Les Muray, professor of philosophy and religion at Curry College, was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for study in his native Hungary for the spring of 2014.
Muray will study the influence of French philosopher Henri Bergson on Mihaly Babits and Zsigmond Moricz, two major early 20th century Hungarian writers.
One of Curry College’s most prolific writers, Muray has authored two books and 62 published articles that have been translated into five languages.
“In my home institution, in the classroom, and in faculty researchers’ dinners as well as other settings, I seek to make people more aware of other cultures,” Muray said. “I intend to continue sharing my experiences and travels as well as the content of my research in interesting ways that will stretch the international and global awareness of my audiences.
Muray added that he hoped to draw a larger group of international students to Curry College and encourage them to participate in campus life.
William Nancarrow, interim dean of faculty at Curry, said the Fulbright Scholar award is among the most prestigious in higher education, and very competitive.
“Dr. Muray is a wonderful colleague, friend, and scholar, and the award has both professional and personal meaning for him,” Nancarrow said. “Not only is it recognition of his scholarship and the value of his research, but an opportunity to return to the country of his birth.”