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Miami Dade College Professor of Paralegal Studies Awarded Fulbright Scholar Grant to Lecture in New Delhi


Miami, August 27, 2013 - Miami Dade College (MDC) Wolfson Campus Professor Dr. Danixia Cuevas has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture at the National Law University in New Delhi, India during the 2013-14 academic year. Dr. Cuevas will teach business law courses at the National Law University, emphasizing the use of collaborative and cooperative pedagogy in teaching law. 

Dr. Cuevas is among approximately 1,100 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program in 2013-14, which is administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, a division of the Institute of International Education. 

At MDC, Dr. Cuevas teaches paralegal and pre-law students in the college’s American Bar Association-approved paralegal studies program. She has taught an array of legal courses and implemented collaborative learning methodologies in her classroom, with a particular emphasis on service learning principles and the legal system. In addition, she is an MDC Endowed Teaching Chair recipient.   

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations and foundations in foreign countries and in the United States also provide direct and indirect support. The Program operates in over 155 countries worldwide. 

Since it was established in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the Fulbright Program has given approximately 300,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists, scientists and other professionals the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. 

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