Devastation in Japan
UW-Green Bay people with friends and family in Japan are, of course, busy making contact with them in the wake of the devastating earthquake and tsunami. Historian and Humanistic Studies professor Clif Ganyard, whose teaching and research involves the Pacific Rim nation, is currently traveling in Japan. He was in Okazaki, about 300 miles from the center of the devastation, when the quake hit. He reports back that he did not feel the earthquake but has monitored the coverage as he is able via the BBC. Four students from Japan are enrolled as international students here, and several did interviews early Friday evening with local media about the situation. Natural and Applied Sciences Profs. Steve Dutch and John Luczaj also handled numerous inquiries about the quake and its aftermath.