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  October 30, 2000

Reiter to Hold Fulbright
Distinguished Chair in Sweden

Howard Reiter, professor of political science, has been awarded the Uppsala Chair in American Studies in Sweden as part of the Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program.

Reiter will be at Uppsala University at the Swedish Institute for North American Studies from September 2001 through May 2002.

Awards in the Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program are among the most esteemed appointments in the Fulbright Scholar Program. Given to candidates with prominent records of scholarly accomplishment, just 34 awards are available in 13 countries.

"This is a prestigious and competitive award. We are very pleased for Howard, for the University and for the Fulbright program," says Malcolm Bochner, UConn's Fulbright Program advisor.

Reiter will be teaching an undergraduate and a graduate course and giving guest lectures in American Studies. He will also supervise research and present an inaugural lecture.

Uppsala University, the oldest university in Scandinavia, was founded in 1477. The Swedish Institute for North American Studies is a research institute that conducts and promotes research in American studies; coordinates the efforts of scholars in varying American studies disciplines; and arranges courses, lectures and conferences on related topics.

Reiter specializes in American politics, with a focus on political parties and elections. He has been a Fulbright Research Scholar in western Europe, a recipient of Choice Magazine's Outstanding Academic Books Award, and a lecturer on American politics in Europe, Asia and Latin America. He received his bachelor's degree from Cornell and his master's and Ph.D. from Harvard University.

Sherry Fisher