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UMBC Professors Receive Fulbright Awards

March 3, 1998 - Two UMBC faculty members are among a select group of Americans honored with Fulbright Scholar grants to conduct research or lecture abroad this spring.

Edward Larkey, associate professor of modern languages and linguistics, is studying the influence of popular music on national identity in East Germany at the University of Potsdam in Potsdam, Germany. One of the few people in the world to examine this area, he is the author of Pungent Sounds: Constructing Identity with Popular Music in Austria.

Reid Mitchell, associate professor of history, is teaching classes on Civil War history and American literature at Eötvös Lorand University in Budapest, Hungary. An authority on the Civil War and Southern history, Mitchell is the author of Civil War Soldiers and The Vacant Chair: The Northern Soldier Leaves Home, which received 2nd place in the 1994 Lincoln Prize competition at Gettysburg College. His most recent book is the novel, A Man Under Authority.

Established in 1946, the Fulbright Exchange Program is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Individuals are selected on the basis of academic and professional qualifications, as well as their ability to share ideas and experiences with people of diverse cultures.

"We are extremely proud of our Fulbright Scholars, whose work abroad substantially enriches the UMBC community."

- President Freeman A. Hrabowski, III

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