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The Executive Director of Squeaky Wheel receives Fulbright Scholarship

Squeaky Wheel’s Executive Director Dorothea Braemer received a Fulbright Senior Lecture/Research award to create a documentary about pioneering art initiatives in the State of Brandenburg. Tentatively entitled Searching for Paradise, this documentary will be produced under the auspices of the University of Applied Sciences in Potsdam. In addition, Mrs. Braemer will teach several workshops about the history of alternative media in the US and Buffalo, NY specifically.

During the time of her absence from February to August 2011, Squeaky Wheel’s Assistant Director Tammy McGovern will assume the position of Interim Executive Director.

The Fulbright Program, America’s flagship international educational exchange program, is sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Since its establishment in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the Fulbright Program has provided approximately 294,000 people – 108,160 Americans who have studied, taught or researched abroad and 178,340 students, scholars and teachers from other countries who have engaged in similar activities in the United States – with the opportunity to observe each others’ political, economic, educational and cultural institutions, to exchange ideas and to embark on joint ventures of importance to the general welfare of the world’s inhabitants. The Program operates in over 155 countries worldwide. Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields.