Marquette Professors Awarded Fulbright Grants
Released: Dec. 5, 2005
MILWAUKEE- Three Marquette professors have been named Fulbright Scholars for the 2005-2006 academic year. The grantees are: Milton Bates, Irfan A. Omar and Raju Thomas. This is the second time that Bates and Thomas have received the prestigious award.
Sponsored by the U. S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs the Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad each year to lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields.
Bates is a professor of English at Marquette. He will be lecturing on 20th- century American literature and culture at the University of Madrid in Marid, Spain from January through June 2006.
Omar is an assistant professor of theology. He will be lecturing on Secularism, Islam and nonviolence: discussing Jihad and pluralism in a contemporary Muslim society at the University of Melang in Melang, Indonesia from February through July of 2006.
Raju Thomas is a professor and Allis-Chalmers Endowed chair of political science at Marquette. He is currently lecturing at the University of Belgrade in Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro, and will return to Marquette in July of 2006.
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