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					     Fulbright-Italy Newsletter
                                      Linking Minds Across Cultures



                                                                   I have thought of everything I can think of, and the one thing
Welcome Messages                        2                          that gives me some hope is the ethos that underlies the
         Honorary President                                        educational exchange program... It is possible - not very
         President                                                 probable, but possible - that people can find in themselves,
         Executive Director                                        through intercultural education, the ways and means of living
                                                                   together in peace.
Scholarship News                        5
         Fulbright-Finmeccanica                                                                SENATOR J. WILLIAM FULBRIGHT
         60th Anniversary Grants                                                                                   (1905-1995)
         Casten Family Foundation
         Fulbright-BEST
         Fulbright-Santoro
                                             2008 marks the 60th anniversary of the Fulbright Program in Italy.
Partnerships with Universities          6    The Fulbright Program:
         Ministry of Education
                                             -        Was introduced through a bill in the United States Congress
Events                                       in 1945 by Senator J. William Fulbright and was established in 1946
                                        8
         'Brain Drain or Brain Gain'         by the U.S. Congress to "enable the Government of the United
         Events Calendar                     States to increase mutual understanding between the people of the
                                             United States and the people of other countries".
                                             -        Is worldwide; it operates in 155 countries with approximately 286,500
Grantees' News                          10
                                             "Fulbrighters", who have participated in the Program since its inception.
         Carlo Baggi
                                             -        Was established in Italy in 1948 and it is now a binational program since 1975
         Matthew Pavone
                                             jointly sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the Italian Ministry of Foreign
         Christina Bisulca
                                             Affairs which, together, set priorities and shape the program to meet shared needs.
         Dorothy Klimis-Zacas
                                             -        It offers unique opportunities for study, research and teaching to both Italians
         Lorella Cedroni
                                             and Americans through open, merit-based competition as well as access to a vast
         Cinthia Campi
                                             community of Fulbrighters worldwide.
                                             -        Has awarded over 7,000 grants to Italians and U.S. citizens who have
Fulbright Story Series                  13
                                             contributed to the cultural, artistic and political relations between the two countries.
         Fulbright-Italy's first 40
         years
                                             This commemorative year has been marked by:
                                             -        The establishment of two special grants (one in Contemporary Arts for Italians
Photonews                               14
                                             and one in Entrepreneurship for U.S. nationals);
                                             -        New partnership agreements with Universities in Italy and in the U.S.;
Grantees 2008-09                        15
                                             -        The organization by partner institutions of various events throughout Italy and
         Italian
                                             at the Italian Embassy in Washington, D.C.;
         American
                                             -        The establishment of a new special Fulbright-Finmeccanica scholarship for a
                                             Master degree in Science and Technology;
The Fulbright Program                   20
       at a Glance                           -        The continuation of the Fulbright-Carlo Maria Santoro scholarship in
                                             International Relations;
                                             -        The continuation of the Fulbright-BEST scholarship;
Thanks to our Partners                  22
                                             -        A new program of English Teaching Assistants.
Contact Us                              24
                                             Furthermore, for its contribution to culture and the arts, the Fulbright Commission
                                             was awarded a prize in the framework of the Mnemosyne Prize from the Art Gallery ‘Il
                                             Tempo Ritrovato’ in Rome.
As honorary co-President of the U.S. - Italy Fulbright Commission, I am pleased to
use this inaugural edition of the Commission's electronic newsletter to extend a
warm greeting to all Fulbrighters and friends of Fulbright.

Few Fulbright grantees around the world have distinguished themselves more than
the seven thousand Italians and Americans who have participated in this bilateral
exchange over the last six decades. Italy boasts among its Fulbright grantees two
Nobel laureates, prime ministers, foreign ministers, ambassadors, senators and
parliamentarians, CEOs, and renowned scientists and cultural figures. The list of
Americans awarded Fulbright grants in Italy is no less remarkable: it includes Nobel
Prize-winning scientists and economists, university presidents and outstanding
scholars, eminent jurists, distinguished journalists, and - in keeping with Italy’s
incomparable cultural heritage - a dazzling roster of composers, conductors,
musicians, novelists, poets, sculptors, and other artists.                                     Ambassador Ronald P. Spogli

My own involvement with U.S. - Italy exchange programs dates back to my first visit
to Italy forty years ago, as a student in Stanford University's program in Florence. I
have been a strong supporter of exchange programs ever since, serving on the
Board of Foreign Scholarships, which administers the Fulbright program worldwide,
from 2002 to 2005. Since taking up my duties as U.S. Ambassador to Italy in
September 2005, I have put promoting and expanding the Fulbright Program in Italy
near the top of my agenda, to ensure that Fulbright's future will be just as brilliant as
its past. And in this 60th anniversary year of the Italian-American Fulbright Program,
the Fulbright Commission too is taking innovative steps to see that Fulbright remains
the premier Italian-American exchange program well into the 21st century.

The Program's priority fields of study are evolving to reflect the current objectives of
both the United States and Italy. An example is the Fulbright-BEST (Business
Exchange and Student Training) Program, inaugurated in 2007 with the goal of
promoting entrepreneurial culture in Italy, and financed entirely by contributions
from businesses and regional and local governments. This increasing reliance on
partnerships with the private sector - an essential development if the program is to
continue to grow - is yet another example of how Fulbright is adapting to the
challenges of the present day.

My congratulations to Fulbright for introducing this electronic newsletter, which
should make it easier for all of you in the Fulbright community to stay in touch. I am
confident that the Fulbright program in Italy will be able to count on your support in
the years to come.

Ambassador Ronald P. Spogli
United States Ambassador to Italy
Rome, Italy




                                                                                            President Bush met with the Fulbright-
                                                                                            BEST grantees on 12 June 2008 during
                                                                                                       his visit to Rome
It is a great pleasure to introduce the first issue of the U.S.-Italy Fulbright
Commission Newsletter. I welcome this initiative as I hope that it will increase
communications among all Fulbrighters and friends of the Fulbright Program on
both sides of the Atlantic. In this era of globalization, I am more and more convinced
of the need to continue to deepen the cultural relations between Italy and the United
States and to continue to strengthen the ties between the two nations. The Fulbright
Program is the instrument of cultural diplomacy which has enabled very fruitful
exchanges over the last sixty years. It avails itself of the support of both the U.S.
and the Italian Governments. Its bi-national character makes it unique worldwide
and a model for other cultural and educational exchange programs.

