Lee, Marklein completing
Fulbright Scholar travels

 

Byung Lee, an associate professor in the School of Communications, spent the past year working in South Korea under a Fulbright Scholar grant for lecture and research. These awards are coordinated through the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Lee lectured and continued his media research work at Hanguk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul, South Korea. His primary research topic is "The Koreans' Adoption of the Internet."

School of Communications Advisory Board member Mary Beth Marklein, higher-education reporter for USA Today, was also a Fulbright Scholar over the past year, teaching journalism to hundreds of students at universities in Romania.

Lee and Marklein are two of approximately 800 U.S. faculty and professionals who traveled abroad to more than 140 countries for the 2004-2005 academic year through the Fulbright Scholar Program.

Established in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late Sen. William J. Fulbright of Arkansas, the program's purpose is to build mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Recipients of Fulbright Scholar awards are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement and because they have demonstrated extraordinary leadership potential in their fields.

Among thousands of prominent U.S. Fulbright Scholar alumni are Milton Friedman, Nobel Laureate in Economics, and James Watson, co-discoverer of the structure of DNA and Nobel Laureate in Medicine.

 

 

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