RIT scientist heads team to measure polar ice melt

Written by Fulbright on 01/04/2012. Posted in News

An article on Beáta Csathó (’92 U.S. Geological Survey, Flagstaff).

Meet the Scientist Program

Written by Fulbright on 12/21/2011. Posted in News

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Ambassador Kounalakis announced the Meet the Scientist Fulbright community service project at the First Hungarian Fulbright Day on September 24, 2010. The Hungarian Innovation Association, Fulbright volunteers and the U.S. Embassy in Budapest worked together to launch the program.

TORN: Transformational Art Pedagogy with Adolescent Students in Crisis

Written by Fulbright on 10/10/2011. Posted in News

Lecture by Lisa Kay, (’11 Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest) on October 19, 2011 at MOME.

Reflective Recovery: Health Learning in 12-Step Communities

Written by Fulbright on 09/14/2011. Posted in News

Joan M Borst (’09 University of Pécs) co-edited a book with former Hungarian colleagues: ‘Reflective Recovery: Health Learning in 12-Step Communities’. Early September she had her 5th visit since leaving Hungary speaking at a conference. Two of her colleagues from Pécs also visited Grand Valley State University in July. She is also on the editorial board of a Hungarian journal.

The Multicolored Diary

Written by Fulbright on 08/28/2011. Posted in News

Csenge Zalka (’11 East Tennessee State University) have been accepted to the Storytelling Master’s program and started to blog in English on her wanderings, musings and adventures.

Renée Fleming in Budapest

Written by Fulbright on 05/09/2011. Posted in News

Ambassador Eleni Kounalakis hosted multiple Grammy winner soprano and 2011 Fulbright Lifetime Achievement Medal awardee Renée Fleming in a reception at her residence on May 9. Prominent Hungarian cultural figures as well as Hungarian and American Fulbrighters attended the event.

A New Hungarian Visiting Professorship for Bloomington

Written by Fulbright on 02/15/2011. Posted in News

Huba Bruckner, executive director of the Fulbright Commission Hungary and pioneer in the development of computer-aided learning in Hungary, was on campus to complete a new agreement that will establish the Hungarian Visiting Professorship at IU Bloomington. This new position is meant to be broader in scope, reaching more deeply into the social sciences, explained Christopher Atwood, chair of Central Eurasian Studies. The Fulbright position is designed to attract Hungarian expertise in economics and other social sciences.

Hungarian Emigration to the United States in the Interwar Years

Written by Fulbright on 11/29/2010. Posted in News

Tibor Frank (’87 University of California, Santa Barbara; UCLA; University of Nevada-Reno), current Chair of the Fulbright Board in Hungary will talk about ‘Hungarian Emigration to the United States in the Interwar Years’ on December 8, 2010 in New York.

Gold Cross of Merit

Written by Fulbright on 11/03/2010. Posted in News

Golden Cross of MeritDr. Huba Brückner, executive director of the Hungarian-American Fulbright Commission has received the Gold Cross of Merit of the Republic of Hungary (Civil Division) honoring his work for the Fulbright Program and helping to maintain and further develop the U.S.-Hungarian friendship.

Focus on alumni: László Andor, EU Commissioner

Written by Fulbright on 08/30/2010. Posted in News

Andor LászlóLászló Andor, EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion reflects fondly on his Fulbright Experience:

“A Fulbright scholarship is probably a milestone in the life of every beneficiary. I am not an exception. I was invited to Rutgers University in 1997. The New Brunswick campus of Rutgers is famous with its Hungarian Studies Centre. My courses were: Hungary and the European Union, and Transition Policies in Hungary.

Much of the students came from the Hungarian diaspora. It was interesting to see how different is the approach to history and social sciences on the other side of the Atlantic. The structure of the classes and the assessment were also different. I needed to prepare for my lectures differently than in Budapest, but I gathered such detailed materials from my preparations that I decided to publish a book on the basis of my Rutgers work. To my surprise, it did not take long to make progress. Having read one sample chapter, Greenwood sent a contract in January, and eventually in 2000 my book was published under the title Hungary on the Road to the European Union: Transition in Blue.

New Jersey was an ideal place for travelling on the East coast. New York City was very close, so I could go there regularly to museums, book shops and university events. I managed to visit friends and colleagues at Princeton, Yale, Binghamton etc. and many visited me too. I even organised a trip for a group of my Budapest students, with a programme that was relevant to their studies.

At Harvard I attended a conference on the East European transformation, and wrote a report about it for the social science journal Társadalmi Szemle. At American University, I attended a conference on the European monetary integration, where some of the leading experts of the area spoke. I found all this useful later, when I had to deal with the practical side of the same subject.

Within the 9 months at Rutgers, there were a lot of memorable events in university life and opportunities to learn about American culture. What should not be left without mentioning is college soccer with men and women playing together, which does happen in Europe too, but in the US it seemed to be the standard – with compulsory shin guards.”