I thank all Fulbrighters and partner institutions which are helping us to celebrate the
                                                                                           Min. Plenipotentiary
60th anniversary, thereby keeping alive the spirit of the educational exchanges as        Gherardo La Francesca
conceived by Senator Fulbright: to foster leadership, learning and empathy between
cultures.

We have taken the opportunity of the 60th anniversary to reflect on the priorities of
the Fulbright Program in a medium term perspective so as to better respond to
broader societal goals. Building on past achievements, we plan to have a greater
focus on contemporary issues in Italy, as part of the EU, in all fields including arts
and plan to promote contemporary Italian culture in the U.S. We continue to
consider of key importance the priority areas outlined in the scientific agreement
between Italy and the United States and also the promotion of interdisciplinary
approaches based on the contributions to the sciences from the humanities and the
social sciences. Finally, we would like to contribute to develop those disciplines –
and practices - related to the valorization and commercialization of research aimed
at promoting technological transfer.

I hope that readers will write to us and let us know how the Fulbright Program, with
its goal of cultural and educational exchanges, can better respond to the needs of
students, professors, researchers and the diplomatic and business community at
large.

Minister Plenipotentiary Gherardo La Francesca
General Directorate for Cultural Promotion and Cooperation
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Italy
Why a newsletter? So much has happened at the Commission recently that we
wanted to share our news and activities with all our Fulbright friends. We also want
to strengthen communications among the Fulbright community in Italy and in the
United States: alumni, prospective applicants, partner academic and research
institutions, friends, artists, donors and our two governments. The 60th anniversary
of the Fulbright Program has given us a wonderful opportunity to re-establish
contacts with the wide array of Fulbright stakeholders throughout Italy and to reunite
us under the Fulbright ethos as expressed by Senator Fulbright: “The Fulbright
Program aims to bring a little more knowledge, a little more reason, and a little more
compassion into world affairs, and thereby to increase the chance that nations will
learn at last to live in peace and friendship."

Improved communication through the website, new brochures and this newsletter, is            Executive Director
helping the Fulbright Program to continue its mission and to bring to the fore new         Dr. Maria Grazia Quieti
areas of interest: exchanges in food culture and food product marketing with a new
fellowship (Casten Family Foundation fellowship at the University of Gastronomic
Sciences), a new prestigious fellowship in Science and Technology (Fulbright-
Finmeccanica), a focus on contemporary arts promoted by Min. La Francesca, a new
area and pilot program in entrepreneurship promoted by Ambassador Spogli
(Fulbright-BEST) and supported by numerous donors.

Our aim is to build upon the Fulbright network. There are many ways you can be
involved: you can lend your expertise for the grantees’ selection process and for
assisting us in building the cultural and symbolic resources to promote the Program;
you can contribute with funds to establish new fellowships or with works of art if you
are an artist; you can assist younger Fulbrighters when going to study to the U.S. and
upon their return to Italy; you can initiate, promote and participate in events aimed at
strengthening the network of the Fulbright community. If you have not done so
already, please do write to us, let us know where you are, what you are doing and
how you would like to assist in making the Fulbright Program as vibrant and as
relevant today as it was 60 years ago.

I thank all of you who are already in contact with us and are assisting the Commission
in its work; I also thank the partners without whom the Commission could not
function effectively: our Board of Directors, Min. La Francesca and officials from the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Spogli and the staff of the U.S. Embassy,
colleagues in the Educational and Cultural Bureau of the U.S. Department of State,
the International Institute of Education, the Council of International Exchange of
Scholars and last, but not least, the Commission’s staff and volunteers who
enthusiastically accompany us in our endeavors.

Enjoy reading our newsletter and, as always, we look forward to hearing from you!

Maria Grazia Quieti, Ph.D.
Executive Director
The U.S. – Italy Fulbright Commission
Finmeccanica, the main Italian industrial    Guarguaglini,        president          of
group in aerospace, defense and              Finmeccanica, said “What better way to
security, has teamed up with the             celebrate such recurrence than to give
Fulbright Commission to establish a          young Italians a new and important
prestigious study grant for Italians for     opportunity to study in the U.S.?" He
three academic years starting in 2009-       also added "The Fulbright-Finmeccanica
10.      The       Fulbright-Finmeccanica    study grant can be seen as both a small
scholarship    is    in    scientific  and   bridge between academic curricula and
technological disciplines and amounts        the   necessities   of    the    high-tech
to $80,000. This year marks the 60th         environment, and as a stimulus for
Anniversary of both The U.S.-Italy           others to contribute to the re-launch of
Fulbright         Commission           and   the Fulbright Program in Italy.”
Finmeccanica.          Dr.       Francesco




To      commemorate       this    special    for an American professor to lecture and
anniversary    the    Commission     has     research for four months at the Libera
established two special grants, both         Università Internazionale degli Studi
carrying   the    celebrative  title   of    Sociali (LUISS) and the Università della
“Fulbright 60th Anniversary Grant”.          Calabria in the areas of Business and
One is for Italians for a period of          Management during the academic year
research (6-9 months) in Contemporary        2009-10.
Arts during the academic year 2008-09.
The grant has been awarded to
Francesco Antonioni who will carry out
research at Cornell University on
“Cultural identities in contemporary
music: mutual influences between
Italian and American composers in the
past twenty years”. The other grant is




With the generous support of the Casten      food consumption, not only in Italy, but
Family Foundation and co-funding by          also in the rest of Europe.
the University of Gastronomic Sciences       The program builds on past Fulbright
a new grant will be offered to U.S.          efforts to promote the study of food and
Fulbright students. For three years,         food culture. Carlo Baggi, a graduate of
starting in the academic year 2009-2010,     the University of Gastronomic Sciences
a U.S. grantee will be enrolled at the       and a member of the Slow Food
University of Gastronomic Sciences’          Movement, taught eco-gastronomy at
(www.unisg.it/eng) “Master program in        the Culinary Institute at Chattahoochee
Food Culture: Communicating Quality          Technical College in Marietta, Georgia
Products.” The main goal of this English-    under      the     Scholar-in    Residence
language Master Program is to provide        program.       The     Fulbright     Senior
students with knowledge about quality        Specialist, Dr. Dorothy Klimis-Zacas has
food products, as well as the                taught     Clinical   Nutrition   at    the
communication and promotion of such          University of Milan. Find out more
products     based   on    a    thorough     under Grantees' News.
anthropological and historical study of
After last year’s first successful edition,     program    has   been     initiated  by
the Fulbright-BEST (Business Exchange           Ambassador Ronald P. Spogli and
and Student Training) Program to foster         supported by many donors (American
entrepreneurship        and      economic       Airlines,  American      Chamber      of
development in Italy continues in 2008-         Commerce, Assolombarda, Comune di
09. Starting in September 9 Italian             Milano,     Confindustria       Modena,
fellows will take part in a six-month           Deutsche Bank, ENI, Farmindustria,
academic program at Santa Clara                 Fondazione IBM Italia, IBM, Lottomatica,
University in California where they will        Poste Italiane, Telecom Italia and
attend courses in Business Management           Vodafone). The Tuscany Region has
and Entrepreneurship. They will also            sponsored five candidates from the
have internships with firms in Silicon          region to attend a similar program
Valley and participate in activities of the     (Tuscany-BEST).
Silicon Valley Start-Up Association. The



