(Ackland, Len - 2008) -- Traditional Fulbright Scholarship uri icon



  • Professor Ackland, who began his journalism career as a free- lance writer in Vietnam in 1968, is the founding director and co-director of the university’s Center for Environmental Journalism. With his Fulbright fellowship, Ackland attended a two-week German Studies Seminar — “Science and Society: The Impact of Science on Policy Formation”—in Berlin and Brussels. Last year, he was the recipient of a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship to study Germany’s plans to phase out nuclear power use by 2022.
    For more than 20 years, Ackland worked as a journalist, including as a reporter at the Chicago Tribune and the Des Moines Register, where he won the George Polk Award for local reporting. Before joining the faculty in 1991, Ackland served seven years as editor of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, which under his direction won the National Magazine Award for a special issue on the Chernobyl nuclear reactor accident. He received a research and writing grant from the MacArthur Foundation that supported work on his book, Making a Real Killing: Rocky Flats and the Nuclear West, published in 1999.

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  • 2008