• UWA presents Vietnamese Fulbright lecturer Feb. 7

    Posted: January 31, 2011

    Author: Meaghan Gordon

    LIVINGSTON, Ala.—The University of West Alabama continues its Fulbright Lecture Series as Vietnamese scholar Don Van Chau will speak on the culture and people of Vietnam on Monday, Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. in the Bell Conference Center.

    Hosted by the Julia Tutwiler College of Education, Chau is a Fulbright visiting scholar in the State University of New York at Albany’s Department of Educational Theory and Practice. In Vietnam, he is a senior English lecturer at Phu Yen University. His research interests include English language teaching methodology, applied linguistics and theories of translation and cross-cultural communication.

    Chau studied English at Hue University. He speaks multiple languages and has also studied in the Philippines. Chau has published academic articles and translated into English materials for his university and city.

    “UWA is pleased to host Mr. Chau during our sixth annual Fulbright Lecture Series, which continues to bring a global perspective to Livingston by exposing our students and community to a variety of cultures,” said Dr. David M. Taylor, provost.

    Chau is one of approximately 800 foreign scholars chosen this year to lecture, conduct research and participate in seminars in the United States through the Fulbright Scholars Program. In addition to the public program, he will address classes and work one-on-one with UWA faculty and students during his stay in Livingston.

    The UWA Fulbright Lecture Series continues Feb. 22 with a Mexican business scholar. Admission to all Fulbright Lecture Series presentations is free. For more information, please call 205-652-3892.
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