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Allen Tucker Receives Fulbright Scholar Grant

Story posted February 09, 2001

Allen B. Tucker, the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Natural Sciences, Department of Computer Science, has been awarded a 2000-2001 Fulbright Scholar Grant.

Under the auspices of the Grant, Professor Tucker will soon travel to Ukraine, and will be lecturing and working with students and faculty at the Ternopil Academy of National Economy (TANE). The lectures will cover two different undergraduate computer science courses over four months, from March through June of this year.

He will also be serving on the program committee for IDAACS 2001, a Ukrainian computer science conference taking place in Foros, Crimea, July 1-5.

During the same time, Professor Tuckerís wife, Meg, will be teaching two intermediate courses in ESL (English as a Second Language) to university students at TANE.

This year, approximately 800 U.S. faculty and professionals received Fulbright grants to lecture or conduct research in 140 countries around the world (a similar number of foreign visiting scholars received awards to come to the U.S., primarily as researchers). The awards are highly competitive. Professor Tucker joins the approximately 72,000 U.S. and foreign scholars who have participated in the program since its inception in 1946.

The Fulbright Scholar Program is administered by the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) in Washington, D.C., and is sponsored by the United States Department of State, with additional funding coming from participating governments and host institutions in the U.S. and abroad. The CIES is a private, nonprofit organization that manages Fulbright scholar exchanges. Final selections are made by the presidentially appointed J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, which also formulates policy for the program.

Information about the Fulbright Scholar Program can be found on the CIES website. Click here.

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