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50 faculty members have subsequently been involved in the
partnership.
Having a local base has made research easier for visiting
faculty. Diego Riveros-Iregui is a physical geographer in the
emerging field of ecohydrology-"where life and water intersect,"
as he puts it. He has spent time at the Galápagos Science Center
studying the relationship between water, plants, and soils in
tropical regions.
"I have been working in the tropics for several years and
have run into many of the same challenges that everyone faces:
customs, permits, maintenance of equipment, data collection,
sample preservation, etc. When the opportunity to work in the
Galápagos came up, working with the staff at the GSC facilitated
many of the aforementioned challenges, giving me time to focus
on research," Riveros-Iregui says. 

Human and Ecological Systems
Meet in the Galápagos
Mena says that scientific research in the Galápagos has traditionally been focused on hard science in areas such as botany, zoology,
and evolution. From the beginning, they wanted to position the
Galápagos Science Center as an interdisciplinary hub.

"The Galápagos are oftentimes thought of as Darwin's paradise.
But when you're there, you can't help but understand that the
environment is changing and interacting with people, and shaping
their behaviors," Walsh says.
He adds that it was evident they needed to involve social sciences: "Two hundred twenty-five thousand tourists came to the
Galápagos in 2015. About 30,000 residents live in the Galápagos
Islands on four populated islands. It's clear that it's not just about
ecology. It's about the connection of people and ecology."
Maya Weinberg is a Latin American studies and political science major who took a gap year from UNC-Chapel Hill to do an
internship at the GSC. She worked with Walsh on a project using
global information software (GIS) to map out human development on San Cristóbal. She was involved with mapping buildings
and putting together a report on infrastructure development. 
She says that the interdisciplinary nature of the work at the
GSC-and the opportunity to be involved in multiple projects in
multiple fields-allowed her to make connections she wouldn't
otherwise have made: "With my experience working with human
development, conservation, as well as geography, I have become
increasingly interested in policy and politics, as these are the disciplines that connect all three." 

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of International Educator - March/April 2017

From the Editor
In Brief
Global Spotlight Cuba
Insights
Voices
Feature: Lay of the Land: What Now?
Feature: Finding Common Ground through Art Therapy
Feature: Empowering Refugees Through Education
Campus Profile: New York Institute of Technology
Campus Snapshot: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Education Abroad
International Student Affairs
Partnering
View From Out Here
In Focus
International Educator - March/April 2017 - Cover1
International Educator - March/April 2017 - Cover2
International Educator - March/April 2017 - 1
International Educator - March/April 2017 - From the Editor
International Educator - March/April 2017 - 3
International Educator - March/April 2017 - 4
International Educator - March/April 2017 - 5
International Educator - March/April 2017 - 6
International Educator - March/April 2017 - 7
International Educator - March/April 2017 - In Brief
International Educator - March/April 2017 - Global Spotlight Cuba
International Educator - March/April 2017 - Insights
International Educator - March/April 2017 - 11
International Educator - March/April 2017 - Voices
International Educator - March/April 2017 - 13
International Educator - March/April 2017 - 14
International Educator - March/April 2017 - 15
International Educator - March/April 2017 - Feature: Lay of the Land: What Now?
International Educator - March/April 2017 - 17
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International Educator - March/April 2017 - Feature: Finding Common Ground through Art Therapy
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International Educator - March/April 2017 - Feature: Empowering Refugees Through Education
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International Educator - March/April 2017 - Campus Profile: New York Institute of Technology
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International Educator - March/April 2017 - Campus Snapshot: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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International Educator - March/April 2017 - 50
International Educator - March/April 2017 - 51
International Educator - March/April 2017 - Education Abroad
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International Educator - March/April 2017 - 55
International Educator - March/April 2017 - International Student Affairs
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International Educator - March/April 2017 - 58
International Educator - March/April 2017 - 59
International Educator - March/April 2017 - Partnering
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International Educator - March/April 2017 - 62
International Educator - March/April 2017 - 63
International Educator - March/April 2017 - View From Out Here
International Educator - March/April 2017 - 65
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International Educator - March/April 2017 - 67
International Educator - March/April 2017 - In Focus
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