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October 16, 2012 > Local professor selected as Fulbright Scholar

Local professor selected as Fulbright Scholar

Submitted By Susie White

DeVry University professor Abhay Ghiara has been selected as a Fulbright-Nehru Senior Research Scholar. He has been awarded a grant to travel to India in 2012-2013 for his research project, "26 Brief Glimpses of Gandhi: Towards a Sequel to the London Performance-Lecture (Performance Studies International Conference)." Ghiara joins the ranks of a distinguished group of grantees that includes heads of state, CEOs and university presidents, as well as 43 Nobel Prize recipients.

Ghiara is a senior professor with the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at DeVry University's Fremont campus. In November 2012, he will travel to India, where he spent his childhood, to begin his research under a grant through The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

"I am honored to be a part of such a prestigious program," said Ghiara. "I look forward to my research in India because of its diversity, religious tolerance and thriving performing arts community. I hope the research will make both my students and colleagues at DeVry University proud."

Ghiara's research will focus on Mahatma Gandhi's life and legacy in nonviolence and its effect on interdisciplinary performance art. The collected research and materials will be used for a 26 part performance-lecture series on Mahatma Gandhi, which will feature writing, visuals and performance.

Dr. Donna Loraine, provost/vice president of academic affairs for DeVry University said, "Professors such as Abhay further reaffirm DeVry University's breadth and depth of academic instruction excellence."

For more information about the Fremont campus of DeVry University, visit: www.fre.devry.edu/

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