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UAlbany Professor Charles Rougle Named Fulbright Scholar

Contact: Catherine Herman (518) 437-4980

ALBANY, N.Y. (September 21, 2005) -- University at Albany Slavic and Eurasian studies Associate Professor Charles Rougle has been named a Fulbright Scholar, and will join an accomplished group of higher-education faculty and professionals who will travel abroad to 140 countries for the 2005-06 academic year.

Rougle will travel to Moscow where he will teach courses in Russian-English translation to students at the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Moscow State University. He will also serve as co-director of the State University of New York Center on Russia and the United States, a SUNY-wide institution dedicated to developing scholarly and cultural contacts and exchanges.

Over the last 20 years, Rougle has taught Russian language, literature, and civilization for the University's department of languages, literatures, and cultures. He also teaches Russian-English translation in the post-M.A. Certificate of Advanced Study program. Rougle's administrative responsibilities currently include directing the University's program in Russian and East European Studies and the undergraduate program in Russian.

Established in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the Fulbright Scholar program's purpose is to build mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries. Over its 58 years of existence, thousands of U.S. faculty and professionals have studied, taught, or done research abroad, and thousands of their counterparts from other countries have engaged in similar activities in the United States.

The Fulbright Scholar program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars.


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