Green To Spend Year In Czech Republic

College of Arts and Sciences Associate Dean Carol Hurd Green will spend the 1996-97 academic year teaching in the Czech Republic through the Fulbright Program. She is the third Boston College faculty member to receive a Fulbright grant this year.

Green will teach undergraduate classes in American studies, American literature and women's studies at Palacky University in Olomouc. She also expects to provide some thesis consultation to graduate students.

"The Czech Republic has a long-standing interest in American studies," said Green, who will leave before the end of this month. "Their history in the Fulbright Program demonstrates this interest, so I anticipate this year will be full of lively discussions, both inside and outside of the classroom."

Green sees the opportunity as a complementary experience to the Law in American History Institute she and Law School Dean Aviam Soifer have co-directed for three years, a summer program which brings faculty from abroad to campus to help them develop American studies-type curricula at their institutions.

"I was attracted to the possibility of not only teaching, but the idea of teaching about one's culture in a setting outside that culture," she said. "It helps you to re-examine your own views and beliefs, and see things in a new light."

The other two faculty members teaching on Fulbright grants this year are Flatley Professor of Catholic Theology David Hollenbach, SJ, who is working on a human rights project in Kenya, and Assoc. Prof. Ronna Krozy (SON), who is helping develop nursing programs at the Catholic University of Santiago in Ecuador.

-S.S.

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