The Amici del Professore Carlo Maria            five    more   years.  This    $30,000
Santoro have recently reconfirmed their         scholarship will allow highly-qualified
contribution to the Italian Fulbright           Italian students to attend Master
Program by renewing their support to            Programs in International Relations in
the Fulbright-Santoro scholarship for           prestigious   American    universities.    Professor Carlo Maria Santoro




For the academic year 2009-10                   - University of Northwestern
                                                - University of Notre Dame
The     Fulbright    Commission        has
                                                - University of Pittsburgh
established collaborative agreements
with several universities in Italy and the      Lectureships
U.S. for Fulbright Scholars in different        - The Universities of Bologna, Catania
categories:                                     and Roma Tre will hold Lectureships in
                                                American Studies.
Distinguished Chairs
The      Program       brings      high-level
                                                - The University of Trento will finance       The Fulbright
American professors to teach and
                                                three     Junior      Lectureships    in       Commission
research in Italy. Agreements have been
                                                Mathematics and Engineering (including         encourages
renewed for six Distinguished Chairs
                                                physics,     information     technology,   universities to invite
with the following universities:
                                                telecommunications and biology).            U.S. Scholars for
- Università del Piemonte Orientale,
                                                - The Scuola Superiore Santa Chiara will    seminars or other
European-American Relations
                                                finance    a     Lectureship    in   the        activities
                                                Methodology of Scientific Research
- Politecnico di Torino, Environmental
Policies                                        - LUISS and University of Calabria are
- Università di Siena, Economics                contributing  to  the   special   60th
- Università di Trento, Law                     anniversary      Lectureship        in
- Università di Trieste, Linguistics            Entrepreneurship   (see   Scholarship
- Università della Tuscia, Agricultural         News).
and Resource Economics                          Graduate Students
The same Program is available for               - The University of Gastronomic Sciences
Italian professors who introduce an             with the Casten Family Foundation and
Italian perspective in U.S. curricula at        the Fulbright Commission will finance a
the following universities:                     scholarship for an American graduate
- University of Chicago                         student to attend a Master Program in
- University of Georgetown                      Food Culture.
For the Academic Year 2010-13                 scholars from the U.S.: four graduate
                                              students will study and carry out
Three New U.S. Distinguished Chairs           research at the Politecnico and a
Following the competition launched by         Fulbright Senior Lecturer will teach a
the Fulbright Commission in December          course on Policies and Tools for
2007 to all Italian Universities, three new   Environmental Sustainability.
Fulbright Distinguished Chairs have
been established for the academic years
2010-11, 2011-12, and 2012-13. The new
Fulbright Distinguished Chairs will be
hosted by the Politecnico di Torino
(Hydraulic Engineering), the Università
di Trento (Comparative law, history of
law, Law Economic Analysis) and the           - The University of Trento will continue
Università di Napoli “Parthenope”             to finance three Junior Research-
(Environmental         Sciences         and   Lectureships    in    the   fields    of
Sustainable Development).                     Mathematics and Engineering.

Four Italian Distinguished Chairs
The Distinguished Chair Program in
Italian Studies for Italian Professors will
continue at the Universities of Chicago,
Notre      Dame,      Northwestern     and
Pittsburgh for 2009 - 2012.
                                              - The University of Salerno will finance a
                                              Lectureship    in    American      Cultural
                                              Studies.




Other agreements
A     collaborative    agreement    was
formulated between the Politecnico of         - The University of Gastronomic Sciences
Torino and the Fulbright Commission.          with the Casten Family Foundation and
The Politecnico will finance a number of      the Fulbright Commission will continue
Fulbright scholarships for the academic       to finance a Master Program scholarship
year 2010-11. Among these, there are          for an American graduate student in
scholarships for Fulbright students and       Food Culture.




