Western New York/Northwest Pennsylvania Chapter of the Fulbright Association

Past Events

Look below to see how we have been representing Fulbright and educating others about the value of international communication.

Albright Knox Tour and Lunch Event

Approximately 50 visiting Fulbright international students and faculty joined the Western New York/Northwest Pennsylvania Fulbright Chapter Board for an afternoon at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo New York. The event took place Saturday, February 16 and was sponsored by a grant from the National Fulbright Association in Washington D.C.

The event started with a luncheon at the café in the Gallery. The visiting students and faculty introduced themselves to the group. Most of the students were studying at either the University at Buffalo or the Rochester Institute of Technology. The luncheon provided a wonderful opportunity for students, faculty, and Board members to mingle and interact. Chapter President Ted Schwalbe (SUNY Fredonia) made a short address to the group reminding visitors that the Board was here to help them in any way. Participants were also reminded to become active in their country’s Fulbright chapters when they returned home and to encourage others to apply for Fulbright grants.

Following the luncheon, the group toured the Albright-Knox collection. They were split up into several groups with an expert docent providing information on the Gallery’s outstanding collection ranging from classical to contemporary art.

WNY/NWPA Fulbright Conference: Niagara University

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Anna McNab

Dr. Anna McNab joined the Niagara University faculty in August 2009 after receiving her Ph.D. from Washington State University. She also holds an M.B.A. and an undergraduate degree in business administration, double-majoring in management information systems and operations management, both from Washington State University.

Dr. McNab recently had a chance to complete a sabbatical in her native Slovakia, working for one of the top design agencies for mobile app and web development. Her interests in international issues are both personal and professional. Dr. McNab’s teaching is related to the use of information systems in organizations, teaching courses on strategic use of information systems by organizations, e-commerce essentials and creative problem solving.

Her research interests include human-computer interactions in information retrieval context, user acceptance of information systems across cultures, motivations for joining online communities and examination of methods used in IS research. Her research has previously appeared in several periodicals and journals including MIS Quarterly and the Journal of Organizational Computing and E-Commerce, as well as various proceedings of national and international conferences.

Dr. McNab also has a strong record of services at the university and in her professional community.