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NJIT Professor Wins Fulbright Scholar Grant
David B. Rothenberg, NJIT Associate Professor of Philosophy,
Heads to Helsinki to teach philosophy of New Media and Technology
at the University of Art and Design
NEWARK--Tuesday, January 20, 1998--David Rothenberg, associate professor of philosophy, has been awarded a Fulbright scholar grant and will be heading to Helsinki, Finland this month to teach Philosophy of New Media and Technology at the University of Art and Design for the spring semester.
Rothenberg, of Cold Spring, N.Y., is the founding editor of Terra Nova: Journal of Nature and Culture. He is known as a writer, philosopher, ecologist, and musician, speaking out for nature in all aspects of his diverse work, which ranges from deep ecology to the integration of world music with improvisation and electronics. In Helsinki, he will teach one course on the philosophy of new media technology, and another on sound and ecology.
The Fulbright Program is sponsored and funded by the U.S. Information Agency. The program has been recognized for 50 years as the flagship program in international educational exchange. Participating governments and host institutions also provide funding support. Fulbright applications undergo rigorous peer review administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars. The board is appointed by the President, formulates policy and guidelines and selects the winners.
Rothenberg earned a Ph.D. in philosophy from Boston University and a B.A. magna cum laude in Special Concentrations from Harvard University.