The     2007-2008   English     Teaching      roles as cultural ambassadors, teaching
Assistants (ETA) pilot project in Italy       Italian students about U.S. history,
reached roughly 3,000 Italian and             language and culture. An agreement
immigrant students, as well as about 60       has been signed with the Ministry of
Italian teachers through 14 Fulbright         Education, University and Research
young graduates. Their role has been          (MIUR) for the continuation of the
                                                                                            First Lady Laura Bush with a group of
highly praised by principals, tutors, and     Program in 2008-2009 with seven ETA           English Teaching Assistants on 13 June
co-teachers at every school involved.         working at secondary high schools in              2008, during her visit to Rome
The ETAs have fully embraced their            Rome and Southern Italy.
A round-table conference on the issue of         that have been generated world-wide.
“Brain Drain or Brain Gain? The case of
Italy and the US” was held on 10 April           Dr. Quieti reported on the phenomenon
2008 at the American Studies Center in           of Brain Drain or Brain Gain as
Rome. The audience had the chance to             perceived by the 500 Italian Fulbrighters
witness the contribution of leading              contacted through an electronic survey.
figures from the Italian scientific              The Fulbright experience was equated
community and academia. Among them               as a definite “brain gain”, in terms of
were notable Fulbrighters, such as Min.          advancement of knowledge, personal                   Prof. Carlo Rubbia with
Giuliano Amato, Nobel Prize Prof. Carlo          development and becoming involved in                  Min. Giuliano Amato
Rubbia and Dr. Alessandro Ovi. The               academic and business networks. Over
speaker list also included Rector                90% of the Italian Fulbrighters are still in
Giovanni Puglisi from the IULM                   contact with their host university and
University of Milan, Min. Gherardo La            other institutions in the United States.
Francesca, President of The U.S.-Italy           They evidence the increased mobility
Fulbright Commission and Dr. Maria               which is part and parcel of research and
Grazia Quieti, Executive Director of the         business. Many of the Fulbrighters are
Fulbright Commission.                            actively working on how to facilitate the
                                                 talent circulation back to Italy, e.g. the
Prof. Amato and Prof. Rubbia talked              MITaly, association of Italians at MIT,
about      their   own       experience     as   the recently created ISSNAF (Italian
Fulbrighters in the 1950s at Columbia            Scientists and Scholars in North                 The six panelists speaking at the
                                                                                                conference. From left to right: Rector
University and equated research with             America Foundation), the RENA (Rete
                                                                                                Giovanni Puglisi, Min. Gherardo La
mobility. Prof. Rubbia recalled his              per l’eccellenza nationale – network for       Francesca, Prof. Carlo Rubbia, Min.
difficulties    in   joining     the   Italian   national excellence) and the think tank         Giuliano Amato, Dr. Maria Grazia
academic environment, after having               Vision.                                           Quieti, and Dr. Alessandro Ovi
been a professor at Harvard. "The Italian
university environment is still not fully        Dr. Quieti concluded by sharing the
able to capture the talents of those who         policy measures on the brain circulation
have          acquired         post-graduate     as recommended by the Fulbright
qualifications abroad, despite the law on        scholar and philosopher Remo Bodei,
the ‘rientro dei cervelli’", he said.            namely ensuring that brains continue to
                                                 circulate – rather than aiming at having
Prof. Puglisi highlighted the powerful           them back in Italy on a permanent basis
innovation brought about by the                  – by establishing joint research projects
Fulbright Program after World War II by          and exchanges of expertise between
fostering exchanges of students and              Italian institutions and institutions
scholars between the United States and           abroad.
other countries in the world. This is the
policy of ‘internazionalization’ which
today is being pursued by all
universities in Italy and to which, Min.
La Francesca stated, the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs gives high priority. Dr.
Ovi, a former Fulbrighter at the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(MIT), also discussed the need for the
Fulbright Program to adapt to changing
circumstances and the challenge to
maintain its uniqueness vis-à-vis the
numerous other exchange programs
FEBRUARY
      6         Round-table: “Super Tuesday – Risultati, commenti e prospettive
                future”. Centro Studi Americani, Roma
MARCH
     4, 11      Seminar: “Person in the Nominal and Verbal Domain. Evidence
                from two varieties of English”. Università di Venezia                       April 10th 2008: The speakers of the
APRIL                                                                                      "Super Tuesday election results" event
        2       Conference and film: “Avventure Transatlatiche”. Università di Catania
        10      Round-table: “Brain Drain or Brain Gain”. Centro Studi Americani,
                Roma
        14      Conference: “The future of restorative justice in Italy” Università
                Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Piacenza
        17      Conference: “Le Scienze Politiche, Modelli Contemporanei”.
                Università di Perugia
        22      Seminar: “The ‘New’ Woman and Modern American Culture in the
                1920s”. Università di Genova
        22      Seminar: “The United States and Italy, 1940 to 1950: The Politics
                and Diplomacy of Stabilization” Un. Suor Orsola Benincasa, Napoli
        23      Debate: “Le elezioni presidenziali americane del 2008: Temi e
                candidati”. Università di Palermo
        29      Conference: “L’uomo e l’ambiente – Il significato e la gestione delle
                aree protette in Italia e negli Stati Uniti d’America: Il caso del fiume
                Po”. Politecnico di Torino
MAY
        9       Conference: “La centralità della persona tra esigenze cliniche e           Prof. Lynn Dumenil (Fulbright Senior
                assistenziali in oncologia pediatrica”. LUMSA, Taranto                      Lecturer 2007-2008) speaking at the
        19-23   American Literature, History, and Culture Seminar: “Back to the             University of Genova on "The 'New'
                Future: The 60’s and our own time”. Associazione Italiana Studi Nord       Woman and Modern American Culture
                                                                                                       in the 1920s"
                Americani (AISNA), Centro Studi Americani, Roma
JUNE
        10      Conference: “Ricercare con cura: Italy-USA in the Fulbright
                tradition”. Università di Trento
        16-21   Conference: “4th European Center for River Restoration (ECRR)
                International Conference on River Restoration”. Venezia
        20      Round-table: "Italian-US cooperation on international security
                challenges". National Italian American Foundation, Roma
SEPTEMBER
      18        Reception: “Celebrating the 60th Anniversary and Finmeccanica’s
                Contribution”. Finmeccanica, Italian Embassy, Washington
        24      Fulbright Lecture: "Why and How to Invest in the U.S." by Dr.
                Guarguaglini. Finmeccanica, Roma
OCTOBER
     16         Conference: "Tra Storia e Cronaca: I media e le elezioni presidenziali
                Americane". Università del Piemonte Orientale, Torino
        TBD     Conference: "Comparison of 1968 and present Presidential elections
                in the United States”. AISNA, Università di Trieste
DECEMBER
     3          Conference: "Scienze Umane e Scienze/Tecnologia nel Secondo
                Millennio". Università di Salerno

Please visit our website www.fulbright.it for an updated calendar of events
Being my first teaching experience, the        larger food retailer like Whole Foods.
Fulbright Scholar in Residence program         Following the same philosophy, the
has       been     extremely       positive,   college is now involved in the important
considering that it represented a major        task of implementing sustainability
change in my personal and professional         approaches in all its major activities,
life.    In    fact,    after     travelling   from recycling of paper and plastic, to
internationally for many years for             sourcing local, organic and seasonal          Carlo Baggi with his students from
business, in 2005 I decided to follow my       foods for the curriculum menus,               Chattahoochee Technical College,
innate passion for food and culture,           composting food waste, growing a roof-                    Georgia
earning a Master’s Degree in Food              top garden and using eco-friendly
Culture and Communication at the Slow          kitchenware and cleaning detergents.
Food-founded           University         of   Apart from the teaching activities, the
Gastronomic Sciences in Italy. Thanks to       experience proved to be personally and
the Fulbright grant, I had the                 professionally enriching, as a result of
opportunity to spread this passion to          the links established with the local
both students and colleagues of the            community,       as      well   as     with
Culinary Arts program at Chattahoochee         organizations such as Georgia Organics,
Technical College.                             the Georgia Restaurant Association,
The main objective of the course I             Slow Food USA and Slow Food Atlanta.
developed was to bring to the students         I am convinced that the Fulbright
of a cooking school an understanding of        experience will add a plus to my
food history and anthropology, culinary        résumé; in addition, I had the chance to
traditions     and     techniques,      and    directly acknowledge the fundamental
environmental and social issues related        role that information and education
to sustainable food production, as well        have in fostering cultural growth.
as the impact that our food choices have       At the same time, being able to relate
in a globalized world. Since arriving in       with both students and American
Georgia, I also had the chance to talk         colleagues has significantly helped in
about sustainability with the American         understanding why it is essential to
Culinary Federation, organic agriculture       stimulate critical thinking and the
with local farmers, and traditional food-      exchange of different opinions to make
ways with both local shopkeepers and           education a continuous learning process.




