Barry’s Dr. Aphrodite Alexandrakis earns prestigious Fulbright Scholar Award
Contact: Sara Lotfy
MIAMI SHORES, Florida — Barry University professor of Philosophy and Humanities Dr. Aphrodite Alexandrakis from the College of Arts and Sciences, has been selected to receive the prestigious Fulbright Scholar Award for her proposed research on “Plato’s Notion of Beauty and Egyptian Painting.”
As a part of the grant, Alexandrakis will receive a monthly stipend that will cover room and board, everyday expenses, and a roundtrip ticket to Cairo, Egypt. During her 4 month stay in Cairo, which begins in February 2009 and ends in May 2009, Alexandrakis will be studying Plato’s references to Egyptian painting and arts in order to analyze and formulate a new theory on Plato’s use of the formal elements and approach to beauty and the arts. She will also give lectures on ancient Greek aesthetics to faculty and students at the University of Helwan in Cairo. Once her research is complete, she will then submit her findings to a professional peer reviewed philosophy journal, for review where a decision will be made here in the U.S. Of the 25-30 scholars who applied for this particular grant, only three were selected.
The Fulbright Scholar Award is financed by the U.S. Fulbright Commission in Washington and the Fulbright Commission in Egypt. Fulbright grants are made to U.S. citizens and nationals of other countries for a variety of educational activities, primarily university lecturing, advanced research, graduate study, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools. Since the program’s inception, approximately 279,500 participants (chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential) are given the opportunity to exchange ideas and to contribute to finding solutions to shared issues.
For more information contact Alexandrakis at 305-899-3349 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.