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Thursday, April 7, 2005

Geographic Society Studies Abroad in Puerto Rico

SALISBURY, MD---Some 24 students and faculty, joined by Salisbury University President Janet Dudley Eshbach, recently traveled to Puerto Rico for a study trip sponsored by the Geographic Society and Department of Geography and Geosciences. A Latin American scholar who is fluent in Spanish, Dudley-Eshbach has been a champion of international study for students, increasing opportunities for foreign study in all academic disciplines. During the trip, held over spring break, SU students and faculty toured the island by land and water. They studied the geology and geography of the area at educational sites including Old San Juan; the University of Puerto Rico; the world’s largest radio telescope at Arecibo Observatory; Phosphorescent Bay where dinoflagallates glow in the dark when agitated, one of only a handful of such places in the world; and El Yunqué Rainforest, the only rainforest in the U.S. National Parks System. "This was a great opportunity for the students,” said Dr. Brent Zaprowski, trip leader. “They learned so much while enjoying their spring break." Others attending the trip included Amy Zaprowski, Dr. Michael Scott, Dr. Molly Foraker, Zach Baccala, Ben Berbert, Allison Kollinger, Amy Rada, Sarah Williams, Dave Adams, Teresa Fransicovich, Kelsey Scheitlin, Erica Rhoades, Eric Watson, Hunter Watson, Emily Watson, Kevin Ross, Brian Joerger, Mike Gurchick, Adam Thomas, Chris Nallan, Edward Noyes, Wayne Gleason and Mari Koons. For more information call 410-543-6030 or visit the SU Web site at www.salisbury.edu.

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