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Dr. Sarah H. Brown Receives Fulbright Award, to Lecture in Czech Republic

Dr. Sarah H. Brown, associate professor of history at the Jupiter campus, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture at the Department of American Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, during the 2007-08 academic year.

Brown will spend five months in Prague, teaching courses on the American civil rights movement and the American South since 1900.
Brown has taught history at the Jupiter campus for the past eleven years. She specializes in 20th century America with an emphasis on the American South. Brown’s continuing research centers around southern radicalism and white resistance, especially the organized southern opposition to the federal civil rights legislation of the 1960s, and the participation of lawyers and legal scholars in that effort. She authored the book, Standing Against Dragons, Three Southern Lawyers in an Era of Fear: 1945-1965 (LSU Press 1999) and several award-winning articles for scholarly journals. Recent articles include a chapter on Esther Cooper Jackson, an African-American pioneer from the civil rights movement, for the book Lives Full of Struggle and Triumph: Southern Women, Their Institutions, Their Communities (University Press of Florida, 2003).

Brown is a fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for College and University Faculty at Harvard University. In 2006, she received a research grant from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History in New York and a Moody Fellowship from the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library in Austin, Texas. In September 2007, Brown will serve as a panelist at an international conference in Little Rock commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Little Rock integration crisis.

Brown 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’s purpose is to build mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the rest of the world.


Jupiter Campus Hosts 'Images of the Galapagos' Exhibit

"Images of the Galapagos," a collection of wildlife photographs by Candace O. Childrey, will run through Oct. 19. The exhibit is part of the Art in the Atrium series.

"My love of nature and interest in photography began early with my first Brownie camera, and accelerated as a teenager with a gift of a 35mm from my parents," says Childrey. "With the availability of digital imaging, I have taken to the Florida Everglades and barrier islands to record the inhabitants — especially the birds. My trip to Ecuador’s Galapagos Archipelago and upper Amazon provided a wealth of images."

Childrey is a member of the Coral Springs Camera Club, Coral Springs Artist Guild and the Everglades Chapter of the Photographic Society of America. She is the wife of Dr. John A. Childrey, a professor in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters at the Davie campus.

The SR Atrium is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-10 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. A “Meet the Artists” reception will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Atrium. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP for the reception to Margaret Allen at 561-799-8105 or mallen31@fau.edu.

Click here to find out about other exhibits at the Jupiter campus.

 

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