The Catholic University of America

Oct. 9, 2007

2 CUA Professors Receive Fulbright Scholar Awards

Two professors at The Catholic University of America have been awarded Fulbright Scholar grants to lecture and research abroad during the 2007-2008 academic year. CUA also has been selected to host two Fulbright Visiting Scholars for the academic year.

Michael M. Gorman Jr.

Michael M. Gorman Jr., associate professor of philosophy, will research and lecture on metaphysical themes in Thomas Aquinas' Christology at the University of Cologne in Cologne, Germany, from January to June 2008. While in Germany, Gorman will work on a book on Aquinas' Christology and expose German students to the approaches to medieval philosophy and theology that are more common in the English-speaking world.

Gorman has taught at CUA since 1999 in the area of metaphysics and human nature, often comparing analytic and medieval approaches.

John Francis Petruccione

John Francis Petruccione, associate professor of Greek and Latin, will research sentence diagramming in the Anglo-Saxon classroom: a 10th-century syntactical commentary on Prudentius' Peristephanon, at the Vatican Apostolic Library, Vatican City, from February to June 2008.

Petruccione has been a member of the CUA faculty since 1985 and is founding editor and editorial director of the Library of Early Christianity, a series published by the CUA Press that produces scholarly editions of early Christian texts in the original languages with facing English translations.

These two CUA professors are among approximately 800 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad to about 150 countries for the 2007-2008 academic year through the Fulbright Scholar Program.

Oleksandr Golozubov

The Fulbright Scholars visiting CUA this academic year are Oleksandr Golozubov, associate professor of philosophy, Kharkiv National University, Kharkiv, Ukraine, and Xuanen Hu, associate professor, School of Foreign Languages, Shaanxi Normal University, Xian, China.

Golozubov is researching his project, "Franciscan Concepts of Joy, Laughter and Foolishness in the Postmodern Context," at CUA from September 2007 to March 2008. He will be working within the School of Theology and Religious Studies.

Xuanen Hu

Hu is researching "A Critical Study of Edgar Laurence Doctorow's Postmodernist Historical Novels," from September 2007 to August 2008. Hu will be working with the Department of English.

Golozubov and Hu are among the approximately 800 outstanding foreign faculty and professionals the Fulbright Scholar Program will bring to the United States to teach and do research this school year.

The Fulbright Scholar 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 Sen. J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the program's purpose is to build mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries.

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.