UH Professors Receive Fulbright Awards to Teach and Study Abroad

Fulbright Grants also Awarded to Visiting UH Professors

University of Hawaiʻi
Posted: Nov 15, 2002

The U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board recently announced that three University of Hawaiʻi professors have been awarded 2002-2003 Fulbright Scholar grants. In addition, four scholars were awarded Fulbright grants to visit the University of Hawaiʻi.

The three UH professors that received grants to travel abroad are Ellen Susan Boneparth, retired political science professor from UH Hilo; Linda W. Duckworth, director of Student Services at UH Mānoa; and Gary Yong Ki Pak, creative writing professor at Kapiʻolani Community College.

UH Mānoa is also hosting visiting Fulbright scholars: Yunchang Bor, economics research fellow from the Chung-Hua Institution for Economics Research in Taiwan; Maria Rosa Fernandez Gomez, teaching assistant in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Malaga in Spain; Margaret Harris, lecturer of medical sciences research from the University of Newcastle in Australia; and Mikiro Kato, associate professor of communications and journalism from Kyoto University in Japan.

Fulbright grants are made to U.S. citizens and nationals of other countries for a variety of educational activities, including university lecturing, advanced research, graduate study and teaching in elementary and secondary schools. Since the program‘s inception in 1946, more than 250,000 participants have been chosen for their leadership potential and have had the opportunity to observe each other‘s political, economic and cultural institutions.

The Fulbright Scholar Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, with additional funding coming from participating governments and host institutions in the United States and abroad. The Council for International Exchange of Scholars is a private, nonprofit organization that manages Fulbright scholar exchanges.

About the scholars:
Yunchang Bor is a research fellow at the Center for Energy and Environmental Studies at Chung-Hua Institution for Economics Research in Taipei, Taiwan. Bor‘s research topic is "Long-Term Energy Forecasting and Carbon Dioxide Emission Control: Top Down versus Bottom Up Models." Bor is currently in the Department of Molecular Biosciences and Biosystems Engineering at UH Mānoa through February 2003.

Maria Rosa Fernandez Gomez is a teaching assistant in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Malaga in Spain. Gomez‘s research topic is "Comparative Aesthetics and Art Multiculturalism." Gomez is in the College of Arts and Humanities‘ Department of Philosophy at UH Mānoa through August 2004.

Margaret Harris is currently lecturing at UH Mānoa on the topic of "A Study of Risk Communication in a Cancer Prevention Setting." Harris is from the School of Nursing and Midwifery Faculty of Health at the University of Newcastle in Callaghan, Australia. She is in the Cancer Research Center of Hawaiʻi‘s Social and Behavioral Sciences Program at UH Mānoa through December 2002.

Mikiro Kato is an associate professor in the Faculty of Integrated Human Studies at Kyoto University in Japan. Kato‘s research topic is "Asian-American Contribution to the Film Industry in the U.S. in Terms of it‘s Ethnic Aspect; Parallel Development of Film Language Among Ethnic Groups." Kato will be a visiting researcher in the Department of Art at UH Mānoa.

Ellen Susan Boneparth is a retired professor of the Political Science department at UH Hilo. She will be lecturing on U.S. Public Policy from February 2003 to August 2003 in Indonesia.

Linda W. Duckworth is the director of International Student Services at UH Mānoa. She participated in a special three-week group program this past June for International Education
Administrators in Japan, which introduced participants to the higher education system and culture of the country.

Gary Yong Ki Pak is an assistant professor in the Department of Arts and Sciences at Kapiʻolani Community College. Pak‘s lecture and research topic is "Creative Writing: Fiction or a Survey of Korean American Literature," and he will be at Korea University in Seoul through January 2003.