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Vaccaro to serve on U.S. Student Fulbright National Screening Committee

Monday, July 29, 2013

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Mary Vaccaro, professor of art and art history at UT Arlington, has been appointed to serve on the national screening committee for U.S. Student Fulbright applications to Italy.

Mary Vaccaro


Vaccaro, an expert on Italian Renaissance art, is one of just three members, representing different disciplines and fields, who will serve on the committee.

“I am honored to accept the invitation to be a member of the national screening committee,” Vaccaro said. “The process of facilitating such experiences for young scholars and strengthening the connection between the United States and Italy is truly exciting for me.”

Vaccaro joined UT Arlington in 1994. She was appointed to the Society of Fellows at the American Academy in Rome in 2000. She is the recipient of Fulbright awards at the graduate (1986, declined), doctoral (1990-91) and post-doctoral (1998) levels.        

Vaccaro earned her bachelor’s degree in 1986 from Williams College in Massachusetts. She holds a master of arts, master of philosophy and doctoral degree in Italian Renaissance Art from Columbia University in New York.

U.S. Sen. J. William Fulbright of Arkansas founded the Fulbright Program in 1946 to offer highly competitive, merit-based grants for international educational exchange for students, scholars, teachers, professionals, scientists and artists.  One of the most prestigious awards programs worldwide, and operating in over 155 countries, the program was established to increase mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and other countries through the exchange of persons, knowledge and skills.

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