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10/25/2011

Winthrop Faculty Member Receives Fulbright Specialists Award

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 Phillips will assist the School of Environmental Sciences in water resources research planning and Andean Highland Wetlands Management in the Santa Watershed.
 Phillips is one of more than 400 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad this academic year through the Fulbright Specialists Program.

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Peter Phillips
ROCK HILL, S.C. - Peter Phillips, associate professor of biology at Winthrop University, has been selected for a Fulbright Specialists project in Peru at National University of Ancash Santiago Antúnez de Mayolo during the summer of 2012, according to the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Phillips will assist the School of Environmental Sciences in water resources research planning and Andean Highland Wetlands Management in the Santa Watershed. This area is being impacted by glacial coverage loss in the Cordillera Blanca.

Phillips is one of more than 400 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad this academic year through the Fulbright Specialists Program. The Fulbright Specialists Program, created in 2000 to complement the traditional Fulbright Scholar Program, provides short-term academic opportunities to prominent U.S. faculty and professionals to support curricular and faculty development and institutional planning at post secondary, academic institutions around the world. Phillips anticipates spending 40 days helping with the Peru project.

The Fulbright Program, America’s flagship international educational exchange activity, is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Over its 60 years of existence, thousands of U.S. faculty and professionals have taught, studied or conducted research abroad, and thousands of their counterparts from other countries have engaged in similar activities in the United States. Over 285,000 emerging leaders in their professional fields have received Fulbright awards, including individuals who later became heads of government, Nobel Prize winners, and leaders in education, business, journalism, the arts and other fields.

Recipients of Fulbright Scholar awards are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement. Among thousands of prominent Fulbright Scholar alumni are Milton Friedman, Nobel Prize-winning economist; Alan Leshner, CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; Rita Dove, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet; and Craig Barrett, chairman of the Board of Intel Corporation.

For further information about the Fulbright Specialists Program, please contact FULSPEC@cies.iie.org or consult www.cies.org.

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