Alex Houck, a senior, has received a 2014–2015 Fulbright International Scholarship to Spain. Houck will assist in molecular neurobiological research in Madrid, analyzing proteins in the brains of mice to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease. He also will take intensive Spanish courses and volunteer at a university teaching hospital.
Ediobong “Edi” Ebiefung, a senior, has been chosen as one of forty students from the United States to participate in the 2014 Humanity in Action Fellowship. He will be going to Amsterdam. “The opportunity means a lot to me, and I am honored that I was selected,” said Ebiefung, who was born and raised in Chattanooga, the son of parents who emigrated from Nigeria.
Five current students or recent graduates from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, have received grants from the Fulbright US Student Program to work and study abroad. This is the largest number of student Fulbright winners that UT Knoxville has had in at least twenty years.
A gift from an alumna is helping UT Knoxville’s College of Arts and Sciences attract the best and brightest students to its graduate programs. The Newton W. and Wilma C. Thomas Graduate Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences will establish 13 graduate fellowships for doctoral students in those disciplines beginning next fall.
Last week we had the pleasure to announce the new UT Knoxville-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distinguished Fellowship. The program provides our campus with a groundbreaking opportunity to recruit top graduate students in the sciences. For the program to be successful in its first year, it is vital that we spread news of its creation far and wide, and we have a very short time frame in which to meet that goal.