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Melissa BurchardIn the Gallery: Wild Things: Nature Photography by Melissa J. Burchard. Opening at the Richard F. Brush Gallery, St. Lawrence University, May 28. On display through July 9. Sample the exhibit.
Van GirlNew in the Gallery: North Korean Images at Utopia's Edge. At the Richard F. Brush Gallery, St. Lawrence University, through March 12.

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Time Studies: Photographs By Mark Klett
Mark Klett directed the Rephotographic Survey Project which rephotographed places first captured during surveys of the West in the late 19th century. Matha Foley spoke to the SLU graduate in the Brush Gallery.
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Mandala Dismantling Ceremony: All Things Transitory
Visitors to St. Lawrence University's Brush Art Gallery have had an opportunity for quiet reflection while viewing a sand mandala constructed by Tenzin Yignyen, a Tibetan Buddhist monk. But, like life, it isn't permanent.Tenzin returns to lead a dismantling ceremony..

Back to Nature with Amazonian Shamans

Martha Foley talks with Dr. Françoise Barbira-Freedman, who teaches medical anthropology at Cambridge University. She has spent many years working with shamans in Peru and has just completed work on a BBC documentary on the subject. She spoke recently at St. Lawrence University.  Go to full article

Curbing Alcohol Abuse on College Campuses

Alcohol consumption and alcohol related problems are a significant concern on our nations college campuses. Studies over the last ten years show the highest proportion of heavy drinkers tend to be within the age range encompassing most college students.

Dr. Jason Kilmer, is a research scientist for the Addictive Behaviors Research Center at the University of Washington and an addictive behaviors specialist at Evergreen State College. Dr. Kilmer visited St. Lawrence University Monday in an effort to help college faculty, staff and students curb high risk drinking on campus. Todd Moe spoke with Jason Kilmer and Dr. Bill Burns, Director of Counseling Services at St. Lawrence University.  Go to full article

SLU Hockey Teams Head to NCAA Playoffs

It's a big weekend for St. Lawrence University hockey fans—the Saints men's and women's hockey teams are both in NCAA Division 1 tournament play this weekend. The men's team advanced to the NCAA playoffs with a win over Cornell in Lake Placid last weekend. The victory was a record fifth win for head coach Joe Marsh, and the sixth ECAC Championship for St. Lawrence. And goalie Jeremy Symington was named Most Valuable Player. Coach Marsh told Todd Moe it was an exciting weekend.  Go to full article

Norman Hallendy: St. Lawrence Festival of the Arts Guest on Inuit Megaliths

Martha Foley spoke with Norman Hallendy, author of Inuksuit: Silent Messengers of the North.  Go to full article

Inuit Drumming and Throat Singing

Martha Foley reports on the Aqsarnit drum dancers and throat singers who visited Canton for St. Lawrence University's Festival of the Arts, focusing on Inuit culture.  Go to full article

Jose Kusugak, Inuit Tapirisat: From Snow Age to Space Age

The Inuit people populate a huge swath of land from Alaska in the West, across Canada to the Atlantic Ocean, and East to Greenland. Despite the broad territory, they speak a...  Go to full article

The February Night Sky

Martha Foley checks in with St. Lawrence University Physics Professor and Astronomer Dr. Aileen O'Donoghue about recent astronomical sightings.  Go to full article

Bob Thacker on Court-Ordered Bans and Free Speech in Canada

To learn more about the differences between Canadian and American concepts of free speech, David Sommerstein spoke with Robert Thacker, professor of Canadian Studies at St....  Go to full article

President George Bush's Inauguration: Another North Country View "Hail To The Thief"

Brian Mann speaks with Assistant Professor Mark MacWilliams, on the faculty of St. Lawrence University. He traveled to Washington, DC, to protest the inauguration of...  Go to full article

Appleton Arena 50th Anniversary

This weekend Washington DC was displaying its essential characteristics: fur coats and black ties, thousand dollar roasts, fleets of motorcades, and, of course, the ...  Go to full article

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