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FMU to exhibit environmental photo essay by two professors

“Danger in the Idyllic: South Carolinians at Risk,” a photo essay by FMU professors Lisa Pike and Lynn Hanson, will be on display at Francis Marion University as part of the university’s Art Gallery Series, May 18 through Aug. 2.

The exhibit is open to the public, free of charge, and may be viewed between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday in the Smith University Center gallery.

This photo essay is one of the culminating products of an interdisciplinary project involving students in Pike’s Honors Environmental Science class and Hanson’s Business Writing and Technical Communication classes during the fall 2002 semester.

Approximately 150 students were involved in the project, with about 60 contributing to the content of a CD titled “The Mercury Problem in South Carolina’s Freshwaters.” The 15 photos and interpretive labels focus on the danger of eating mercury-contaminated freshwater fish in South Carolina.

#169 / 5-4-04 / L, R, arts

Last Published: May 4, 2004 11:19 AM
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