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Art professor works as repeat Fulbright

Distinguished Professor of Art Emerita Frances Anderson is working as a Fulbright Senior Specialist in Pakistan. She is using her expertise in art therapy to help young children who have been displaced and traumatized by the massive flooding in that country.

Anderson is presenting art therapy workshops in Islamabad, Pakistan, for U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) workers and other nongovernmental organization staff who have been overwhelmed by the huge number of flood victims. Local volunteers and university graduate psychology students are also attending the workshops.

This is an unprecedented fifth Fulbright for Anderson, who is the former director of the University’s graduate art therapy program and a founding member of the American Art Therapy Association.

She was the first art therapist in the U.S. to receive a Fulbright Scholar Award, and spent months teaching art therapy in Argentina, Taiwan, and Thailand.