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Kewin (Polish spelling) enjoying Fulbright

Kewin (Polish spelling) enjoying Fulbright

Kevin McCartney, UMPI Professor of Geology and Environmental Science, is several weeks into his 8-month Fulbright research trip in Szczecin, Poland. Kevin–or Kewin as he’s been using the Polish spelling on his email sign-offs–is looking at many sediment samples from around the world in a quest to present a large scale evolutionary history of the silicoflagellate group (a single-celled group of plants). The last such study was done by a Russian colleague in 1962. He will also tackle several other major studies and conduct talks at universities throughout the country. But that doesn’t mean he isn’t making time for fun and exploration. He happened upon the Jerzy Waszyngton monument in Warsawa (pictured at right) and visited with the U.S. Ambassador to Poland (who has in his residence an original drawing by Dr. Seuss). To see that picture, and more photos of Kevin’s adventures, check out his daily photo blog at

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