Ohio State Marion lecturer awarded prestigious Fulbright Scholar grant

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Ohio State Marion History of Art Lecturer, Carol Boram-Hays, was one of nine Ohio State faculty members to receive a Fulbright Scholar grant for her research of African art in South Africa.  The award is a prestigious fellowship through the Fulbright Scholar Program, an annual grant competition for U.S. faculty and professionals.

Recipients are selected by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, which administers the program for the U.S. Department of State. The Fulbright Scholar Program offers U.S. faculty, administrators, and professionals grants to lecture, conduct research or participate in seminars abroad.  Approximately 1,100 U.S. faculty and professionals travel abroad on Fulbright Scholar Programs each year.

2013-2014 Ohio State U.S. Fulbright Scholars
Carol Boram-Hays (lecturer, art history, The Ohio State University Marion), for "Art,
Power and Zulu Beadwork: A Collaboration with the University of Witwattersrand," at the
University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, January – June 2014

Lisle Gibbs (professor, evolution, ecology and organismal biology), for “Beak of the
Snake: Evolutionary Causes and Biomedical Implications of Venom Variation in Brazilian
Lance-headed Vipers (Bothrops atrox) in the Amazon,” at Instituto Butantan, São Paulo,
Brazil, June – July 2013 and June – July 2014

Parwinder Grewal (professor and University Distinguished Scholar, entomology), for
"Fostering Resilience of Cities through Local Self-Reliance" at the International
Resilience Center of the University of Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden, August 2013 –
December 2013

Bradford S. McGwire (assistant professor, medicine), for “Field Work in Chagas
Disease: Insect host-parasite Interactions, Disease Control and Prevention” at Centro
de Investigación en Enfermedades Infecciosas de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del
Ecuador, Ecuador, July 2013 – June 2014.

Ann O’Connell (professor, quantitative research, evaluation and measurement), for
“Design and Outcomes of an Innovative Service/Internship Model for Statistical
Education in Ethiopia,” at Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, August 2013 –
April 2014

Stephen Petrill (professor, psychology), for “International Twin Studies Examining
Gene-environment Processes in Mathematics Achievement,” at Tomsk State University,
Tomsk, and Institute of the Russian Academy of Education, Moscow, Russia, August –
November 2013

Anil Pradhan (professor, astronomy), for "Training the Next Generation of STEM
Faculty" and "Radiation Physics from Astronomy to Biomedicine" at the University of
Delhi, Delhi, India, December 2013 – June 2014

Ana Elena Puga (assistant professor, theatre), for “Staging Migrant Suffering,” at
Universidad de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico, September 2013 – May 2014

Eric Seiber (assistant professor, health services management and policy), for
“Identifying Colombian–U.S. Trade in Healthcare Services,” at Universidad de Los
Andes, Bogotá, Colombia, January – May 2014