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Northwestern Sends Three Scholars Abroad, Welcomes Three Here

November 18, 2008
EVANSTON, Ill. --- Three Northwestern University scholars have received Fulbright awards to study abroad during this academic year, and three scholars from other countries have Fulbright grants to study at Northwestern.

Laura E. Hein, professor of history, will do research at Hitotsubashi University in Japan from January to July 2009. Her topic is "The Cosmopolitan Local Political Community in Postwar Japan." Hein specializes in Japan's 20-century history and its international relations.

Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern, assistant professor of history, is at Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in Ukraine from August to December. His research topic is "Jewish Shtetl Between Poland and Russia, 1790–1820: A Cultural History." Petrovsky-Shtern specializes in pre-modern and modern Eastern Europe and Jewish history.

Marguerite D. Allen, a visiting scholar at Northwestern's Roberta Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies, is at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest from September to December. Her research topic is "Representing Hungary: Vilmos Huszár and his Revue de Hongrie (1908–31)." Huszar was Allen's grandfather and the owner/editor of the Revue de Hongrie (Hungarian Review), a monthly publication in French that was an important Hungarian cultural forum. Allen has spent much of her career in educational publishing.

In addition, three Fulbright scholars are visiting Northwestern this academic year:

Antonio Carella, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Naples, is studying "Low Bandgap Conjugated Polymers for Applications in Organic Electronics" with Tobin J. Marks, Vladimir N. Ipatieff Research Professor of Chemistry and professor of materials science and engineering, until April 2009.

Nir Y. Halevy, an instructor in the School of Business Administration at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, is researching "The Value of Social Information in Negotiation" with Keith Murnighan, Harold H. Hines Jr. Professor of Risk Management in the Kellogg School of Management. Halevy is spending a full year on the Northwestern campus, until August 2009.

Mario E. Tagliazucchi, a teaching assistant in chemistry at the University of Buenos Aires, is doing research until December with Mark A. Ratner, Lawrence B. Dumas Distinguished University Professor and professor of chemistry, and Igal Szleifer, professor of chemistry and of biomedical engineering, on "A Molecular Description of Charge Transports in Redox Polymer Modified Electrodes."

About 1,000 Americans received 2008–09 Fulbright awards to lecture and conduct research abroad, and a similar number of foreign scholars received awards to come to the United States.
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