Two graduate students have been selected to receive Fulbright grants. Peter Klein, a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in sociology, and Sarah E. Newman, a third-year Ph.D. candidate in anthropology, will be among more than 1,600 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad for the 2012-13 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Klein will travel to Brazil to investigate “Deepening Democracy and Sustaining Development in the Brazilian Amazon.” Newman will work on a project titled “After the Fall: Strategies for Continuity at the Classic Maya Site of El Zotz,” in Guatemala. The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. The program operates in more than 155 countries worldwide.

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