My name is Matthew Pavone, and I               academics, field work with farmers such
study agricultural finance.      I am a        as Walter, and basic statistical modeling
graduate of the Elliot and Columbian           on interest rates and output.
Schools      at     George    Washington       In my time so far, I have found the
University (dual-B.A. May 2004) and the        Fulbright experience largely fulfilling in
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences           spite of the living constraints that often
                                                                                                     Matthew Pavone
programs        of     Economics     and       accompany life in the South. If ever I
International Political Economy and            drew upon my resourcefulness in the
Development at Fordham University              past, I have surely done so now more
(May 2007).                                    than ever, finding contacts in less than
As part of my research on the economic         conspicuous places and pushing these
relationship between banks and farmers         leads to their full potential as I navigate
in the Mezzogiorno, I subdivide my             a niche field of research seldom studied
activities into three groups: structured       by academics.
interviews     with   professionals  and
The     red     dyes     most    commonly      (UV-Vis-NIR        FORS)       for     their
encountered historically as artists'           identification. In this technique, fiber
materials are related compounds and            optics are used to transmit and collect
are found throughout the world. These          reflected light (from the ultraviolet to the
dyes can be derived from insects, such         near infrared) from the surface of a
as cochineal (South and Central                painting. Hence, the technique requires
America), kermes (Eastern Europe) and          no samples, which is optimal in the
lac dye (South East Asia and India), or        analysis of artworks. The spectra
can be extracted from plants (madder,          obtained gives molecular information
Europe and Asia). Characterisation of          based on the pattern of absorption of
red dyes is of great historical interest,      light, and these spectra are sometimes
and is used to determine historic              characteristic and can be used to
painting materials and methods, and it         identify the pigments and dyes. In this
reflects trade between Asian, Europe,          study, mock up paintings were prepared
and the New World. The information             to mimic historic tempera painting
gained though such analysis can also be        techniques, and were analyzed with UV-
used for authentication of the work or to      Vis-NIR FORS. It was found that using
locating areas of restoration.                 this     technique    the    spectra     are
Typically, identification of the origin of     characteristic enough that the dye can
the dye requires that a sample is              be      classified   without     destructive
removed from the artwork. During my            sampling. This work was recently
Fulbright, I worked with Marcello Picollo      presented at Art2008, an international
at the Istituto di Fisica Applicata - "Nello   conference         on      non-destructive
Carrara", Consiglio Nazionale delle            investigations and microanalysis for
Ricerche (IFAC –CNR), to assess the use        artworks, and was held in Jerusalem,
of a non-invasive technique, UV-Vis-NIR        Israel.
fiber optics reflectance spectroscopy




Dorothy Klimis-Zacas, Ph.D., professor         U.S. and Europe. She has presented
of Clinical Nutrition, University of           seminars to the faculty and staff of the
Maine, Orono, Maine is a Fulbright             College of Agriculture at the University
Senior Specialist to the University of         of Milan on “Novel Approaches to
Milan, Italy, Department of Food               Study the Effects of Wild Blueberries on
Science, Technology and Microbiology           Cardiovascular       Physiology      and
(DiSTAM) for 6 weeks from May 15 till          Metabolism” her current area of
June 30, 2008. She is working with             research study. She plans to travel to
Professor Marisa Porrini and her team,         the University of Gastronomic Science
composed of associate professors               in Colorno, to present an invited
Salvatore    Ciappellano    and    Paolo       seminar on “Functional Foods: From
Simonetti and researcher Patrizia Riso.        Basic Science to Marketing and Health
She has been active in teaching                Claims”.
graduate students at DiSTAM in the
areas of her expertise on lipids and
cardiovascular disease and developing a
graduate course on grant-writing for
extramural funding. She is also involved
in presenting lectures for undergraduate
students of Nutrition and Dietetics on
the areas of dietary standards in the
Over 100 Fulbright scholars from 50          explained the legal system in the US)
different countries were chosen to           was organized as well cultural activities,
participate in the 2008 Fulbright Visiting   and the Farewell dinner at Boulder
Scholar Conference on 'The Rule of           Dinner Theatre with the famous play
Law: A View from the American West' in       “Little Shop of Horrors”.
Denver, Colorado from April 2-5 2008.        This     Conference       was a     great
The conference was organized by the          opportunity for us, from a human and a
Council of International Exchange of         scientific point of view.
Scholar, the Institute of International
Education     and    the    Institute   of   Dr. Lorella Cedroni wishes to draw the
International Education Rocky Mountain       attention of the Fulbright community
Regional Center.                             towards the European Union Document
The theme of the Conference was              Collection at the University of Pittsburgh.
specifically on the Law system in U.S.,
with interventions of judges and             The University Library System of the
lawyers (Hon. Thimothy Tymkovich, JD         University of Pittsburgh is depository of
on: Judicial Independence and the Rule       the complete collection of the European
of Law; and Hon. Troy Eid, U.S.              Union. The European Union Center of
Attorney, District of Colorado, on: The      Excellence (EUCE) and the European
Rule of Law with a Focus on Native           Study Center (ESC) at Pitt were the most
Americans).                                  important promoters of this special and
The “rule of law” can be conceived of        unique acquisition. This collection
beyond its contingent features and           includes over 16,000,000 pages, most of
context. As a normative concept, the         them are in English, but significant
capacity of the rule of law might extend     percentage of the publications are in
itself over legal domains. The speakers      French; many of older documents have
analyzed many current definitions of the     never been cataloged in any place
rule of law giving consideration to          accessible to the public and now they
relevant and helpful characteristics such    are online. The main collection includes
as “certainty” and “accountability”.         official     publications:       legislative
After the conference a visit to the          documents, annual and periodic reports,
Contemporary Art Museum and to the           internal reports, monographs and
Federal     Court   (where    we      were   brochures, microfiche collection of
addressed by a few judges who                several series and research files.




