The Wonders of the Universe and the Words of Lincoln

Now that spring has sprung, Fulbright Visiting Scholars are able to enjoy wonderful weather and beautiful blooms! A group of Scholars in the Los Angeles area recently visited The Huntington Library and Gardens where they toured the drought-resistant spring planters on a docent-led tour.

Huntington Gardens

Huntington Gardens

The president of Huntington Library, Laura Skandera Trombley, greeted the group and gave them an overview of the Library. Appropriately, Trombley also serves as Chair of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, and Fulbright holds a special place in her heart.

Laura Trombley speaking to Scholars - LA

Laura Skandera Trombley speaks with Fulbright Visiting Scholars at The Huntington Library

Scholars explored the library to find original copies of the Gutenberg Bible, works by Geoffrey Chaucer and letters by Abraham Lincoln.

Scholars also had the opportunity to visit Caltech, where they heard from top astrophysicists on infrared photography in outer space and the possibility of life in other universes. It was a full day of exploration and enrichment!

Scholar group photo

Scholars enjoy a break during an exciting day in Los Angeles