Fulbright Visiting Scholars at IC
Besides sending U.S. citizens far and wide, the Fulbright program also brings some of the brightest scholars from other countries to the United States.
During spring 2010, Ithaca College was fortunate to have Professor Olena Borysova from the Kharkiv Academy of Municipal Economy in the Ukraine visiting the department of environmental studies and sciences. According to Susan Allen-Gil, chair of the department, "Olena's experience growing up in Ukraine, combined with her training in the U.K., opened the eyes of students and faculty beyond the U.S. approach to higher education and way of life in general." While on campus, she taught the course Environmental Issues in the Former Soviet Union. Professor Borysova says of her time on campus: "Teaching at IC was both a very challenging and very rewarding experience. It was fun to find out that students here and back in Ukraine have more in common than I expected; it is the educational system that is indeed different. IC has been a wonderful host institution."
Kiran Nagarkar will be the Fulbright scholar in residence in the Ithaca College Honors Program during the 2010-11 school year. Nagarkar is a novelist, playwright, critic, and screenwriter, and is considered to be one of India’s most influential writers in the postcolonial era. During his time on campus, he will teach two intermediate honors seminars: a seminar on his own major literary works, with a focus on his novels, in the fall, and a seminar--provisionally titled Beyond Bollywood--on experimental and progressive Indian cinema in the spring. It is believed that this is the first time that a Fulbright scholar in residence has been placed in an American college honors program.