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UNA Professor Invited to Present at the Nuremberg Institute of Technology

Mar. 18, 2024

Michelle R. Eubanks , UNA, at meubanks@una.edu, 256.765.4392

FLORENCE, AL – Dr. Butler Cain, a Communication Professor at the University of North Alabama, has been invited to present a series of lectures at the Nuremberg Institute of Technology in Nuremberg, Germany, in May. The Ohm Lecturship Program is invitation-only and aims to “promote internationality in teaching and to increase the number of lectures in [the] English language,” according to the institute. 

“I am humbled to receive an invitation to participate in the Ohm Lectureship Program,” said Dr. Cain. “The Nuremberg Institute of Technology prioritizes international cooperation and cultural exchange, and this is a terrific opportunity for me to learn from their students, staff, and faculty.” 

The Ohm Lectureship Program is supported by the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and Arts. As part of the program, Dr. Beatrice Dernbach, a faculty member at Ohm-Technische Hochschule Nürnberg, will visit UNA and the Department of Communication in April, where she will speak to two classes. Her main field of interest is sustainability communication in local areas. Dr. Cain will be serving as her local host and is arranging some meetings on- and off-campus. 

“We are proud of the work Dr. Cain is doing in the field of communication,” said Dr. Pat Sanders, Chair of the Department of Communication. “To be invited to share a series of lectures at an international institution and to its audience is noteworthy. He constantly finds ways to increase his knowledge and to share it with others. The opportunity will be a wonderful addition to his expertise in his discipline as well as his research agenda as he represents the Department of Communication and the University of North Alabama on an international platform.”

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