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Reed graduate Andy Bruno ’03, of Chicago, Illinois, has been awarded a Fulbright fellowship. Bruno, a history major, will study Soviet environmental history in St. Petersburg next year.

Bruno, who just graduated from Reed, will be taking courses at the European University in St. Petersburg and doing research on the ways that natural resources were used in the industrialization and urbanization of the Kola Peninsula. In preparation for his year in Russia, Bruno will study the Russian language this summer at Middlebury College, in Vermont.

Bruno served a year as Reed student body president and was a member of the presidential search committee that found Reed's current president, Colin Diver. Bruno, whose senior thesis was about masculinity and the Russian intelligentsia, plans to attend graduate school to continue his study of Russian history.

The Fulbright Program was established in 1946 to "increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries." Fulbright’s American Scholar Program sends nearly 700 scholars and professionals each year to more than 100 countries, where they lecture or conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. Fulbright fellows are selected on the basis of their academic qualifications and potential, in addition to their ability and willingness to share ideas and experiences with people of diverse cultures.

Reed College, in Portland, Oregon, is an undergraduate institution of the liberal arts and sciences dedicated to sustaining the highest intellectual standards in the country. With an enrollment of about 1,360 students, Reed ranks third in the undergraduate origins of Ph.D.s in the United States and second in the number of Rhodes scholars from a liberal arts college (31 since 1915).

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