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Globetrotter with a trumpet

Most travelers would fire their travel agent if they were booked from Taipei to Sacramento to Bucharest. But Sac State professor Gary Dilworth isn’t about to bag his. The trumpet professor recently left on his second Fulbright scholarship, to teach brass at the NationalConservatory of Music in Romania’s capital. Along the way, he visited Taiwan, the site of his previous Fulbright, where he performed at the 50th anniversary celebration of Tankang University.

While on his Visiting Artist Fulbright in Taipei, Dilworth led the brass section of the Taipei Symphony Orchestra. In Bucharest, he will attempt to promote the trumpet in a country where it doesn’t have the popularity or rich history that woodwind instruments have.

Three other Sac State professors also have taken their educational shows on the road this academic year with a Fulbright.

Foreign Languages Professor Marjorie Gelus traveled to Berlin to study contemporary German. Criminal Justice Professor Robert Hurley is at one of Russia’s oldest universities, Kazan State University, after a previous Fulbright stay in the Republic of Georgia. And English Professor Emeritus Hortense Simmons recently returned from her second Fulbright in two years, after spending the fall teaching African American literature at Petro Mohyla Mykolayiv State University in Ukraine.


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