Awards and Honors
Biologist Ingrid Parker receives Fulbright
By Tim Stephens
Ingrid Parker, associate professor of ecology and evolutionary
biology, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to teach
and do research at the University of Panama during the 2005-06
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The grant will support Parker's work on a project titled "Applied
plant ecology in Panama: Building intellectual capital and assessing
the impact of 'genetic pollution' in a tropical forest tree."
Parker is one of approximately 800 U.S. faculty and professionals
who will travel abroad to some 140 countries for the 2005-06
academic year through the Fulbright Scholar Program. 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.
The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of
State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Established
in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late Senator J.
William Fulbright of Arkansas, the program aims to build mutual
understanding between the people of the United States and other
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