KU in Top Ten for Fulbright Scholars

When it comes to research, the University of Kansas is top notch according to the Chronicle of Higher Education.  In a press release sent out by the university today, KU’s 6 Fulbright Scholars put the Lawrence school in a tie for 6th place in the Chronicle’s Rankings.

“I would like to congratulate these researchers on their accomplishments and their selection as Fulbright Scholars,” said Chancellor Douglas A. Girod. “Through KU’s continued success in the Fulbright Scholar program, these researchers will be able to broaden their global perspectives to the benefit of our students, our society and the region.” 

According to the release, KU faculty members and administrators have earned 325 Fulbrights. 

KU’s 2017-18 Fulbright scholars:

Ben Chappell, associate professor of American studies, is teaching in the American studies department at the University of Regensburg in Germany. He will teach courses titled “The United States in a Global Context” and “The Cultural Lives of Neoliberalism.” 

Raj Mitra, professor and chair of rehabilitation medicine at KU Medical Center, is conducting research at the National Institute for the Orthopaedically Handicapped in Kolkata, India, on a project titled “Education and Quantitative Analysis of Disability in India.”

Andrew Short, associate professor of ecology & evolutionary biology and associate curator of the Biodiversity Institute, is studying at the National Research Institute for Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, and is working on a project titled “Aquatic Biodiversity of the Brazilian Amazon: Modeling Aquatic Beetle Distributions and Capacity Building in Aquatic Bioassessment.”

John Rury, professor of educational leadership & policy studies, is studying at Eszterhazy Karoly College in Eger, Hungary, and is working on a project titled “History of American Education.”

Benjamin Uchiyama, assistant professor of history, will travel to Nihon University in Chiyoda-Ku, Japan, to work on a project titled, “Dancing Through Total War: Yokusan Culture and the Pursuit of Joy in Wartime Japan.”

Kim Warren, associate professor of history and women, gender & sexuality studies,  is studying at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense, Denmark, and is working on a project titled “Citizens of the World: Gender, Race, and Human Rights in the United States and Denmark.”