Monthly Archives: October 2014

NJ Fulbright Colleagues presented at Fulbright Conference


NJ Fulbright Chapter members: Drs. Lesher, Marshood and Yildiz presented “Muslim Women in Modern Times” at 37th Annual Fulbright Conference on October 18, 2014.



Photo from Left to right: Ramesh Ramakrishnan, Melda Yildiz, Nabil Marshood

Photo on 10-17-14 at 5.17 PM #2

Tina Lesher


Here is the link to our slides-



NJ Fulbright Chapter hosted Fall 2014 Meeting at Kean University


Dear NJ Fulbrighters and Friends of Fulbrighters,

We thank you so much for coming to our Fall 2014 event.


Left to right: Damian Kolodiy and Dr. George Kolodiy (Ukraine)


Left to right: Dr. Nabil Marshood, Dr. Mahmoud Watad (Morocco)


We thank our presenters in order of presentation:

We especially thank Helen Kolodiy, Neiruz Watad, and Miriam Marshood for their invaluable contributions in organizing the event, setting up and cleaning up the tables.
We also thank the School for Global Education and Innovation at Kean University for providing us the meeting space.

We are looking forward to seeing you in our Spring 2014 event in March.

On behalf of the New Jersey Chapter, Fulbright Association, we thank you for  disseminating the “mutual understanding” in every world language.

Teşekkür ederim (Turkish); (shukran) شكرا (Arabic); спасибі (spasybi); Ngiyabonga (Zulu); Danke schön (German); Merci (French); Gracias (Spanish); Рахмет! (Raxmet!) – gen (Kazak); Murakoze (Rwanda); Asante (Swahili); Xièxie,  謝謝 (Chinese), Obrigado (masculine) and Obrigada (feminine) (Portuguese).

Melda N. Yildiz, NJ Fulbright Chapter President

Reminder: Oct 11- NJ Chapter Fulbright Meeting at Kean University


Dear Fulbright Alumni, Colleagues, Students and Friends,

You are cordially invited to attend our NJ Fulbright Chapter Fall 2014 Meeting featuring Morocco and Ukraine on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at Kean University.

Presenters: Dr. George Kolodiy (Ukraine) Kean University

and Dr. Mahmoud Watad (Morroco) William Paterson University

Title of the presentation: “Innovation Dynamics in Moroccan Firms” and abstract- click Innovation in Moroccan firms- summary to FB NJ chapter Presentation

Please click Dr. Watad’s bio


Date: October 11, 2014, Saturday

Time: 12-2:30PM.

Location: Hutchinson J305, Kean University, Union, NJ

Campus Map-

(It is labelled J Building on the map) Suggest you to park on white-lined spots.

Please come to meet NJ Fulbright Alumni and enjoy ethic food from Ukraine and Morocco.

Also please RSVP –

Thank you.

Melda N. Yildiz, Ed.D.

NJ Fulbright Chapter President

The show “Saltwater” by Brian Rutenberg


Invited to attend  Brian Rutenberg’ s solo exhibition “Saltwater” opens Thursday, Oct 30 and runs through December 6th.

There will a reception on Thursday, Oct 30 from 5:30-7:30p.

Brian was  a Fulbright Scholar in 1997/8 in Ireland with the Irish Museum of Modern Art.


October 30-Dec 6, 2014

artist’s reception: Thursday, Oct 30, 5:30-7:30p


Location: Forum Gallery

730 Fifth Avenue, NYC