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ASU named top producer of Fulbright scholars

November 08, 2011

Arizona State University has been named one of the top producers of Fulbright award scholars, to research and teach abroad, by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

This year, eight faculty members will travel to six different countries to carry out their work. The grants placed ASU third in the nation for Fulbright Scholar awards, behind Pennsylvania State University at University Park and the University of Kansas.

The Fulbright Program is the premier fellowship program of the U.S. State Department. Its aim is to increase mutual understanding between the United States and other countries, while helping develop creative responses to problems as serious as climate change and pandemics.

The winners are:

• James Elser, whose specialty is in environmental sciences, will lecture and research in Argentina on advancing ecological stoichiometry in South America.
• LaDawn Haglund will be conducting research on Law, Courts and the Human Right to Water in Brazil.

• Paul Hirt will be lecturing in Slovenia on American History and American Studies.

• Glenn Hurlbert will use his knowledge in mathematics to lecture and research on external set theory and network optimization in Argentina.

• Chris Iheduru will travel to Ghana to research and lecture on the topic of private authority and regional integration in West Africa.

• Keith William Kintigh will be identifying productive contexts for digital humanities in Ireland.

• Mary Stokrocki will travel to Taiwan to lecture on cross-cultural explorations in second life.

• Victor Teye will be lecturing and conducting research in Ghana on motivations, expectations and experiences of study abroad students in Ghanaian Universities.

ASU has also been named a top producer of students who win Fulbright awards. This year 19 students won awards to study in 15 different countries.

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