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DePauw Again Among Nation's Top Producers of Student Fulbright Awards

DePauw Again Among Nation's Top Producers of Student Fulbright Awards

October 27, 2008

Student Study Fall 2007.jpgOctober 27, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. - DePauw University is among the "Top Producers of Fulbright Awards for U.S. Students, 2008-09" according to a chart published in the October 24 edition of the Chronicle of Higher Education. The publication notes that three 2008 DePauw graduates received Fulbright Awards to study and live abroad for a year, and that 17 students at the University applied for the prestigious grants.

DePauw was also cited in the publication's 2007 and 2006 listings.

Eric M. Reese is spending the current academic year in South Korea teaching English to young people. Kathryn A. Haklin is on a teaching assistantship in France as a result of receiving an international graduate study and research grant from the French government and the Institute of International Education (IIE).Seth C. Elder is studying and conducting research in Macedonia in a project titled Fulbright Logo 09.jpg"Economic Development and the Protection of Cultural Heritage in Macedonia."

Two members of the DePauw University faculty and two alumni also received Fulbright Awards for this academic year. Michele T. Villinski, associate professor of economics and management, is teaching environmental and natural resource economics and policy at Universitas Surabaya (UBAYA) in Surabaya, Indonesia. David Alvarez, assistant professor of English at DePauw University, will spend the Spring 2009 semester lecturing in India as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Delhi.

Tiffany Hodge, a research assistant and third year doctoral candidate at Emory University and 2002 graduate of DePauw, traveled to Bangladesh conduct research in Islamic studies. Elin P. Raun, a 2004 alumna of the University, went to Estonia for a research project, "The Return of Estonia's Diaspora."

Spring 2008 aa1.jpg"The Fulbright Program is one of the most successful fellowship programs around," writes the Chronicle's Beth McMurtrie. "About 1,500 students and 1,300 scholars from the United States and abroad are studying and working on Fulbrights this academic year. Started in 1946, the international academic-exchange program offers grants that are awarded by binational Fulbright commissions and financed by the U.S. government and the government of each country in which the awards are available. This year the United States contributed nearly $221-million to the fellowships."

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For more information about Fulbright opportunities, contact Douglas E. Harms, professor of computer science and DePauw's Fulbright program adviser.