REEEC would like to thank regional faculty associate Dr. Nancy Scannell for her recent donation of several cultural artifacts which she acquired during her travels abroad. The artifacts represent several countries from Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Below is a slide show of just a few of the items she has donated to the center.
Dr. Scannell currently serves as an associate professor in Business Administration at the University of Illinois Springfield. She has traveled and worked in more than 60 countries. Reflective of her global sojourns, her research includes co-authoring with culturally diverse professors. She is a Fellow of the Salzburg Global Seminar on Women and Economic Growth and has held memberships with The American Association of University Women, The Committee on the Status of Women in the Economic Profession, and The International Association of Feminist Economists (founding member of its European Division).
Among other initiatives that advocate for advanced roles of women in the global economy, Nancy was designated as a mentor for the Women’s Foreign Policy Group Annual Mentor fair in 2012. A 5-time Fulbright awardee and International Research Exchanges Board (IREX) grantee, Dr. Scannell serves as a Fulbright Specialist Program peer reviewer in Business Administration and Economics.
REEEC will incorporate these donated items into the center’s culture kits and make them available through the REEEC Multimedia Library early January 2012. The REEEC Multimedia Library is intended to assist university faculty and K-12 teachers who are interested in incorporating tactile, cinematic, and other multimedia materials into their courses and studies. The Center’s policy is to provide access to its collection free of charge to the following: University of Illinois faculty, graduate students, registered student organizations, K-12 instructors and university/college faculty across the United States. The collection is meant for educational purposes only. For more information on the REEEC Multimedia Library, please visit http://www.reeec.illinois.edu/faculty/library/.