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Simmons Professor Receives Fulbright Award

BOSTON (November 10, 2004) — Simmons College Professor Jyoti Puri has been awarded one of 800 national 2004-2005 Fulbright scholarships.

Puri, an associate professor of sociology and women's studies, will conduct research on sexual minorities, the state and law in India. Her research will take place at the National Council of Applied Economic Research in New Delhi, India, from May 2005 to Sept. 2005.

Established in 1946, the Fulbright Scholarship program has supported 87,500 U.S. and foreign scholars. These individuals have contributed to history as they crossed physical and cultural borders, adding a vital dimension to academia and the professional world.

In addition to U.S. faculty and professionals who receive Fulbright grants to lecture and conduct research abroad, a similar number of foreign scholars receive awards to come to the United States.

Simmons is a nationally recognized small, private, and predominately women's university in the heart of Boston. It has undergraduate programs for women, and graduate programs for women and men.