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Bellarmine University Faculty Member to Lecture in Hungary as Fulbright Scholar

Apr 20, 2010

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 20, 2010) -- Dr. Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty, associate professor of theology at Bellarmine University, has earned a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture at Debrecen Reformed Theological University in Debrecen, Hungary in Fall 2010. Her project is entitled, "Religion in the Public Forum."

Hinson-Hasty is one of approximately 1,100 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program this academic year. The United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs sponsor the Fulbright Program, America's flagship international educational exchange program.

Since its establishment in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the Fulbright Program has provided approximately 294,000 people - 108,160 Americans who have studied, taught or researched abroad and 178,340 students, scholars and teachers from other countries who have engaged in similar activities in the United States - with 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.

About the Fulbright Program

Fulbright recipients are among more than 40,000 individuals participating in U.S. Department of State exchange programs each year. For more than sixty years, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has supported programs that seek to promote mutual understanding and respect between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The Council for International Exchange of Scholars administers the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. For further information about the Fulbright Program or the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, visit or contact James A. Lawrence, Office of Academic Exchange Programs, at 202-453-8531 or

About Bellarmine

Bellarmine University is an independent Catholic university offering more than 50 majors, as well as graduate degree programs, a doctor of nursing practice and a doctor of physical therapy. and the Princeton Review rank Bellarmine among America's best institutions for higher education, and U.S. News and World Report consistently ranks Bellarmine as a top tier university.