A Howard University
faculty member, a Ph.D Candidate, and an recent HU graduate have
won Fulbright-Hays fellowships in the current round.
In addition, Fulbright grants have been awarded two foreign scholars
to conduct research at Howard.
The Howard University scholar is Dr. Nkanta Frank Ekanem, Associate
Professor of Finance International Business, and Insurance in the
School of Business.
Professor Ekanem will do lecturing and research at the University
of Calabar in Calabar, Nigeria, December 2001 October 2002.
His focus will be on "Developing and Testing the Effectiveness
of the Support Service Program for Micro-Enterprises in Sub-Saharan
Africa: The Case for Nigeria."
A 01 grad in English, Madika Bryant, has a Fulbright-Hays
grant to study beyond her bachelors degree in Japan, concentrating
during the year on ref ining her Japanese language skills and increasing
her understanding of the countrys literature and culture.
Her goals include exploring
themes of cross-cultural inf luences on Japanese literature.
Stephane Alrivy a is doctoral student in political science who
has a Fulbright-Hays grant for study and research abroad. He spent
the Spring semester in Senegal working on the subject, "Consolidating
Democracy in Senegal: The Role of Institution Building and Conflict
Already conducting research while in residence at Howard are the
two foreign scholars, Ms. Roselyne Mai Jua from Cameroon; and Dr.
Paul Kple-Faget from Ivory Coast, both West African countries.
Ms. Jua is Vice-Dean and Head of the Department of English in the
Faculty of Arts at the University of Buea in the Southwest Province
of Cameroon. While at Howard, she is engaged in comparative research
on the works of Edgar Allan Poe and Charles Dickens, leading toward
a book to be titled, "Some Houses Tell".
Dr. Kple-Faget is Dean of the Medical School at the University
of Bouake in the Ivory Coast.
His research is in
the area of epidemiology, focusing primarily on "care strategies"
for hemoglobinopathies in urban and rural areas of his home country.
Approximately 800 U.S. faculty and professionals received Fulbright
grants this year to lecture or conduct research abroad. A similar
number of visiting scholars received awards to come to the U.S.
primarily as researchers, like the two at Howard.
These Fulbrighters, as they are known, join the approximately 82,000
U.S. and foreign scholars who have participated in the Fulbright
program since its inception in 1946.
The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the United States Department
of State, with additional funding coming from participating governments
and host institutions in the U.S. and abroad. The Council for International
Exchange of Scholars (CIES), a private, non-profit organization,
manages Fulbright scholar exchanges.
Dr. Paul Logan, himself a former Fulbright Scholar in Germany is
the representative for this program at Howard.
Fifteen biology students
from the HU College of Arts and science are engaged in biomedical
research programs in Ghana, Ethiopia, and Italy this summer, according
to Dr. Winston Anderson, Professor of Biology, who is the Pricipal
Investigator in the sponsoring program.
Supported by a grant from the Fogarty International Center, National
Institutes of Health, seven MIRT trainees are conducting research
in ethnobotany and pharmacology at the University of Ghana/Legon
and Noguchi Memorial Medical Research Institute in Ghana. Under
the guidance of Professor Mairian Addy, students extract medicinal
substances from herbal concoctions and determine their effectiveness
causing typhoid fever
Previous studies have indicated that some of these extracts were
effective against organisms causing typhoid fever and malaria.
In addition to their experiments and various pursuits of other
scientific interests, the students are being exposed to numerous
aspects of Ghanaian culture by Professor Ofori- Amsah of the HU
Department of Fine Arts.
Students engaged in the program include April Wilson, Aurelia Skipwith,
Crystal Ellis, Trisha Stupart, Massah Squire, Kimberly Smith, a
pre-doctoral student; and Darryl Smith, a post-baccalaureate student
from Duke University.
The six students conducting
research on infectious diseases and microbiology at the Institute
of Patho-biology at Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia are under
the direction of Professor Mogessie Ashenafi. They include Sylvia
Esset, Brandice Allen, Iurene Mutaku, Fiker Fasir, and Ersno Eromo,
HU medical student. Marketta West, a medical student from Michigan
State University, also is a participant in the program taking place
Enobong Alexander and Lauren Goins, Harvard University undergraduates,
are engaged in molecular and reproductive biology studies at the
University of Siena in Italy under the guidance of HU Professor
Mathew George and Siena Professor Baccio Baccentti.