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BYU mathematics professor earns Fulbright grant

Wayne Barrett, a Brigham Young University mathematics professor, has been named a Fulbright Scholar and will be visiting Israel for the 2006-2007 academic year under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

A popular teacher at BYU, Barrett has also served as chair of the Department of Mathematics and hs written more than 40 publications. His honors include the Karl G. Maeser Excellence in Teaching Award from BYU and the Award fir Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics from the Intermountain Section of the Mathematical Association of America.

Barrett said he hopes to establish open communication and cooperative relationships between Israel and the United States during his study.

Barrett will be one of more than 800 U.S. faculty and professionals who will teach and research abroad in 150 countries for the 2006-2007 academic year. The Fulbright Scholar Program was founded to help foster positive relations between the United States and other countries.

For more information, contact Wayne Barrett at (801) 422-2516.

Writer: Elizabeth Kasper

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