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Fulbright recipients reflect on world issues

Professor and student explore African and German cultures

11/04/02

Kathleen Smythe, professor of history, and Katherine Duane, a 2001 Xavier graduate currently studying at the University of Cincinnati’s college of medicine, are giving accounts of their Fulbright experiences in Africa and Germany on Wednesday, Nov. 13, in Alter Hall, Room 213. Smythe speaks at 3:00 p.m. and Duane speaks at 3:30 p.m. Smythe used her experience in Africa for the project "Fipa Families: Missionary Schools and Social Reproduction in Nkansi, Ufipa, 1880-1960." Duane’s reflection focuses on her experience in Germany working on the project "The Neuronal Activity Elicited by Different Odors in the Honey Bee." The programs were a result of grants from the Fulbright program, which offers grants for graduate students, scholars, professionals, teachers and administrators from the United States and other countries as an opportunity to observe each other’s way of life. This includes political, economic and cultural institutions as well as a chance to exchange ideas and embark on ventures concerning the general welfare of the world. For more information about the event, contact Michael Sweeney at 513 745-2035.