CORVALLIS - Four Oregon State University professors have been selected as 2001-02 Fulbright scholars and the university will host a Russian scholar studying forestry.
Adela Baer, adjunct professor in the Department of Zoology, will travel to Malaysia and study at the University of Malaysia Sarawak. Baer will lecture and conduct research on the biocultural aspects of health for indigenous Sarawak groups. She also plans to aid in developing a related academic focus at the University of Malaysia Sarawak.
Barbara Bond, associate professor in the Department of Forest Science, will conduct research on the ecophysiology of introduced woody plants in Argentina. She will lecture at various institutions around Buenos Aires.
Jadwiga Giebultowicz, assistant professor in the Department of Entomology, will conduct research at the University of Warsaw in Poland. The research will focus on the regulatory functions of biological clocks in the reproductive physiology of male insects.
John Gillis, professor and chair of the Department of Psychology, will lecture at the American University in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Igor Iakovlev, a visiting professor from Mari State Technical University in Ioshkar-Ola, Russia, will conduct research at OSU on the conservation of forest genetic resources and the ethics, education and policy-making implications surrounding the issue.
This year, approximately 2,000 U.S. faculty and professional received Fulbright grants to lecture or conduct research around the world. A similar number of foreign visiting scholars received awards to come to the United States, primarily as researchers.