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top-producing campuses for students receiving 2018­­–19 Fulbright awards. With a record-setting 19 students receiving US Fulbright Student Awards last year, UT ranks fourth among public research universities and 12th among all research universities, tying with Harvard University.

Each year the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces the top-producing institutions for the Fulbright Program, the US government’s flagship international educational exchange program. The Chronicle of Higher Education published the list today.

“I am so proud of our students who earned Fulbrights, as well as the faculty and staff who supported them in this achievement,” said Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor David Manderscheid. “Applying for these awards is a rigorous process even for the most accomplished students, so we celebrate their achievement—and feel rewarded in knowing the university has helped equip them with the tools and opportunities they need to become tomorrow’s leaders.”

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The Kosciuszko Foundation selected Jan Rosinski, professor in the Department of Mathematics, as an Eminent Scientist of Polish Origin and Ancestry in 2018. Fewer than 400 scientists, 21 of whom are mathematicians, have received this prestigious honor.

“Naturally, I was very proud and honored to be included in this list,” Rosinski says. “Together with a letter and diploma, I received an invitation to the annual dinner and ball in New York City, celebrating Poland’s 100th Anniversary of Independence. My wife Wanda and I attended and met many accomplished and interesting people of Polish descent living in various parts of the United States and associated with the Foundation.”

Founded in 1925, on the eve of the 150th anniversary of Thaddeus Kosciuszko’s enlistment in the American revolutionary cause, the Kosciuszko Foundation is a national not-for-profit, nonpartisan, and nonsectarian organization. The Foundation promotes closer ties between Poland and the United States through educational, scientific, and cultural exchanges. It awards up to $1 million annually in fellowships and grants to graduate students, scholars, scientists, professionals, and artists, and promotes Polish culture in America.

Record Number of Students Earn Gilman Scholarships to Travel Abroad

A record-setting 17 UT students received Gilman Scholarships during the 2017–18 academic year.

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program supports American undergraduate students of limited financial means in studying or interning abroad. Since 2001, it has enabled more than 25,000 students to engage in educational experiences around the world.

Gilman Scholars receive up to $5,000 to apply toward international study or internship program costs with additional funding available for the study of a crucial language overseas.

“This scholarship is very important, especially at UT, given how many of our students are Pell-grant eligible,” said Karen Richters, Gilman advisor at UT.

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Corker and Hillyer spoke alongside Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Marie Royce about the importance of American diplomacy in the world.

Financial Times Ranks Haslam Third Among Publics for Custom Executive Education

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business is the third most highly-ranked public business school in the country for custom executive education, according to the Financial Times.

The college has risen two spots since last year, and also has grown in stature among national and international schools overall. Haslam gained three spots in the Financial Times custom executive education list to become the No. 10 most highly-ranked business school nationwide, as well as eight spots to become the No. 28 college worldwide.

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77 student Fulbright recipients, with its first in 1959. This year, UT had 52 Fulbright candidates and 27 semifinalists, and 17 students have already been offered awards—all single-year records for the university. UT also has two alternates and one semifinalist still pending final notification, which means they could still receive awards. A year ago UT had what was then an institutional best of nine Fulbright recipients, preceded by four (2016), four (2015), and two (2014).

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