors receive Fulbright Scholar Awards

Two University of Notre Dame faculty members have received Fulbright Scholar grants from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.p. Kathleen Biddick, a professor of history, will lecture and conduct research on the topic “Thinking History in a Digital World” in Dublin, Ireland. Robert Nelson, professor and chair of aerospace and mechanical engineering, will be lecturing and researching on aviation safety in Goettingen, Germany. Both will participate in the Fulbright program during the current academic year.p. Biddick and Nelson are two of approximately 800 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel to some 140 countries in the 2002-03 academic year through the Fulbright Scholar Program. Established in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late Sen. J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the program’s purpose is to build mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries. Recipients of Fulbright Scholar awards are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievements and because they have demonstrated extraordinary leadership potential in their respective fields.

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