The kids at UC Berkeley have even more reason to brag about their top-ranked stoner school today. Cal will be sending two research students abroad to play beer pong in more esteemed and invigorating settings via the awe-inspiring Fulbright program. The lucky students are:

  • Nicholas Crawford: a postdoctoral fellow in statistics, studying "stochastic geometry and quantum many body problems" (!) at the TECHNION-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel. (Bonus: he's cute.)
  • Letitia Brown: research affiliate in environmental science, policy and management, who plans on studying forest fragmentation in the Northern Atlantic rain forest at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte in Natal, Brazil.

An international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Fulbright program is the most prestigious award for learnin' types. More Fulbright alumni have won Nobel Prizes than those of any other academic program, says Wikipedia, and boasts having such noted alumni as Sylvia Plath, John Lithgow, and Rocky IV's Dolph Lundgren.