Fulbright Scholars Abound At Louisville

A tranquil setting on a hot summer day outside Grawemeyer Hall at the University of Louisville.  Inside the building, however, the administration is exuberant that 14 students have been named Fulbright scholars as part of a flagship international educational exchange program.

The number of awards places U of L in the same company as top Fulbright-producing research institutions like Duke, Cornell, Ohio State, Rutgers and Georgetown, based on 2009-10 numbers.

“That’s who we want to be in the league with,” said U of L President James Ramsey, noting the university’s push to increase undergraduate research and international study experiences. “We look at these awards as affirmation that we are getting the best students and giving them an outstanding experience.”  Source.

Most of U of L’s 2010 Fulbright winners will teach or conduct research. They will travel overseas this summer and stay for about a year. Destinations include Thailand, Germany, Peru, Argentina, Sri Lanka and Ecuador.

Continued progress in academics could possibly have a profound effect on U of L’s athletic future, as became obvious during recent conference expansion discussions.

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Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.

3 thoughts on “Fulbright Scholars Abound At Louisville

  • July 18, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    How does this compare with the number of Fulbright scholars at UK?

  • July 27, 2010 at 3:21 am

    Thanks for posting this Charlie. (I missed it the first time, must have been when the India bug knocked me out a fwe weeks!) Outsiders doubt U of L’s academic progress and excellence at their own risk!

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