Seven University of Louisville students, alumni named as Fulbright scholars
May 15th, 2008
Seven University of Louisville students and alumni have been selected to teach abroad and research such topics as the nervous system and animal welfare issues through the Fulbright Program, a federally sponsored international educational exchange.
UofL students have won 27 Fulbrights in six years, including seven last year.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the program seeks to promote mutual understanding between the people of the United States and those in more than 155 countries through the exchange of people and knowledge.
The students, most of whom are scheduled to graduate this year, are:
- Jared Woods, a Louisville senior majoring in biology, will study the effects of testosterone on brain nerves at the University of Liege in Belgium. He also was selected as a Belgian American Educational Foundation scholar for the same period and project.
- Ashley Duncan of Henderson, who will graduate from the university’s Brandeis School of Law, will research animal welfare issues in Finland.
- Erin McCoy, a Fisherville senior majoring in Spanish, will travel to Malaysia on a Fulbright English teaching assistantship.
- Paige Battcher, a Louisville senior majoring in finance, will work with high school students in Thailand on a Fulbright English teaching assistantship.
- David “Westley” Miller, a Louisville senior majoring in physics, will study astronomy atthe Konkoly Observatory of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Hungary.
One of UofL’s Fulbright student scholars has asked to remain anonymous. That student is a senior finance major who will study entrepreneurship and small business development in Panama.
UofL alumnus Chris Cunningham of Louisville, a 2005 graduate with a bachelor’s degree in political science, received a Fulbright grant to study in Sri Lanka. He has chosen instead to pursue a doctoral degree in political science at Northeastern University.