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Two faculty members awarded Fulbright grants for 2009-10

For 2009-10, Penn State is again a national leader in the number of faculty receiving Fulbright grants. According to a recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education, the University is tied for second nationwide among research universities with eleven faculty receiving Fulbright awards for the 2009-10 academic year; two of these faculty members are from Penn State Berks.

Randall Newnham, professor of political science at Penn State Berks; received a seminar grant to the Fulbright German Studies Seminar in Berlin and other cities in Eastern Germany.

Malika Richards, associate professor of management at Penn State Berks; received a lecturing grant to Soochow University in Taipei, Taiwan.

The Chronicle article also noted that the Fulbright program, the government's flagship international exchange program since 1946, will send 1,250 scholars and more than 1,500 students abroad this academic year. Financed jointly by the United States and partner governments around the world, the program received nearly $235 million in funding this year; U.S. President Barack Obama has requested that be increased to $254 million in 2010.

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