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DePauw Among Nation's Top Producers of Fulbright Awards: Chronicle

DePauw Among Nation's Top Producers of Fulbright Awards: Chronicle

October 18, 2006

Fulbright Logo 09.jpgOctober 18, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - DePauw University is among the "Top Producers of Fulbright Awards for U.S. Students, 2006-07" in the October 20 edition of the Chronicle of Higher Education. A chart in the publication shows that three 2006 DePauw graduates received Fulbright Awards to study and live abroad for a year, and that eight students applied for the prestigious grants.

Osamuede "Ede" Osemwota is spending this academic year in France researching an HIV-1 integrase inhibitor. Stuart E. Schussler is in Quito, Ecuador analyzing the plight of Colombian refugees, while Christina E. Guzik is in Argentina to studying and conducting East College Tower 2005.jpgresearch on the relationship between the U.S.-led War on Terror and regional security in South America's Southern Cone.

In addition to the three May graduates, Kate E. Murray '00 also received a Fulbright Award. Murray is in Brisbane, Australia with the Community Engagement Centre at the University of Queensland. Her Fulbright Scholarship, in conjunction with her work on her doctotal dissertation for Arizona State University's clinical psychology program, will compare refugee resettlement programs in the United States and Australia.

"American and foreign scholars and students have received Fulbright grants since 1946. The awards, made by binational commissions, are financed by the United States and the government of each participating country," notes the Chronicle's Erin Strout. "This fall almost 1,300 American students were chosen for the Fulbright Program. They will travel to 122 countries, where they will conduct research, take classes, or teach English."

Read the story at the publication's Web site.

For information on applying for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program competition, contact David Gellman, associate professor of history and Fulbright Program Adviser.