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2009.08.03 > For Immediate Release
contact: Sarah Casey - University Relations
phone: 402.554.3502 - email: tkaldahl@unomaha.edu

UNO Announces International Exchange Program Participants

Omaha - The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) announced today that several members of the campus community will be involved with international exchange programs during the upcoming 2009-2010 academic year. Those programs include the Fulbright Program, the National Security Education Program (NSEP) and the Latin American Scholarship Program of American Universities (LASPAU) Academic and Professional Program for the Americas.

The details and participants names program by program follow below.

The Fulbright Program

The Fulbright Program, America’s flagship international educational exchange program, is sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Since its establishment in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the Fulbright Program has provided nearly 110,000 Americans with cultural and educational exchange and research opportunities in over 155 countries worldwide.

Faculty/Staff:

o Richard Fellman, Department of Political Science: Ukraine

Students:

o Clayton Miller, Engineering: Energy Research – Singapore

o Joshua Noonan, International Studies: Democratic Integration Research – Azerbaijan and Georgia

Visiting Scholars:

o Himeezembi Kahorongo (Namibia): Graduate Scholar, Computer Science

o Amany Khedr (Egypt): Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant, Arabic language

o Mohammad Naser Koshan (Afghanistan): Graduate Scholar, Economics

o Jamil Nuristani (Afghanistan): Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant, Dari language

The National Security Education Program (NSEP)

NSEP provides undergraduate students with language and cultural skills to prepare them for careers in global affairs. The NSEP Boren Scholarship Program seeks to provide U.S. students with opportunities to learn less commonly taught languages and cultures. Students receive full funding to study abroad for up to one academic year. In return, these students commit to one year of service in a U.S.. government agency following the completion of their undergraduate or graduate studies.

Students:

o Logan Dumaine, International Studies major: Czech language and culture – Prague, Czech Republic

o Mallory Hunter, International Studies major: Slovene language and culture – Ljubljana, Slovenia

Latin American Scholarship Program of American Universities (LASPAU) Academic and Professional Program for the Americas

LASPAU, a nonprofit organization affiliated with Harvard University, is committed to expanding the ability of individuals, institutions, and societies to achieve their highest potential through education. In support of that goal, LASPAU designs, develops, and administers international exchange programs, professional workshops, symposia, and related activities that address the social, economic, technological, and environmental challenges facing the Americas.

Visiting Scholar:

o Luis Flores-Morales (Honduras): Graduate Scholar, Management Information Systems.

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