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UCSB SCHOLARS TO STUDY ABROAD UNDER FULBRIGHT GRANTS

October 9, 2002

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Two UC Santa Barbara faculty members are among the 800 U.S. academics and professionals chosen to receive Fulbright Scholar Awards to conduct research at foreign universities during the 2002-2003 academic year. UCSB also has been selected to host three foreign scholars.

Patricia Ann Hall, associate professor of music, will travel to Vienna, Austria to study at the Austrian National Library. Her topic: Berg's Sketches and the Musical Language of Wozzeck.

Eduardo Paiva Raposo, professor of Spanish and Portuguese, will lecture and conduct research at the University of Lisbon in Portugal. His lecture/research topics include: From the Principles and Parameters Theory to the Minimalist Program; Pronouns as Determiners: Evidence From Portuguese.

The Fulbright Program, America's flagship international educational exchange program, is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Over the program's 56 years of existence, thousands of U.S. faculty and professionals have studied, taught or conducted research abroad, and thousands of their counterparts from other countries have engaged in similar activities in the United States.

The Fulbright Visiting Scholars in 2002-2003 are Srivathsan Aravamuthan, Anna University, in Chennai, India, who will conduct research on the building of Hindu temples in America; Sigrid Lien, University of Bergen in Norway, who will study the history of photography in Norway; and Laurence Simmons, University of Auckland, New Zealand, who will study film on the South Seas.

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