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Teaching Canada 2013-2014 begins

9/9/2013 —

Starting with Teaching Haiti in 2004, Penn State Greater Allegheny each year adopts a country or region of the world through its Teaching International program as a common focus to inspire teaching and scholarship. An addition to the program starting in 2008 was a theme to accompany the regional focus.

The program’s 2013-2014 academic year focus is on Canada, and the accompanying theme is global health.

The first speaker in the fall will be Greg Bondar, with a presentation on "Vikings in Canada: The Failed Vinland Colony." The program will take place from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, in the Ostermayer Room in the Student Community Center.

Bondar has been teaching at Penn State for 20 years in anthropology, archaeology and related disciplines. In archaeology, his research in geochemically tracing stone tools has taken him around the north Atlantic from Georgia to Newfoundland and Britain, and to Iceland and Scandinavia.

Teaching International is a partner with the Greener Allegheny initiative and the Honors Program to bring lectures, films and other activities on globalization and sustainability to the campus.

The talk is free and open to the public. For more information. comtact Nancy Lucas (nll2@psu.edu or 412-675-9143).

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