Who:  The Ohio State University at Lima
Ohio State Lima Mathematics professor wins Fulbright Scholar Award
  August 8, 2002
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Pam Joseph at (419) 995-8284 or Jon Rockhold at (419) 995-8390

For Immediate Release

August 8, 2002

CONTACT: Pam Joseph at (419) 995-8284 or Jon Rockhold at (419) 995-8390

Ohio State Lima Mathematics professor wins Fulbright Scholar Award

Dr. S.M. Tariq Rizvi, Professor of Mathematics at The Ohio State University, has been selected for a Fulbright Scholar Award in India during the 2002-2003 academic year.

“I am honored to be selected for this award,” said Dr. Rizvi, who is also the Coordinator of the Mathematics Department at Ohio State Lima. “The award reflects on the support this University provides to its faculty and a recognition of the quality of teaching and research which goes on here. It will provide me with a wonderful opportunity to present some of that quality through lectures and presentations at the various institutions I will visit abroad. The interactions with various faculty and students at these institutions will help me professionally in my own research and teaching of mathematics. I plan to utilize that experience in my work at Ohio State on my return.”

Dr. Rizvi will be based at Aligarh University, one of India’s premier federal institutions, during a major part of his yearlong sabbatical abroad. He will be lecturing on his research specialty, the theory of rings and modules, and related topics. He is also scheduled to lecture at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Bombay, Punjab University’s Center of Advanced Studies in Mathematics in Chandigarh, and the Harish-Chandra Research Institute in Allahbad.

“Dr. Rizvi is a marvelous teacher as well as an internationally recognized scholar. In fact, he has brought Ph.D. students to this campus to study.” said Dr. Violet I. Meek, Dean and Director. “He is an important part of this growing University and brings international lustre to our community.”

In addition to the Fulbright award, Dr. Rizvi has also received a joint research grant from the Korean Research Foundation that will support research with colleagues in South Korea during 2002-2004. He has also won an international travel grant from the Office of International Affairs at Ohio State to support a research project and lectures in Europe. He will be visiting Europe and Korea during his sabbatical leave also.

Rizvi joins some 225,000 other distinguished Fulbright scholars and professionals worldwide who are leaders in the educational, political, economic, social and cultural lives of their countries. The Fulbright program is an activity of the U.S. government that for more than 50 years has helped increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and those of other countries. Fulbright scholars establish open communications and long-term cooperative relationships to build on their experiences long after the conclusions of their grants.

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Editors’ note: Dr. Rizvi’s last day in the U.S. will be Friday, Aug. 9, 2002. He returns to campus for Autumn Quarter 2003.

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