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October 31, 2006

Dr. James K. Van Dover Receives Fulbright Award

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, PA. - Dr. James K. Van Dover, a professor of English and American Literature at Lincoln University, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture at the University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria during the 2006-2007 academic year, according to the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

The title of Dr. Van Dover’s lecture is “Detective Fiction and Theory and Development of the Novel.”  His lecture begins in March and ends in July 2007.

Dr. Van Dover is one of the about 800 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad through the Fulbright Scholar Program.  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 the rest of the world.

Dr. Van Dover previously served as a Fulbright professor in Germany and China. He joined the Lincoln University faculty in 1978 and has been chair of the English department.  A prolific writer, he is the author of 10 volumes of literary criticisms and numerous articles.

Fulbright recipients are among over 30,000 individuals participating in the U.S. Department of State exchange programs each year.  For more than forty years, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has supported programs that seek to promote mutual understanding and respect between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.  The Fulbright Scholar Program is administered by the Council of International Exchange of Scholars.

The Fulbright Program, America’s flagship international educational exchange program, is sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.  Since its inception, the Fulbright Program has exchanged approximately 273,500 people – 102,900 Americans who have studied, taught or researched abroad and 170,600 students, scholars and teachers from other countries who have engaged in similar activities in the United States.  The Program operates in over 150 countries worldwide.

Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. 

Founded in 1854, Lincoln University is a premier, Historically Black University that combines the best elements of a liberal arts and sciences-based undergraduate core curriculum and selected graduate programs to meet the needs of students living in a highly technological and global society.  The university is nationally recognized as a major producer of African Americans with undergraduate degrees in the physical sciences. For more information on the open house, please contact the Office of Admissions at (484) 365-8000 or (800) 790-0191.  For information on Lincoln University, please visit our website at www.lincoln.edu.

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