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Fulbrights Awards for Librarian and Faculty Member

Patricia Ogedengbe and Surendra Shah have been awarded Fulbright grants for 2007-08

December 14, 2007 | by Wendy Leopold

EVANSTON, Ill. --- A Northwestern University librarian and faculty member -- Patricia A. Ogedengbe and Surendra P. Shah -- have been awarded Fulbright Scholar grants for the 2007-08 academic year.

Ogedengbe, an Africana librarian at the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies, is using her grant to research public awareness materials of HIV/AIDS campaigns in Nigeria and compare them to South Africa. She is completing this at Bayero University in Kano, Nigeria.

Shah, Walter P. Murphy Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is lecturing about the science of concrete materials at the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai, India.

Northwestern is also hosting five Fulbright visiting scholars. They are Shu-Cheng Chi, professor of business administration from National Taiwan University; Yoon Jung Choi, researcher from the Health Insurance Review Agency in Seoul, Korea; Adrijana Marcetic, professor of comparative literature from University of Belgrade in Serbia; Gergana Marinova, research fellow from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in Sofia; and Siddik Sener, professor of civil engineering from Gazi University in Ankara, Turkey.

Since its establishment in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided approximately 279,500 people with the opportunity to observe each others' political, economic, educational and cultural institutions, to exchange ideas and to embark on joint ventures of importance to the general welfare of the world's inhabitants. The program operates in more than 150 countries worldwide.

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