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Five More Columbia Students, Alumni Receive Fulbrights

Friday, March 30, 2012

Five more Columbia students and alumni have been awarded Fulbright Scholarships, bringing the school’s total count of winners of the international prize this year to seven.

Rithambara Ramachandran ’12 will teach English and conduct research on special education in India through the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Program. Sarah Brafman ’10 will teach English in Indonesia, also as a teaching assistant. David Kang ’09 will conduct research on the interaction between food, culture and society in South Korea at Seoul National University, and James Tyson ’12 will conduct research in India.

Gene Kogan ’08E also will conduct research in India.

According to the Fulbright website, the grants are designed to “increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries” by funding research, teaching and academic study abroad.

Emily Tamkin ’12 and Cristian Gonzalez ’10 were awarded Fulbright scholarships to research in Germany earlier in March.

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