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December 7th, 2012: Watch Hillary Clinton's Speech at DCU US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, delivered a speech on Human Rights at Dublin City University

Yesterday, December 6th, 2012, the Fulbright Commission were delighted to attend Secretary Clinton’s speech at DCU. Secretary Clinton launched the new Insitute of International Conflict Resolution and Reconstruction at Dublin City University.As part of her speech, Secretary Clinton spoke about the importance of human rights, identifying her four key areas that need to be protected:…

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December 5th, 2012: Help Us Promote the Social Entrepreneur Award – Posters for Download Just Over Two Months Left to Apply for the Summer Institute on Social Entrepreneurship

We have produced a one-page flier on the Summer Institute on Social Entrepreneurship that you can download and share with interested friends and colleagues. You can download the poster here. Please feel free to share this widely with anyone you think might be interested. Please also note the new deadline of February 14th, 2013, which…

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December 4th, 2012: Thanksgiving with the IFAA Fulbrighters Attend Annual IFAA Thanksgiving Event at NUIG

The Irish Fulbright Alumni Association hosted a festive Thanksgiving dinner at the Aula Maxima at National University Ireland, Galway on Friday, November 23rd, 2012. The event was attended by former and current U.S. and Irish Fulbright awardees, as well as Courtney Cokely from the Irish Fulbright Commission. After a traditional Thanksgiving feast of turkey and…

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December 3rd, 2012: Irish Classes at UCONN Current FLTA, Lisa Nic an Bhreithimh, Excites Irish Language Learners at the University of Connecticut

The University of Connecticut’s campus newspaper, The Daily Campus, has written a great piece about Lisa’s Irish language courses that she is offering through her Fulbright Award.The article is available by clicking here.Lisa has a BA in Modern Irish and Philosophy from Trinity College Dublin and an MA in Media and Irish Language from University…

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November 29th, 2012: FLTAs Participate in Irish Immersion Weekend Current Irish FLTAs, Nóirín Ní Laighin and Gearóid Ó Duinn, Visit Kansas City on Irish Immersion Weekend

The Kansas City Irish Center in Kansas City, Missouri, hosted an Irish language Immersion Weekend during early November. Two Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants (FLTAs) participated in the class. Gearóid and Nóirín are both Irish language teaching assistants at univerisities in the U.S. Nóirín is currently at the University of Notre Dame, while Gearóid is…

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November 28th, 2012: Deadline Changed for Summer Institute, Now Two Weeks Earlier The Summer Institute on Social Entrepreneurship's deadline has changed; it is now two weeks earlier than previously stated.

Due to scheduling changes, the application for the Summer Institute on Social Entrepreneurship is now due on Thursday, February 14th, 2013. Please update your calendars to reflect this change. Although the applications are not due for just over two months, we would encourage you to submit your application early. Transcripts and references can take some…

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November 27th, 2012: Save the Date for Lecture on Irish Contemporary Novels at Fordham Current Irish Fulbright Scholar to Give Lecture at Fordham Universit

Dr. Ellen McWilliams, a Fulbright Scholar who is lecturing and researching at the Institute of Irish Studies at Fordham in New York, is giving a lecture on Tuesday, December 11th, 2012 at the Lowenstein Building. The topic of the lecture is “Women and Migration in the Contemporary Irish Novel.” All are welcome to attend; please…

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November 23rd, 2012: DIT Fulbrighter to Deliver Two Lectures Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Shannon Chance, to Speak at DIT's School of Architecture

Shannon Chance is giving two lectures on Student Learning and LEED in Dublin next week. Shannon Chance, current US Fulbright Scholar who is conducting research on innovative engineering teaching strategies at the Dublin Institute of Technology, will deliver two lectures next week. The details are as follows: Monday, November 26th, 2012 at 11:00.am.: How an…

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November 22nd, 2012: Fulbright Pianist to Perform Tonight at CIT Former Fulbrighter, Therese Fahy, is performing this evening at the Cork Institute of Technology.

Therese Fahy, one of Ireland’s foremost pianists and a Fulbright Scholar to the St. Louis Conservatory of Music, is performing the complete Debussy preludes at the Cork School of Music. Therese is a Professor of Piano at the Royal Irish Academy of Music and has remained very involved with the Fulbright Commission since completing her…

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