Congratulations to Luciana Salmi, BA in Psychology, who received a Fulbright research
award to Italy. Her project aspires to analyze the effects of stress and social support
on a group of mothers with a high body mass index categorized as overweight or obese.
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.
Participating governments, host institutions, corporations, and foundations in foreign
countries and in the United States also provide direct and indirect support. 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 over 160 countries worldwide.