Monday, November 2, 2009

The Analytic Strength of Geography

Dr. Harm de Blij -- the "rock star" of our profession -- captivated a capacity crowd in the John Joseph Moakley Auditorium as this year's featured speaker in the Class of '42 Lecture Series.

The author of The Power of Place wove together economic geography, plate tectonics, climate change, and the widening gap between the rich and poor -- all the while showing the campus community why geography is essential to understanding these connections.

Faculty members were gratified by the enthusiastic turnout of students, alumni, area educators, and college faculty and administrators. Dr. de Blij graciously signed autographs and engaged in a number of fascinating discussions before and after the main event.

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