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Daris Hale

TXST lecturer receives Fulbright Scholar grant to teach in Nepal

Thursday, June 13, 2024

Daris Hale, a senior lecturer in the School of Music at Texas State University, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program grant to teach and research music at Tribhuvan University and the Nepal Music Center in Nepal.

Hale is the first TXST Fulbright Scholar to trav- el abroad since 2019.

Hale is one of more than 1,200 Americans who will travel abroad for the 2024-2025 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Recipients of Fulbright grantsare selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement.

“I’m excited to be working with the talented Nepali composers and musicians to universalize their music and cultural heritage,” Hale said.

The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship internationaleducational exchange program and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries. The program operates in more than 160 countriesworldwide.

For further information about the Fulbright Program or the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, visit fulbright.

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