Center for International Education
December 2006

Lukens and McNamee win $2,000 research grants

Nancy Lukens, professor of German and women's studies, was awarded a $2,000 grant to spend a part of summer 2006 in Germany and Switzerland. As noted in her recent travel report, Lukens first delivered a lecture and lead a discussion relating the life and thought of Dietrich Bonhoeffer to that of his contemporary Adam von Trott, both executed for their roles in the attempt to overthrow Hitler's regime.

The second part of her trip focused on the preparation of a new course titled "Germany and Its 'Others,'" for which Lukens conducted videotaped interviews with permanent residents from other cultures.

Sheila McNamee, professor of communication, received a grant to support work she is doing with colleagues at the Universities of Sao Paulo, Uberlandia and Barao de Maua, in Brazil, to develop a collaborative education program for training health care professionals.