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Professor Beili Liu Named Fulbright Arctic Chair

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Beili Liu (MFA 03) has been named the Ful­bright Arc­tic Chair, one of the most pres­ti­gious appoint­ments in the Ful­bright Schol­ar­ship Program.

The U.S. Depart­ment of State and the J. William Ful­bright For­eign Schol­ar­ship Board are pleased to announce that Pro­fes­sor Beili Liu of the Col­lege of Fine Arts at the Uni­ver­sity of Texas at Austin, has received a Ful­bright Dis­tin­guished Arc­tic Scholar Award: Arc­tic Chair Nor­way. Liu will research and teach at the Acad­emy for the Arts at UIT The Arc­tic Uni­ver­sity of Norway.

The Ful­bright Arc­tic Chair is one of the Ful­bright Dis­tin­guished Chairs pro­grams; these awards are among the most pres­ti­gious appoint­ments in the Ful­bright Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram. The Arc­tic Chair for US schol­ars is a three-four month grant to do research and lec­ture any insti­tu­tion of higher edu­ca­tion or research in Nor­way. Just one award is given to a U.S. scholar each year. Recip­i­ents of Ful­bright awards are selected on the basis of aca­d­e­mic and pro­fes­sional achieve­ment as well as record of ser­vice and demon­strated lead­er­ship in their respec­tive fields.

As the Ful­bright Arc­tic Chair, Beili Liu will share knowl­edge and fos­ter mean­ing­ful con­nec­tions across com­mu­ni­ties in the United States and Nor­way. Ful­brighters engage in cut­ting-edge research and expand their pro­fes­sional net­works, often con­tin­u­ing research col­lab­o­ra­tions started abroad and lay­ing the ground­work for forg­ing future part­ner­ships between insti­tu­tions. Upon return­ing to their home coun­tries, insti­tu­tions, labs, and class­rooms, they share their sto­ries and often become active sup­port­ers of inter­na­tional exchange, invit­ing for­eign schol­ars to cam­pus and encour­ag­ing col­leagues and stu­dents to go abroad. As Ful­bright Scholar alumni, their careers are enriched by join­ing a net­work of thou­sands of esteemed schol­ars, many of whom are lead­ers in their fields. Ful­bright alumni include 60 Nobel Prize lau­re­ates, 86 Pulitzer Prize recip­i­ents, and 37 who have served as a head of state or government.

The Ful­bright Pro­gram is the flag­ship inter­na­tional edu­ca­tional exchange pro­gram spon­sored by the U.S. gov­ern­ment and is designed to forge last­ing con­nec­tions between the peo­ple of the United States and the peo­ple of other coun­tries, counter mis­un­der­stand­ings, and help peo­ple and nations work together toward com­mon goals. Since its estab­lish­ment in 1946, the Ful­bright Pro­gram has enabled more than 390,000 ded­i­cated and accom­plished stu­dents, schol­ars, artists, teach­ers, and pro­fes­sion­als of all back­grounds to study, teach and con­duct research, exchange ideas, and find solu­tions to shared inter­na­tional con­cerns. The Ful­bright Pro­gram is funded through an annual appro­pri­a­tion made by the U.S. Con­gress to the U.S. Depart­ment of State. Par­tic­i­pat­ing gov­ern­ments and host insti­tu­tions, cor­po­ra­tions, and foun­da­tions around the world also pro­vide direct and indi­rect sup­port to the Pro­gram, which oper­ates in more than 160 coun­tries worldwide.

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion about the Ful­bright Pro­gram or the U.S. Depart­ment of State, please visit http://​eca​.state​.gov/​f​u​l​b​right.

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