Four BAFF Scolarships For Practice and Research in the USA
UL Press Centre
The end of 2011 was the deadline for the third BAFF (Baltic-American Freedom Foundation) scolarship contest. Four of the UL researchers and students received the scolarships and will go to the U.S. in spring and summer.
Professor Vita Zelce, the Faculty of Social Sciences, will go to the U.S., the George Washington University, to conduct a research dedicated to Russian- Latvian social memory and conflicts. The study is planned to be evolved into a scientific monograph. Professor intends to participate in scientific conferences devoted to Eastern Europe and to promote media and social memory enrichment. The researcher Boris Rjabovs, UL Institute of Astronomy, intends to explore sunspots at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Physics Department Center for Solar- Terrestrial Research. Two UL students Juris Baldunciks, Faculty of Economics and Management, and Ulrika Beitnere, Faculty of Biology, have also received the scolarships.
This spring and summer 24 representatives of the Baltic States will go to the U.S. to complement their professional knowledge and skills within the programmes of BAFF.
Translated by students of the professional study programme Translator of the University of Latvia.