FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is proud to announce that two of its esteemed faculty members have received Fulbright U.S. Scholar Awards. In particular, they have each received highly coveted Distinguished Fulbright Chair positions. Louis Nemzer, Ph.D., associate professor in NSU’s Halmos College of Natural Science and Oceanography (Distinguished Fulbright Chair in Biology), and Florence Neymotin, Ph.D., associate professor of Decision Sciences in NSU’s H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship (Distinguished Fulbright Chair in Entrepreneurship), have been selected to conduct research at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.
Prof. Nemzer’s project will focus on antibiotic resistant bacteria that could potentially be transmitted from farm animals to people. The overuse of antibiotics in the livestock industry has led to the emergence of “superbugs” that may pose significant threats to human health. During her tenure, Prof. Neymotin will focus on the creation and analysis of a Canadian Annual Business Survey as part of her research on entrepreneurship and small business formation.
The faculty members are among the more than 800 U.S. citizens who will teach, conduct research, and/or provide expertise abroad for the 2019-2020 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement, as well as record of service and demonstrated leadership in their respective fields.
The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program and is designed to build lasting connections between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The Fulbright Program is funded through an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations, and foundations around the world also provide direct and indirect support to the Program, which operates in over 160 countries worldwide.
Since its establishment in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the Fulbright Program has given more than 390,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists, and professionals of all backgrounds and fields the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.
Fulbright awardees address critical global challenges in all disciplines, while building relationships, knowledge, and leadership in support of the long-term interests of the United States. Fulbright alumni have achieved distinction in many fields, including 59 who have been awarded the Nobel Prize, 84 who have received Pulitzer Prizes, and 37 who have served as a head of state or government.
For further information about the Fulbright Program or the U.S. Department of State, please visit http://eca.state.gov/fulbright or contact the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Press Office by telephone 202-632-6452 or e-mail ECA-Press@state.gov.
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