Scholarship lets professors conduct research overseas

Joe Harrington

Two Kent State professors have received the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship award. The professors, Michael Kalinski of the School of Exercise, Leisure and Sport, and Daniel Holm of the geology department, will travel to India and Poland as part of the program.

The Fulbright Scholarship is sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Individuals must apply for the scholarship and for the country they wish to study in. The program sends about 800 professors and other professionals around the world to work on research studies and lecture at other universities.

The program is open to all areas of study, and the Kent State professors reflect that attribute.

Kalinski, an associate professor who specializes in sport nutrition and biochemical adaptation to exercise, will be going to India. He said he will be working at the largest sports institute in Asia and plans on working with India’s Olympic national team.

Kalinski will also teach several classes, including one he teaches here at Kent State, exercise physiology.

“In India, I will further work toward increasing my potentials to be a cultural ambassador of the United States to the people of India,” Kalinski said.

Holm will use the scholarship to continue a calibrated study of the exhumation of rocks in the Sudetes mountains in Poland and the Czech Republic.

Holm started the project with a former Polish international student and AGH University of Science and Technology, in Krakow, Poland.

Holm, who was a Fulbright student scholar in 1986, will also study the movements of high-pressured rocks in Poland. He said the scholarship is an honor and a fabulous opportunity for him and for his family, who will travel to Poland with him.

Holm will leave in March 2008, and Kalinski will head to India in August. The professors join Roger Craik, an associate professor of English at the Ashtabula campus, as Kent State Fulbright scholars. Craik was awarded earlier this year to teach in Bulgaria.

Contact College of Education, Health and Human Services reporter Joe Harrington at [email protected].