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Professor travels to Africa on Fulbright grant

August 05, 2008

Dean Kashiwagi, a professor in ASU’s Del E. Webb School of Construction in the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture and conduct research at the University of Botswana in Africa during the 2008-09 academic year.

Kashiwagi, director of the ASU’s Performance Based Studies Research Group, will help the University of Botswana shape a construction project management graduate program using a futuristic project management model and a leading-edge graduate education/research model. The project is designed to establish an ASU-Africa link in engineering and construction management.

Kashiwagi is one of approximately 800 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad through the Fulbright Scholar Program. Established in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the program seeks to build mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other nations.

The Fulbright Program, America’s flagship international educational exchange program, is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The Fulbright Scholar Program is administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars.