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Queen's researchers selected as Fulbright Scholars

 
2009-09-15

A Queen's University professor and a graduate student have been selected to participate in the world-renowned Fulbright Canada - U.S. Exchange program.

 Psychology professor Ingrid Johnsrude (pictured above) and Policy Studies graduate student Laura Adams will conduct research at U.S. universities this year, as Fulbright Scholars. In exchange, Queen's will host a prominent American researcher.

 Dr. Johnsrude, Canada Research Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience, has been awarded a traditional Fulbright scholar award. Earlier this year she was one of six Canadian researchers to receive a prestigious E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship.

 An expert in the neural basis of speech perception, Dr. Johnsrude will spend nine months at the University of Minnesota. While there, she'll attempt to answer the question: "Does cochlear tuning change as a function of attentional state and the properties of auditory environment?"

 Ms Adams, a master's student studying public administration, has been awarded a traditional Fulbright student award and will be completing her degree at Syracuse University.

Queen's will also host an American Fulbright scholar. Rajiv Sabherwal, a professor and Director of the Ph.D program in business at the University of Missouri, St. Louis, will be at Queen's from September to December as the Fulbright Visiting Chair in Management of Knowledge Based Enterprises. While here, Dr. Sabherwal will investigate the relationship between knowledge management and business intelligence.

The Fulbright program is an educational movement based on the principle of scholarly exchange between the United States and various countries from around the world. The Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program, begun in 1991, attempts to enhance mutual understanding and promote a deeper knowledge of Canada-U.S. relations by supporting research on contemporary public policy issues relevant to Canada, the United Sates, and the relationship between the two countries.

 

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