Monday, January 26, 2015

Ball State University Libraries Provides Maps for Exhibits and Programs

Around the World in One Semester:  Culture Exchange Program Features Maps from Ball State University Libraries

The Ball State University Rinker Center for International Programs will be presenting another semester of international speakers for their Culture Exchange program.  Every Wednesday at noon in the L.A. Pittenger Student Center Yuhas Room presenters will highlight the culture and lifestyle of countries around the world. 

The Ball State University Libraries’ GIS Research and Map Collection (GRMC) provides maps and photographs from atlases to create exhibits to serve as a backdrop for the program.  The poster exhibits from past speakers are available in PDF-format in the Cardinal Scholar repository.  These posters may be used for other exhibits or for research and learning.

The program begins this Wednesday:

§  January 28:  Abbas Jammali, Iraq
§  February 4:  Kheiria Benkato, Libya
§  February 11:  Naweed Bakhtani, Afghanistan
§  February 25:  Mamadou Djiguimde, Burkina Faso
§  March 11:  Natasha Francksen, United Kingdom
§  March 18:  Sharifa Djurabaeva and Ziyoda Gazieva, Uzbekistan
§  March 25:  Isaac Muhando, Kenya
§  April 1:  Emilie Snickars, Finland
§  April 8:  Luma Bashmi, Bahrain
§  April 15:  Danah Alqunfuzi, Saudi Arabia

For more information about using maps for exhibits or other programs, please contact the GRMC at 765-285-1097.

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