Friday, June 25, 2010
Artatrana Ratha, professor of Economics, G.N. Rangamani, associate professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders and Lakshmaiah Sreerama, professor of Biochemistry, are recipients of individual Fulbright Foreign Scholarships. The Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Committee chose Ratha and Rangamani for work they will do independently in India and Sreerama for work he will do in Nepal. The Fulbright program sends approximately 1,100 American scholars and professionals annually to approximately 125 countries, where they lecture and/or conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. Approximately 294,000 “Fulbrighters,” 111,000 from the United States and 183,000 from other countries, have participated in the Program since its inception more than 60 years ago. In the history of the Fulbright program 20 Fulbright alumni have served as heads of state, 11 have been elected to the United States Congress, a Secretary-General of the United Nations, a Secretary-General of NATO , 40 are Nobel Prize recipients and one is an Olympic gold medal winner.