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The Global Studies and Geography Department Celebrates Geography Awareness Week 2016

The Global Studies and Geography Department celebrated Geography Awareness Week by hosting a lecture on November 16 with Frank Galgano, chair of the Geography and Environment Department at Villanova University, on The Emergent National Security Landscape: The New Strategic Polarization of the World.  Approximately 100 students attended and participated in a lively Q&A at the lecture’s conclusion.  A luncheon at the University Club followed, with invited students having the opportunity to speak further with Mr. Galgano.  

The following evening our student club, Get Global co-hosted a Diversity Dinner with the African Student Union that highlighted Africa.  Global Studies and Geography Adjunct Associate Professor Veronica Lippencott spoke briefly about African food cultures including the fact that many fruits and vegetables, such as tomatoes and watermelons, actually originated in Africa. ASU member Foyinsi Adegbonmire discussed Lagos, her hometown in Nigeria, and the variety of ethnic groups and languages that exist there.  

Our department chair, Dr. Grant Saff was also interviewed as part of Hofstra’s ‘Office Hours’ series and discussed the importance of Geography Awareness Week.

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