Monday, July 25, 2011
In 1946, Senator William J. Fulbright of Arkansas helped found an international scholarship program, in his words, to "foster...leadership, learning, and empathy between cultures....It is a modest program with an immodest aim--the achievement in international affairs of a regime more civilized, rational, and humane than the empty system of power in the past." The Fulbright Program operates in more than 155 countries, and offers grants for U.S. college students, foreign college students, foreign teachers of English, and a variety of scholar awards, some for research, some (like mine) for teaching. You may be a potential Fulbrighter; find out at www.fulbright.state.gov.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
We are in New Haven, preparing the hundreds of things needed to get ready for a 10-month move to Cairo. Happily, we have the best housesitting arrangements, and a great home for Nelly and Dickens, the cockatiels. Now it's just a matter of packing everything, getting all the doctor appointments done, a year's worth of medications and just-in-case emergency stuff ready, etc. etc.. Volunteers welcome!