A Fulbright grant, spent by Professor        appropriate activities.
Cinthia     Campi      at     Northeastern   Exchanges are envisioned for Visiting
University in Boston, has provided a         Professors, Scholars and Students.
spin-off for scholarly and academic          Currently, the Institutions are planning
interaction    between      the    hosting   to exchange some qualified students for
Institution and her home Institution, the    the purpose of pursuing an approved
University of Rome “Tor Vergata”.            course of instruction. Other forms of
The two Universities have signed a           cooperation may include:
general agreement, to explore areas of       a)    Collaborative     and    cooperative
cooperation between them through the         research programs in the field of mutual
promotion of exchange opportunities          interest;
for faculty, students and professional       b) Dual degree and cooperative
staff desiring to participate in academic    academic and experiential programs in
programs,       research     and     other   the fields of mutual interest;
c) Collaborative and cooperative study        Institutions in general or to their
abroad programs in fields of mutual           members.
interest;                                     The agreement, signed in concomitance
d) Bilateral visits and access to research    with the 60°anniversary of the Fulbright
facilities of both institutions;              Program in Italy, will promote Senator
e) Joint sponsorship of international         J. William Fulbright’s goal: to increase
seminars and colloquia;                       mutual understanding between the
f) Facilitating, assisting and developing     people of the United States and people
other academic/research activities that       of other countries.
may be of joint interest to the two




As this year marks the 60th year of the       the       academic        and      personal
Fulbright Program we thought it would         qualifications as well as having a
be interesting to look back at where the      passable knowledge of the language of
Program came from and how it came to          their     prospective      host     country.
be what it is today. Mrs Cipriana Scelba      Americans        with      a     humanities
was the first Italian Executive Director      background seemed to always assume
until 1988. Having personally lived the       that their knowledge of Latin would help
birth and growth of the Program there         in their contacts with the "natives," here.
couldn’t be no better person to act as a      Alas, they were almost always proved
storyteller for the rest of us. Mrs Scelba    wrong, except in the case of one Fellow        Senator Fulbright with
                                                                                              Mrs Cipriana Scelba
has kindly written two short narratives       who       met     a    sympathetic      and
on the first forty years of the Program,      knowledgeable priest. Another Fellow,
both can be found on the Commission’s         however, overheard an Italian use the
website. Below is an excerpt on the first     word permesso in a crowded bus, as
twenty years.                                 passengers pushed their way to the
                                              door. So, he thought he would achieve
As a veteran of the Fulbright Program in      the same effect by using a Latin
Italy (I began to work with the               equivalent, "Auriga, te voco, permisso."
Commission at its inception, in 1948), I      He evoked a lot of curiosity on the part
am delighted to think back to the time        of the crowd, but no success at all with
when the Program was developed, now           the bus driver.
that we are celebrating its 60th              As for the Italians, the first-year
Anniversary.                                  departures for the United States were
The first twenty years (1949-68) were         beyond hectic, since the fellowships
marked by both the "Discovery of              were       awarded      late,     and    all
America" by the Italians and the first in-    arrangements had to be made by
depth acquaintance of Americans with          telegraph. Each Fellow was obliged to
the land and culture of Italy. By             be packed and ready while waiting for
"Discovery of America", I mean that           the official notice. The Italian Fellows
Italians were only familiar with the          had an even greater language handicap
America they saw through the films that       than the Americans because they were
the G.I.s brought with them in 1944, at       expected to fit into a much more rigid
the end of the Second World War. As to        academic system, a system that dictated
the Americans, they might have known          regular class attendance and lectures
about Italy's artistic and cultural past if   that were conducted in English only.
they had a college education; otherwise,      In spite of these problems, when I
only its folkloristic aspects may have        peruse the list of the early Fulbright
been gleaned from some magazine or            Fellows, I now see many names that
movie.                                        belong to extremely successful scholars
It was not easy to find candidates for        in their respective disciplines.
these fellowships who would have both         Those early Fulbright Fellowships
contributed a great deal not only to                In short, the early Fulbright Program
specific careers but also to a broadened            provided a multiplier effect to the world-
spectrum of both Italian and American               wide Academy, an effect that some of
university    curricula.   Besides,    the          us had perhaps envisioned but not
Fulbright Program was also responsible              necessarily expected.
for initiating and then expanding a                                           Cipriana Scelba
whole      network     of    university-to-
university relations.




   Giulia Lamiani (Graduate Student 2005-2006)
    working with her Supervisor, Elaine Meyer        Aitana de la Jara (Graduate Student 2007-08)
    from the Children's Hospital in Boston, MA               sketching a corpse in Pompei




                                                           Debra Cheverino (2004-06 Graduate
    Orientation, June 23, 2008 at The American           Student) directing a musical performance
   University of Rome. Italian Fulbright Grantees           at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
        and the Fulbright Commission Staff




      2008-2009 Italian Foreign Language Teaching       Sarah Dolembo (Graduate Student 2007-
                        Assistants                      08) designing costumes at Tirelli Costumi
Name & Title Project                  Home University                               Host University
Distinguished Chairs
Antonelli, Roberto                   Università di Roma “La Sapienza”             University of Chicago
European Literature: Francesco Petrarch's Canzoniere
Licini, Stefania                     Università di Bergamo                        University of Pittsburgh
Italian Modern History: Economy and Society in the 19th and 20th Centuries
Simoncini, Andrea                    Università di Firenze                        University of Notre Dame
Comparative European Legal Tradition and Constitutional Transformations: Italy, the European Union and the US
Sterlacchini, Alessandro             Politecnico delle Marche                     Georgetown University
European Growth in the Knowledge Economy
Cieri Via, Claudia                   Università di Roma "La Sapienza"             Northwestern University
From War to War. The Classical Triumph and its Survival and the mythology of creation/creativity in Art and Literature

