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Professor Ted Huston Named Fulbright Scholar

Professor Ted Huston Named Fulbright Scholar

Ted Huston, professor of human development and family sciences, will travel to Croatia during the Spring 2010 semester as a Fulbright Scholar.

Ted HustonAUSTIN, Texas — Ted L. Huston, the Amy Johnson McLaughlin Professor of Human Development and Family Sciences in the School of Human Ecology, will travel to Croatia during the spring semester as a Fulbright Scholar where he will lecture and conduct research on the sociocultural foundations of personal relationships.

Huston will be headquartered at the University of Zagreb, the country’s premier university, in the Department of Sociology. He will lecture at the university, at regional universities in the country, and do collaborative research with social scientists at the university in Zagreb.

Returning to Croatia is a “dream come true” for Huston. In the 1960s, he spent the last half of his senior year as a college student in then-Yugoslavia, totally immersing himself in the country, studying its customs, history and language. He fell in love with the region.

“It is often said that international experiences are transformative,” says Huston. "My experience in Yugoslavia certainly was.”

Huston hopes to gain insight into how the fracturing of Yugoslavia has affected family life in Croatia and to return to the university with a deeper understanding of how culture and larger historical events affect the day-to-day lives of people.

The Fulbright Program, America’s flagship international education program, is sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement, and demonstrated leadership in their fields. The program provides scholars and teachers from around the world the opportunity to observe each others’ political, economic, educational and cultural institutions, to exchange ideas, and to embark on joint ventures of importance to the general welfare of the world’s inhabitants. The program operates in over 155 countries worldwide.

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