HPU History Professor Awarded Fulbright Scholar Grant

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 16, 2009 – Dr. Lauren Erin Brown, assistant professor of U.S. history at High Point University, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to spend a semester at the Russian State University for the Humanities in Moscow, where she will teach “Made in the U.S.A.: American Bodies as History, 1900-1960,” and offer teaching support in 20th-century U.S. cultural and diplomatic history.
Brown’s time in Russia will be dedicated to conducting oral histories with Russian dancers and Goskoncert officials active during the Cold War, enriching her narrative with voices not often heard by American scholars.
“The Fulbright provides me a unique opportunity to explore that idea as I prepare my book for publication,” Brown says. “I’m also hoping to explore opportunities for digital learning during my stay – ways to connect High Point students with their counterparts in Russia.”
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 Sen. J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the Fulbright Program has provided approximately 286,500 people – 108,160 Americans who have studied, taught or researched abroad and 178,340 students, scholars and teachers from other countries who have engaged in similar activities in the United States – with the opportunity to observe each others’ political, economic, educational and cultural institutions, to exchange ideas and to embark on joint ventures of importance to the general welfare of the world’s inhabitants. The program operates in more than 155 countries worldwide.
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in a fun environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with 3,500 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 50 countries and more than 40 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” The university offers 66 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at www.highpoint.edu. Chris DudleyVice President for Administration336-841-4530cdudley@highpoint.edu

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