OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

OSU food scientist receives Fulbright grant

11/18/1998

CORVALLIS - Daniel Selivonchick, a professor of food science at Oregon State University, has received a Fulbright grant to teach and conduct research at a federal university in Brazil.

From March until June of 1999, Selivonchick will work at the Federal University Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. While there, he will teach courses on food toxicology, food lipids and on "neutracenticals" - components of foods that may have beneficial health effects.

Selivonchick's research will focus on developing a quick technique for identifying frying oils that have gone bad. The technique would have use in commercial food processing and in restaurants, he said.

The Fulbright program, named for former Sen. J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, who introduced the legislation that created it, is designed "to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries," according to the U.S. Information Agency, the program's sponsor.

About 2,000 U.S. grantees will travel abroad for the 1998-99 academic year through the program, according to USIA.