Two UC Berkeley researchers among new Fulbright Scholars

This year’s Fulbright Scholar Program has sent two UC Berkeley researchers overseas and brought to campus 41 foreign scholars whose research topics range from resilience intervention for Chinese youngsters to American noir fiction.

The Fulbright Program is an international educational exchange mission sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Founded by U.S. Sen. J. William Fulbright in 1946, it is intended to foster understanding between Americans and people from other countries.

According to the Department of State, the Fulbright Program sends about 1,100 scholars overseas each year and brings some 850 foreign scholars to the United States.

The two UC Berkeley recipients of 2009-2010 Fulbright grants are:

  • Nicholas Crawford, a postdoctoral fellow in statistics, who will be studying stochastic geometry and quantum many body problems at the TECHNION-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel.
  • Letty B. Brown, a research affiliate in environmental science, policy and management, who will be studying forest fragmentation in the Northern Atlantic rain forest at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte in Natal, Brazil.

For a complete list of Fulbright Scholars, including the new 2009-2010 grantees, see the Council for International Exchange of Scholars.