Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Drew Conroy with Rwandan colleague Aurore Ugirabe
Conroy, at left, with Rwandan colleague Aurore Ugirabe (and a curious calf!). Conroy and Ugirabe visited dairy farms in northern Rwanda’s Musanze district as part of a research project to examine feeding challenges at dairy operations in the area.

Drew Conroy, professor of applied animal science at the Thompson School, is in Rwanda with his family during the spring semester through his second Fulbright Scholar Award, while his son, Ross Conroy ’17, is studying there through a Boren scholarship. Conroy is teaching at Nyagatare, Rwanda, which “is also where most of the pastoralists are and also the largest wildlife park,” he explains. For two decades, Conroy has “consulted, assisted with workshops related to oxen and draft animal power, done research with pastoralists and farmers using oxen and taught in Africa during summers and sabbaticals.”

JohnJackResch, professor of history and program coordinator of humanities at UNH Manchester, has received his third Fulbright award. He is in Japan this spring to teach American history at the University of Ryukyus while also looking into exchange opportunities for both students and faculty. Previously, he traveled to both Hungary and China through the Fulbright program.


Originally published in UNH Magazine Spring 2016 Issue