Colorado State University Philosophy Professor Awarded Fulbright

Michael Losonsky, professor in Colorado State University’s Department of Philosophy, was awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to teach and research the philosophy of language in the Czech Republic.

Losonsky, who has been at Colorado State since 1987, recently came back from his time spent as a Fulbright Scholar in the Department of Philosophy at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. He taught a graduate seminar and lecture course about contemporary philosophy of language topics, particularly on work by American philosophers during the fall 2007 semester.

In addition to the courses he taught, Losonsky was invited to deliver a universitywide lecture on the nature of philosophy in honor of UNESCO’s Philosophy Day. He also received a Commemorative Medal from the president of Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic, for long-term exemplary cooperation.

While in the Czech Republic, Losonsky developed professional relationships within the philosophy department, and he is working to facilitate a graduate student exchange program with Colorado State and Masaryk University.  

Losonsky is one of five Colorado State faculty members to receive a Fulbright award during the 2007-08 academic year.

About 800 U.S. faculty and professionals will travel abroad through the Fulbright Scholar Program. Established in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late Sen. J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the program’s purpose is to build mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the rest of the world.

The Fulbright Scholar Program is administered by the Council for International Exchange for Scholars.