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Professor, alumna receive Fulbright awards

June 2, 2010
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David Skidmore

During the 2010-11 academic year, one Drake University professor and one recent graduate will travel abroad to study and teach, thanks to the Fulbright Program.

David Skidmore of Des Moines, professor of politics and international relations and director of Drake University's Center for Global Citizenship, was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship. He plans to travel to the University of Hong Kong, where he will teach a class. He will also help make the transition from a three-year British structure to a four-year American style undergraduate program.

Upon completion, Skidmore will write an article on general education reform in China. The piece will be published in a compilation of Fulbright scholar articles. Read more about Skidmore's research project at: http://www.drake.edu/news/db/official/archive.php?article=5736.


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Marina Yakhnis

Marina Yakhnis, who graduated from Drake in 2009, will return to her
home country of Ukraine to research the Crimean Tatar ethnic group,
which was exiled from the Crimean Peninsula by Joseph Stalin at the end
of World War II.

Yakhnis, of Minneapolis, will receive guidance from a political
science professor from V.I. Vernadsky Taurida National University in
Simferopol. Read more about Yakhnis's research project at: http://www.drake.edu/news/db/official/archive.php?article=5749.