For Release Upon Receipt - June 24, 2009
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BOSTON UNIVERSITY GRADUATE AND INSTRUCTOR WIN U.K. FULBRIGHT AWARDS
(Boston) — Two members of the Boston University community were awarded prestigious U.K. Fulbright Fellowships by the US-UK Fulbright Commission.
Julie Ackerman, who graduated summa cum laude in May 2007, was awarded a Fulbright U.K. Postgraduate Student scholarship to study in the United Kingdom. As a Fulbright Fellow, Ackerman will complete a Master's degree in psychoanalytic developmental psychology at University College London and the Anna Freud Center. After her year in London, Julie will attend City University of New York (CUNY) to complete a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology.
While at BU, Ackerman was awarded the Alice M. Brennan Humanities Fellowship and the John N. Findlay Award, and was initiated into Phi Beta Kappa upon graduation. Post graduation, Ackerman served as a counselor at McLean Psychiatric Hospital and held a research position with the Psychotherapy Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Sarah Campbell, a BU writing instructor for over 12 years, was awarded a Fulbright-Cardiff University Scholars to pursue the study of medieval and early-modern Welsh literature at School of Welsh, Cardiff University. Her primary areas of study include medieval drama and performance, particularly dramatic texts written in Latin, Middle English, and Early Modern Welsh. Campbell’s written work has previously been published in the North American Welsh newspaper, Ninnau. Her Fulbright project will contribute to the publication of a Welsh and English dual language edition of a significant medieval Welsh play.
Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields.
Now in its 61st year, the Fulbright fellowship program increased the number of participants from approximately 50 last year to 90.
“Given the current economic climate, we’re absolutely thrilled to be offering an even greater number of opportunities this year for British and American scholars to undertake an educational and cultural exchange through the Fulbright Programme," said Fulbright Awards Director Michael Scott Kline.
The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Since its inception, the Fulbright Program has exchanged approximately 273,500 individuals, including 102,900 Americans who have studied, taught or researched abroad and 170,600 students, scholars and teachers from other countries, who have engaged in similar activities in the United States. The program operates in over 150 countries.
Founded in 1839, Boston University is an internationally recognized institution of higher education and research. With more than 30,000 students, it is the fourth largest independent university in the United States. BU consists of 17 colleges and schools along with a number of multi-disciplinary centers and institutes which are central to the school's research and teaching mission.
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