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Nov. 5, 2009 Volume 31, No. 11

MU's global impact

Scholars abroad

Mizzou is among top 22 research universities in Fulbright scholars

To function as a major research university means, almost by definition, that an institution has an international perspective and a global impact. MU fits that definition:  According to a ranking in the Oct. 18 Chronicle of Higher Education, this campus was among the top 22 research institutions in numbers of faculty Fulbright awards for

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the prestigious Fulbright program is this country’s largest international exchange program. advanced research and university teaching, and teaching. in elementary and secondary schools worldwide.

Mizzou tied with 12 other research universities that had four Fulbright awards this year.

Over the past 12 years, more than 40 MU faculty and staff members have received Fulbrights. Fulbright also funds scholars and students to study on this campus, 29 Fulbright students from 22 countries currently are enrolled at Mizzou.

That long tradition of active participation in the Fulbright program will be highlighted at a Nov. 19 panel discussion that is part of the ongoing Chancellor’s Global Issues Forum. Panel members Denice Adkins, David O’Brien, Brick Johnstone and Michael Urban will discuss their Fulbright experiences and its impact on their work at MU. The event will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, in Chambers Auditorium in the new MU Student Center.