On May 21, 2014, the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum opened to the public. Running the communication efforts for the museum, including all of the fanfare and worldwide attention surrounding it, was Michael Frazier. The public opening came just days after President Barack Obama and 9/11 Memorial Chairman Michael R. Bloomberg addressed 9/11 families, rescue and recovery workers, survivors and others at a May 15 dedication ceremony. The ceremony also included remarks by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former New York Gov. George Pataki and former New Jersey Gov. Donald DiFrancesco, as well as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. First Lady Michelle Obama, former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attended.
The Fulbright Triptych by Simon Dinnerstein will be on extended exhibit at the University of Arkansas School of Law, beginning in July. Measuring seven by 14 feet and painted between 1971 and 1974 the triptych is Dinnerstein’s “visual memoir.” This set of three panels will be on display at the university for a year as part of Chancellor David Gearhart’s initiative to highlight public art and the Fulbright Program for international foreign exchange.
Two veteran University of Arkansas faculty members, each with at least 20 years of experience in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, have been named as the new chairs for the departments of journalism and philosophy. Larry Foley, professor of journalism and Edward Minar, professor of philosophy assumed the duties for their respective departments on July 1.
Anne Greeott, a second-year literary translation student in the University of Arkansas graduate programs in creative writing and translation in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded a 2014-15 Fulbright U.S. Student Award. She is one of only 17 students nationwide selected for a study/research grant to Italy.
The Walter J. Lemke journalism department at the University of Arkansas has sent 14 students and two instructors to Santa Cruz, Bolivia, as part of the department’s first study abroad program.
The religious studies program in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce that an intensive course in Biblical Hebrew will be offered during the second summer session: HUMN 425V 022, WLLC 398V 012, WLLC 575V 012. The class will meet M-F 12:45-4 p.m. June 30-Aug. 1. This six-hour intensive course will count toward the minor in religious studies.
The Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences would like to announce its inaugural course on African art history: ARHS 4993 Secrecy and Power in African and African Diasporic Art.
Five University of Arkansas students have been awarded prestigious J. William Fulbright Scholarships to complete their studies or teach abroad during the upcoming academic year.