Gordon and Jones Among Faculty Awarded Fulbright Scholar Grants

Published: November 13th, 2006

Category: News

Clifford JonesMichael GordonLevin College of Law Professor Michael W. Gordon and Clifford Jones, associate in law research and lecturer in the school’s Center for Governmental Responsibility, are among seven University of Florida faculty members who have been awarded Fulbright Scholar grants to lecture or conduct research in other  countries during the 2006-07 academic year.

Gordon, the John H. and Mary Lou Dasburg Professor, will be going to the Portuguese Catholic University in Portugal, while Jones heads off to Munich, Germany to conduct research at the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition, and Tax Law. They are among about 800 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad as part of the program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State to build mutual understanding between residents of the United States and the rest of the world. UF also is hosting five Fulbright Visiting Scholars during the current academic year.

“The Fulbright program  highly competitive and elects talented faculty from all over the world,” UF provost Janie Fouke said.

“The University of Florida is proud both to be the home for these recipients and to be the home of faculty who attract awardees from other countries. Our students are the ultimate winners, though, because they have the opportunity to interact with folks who are among the most accomplished in the world.”