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GEOGRAPHY: The real world is a big part of what we do!
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Just prior to Dr. Harm de Blij's exhilarating lecture on October 22, he joined department members and area teachers for a brief tour of EarthView, the department's 20-foot, inflatable globe classroom. As we expected, the energy was high as geography enthusiasts of all ages joined one of the world's foremost geographers in an exploration of this unique learning tool.
Dr. Hayes-Bohanan joined Brazilian exchange students and Dr. Francisco "Chico" Oliveira in pointing out the location of one of our partner institutions, the Universidad do Estado de Santa Catarina, on the beautiful island of Florianópolis. See the detail below for the island's location.
Following the lecture, Dr. de Blij posed with colleagues and students. From left are Dr. Paulo Soares of the Universidad Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Dr. de Blij, Julie Slys, and Ed Aucoin.