August 31, 2006
Professor Andi Curcio has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture at South China Normal University in Guangzhou, [formerly Canton] China for the spring semester, 2007.
Professor Curcio will teach Civil Procedure and Torts to Chinese law students. As part of the Fulbright Scholar program, Professor Curcio plans to lecture on torts, civil litigation and procedural issues at universities throughout China.
Professor Curcio is one of approximately 800 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad to some 150 countries for the 2006-2007 academic year through the Fulbright Scholar Program. She will be accompanied for the spring semester by her daughter, Amelia, who was adopted from China in 1998.
Established in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the program's purpose is to build mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries.
The Fulbright Program, America's flagship international educational exchange activity, is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Over its 60 years of existence, thousands of U.S. faculty and professionals have studied, taught or done research abroad, and thousands of their counterparts from other countries have engaged in similar activities in the U.S. They are among more than 266,600 American and foreign university students, K-12 teachers, and university faculty and professionals who have participated in Fulbright exchange programs. Recipients of Fulbright Scholar awards are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement and because they have demonstrated extraordinary leadership potential in their fields.