Faculty and students earn Fulbright honors

Three UNT faculty members and two graduate students recently earned Fulbright honors.
Elizabeth Oldmixon, associate professor of political science, received a Fulbright Scholar grant to teach in Ireland for the fall 2010 semester. Claudia Howard Queen, assistant professor of music for dance, was selected for a Fulbright Specialists grant at the Taipei National University of the Arts in Taiwan. And Dale E. Yeatts, professor of sociology, was awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to conduct research in China for spring 2011.
This is Queen’s second Fulbright award allowing her to teach in Taipei. This summer, she’ll conduct a workshop to help students, professional composers and dance musicians create music to fit the needs of choreography.
Oldmixon will teach religion and U.S. politics at University College Cork and research the Catholic Church’s influence on policymaking in Ireland.
Yeatts, who will be located at Tsinghua University in Beijing, plans to visit several Chinese villages in rural settings with the goal of developing recommendations for improving the lives of the elderly. He also will work to further develop a theory of sustainable communities.
Maria De La Luz Leake, a doctoral student in art education in the College of Visual Arts and Design, was selected for a Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program to Mexico this summer where she will study language, history and culture — her third Fulbright award.
Anthony Tran, a first-year master’s student in radio, television and film, was awarded a grant from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program to study in Vietnam during the 2010-11 academic year. He will explore Vietnamese cinema and its interaction with Hollywood.

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