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UNT Insider | June 2010 Issue | Faculty Focus: Dale E. Yeatts

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Sociology professor earns Fulbright for research in China

From a UNT News Service press release


Dale E. Yeatts

Dale E. Yeatts

Three UNT faculty members and two students have recently earned Fulbright honors to study abroad.

Dale E. Yeatts, a professor of sociology, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to conduct research in China for spring 2011.

Yeatts, who will be located at Tsinghua University in Beijing, plans to visit five rural counties throughout China to identify “best practices” being used to serve the rural elderly.

He also will work with faculty and graduate students at Tsinghua University’s gerontology center to analyze existing survey data. His work in China will contribute to the Department of Sociology’s focus on sustainable societies.

Elizabeth Oldmixon, associate professor of political science, received a Fulbright Scholar grant to teach in Ireland for the fall 2010 semester. Claudia Howard Queen, assistant professor of music for dance, received a Fulbright Specialist grant to teach at the Taipei National University of the Arts in Taiwan.

Oldmixon will teach religion and U.S. politics at University College Cork and research the Catholic Church’s influence on policymaking in Ireland.

Queen, who has earned her second Fulbright award, will teach in Taipei this summer. She’ll conduct a workshop to help students, professional composers and dance musicians create music to fit the needs of choreography.

Maria De La Luz Leake, a doctoral student in art education, was selected for a Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program in Mexico this summer where she will study language, history and culture. It is her third Fulbright award.

Anthony Tran, a first-year master’s student in radio, television and film, was awarded a grant from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program to study in Vietnam during the 2010-11 academic year. He will explore Vietnamese cinema and its interaction with Hollywood.

Nancy Kolsti with UNT News Service can be reached at nancy.kolsti@unt.edu.

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