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January 26, 2022—Inuit Art Communities on Baffin Island and Aussie Travel and Trivia

January 26, 2022, at 10am

This Armchair Traveler Program featured two very interesting presentation about two very different parts of the world.  Kathryn Hanna, retired faculty member from the Waseca campus and the College of Biological Sciences on the Twin Cities campus, talked about how her interest in Inuit art resulted in a  trip to Baffin Island where she visited three Inuit communities and met many Inuit artists.   Her presentation was illustrated with beautiful pictures of Inuit art.  Next Gene Allen, retired Professor, Dean, Provost and Associate Vice President for International Programs, took us to Australia, a country he has visited six times, first as a post-doc fellow in 1966-67 and more recently when leading several UM Global Seminars for students.  Most of Gene’s time in Australia has been spent along or close to the eastern seaboard.  He shared pictures and stories as we traveled with him from Melbourne to Cairns.

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Experience the Australian Outback and Baffin Island, Canada

Wed, Jan 26 2022, 10am

Event to be held via Zoom.

Join us to see photos and learn about Australia’s geological and human history and the Inuit Art Communities on Baffin Island, Canada, when Armchair Traveler meets via Zoom on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. 

Our travel guides will be Gene Allen and Kathryn Hanna. Allen’s presentation will feature some of Australia’s flora, fauna, favorite tourist sites, and basics about the country’s geological and human history. Hanna’s presentation will feature three Inuit communities with active art programs in the Nunavut territory of northern Canada.

Allen, a professor emeritus of animal science, retired in 2009 after 43 years at the U that included teaching and working as a dean, provost, and associate vice president of international programs. His experiences include four U of M Global Seminars on human and environmental interactions in Australia. 

Hanna was a faculty member in the Department of Biology Teaching and Learning and associate dean in the College of Biological Sciences. She also taught for 20 years at the University of Minnesota, Waseca.  

I will email a Zoom invite to all UMRA members about a week before the presentation. We hope you will join us!

—Lynn C. Anderson, Armchair Traveler chair

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