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2006.11.06 > For Immediate Release
contact: Jaime Ishii - University Affairs
phone: 402.554.2358 - email: tkaldahl@mail.unomaha.edu

UNO Faculty Member Receives Fulbright Award

Omaha - Charles Alan Johanningsmeier, a professor of English and women's studies at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture at the University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany for the 2006-2007 academic year, according to the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Johanningsmeier will hold a distinguished lectureship at the Institute for American Studies, a group dedicated to the study of American culture.

Johanningsmeier said his focus during his time in Liepzig is "to help German students recognize the great diversity of American literature and culture."

The Fulbright Program, America's flagship international educational exchange activity, is sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.  Over its 58 years of existence, thousands of U.S. faculty and professionals have studied, taught or done research abroad, and thousands of their counterparts from other countries have engaged in similar activities in the U.S.  They are among more than 265,000 American and foreign university students, K-12 teachers and university faculty and professionals who have participated in Fulbright exchange programs.

Recipients of Fulbright Scholars awards are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement and because they have demonstrated extraordinary leadership potential in their fields.

For more information, call (402) 554-3502.

NOTE: This press release was written by a student serving as an intern for UNO University Affairs. The student listed at the top of this release is available to answer questions or call Tim Kaldahl, 402.554.3502

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