Texas Tech's Fulbright Faculty Experience Detailed in Photo Exhibit

Photos detail international studies abroad.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, the organizers of Texas Tech University’s Fulbright Faculty Photo exhibition hope attendees can experience an entire library’s worth of information upon seeing the images in this exhibit.

The show features the work of six Texas Tech faculty members who traveled around the globe on Fulbright grants, said Jane Bell, director of operations at the International Cultural Center and organizer for the exhibit.

It opens from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 1, and will continue indefinitely on display at the International Cultural Center, 601 Indiana Ave. The show is the early part of the First Friday Art Trail, an event that showcases works of art in the galleries, studios and restaurants of Lubbock.

"We’ve wanted to highlight our faculty who have been awarded Fulbrights for some time now," Bell said. "Each faculty member has written a paragraph describing his or her Fulbright experience to accompany the work. These faculty members have brought distinction to Texas Tech University, because it’s such a prestigious award."

The show features:

• Joseph Aranha, associate professor of architecture who traveled to Zimbabwe

• James C. Watkins, assistant academic dean of architecture who traveled to Vietnam

• Gary Elbow, associate academic dean of the Honors College who traveled to Ecuador

• Susan Fortney, professor of law who traveled to Slovenia

• Laura Beard, associate professor of Spanish who traveled to Mexico

• Lorenz Lutherer, professor of physiology and internal medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center who traveled to Peru

The exhibit is free and open to the public. Because of construction, take University Avenue or Texas Tech Parkway to Fourth Street, then turn south down Indiana Avenue.

CONTACT: Jane Bell, director of operations, International Cultural Center, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-2974. or jane.bell@ttu.edu.