A tranquil setting on a hot summer day outside Grawemeyer Hall at the University of Louisville.Â 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.
â€œThat’s who we want to be in the league with,â€ said U of L President James Ramsey, noting the university’s push to increase undergraduate research and international study experiences. â€œWe look at these awards as affirmation that we are getting the best students and giving them an outstanding experience.â€Â 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.