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UT Arlington to host first North Texas Fulbright Festival

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Thursday, October 30, 2008

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Media Contact: Sue Stevens

ARLINGTON - The University of Texas at Arlington will host the first “North Texas Fulbright Festival” the afternoon of Monday, Nov. 17.The festival, held in conjunction with the North Texas Chapter of the Fulbright Association, will provide the public with information about the Fulbright Fellowship Program for U.S. citizens and nationals.

The festival’s first event will be a plenary session at 3:30 p.m., in which past Fulbright teachers and scholars will discuss their experiences living and studying abroad. Nations represented are Germany, Korea and India. The session will close with remarks from a German student, Steve Sauerwald, who is studying business administration at The University of Texas at Dallas under the auspices of the Fulbright Program. At 4:30 p.m., there will be concurrent one-hour sessions on three types of Fulbright Fellowships available to US citizens: those for university students, those for college and university faculty members and those for secondary school teachers. All of the sessions, which are free and open to the public, will be held on the second floor of the E. H. Hereford University Center, 300 W. First St.

Following the breakout sessions, there will be a dinner for past, current and potential Fulbright program participants. Tickets are $12 and must be reserved in advance by visiting http://ling.uta.edu/~david/ntff.htm.

Established in 1946 by U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright, the Fulbright Program aims to increase mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and other countries through the exchange of persons, knowledge and skills. Sponsored by the United States Department of State, the Fulbright Program provides funding for students, scholars and professionals to undertake graduate study, advanced research, university teaching and teaching in elementary and secondary schools. The Fulbright Association is an independent membership organization of Fulbright alumni and supporters committed to fostering international awareness and understanding through advocating increased worldwide support for Fulbright exchanges, enriching the Fulbright experience and facilitating lifelong interaction among alumni and current participants.

For more information, including a poster for the event, visit http://ling.uta.edu/%7edavid/ntff.htm. Contact David J. Silva, vice provost for academic affairs at UT Arlington at djsilva@uta.edu or (817) 272-2103 for more information.

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