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March 6: Fulbright forum offers international insights

Fulbright-logo-200PULLMAN, Wash. – Students, faculty and administrators interested in international and research opportunities are invited to Washington State University’s annual Fulbright forum 3:30-5 p.m. Thursday, March 6, in Lighty 405.

Videoconference to regional campuses will be available at: WSU Spokane, SAC 501; WSU Tri-Cities, TWST 260; and WSU Vancouver, MMC 102Q.

Fulbright scholars are scientists, students and professionals who excel in their field of expertise or show promise to further develop into key leaders among their professions. They can apply through the Council for International Exchange of Scholars for international opportunities in conducting research, sharing knowledge and helping increase mutual understanding among nations.

The Fulbright program’s competitive, merit-based grants place 8,000 students, scholars, teachers, professionals, scientists and artists in more than 150 countries around the world every year. Student, staff and faculty involvement in Fulbright increases WSU’s reputation.

At the forum, a panel of previous Fulbright students and scholars will discuss their experiences and benefits gained. The panel will represent administrative, faculty and student Fulbright scholars and will include Laurie Mercier, professor of history; Jerman Rose, interim vice president of international programs; and students Tessa LeCuyer and Lyliana Gayoso Gomez.

Guest speakers will include Fran McSweeney, WSU faculty affairs vice provost; Mushtaq Memon, Fulbright ambassador at WSU; and Nancy Magnuson, interim vice president in the Office of Research.

“The Fulbright Forum will be an outstanding opportunity for WSU faculty, post-docs, students and administrators to hear about opportunities available for overseas teaching, research, study and leadership experience,” said Memon.

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