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  • Anneli Williams, '16 double major in German and geography, has been awarded a Fulbright grant to begin graduate studies in linguistics in Germany.
    Blugold Fulbrights: The tradition continues
    Friday, March 31, 2017

    For the 34th time, a Blugold has been awarded the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship, this time for a master's program. Anneli Williams, a double major in German and geography, will be studying linguistics in Marburg, Germany.

  • Jackie Seamans and Alex Kleinschmidt on geography research trip in Lithuania.
    Students help verify Holocaust survivor stories
    Thursday, March 16, 2017

    When UW-Eau Claire faculty and geography students joined an international research team that located a tunnel prisoners used to escape from the Nazis in Lithuania during the Holocaust, they accomplished much more than simply finding a hidden passageway. They helped to verify Holocaust survivors’ stories of their dramatic escape from an execution site where an estimated 100,000 people died during World War II.

  • Blugolds hike through a family farm in the community of La Libertad, learning about the agroforestry system.
    Gaining global perspective by studying geography, culture in Ecuador
    Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017

    Can the actions of one Blugold make an impact globally? Brian Kraegenbrink thinks so. After living with a host family in the Amazonian rainforest in Ecuador, the UW-Eau Claire geography major now is considering how he can facilitate change through his day-to-day actions, as well as how he might use his college degree to make a difference in the lives of people living in underprivileged communities around the globe. His homestay was part of a three-week immersion program in Ecuador, an experience he says gave him a peek into the global capitalist system in which the world operates, and an up-close look at how consumer demand and westernization can leave some populations marginalized and living in poverty with little chance for change.

  • Blugold Hailey Nelson (right) and her host sister spent time at her host family’s home making necklaces during Nelson’s immersion program in Ecuador. The necklaces were for the traditional Kichwa dance that was held later that day.
    Why do the liberal arts matter?
    Monday, Feb. 27, 2017

    Hailey Nelson, a communication sciences and disorders major, knew she wanted to have an international experience during her college years, but with a packed schedule, finding time to study abroad was a challenge if she wanted to graduate on time. So when she discovered a three-week Winterim program in Ecuador she jumped at the chance to immerse herself in a new culture. The catch? The immersion program and prerequisite course, “Culture and Geography in Ecuador,” were clearly outside her usual academic sphere. She enrolled anyway, and soon discovered the impact the liberal arts could have on her future plans as a speech pathologist.

  • UW-Eau Claire faculty, students, alumni present at 2016 Geological Society of America annual meeting
    Monday, Oct. 31, 2016

    Several UW-Eau Claire faculty, students and alumni presented or were collaborators on research projects presented at the 2016 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting Sept. 25-26 in Denver, Colorado.

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    What's it take to put on a world-class sporting event?
    Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016

    Eleven Blugolds spent six days in Chicago working with the 2016 Chicago Marathon as part of a “Geography of the Marathon” class, giving them an appreciation of what is involved in producing a world-class sporting event that involves more than 40,000 athletes, a half of million spectators and a worldwide television broadcast.

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