UMass Dartmouth scientist receives Fulbright Scholar Award

John R. Buck, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the School for Marine Science and Technology at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant

May 30, 2003 

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UMass Dartmouth scientist receives Fulbright Scholar Award 

John R. Buck, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the School for Marine Science and Technology at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture and do research at the Defence Science and Technology Organisation and the University of Sydney in Australia during the 2003-2004 academic year. The United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced the award. 

Buck will collaborate with Australian scientists to study how the structure of humpback whale songs evolves over time. In collaboration with his students, he previously developed techniques to study whether the songs of Hawaiian humpback whales were hierarchically structured as proposed by Payne and McVay in 1971. The Fulbright fellowship will allow Buck to extend that work investigating a radical shift observed in the songs of the eastern Australian humpback whales during 1996-1998 as well as take part in ongoing experiments recording and observing these whales during September and October of 2003. 

More information about his research is available on his website: http://www.umassd.edu/engineering/ece/ ece_jbuck.cfm 

Buck is one of approximately 800 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad to some 140 countries for the 2003-2004 academic year through the Fulbright Scholar Program. Established in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the program?s purpose is to build mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries. The Fulbright Program, America's flagship international educational exchange activity, is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. 

For further information about the Fulbright Scholar Program, pleasecontact Kirsten Bermingham, communications specialist, Council forInternational Exchange of Scholars. Telephone: 202.686.7869 E-mail: kbermingham@cies.iie.org Web site: www.cies.org 


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