Research Scholar
Alfano, Marco                           Università della Calabria                      University of Illinois
A cohesive zone model to simulate adhesive/cohesive failure: an integrated experimental/computational approach
Carella, Antonio                        Università di Napoli “Federico II”             Northwestern University
Conjugated Polymers, Organic Photovoltaics and Transistors
Cristiano, Mario Roderick               Università del Molise                          Carnegie Mellon University
Low bandgap conjugated polymers for applications in Organic Electronics
Deidda, Roberto                         Università di Cagliari                         Massachusetts Institute of
                                                                                       Technology
Innovative approaches for ordinary and extreme rainfall regime characterization
Di Bartolomeo, Antonio                  Università di Salerno                          Georgetown University
Carbon nanotubes networks as temperature and gas sensors
Ganeri, Margherita                      Università della Calabria                      State University of New York
Tin hearts, springs and Calabrian turtles: images of Italy in the work of Helen Barolini
Iandoli, Luca                           Università di Napoli “Federico II”             Massachusetts Institute of
                                                                                       Technology
Supporting collective intelligence and on-line collaborative deliberation through large-scale argumentation
Maggini, Simona                         Università di Milano                           University of North Carolina
Development and fine tuning of novel catalytic frameworks to insert in MOF networks from homogeneous to
heterogeneous catalysis
Pacella, Massimo                        Università del Salento                         University of Michigan
Wavelets-based models and methods for quality monitoring
Savazzi, Silvia                         Università di Verona                           University of Illinois
The nature of the representation of space in healthy subjects and neglect patients
Taraborrelli, Angela                    Università di Roma “La Sapienza”               Princeton University
Contemporary Cosmopolitanism
Tarozzi, Massimiliano                   Università di Trento                           University of California, LA
Training and supporting effective teachers in multicultural schools
Valcarenghi, Luca                       Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna                     Stanford University
Traffic engineering in REconfigurable integrAted optical-wireless neTworks (TREAT)
Vignani, Rita                           Università di Siena                            Purdue University
The role of cytoskeletal interacting proteins in agrobacterium-mediated plant genetic transformation

60th Anniversary Grant
Antonioni, Francesco                  Conservatorio Musicale “Fausto Torrefranca”Cornell University
Cultural identities in contemporary music: mutual influences between Italian and American composers in the past
twenty years

Visiting Student Researcher
Di Girolamo, Amalia                  Università di Roma “Tor Vergata"               University of Chicago
Household portfolios choices in a behavioral financial framework
Mantini, Giulia                      Università di Roma “Tor Vergata”               Georgia Institute of Technology
Development of wireless nanotransducer for in-vivo medical applications
Name & Title Project                  Home University                               Host University
Pozzi, Chiara                     Politecnico di Torino                      Los Alamos National Laboratory
Deformation mechanisms of Face Centered Cubic (FCC) metals when exposed to small charges explosions

Graduate Studies
Achilli, Luigi                        Università di Milano “Bicocca”                New School University
Ph.D. in Anthropology
Baldini, Andrea                       Università di Siena                           Temple University
Ph.D. in Philosophy of Music
Beltrami, Damiano                     Istituto Universitario di Lingue Moderne      The City University of New York
Master in Journalism
Benvenuti, Michela                    Università di Bologna                         John Hopkins University
Master in International Relations
Borrello, Alessandra                  Università di Napoli “Federico II”            University of California - Davis
Master in Economics
Campi, Luigi                          Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia         Columbia University
Master in Film-Cinema Studies
Costanzo, Sabrina                     Università Cattolica                          Harvard University
Master in Law
Desiato, Caterina                     Università di Milano                          University of Hawaii
Ph.D. in Communications
Frener, Philipp                       Leopold-Franzens University, Austria          University of Chicago
Master in International Relations
Mancinelli, Fabrizio                  Conservatorio di Musica “Alfredo Casella”     University of Southern California
Graduate Certificate in Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television
Pietrucci, Pamela                     Università dell’Aquila                        University of Washington
Ph.D. in Communications
Praino, Rodrigo                       Università di Napoli “L’Orientale"            University of Connecticut
Ph.D. in Political Science
Ramella, Daniele                      Università di Pavia                           Boston University
Ph.D. in Chemistry
Squitieri, Mauro                      Università Bocconi                            Fordham University
Master in Law
Visentin, Matteo                      Politecnico di Milano                         Boston University
Master in Psychology
Zanella, Michele                      Università di Firenze                         Pratt Institute
Master in Architecture

Fulbright-BEST (Business Exchange Student Training) at Santa Clara University, California
Ruiu, Luca                           Università di Sassari
Agricultural Entomology
Piacenti, Michela                    Università di Firenze
Chemistry
Iafelice, Bruno                      Università di Bologna
Biotechnologies
Mosci, Sofia                         Università di Genova
Physics
Lombardi, Paolo                      Università di Pavia
Information Technology / Computer Science
Cattaneo, Francesco                  European School of Advanced Studies, Pavia
Information and Communication Technologies / Telecommunications
Giovenzana, Chiara                   Università di Ferrara
Biotechnologies
Tosi, Daniele                        Politecnico di Torino
Electrical Engineering
Marcon, Riccardo                     Università di Padova
Information Technology / Computer Science
Name & Title Project                  Home University                             Host University


Foreign Language Teaching Assistants (FLTA)
De Prosperis, Federica               Università di Roma “La Sapienza”             Wheaton College
Farisco, Maria                       Università di Napoli “L’Orientale”           Ramapo College of New Jersey
Ferrari, Anna                        Università di Pavia                          Bard College
Navarra, Ilaria                      Università di Salerno                        St. Bonaventure University

Summer Seminars
Gatullo, Francesca                    Università di Bologna                       Institute for Training & Development
                                                                                  Uni. of Massachusetts - Amherst
Intorcia, Elena                       Università del Sannio                       University of Illinois - Chicago

Fulbright - Schuman
Pullano, Teresa                       Institut d'Etudes Politiques, Paris         Columbia University
Ricci, Vanessa                        Université Libre de Bruxelles               Columbia University
Rosato, Angelantonio                  LUISS                                       University of Pittsburgh
Tomassini, Stefano                    Università di Venezia                       The New York Public Library for the
                                                                                  Performing Arts



Name & Title Project                  Home University                             Host University
Distinguished Chairs
Baber, Walter                         California State University                 Politecnico di Torino
Environmental Policy and Law
Bardhan, Pranab                       University of California, Berkeley          Università di Siena
Globalization and Political Economy of Development
Caswell, Julie                        University of Massachusetts, Amherst        Università della Tuscia
The Economics of Food Quality: Private and Public Decision Making
Frank, Robert                         John Hopkins University                     Università di Trieste
Mathematical Tools for Theoretical Linguistics
Head, John                            University of Kansas                        Università di Trento
A 'Triangle' of International and Comparative Law - Teaching, Learning, Writing
Katz, James                           Rutgers University                          Università del Piemonte Orientale
Twentieth-Century History of Communications

Senior Specialists (A.Y. 2007-2008)

Adams, Michael                      University of Wisconsin - Madison             Università di Parma
Natural Resources Management and Policy
Forte, Armelinda                    St. Johns University                          Istituto di Scienze Motorie
Sport Management
Liebow, Edward                      Battelle Centers for Public Health            Università di Trento
Sustainable Development             Research and Evaluation
Klimis Zacas, Dorothy               University of Maine                           Università di Milano
Agriculture/Human Nutrition
Nagurney, Anne                      University of Massachusetts - Amherst         Università di Catania
Complex Networks and Vulnerability Analysis
Umbreit, Mark                       University of Minnesota                       Università di Catania
Restorative Justice
Vitiello, Michael                   Pacific McGeorge School of Law                Università di Parma
Constitutional Law and Theory

Senior Lecturers
Bloom, Alexander                 Wheaton College                            Università di Roma Tre
Revising Postwar America: Commonality and Consensus Amid 'Happy Days' and 'Movement Days'
Name & Title Project                   Home University                           Host University
Madden, Etta                           Missouri State University                 Università di Catania
Utopian Visions and Mobility in American Literature and Culture
Pressler, Larry                        St. Johns University                      Università di Bologna
U.S. History / International Relations
Rom, Curt                              University of Arkansas                    Università di Padova
Sustainable and Organic Production Systems: Local Farms to World Markets

Senior Research Scholar
Allen, Barbara                        Virginia Polytechnic University              Università di Trento
Making Environmental Knowledge in an Italian Chemical Region: A Comparative Perspective
Burke, Russell                        Hofstra University                           Museo Civico di Zoologia, Rome
Ecology and evolution of an invasive species: how have the lizards changed since they left home?
Gibson, Mary                          John Jay College of Criminal Justice         Università di Bologna
The Prisons of Rome: Punishment, Citizenship, and Italian Unification

Junior Research Scholar
Morning, Ann                         New York University                         Università di Milano
Immigration and Construction of Difference in Italy

Graduate Studies
Andersen, Kathryn                       Princeton University                    Università di Scienze Gastronomiche
The Development of D.O.P. Cheeses in Italy
Chelz, Chloe                            The New School                          Politecnico di Milano
Illuminating Italy: Pietro Chiesa and Early 20th-Century Lighting Design
Coleman, James Kiel                     Yale University                         Università di Firenze
Orphic Poetry and the Intellectual Life of Lorenzo de' Medici's Circle
Euker, Megan Elizabeth                  Art Institute of Chicago                Chianciano Archaelogical Excavations
Preseving the Roman Bath: Bathing Rituals in Natural Springs
Holt, Emily Marie                       University of Michigan                  Archaelogic Museum "Villanovaforru"
Excavating the Middle Bronze Age on Siddi Plateau, Central Sardinia
Howard, Charles Nicholas                Williams College                        Università di Bologna
The Civic Architecture of Aldo Rossi
Huy, Matthew Peter                      California State University, Long Beach Florence Dance Cultural Center
Contemporary Dance in Italy: Uncovering a Historically Artistic Culture
Jasper, Kathryn Lee                     University of California, Berkeley      Università di Urbino "Carlo Bo"
Peter Damian, Hermits, and the Communication of Reform: Fonte Avellana in the 11th Century
Jones, Zoe Maria                        Duke University                         Museo di Arte Moderna, Trento
A Transnational Bohemia: The Futurist Art of Gino Severini
Nadalo, Stephanie Leigh                 Northwestern University                 Università di Pisa
Negotiating Pluralism in Seventeenth-Century Livorno
Pawloski, Joseph Paul                   Hofstra University                      Institute of Molecular Biology &
Mathematical Modeling of the Cellular Ran Pathway                               Pathology
Raff, Katherine Anne                    University of Michigan - Ann Arbor      American Academy in Rome
Social Class and Visual Experience in the Apartments and Houses of Roman Ostia
Rizlow, Madeline Ann                    University of Kansas                    Università di Genova
Dynamic Doorways: The Function of Overdoor Sculpture in Renaissance Genova
Roda, Timothy Daniel                    University of Washington                Uni. of Washington Rome Center
Exploring my Heritage and Interpreting it Through Art
Roza, Katherine Anne                    Amherst College                         Università di Siena
Literacy and Language Development of Deaf Children
Scholl, John Thomas                     University of California, Santa Barbara Archiepiscopal Archives of Turin
Religious Life in Fourteenth Century Piedmont
Sherriffs, Margaret Flora               University of California, Davis         Università di Torino
Effects of Feminizing Bacteria on an Italian Leafhopper Pest
Silver, Lauren Fae                      St. John's University                   Unviersità di Roma Tre
Art on the Move: Working Toward a Model for the Protection of Cultural Property
Name & Title Project                Home University                             Host University
Tazzara, Corey Samuel                 Stanford University                      European University Institute in
"Great Disorder": Economic Culture in Medici Tuscany                           Florence
Stoltzfus, Andreas Michael            McGill University                        Music Conservatory in Novara
Luciano Berio's Virtuosity: Techniques in Sequenza X Extended to New Trumpet Repertoire

Classics Seminar at the American Academy in Rome and the Vergilian Society in Cumae
Casey, Timothy P.                    Westford Academy, MA
De Boo, Edward L.                    Classical High School, RI
Fotsch, Jennifer M.                  Brookfield East High School, WI
Heard, Brent L.                      Cranbrook-Kingwood School, MI
Larson, Jennifer                     Mount Saint Mary Academy, NJ
Marrin, Minet A.B.                   St. Paul's School, NH
McMillan, Devondra                   The Lawrenceville School, NJ
Moseley, Margaret                    Chapel Hill Middle School, NE

English Teaching Assistants (ETA)
Aiello, Jacqueline Beatrice         Queens College                              Napoli
Brumbach, Christina Marie           Dickinson College                           Roma
Calfe, Marissa Leigh                Dickinson College                           Salerno
Fazzano, Adriana                    Amherst College                             Catania
Katz, Samara Rachele                At-large, California                        Lecce
Megli, Cassandra Deanne             University of Arizona                       Palermo
Sargent, Anne Miller                Cornell University                          Matera
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